Labor & Employment

Reps. Scott, Johnson & Williams Announce $2.1 Million in New Public Health AmeriCorps Grants in DeKalb, Atlanta and Decatur

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Reps. David Scott (GA-13), Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced today that three organizations in DeKalb County, Decatur and Atlanta will receive a total of more than $2.1 million in Public Health AmeriCorps funding from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. The grants will support 87 Public Health AmeriCorps members in…

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, voted to make historic investments in American jobs, opportunity and working families in the appropriations omnibus package to fund the federal government in the next fiscal year.  Each fiscal year, which runs from October through September, Congress must pass legislation to fund the federal…

Congressman David Scott Unveils Bill to Close STEM Skill Gaps through Makerspaces in Community Colleges, HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today unveiled the Making Advances Kinetic, Education, Research and Skills (MAKERS) Act, a bill that would address the skills gap at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges. Co-sponsored by Representatives Mark Takano (CA-41), Tim Ryan…

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON – Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on his vote to pass the Build Back Better Act, Democrats’ transformative legislation to bring down the everyday costs that burden Georgia families. “The landmark Build Back Better Act…

Rep. David Scott Leads 60+ Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Walsh to Address Supply Chain Backlog by Prioritizing DOL Worker Grants for Truck Drivers

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today led more than 60 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh expressing growing concern over the nationwide truck driver shortage and its effects on the nation’s supply chain challenges. Co-led by U.S. Reps. Frank D. Lucas (OK-03), former chairman…

ICYMI: In Local, National Outlets, US. Rep. David Scott Praises Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Touts Immediate Impact of the Bill for the American People

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Over the weekend, local and national outlets, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution and CNN Newsroom, featured Congressman David Scott (GA-13) in their reporting on the once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure deal passed out of the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Joe Biden. On Saturday, Congressman David Scott spoke with Fredericka Wilson on CNN…

Rep. David Scott Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County

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WASHINGTON ­­­– U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement to mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that federal employment non-discrimination laws protect all LGBTQ employees: “One year ago, in a watershed victory for equality, the Supreme Court…

ICYMI: Georgia Unions, Elected Officials Join Congressman David Scott for West Georgia Tech Tour, Push to Expand Registered Apprenticeships

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13) this week traveled to West Georgia Technical College in Douglas County to tour the College and Career Institute welding center and discuss his push in Congress to expand federal investment in initiatives to increase participation of underrepresented groups in “Earn-While-You-Learn” training and registered apprenticeship programs. During his visit,…

Reps. David Scott, Emanuel Cleaver Unveil Effort to Increase Access to Apprenticeships for Young African Americans

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U.S. Representatives David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Emanuel Cleaver (MI-05) today introduced the Jobs, On-the-Job ‘Earn While You Learn’ Training and Apprenticeships for Young African Americans Act of 2021. The legislation would encourage the U.S. Department of Labor to work with African American organizations and labor unions to recruit and hire…

Reps. Scott, Bishop, Johnson and McBath Urge Labor Commissioner to Reduce Backlog of Unemployment Benefits Claims for Georgia Workers

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This week, Representative David Scott (GA-13), along with Reps. Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Lucy McBath (GA-06), sent a letter to the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Commissioner urging the agency to resolve the significant backlog of unemployment benefits claims for Georgia workers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment rates hit levels not seen since the…