Crime & Gang Violence

Congressman David Scott Statement on Bipartisan Gun Safety Reform Legislation

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act: “I was pleased to vote in favor of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, legislation signed into law by President Biden this past week. The bill institutes common-sense measures for the purchase and possession of firearms and will invest in the men...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Legislation to Address Epidemic of Gun Violence

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, this week voted to pass two pieces of legislation, H.R. 7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act, and H.R. 2377, the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, aimed towards addressing the epidemic of gun violence. “This week, with the passage of two critically important pieces of legislation, the U.S. House of Representatives ...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Strengthen Protections for Child Victims of Human trafficking, Sexual abuse

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This week the House of Representatives voted on several bills focused on cracking down on child sex trafficking and child abuse. “In Georgia, the number of human trafficking cases has more than doubled since 2012, from 94 cases in 2012 to 256 cases in 2016,” said Congressman David Scott. “Of those cases, 75% were for sex trafficking, and 30% of those trafficked were children. This is a crisis we c...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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As the month of April comes to an end, let us never forget the importance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Every 98 seconds, another American falls victim to a sexual assault, yet many perpetrators walk free. It is imperative that we protect survivors while also finding ways to prevent these despicable attacks from happening in the future. We celebrate SAAM to show that we, like many othe...

October is Domestic Violence Month

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Recognizing that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Congressman David Scott urges his constituents to take this month to educate themselves and others on the facts about these serious crimes. “It is important to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month to mark the gravity and severity of the role that domestic violence plays in our society,” stated Rep. David Scott. “We should take t...

Congressman David Scott Applauds Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Award for Clayton County Juvenile Court

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Today Congressman David Scott is pleased to congratulate the Clayton County Juvenile Court in securing $499,723 in grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Forward Promise initiative. Forward Promise is a newly created program by the Foundation that promotes innovative, community-based projects working to strengthen health, education, and employment outcomes for middle school- and h...

Congressman Scott Votes to Pass the Violence Against Women Act

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Today, Congressman David Scott voted for passage of S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill passed the House by a large, bi-partisan margin of 286-138, and will renew and expand the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which had expired in September 2011. “Today, the House voted to protect all victims of domestic violence across America,” Congressman Scott said. “Full...

Honoring Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg

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Today Rep. David Scott (GA-13) honored Sgt. Lee Gragg's brave actions while conducting a recent traffic stop. Scott's remarks appear below: "Madam Speaker, it is with great pride and honor that I rise to share with you the inspiring story of one of my constituents. Sergeant Lee Gragg is a police officer in the Palmetto Police Department, and last September, he was injured in the line of duty. On S...

Securing the Border

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Congressman Scott recently voted for H.R. 6080, which provides needed security for the US-Mexico border. The new law will: Help hire 1,000 new Border Patrol agents to permanently patrol our southern border and 250 new Customs and Border Protection agents for our ports of entry. It will also create a “strike force” that will be deployed in different areas of the Southwest border depending on where ...

Representative Scott Announces Funding for Gang Resistance Training in Clayton County Schools

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13) announced today that the Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded $150,000 in grants to Clayton County Public Schools for the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program. “Violent crimes have been on the rise in Clayton County since 2000 and like many of my constituents, I am very concerned about gang violence and its penetration of schools i...