Labor & Employment

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 delivers for families in Georgia and across the nation once-in-a-generation action to c...

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 of the Ho...

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 praising the c...

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 affirmed that ...

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, Congressman David ...

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 African Amer...

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 Great Depres...

Congressman Scott Votes to Pass Updated HEROES Act

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13) and House Democrats voted to pass the updated HEROES Act, addressing urgent COVID-19 public health and economic relief needs that have developed since the House passed an earlier version in May. “Tonight, I voted to deliver critical aid immediately to the American people,” said Rep. Scott. “Challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to persist and evolv...

Congressman Scott Celebrates Labor Day

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the following statement today in recognition of Labor Day: “On Labor Day, we recognize the social and economic achievements of the American workforce throughout our nation’s history. Although this Labor Day may be far from normal, the ideals of our nation and our workforce remain sound. “From union laborers to essential workers, we honor the contributions o...

Congressman David Scott Introduces Legislation to Increase Apprenticeship Opportunities for Young African Americans

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Yesterday, Congressman David Scott introduced H.R. 5748, the Jobs, On-the-Job ‘Earn While You Learn’ Training, and Apprenticeships for Young African Americans Act of 2020. H.R. 5748 encourages the U.S. Department of Labor to work with African American organizations and labor unions to recruit and hire young African Americans in registered apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship programs offer hand...