DAVID SCOTT - CONGRESSMAN, REPRESENTING GEORGIA'S 13TH DISTRICT

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  • Scott Remarks at House Financial Services Hearing with Federal Reserve Chair
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor & Employment

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following remarks during the House Financial Services Committee’s Humphrey-Hawkins hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy with the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Janet Yellen: Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Rep. Scott: Chair Yellen, welcome, good to have you again. Chair Yellen, I first of all want to thank you and the Federal Res... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Floor Remarks on Wrong Choice Act
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Housing and Finance, Labor & Employment

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in strong opposition to the Republicans’ “Wrong Choice Act,” which would undo safeguards for American consumers implemented after the Great Recession. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. “Ladies and gentlemen, I love this country. And the heart and soul of our country is our financial system and this bill is a dangerous bill to our economy. Let me tell you why. “First, of all, it takes ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Host 14th Annual Jobs Fair
    Posted in Press Release on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Labor & Employment, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott proudly announced that he will host his 14th Annual Jobs Fair on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 10am to 3pm, at the Georgia International Convention Center. 145 of Georgia’s top employers will be recruiting job seekers to fill over 6,000 openings and include the complete list of participants below. Register here now! Congressman Scott’s Jobs Fair will also include: U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) Atlanta Regional Benefits Office and Atlanta VA Medical Center to prov... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Applauds Atlanta Federal Bank’s Historic Appointment of First African American President and Chief Executive Officer
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance, Labor & Employment

    Today the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announced its historic appointment of Dr. Raphael W. Bostic to become the 15th President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 5, 2017. Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the following statement upon hearing of the announcement: “I could not be more thrilled about today’s announcement regarding Raphael Bostic being named the next Atlanta Regional Bank President,” Said Scott. “This marks an historic event for our Federal Reserve S... Read more

  • Reps. Scott, Conyers, and Waters, and Sen. Warren Applaud Appointment of Raphael Bostic to Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
    Posted in Blog on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance, Labor & Employment

    United States Representatives David Scott (D-GA), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee; John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ranking Member on the Judiciary Committee; and Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee; and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), today released the following statements to recognize the historic appointment of Raphael Bostic to be the President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. Bostic will become the first African-American President of a... Read more

  • WABE 90.1: Rep. David Scott: Let A Bipartisan Group Craft Health Care Bill
    Posted in Article on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Energy and the Environment, Labor & Employment

    By Denis O'Hayer U.S. House Republican leaders have launched a drive to push their new healthcare bill through House committees. The measure, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has run into pushback from some Republicans who claim it doesn't go far enough. But, while Republicans try to work out their internal differences, Democrats are almost completely united in opposition to the bill. One of them is Atlanta-area Democratic U.S. Rep. David Scott. ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Celebrates Women's History Month
    Posted in Blog on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Labor & Employment

    "In celebrating Women’s History Month, we should not only look back on the inspiring past, but understand the present, and work towards a better future for women. The women’s suffrage movement took form in 1848 with the organization of a convention in Seneca Falls, New York by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Later Susan B. Anthony would join in to help increase public awareness and participation, as well as lobby the government. "On August 18th, 1920, the United States ratified the 19t... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Celebrates Black History Month: Remember Black Wall Street
    Posted in Blog on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor & Employment

    In the spirit of Black History Month, remembering key moments in black history, like the days of “Black Wall Street,” is critical in shaping the future for African-Americans. In the early 1900s, the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was home to hundreds of black-owned business, many black multi-millionaires, an envied school system, and a remarkably high employment level. This affluent neighborhood was a microcosm of the American dream and a steeple for so many communities to strive towards.... Read more

  • Congressional FinTech and Payments Caucus Announces 115th Congress Co-Chairs
    Posted in Press Release on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Labor & Employment

    The Congressional FinTech and Payments Caucus (CFTPC) announced Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) and Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) will join Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congressman David Scott (GA-13) as caucus co-chairs for the 115th Congress. “The CFTPC has been successful in bringing members of both parties together to highlight the importance of developing new payment technologies and protecting consumer privacy and security,“ said Congresswoman Sinema. “I look forward t... Read more

  • Land-grant HBCUs Seeking Aid from Congress
    Posted in Blog on December 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Labor & Employment

    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, December 4, 2016 Land-grant HBCUs Seeking Aid from Congress --- by Reginald Stuart The nation’s 19 historically Black land-grant colleges (the so-called 1890 HBCUs), are expected this week to have a Congressional hearing on a plan to specifically strengthen the institutions’ financial abilities to provide formal education to minorities and others pursuing studies in the agricultural sciences. The full House Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, pla... Read more