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

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  • Congressman David Scott Announces 13th Annual Jobs Fair - April 1, 2016
    Posted in Press Release on March 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Small Business, Labor & Employment, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott proudly announced that he will host his 13th Annual Jobs Fair on Friday, April 1, 2016, from 10am to 3pm, at the Georgia International Convention Center, located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337 . This year Congressman Scott’s Jobs Fair is teaming up with the following federal and state agencies: U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) and Atlanta VA Medical Center to provide special employment, health and benefits resources for veterans; U.S. S... Read more

  • Rep. David Scott Applauds Passage of Measure to Prevent Veteran Suicides
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Congressman David Scott applauded the unanimous approval of H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. This bipartisan legislation will address the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans. H.R. 203 also includes legislation introduced by Congressman Scott to expand tuition assistance for VA mental health professionals. “Ever since the scandals at the Atlanta VA have been exposed, I have been fighting to improve service at the VA,” Congressman Scott said.... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Host Tenth Annual Health Fair - August 16
    Posted in Press Release on August 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Housing and Finance, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott proudly announced that he will host his 10th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Mundy’s Mill High School. This event will feature free health screenings and information provided by the region’s leading healthcare providers and organizations. Free health screenings include: Prostate cancer PSA; Clinical breast cancer exams; HIV/ AIDS; Diabetes (glucose); Blood pressure; Asthma; Cholesterol; Mental health; Memory (Dementia); Sickle cell; Vision; Dental... Read more

  • VA culture needs bipartisan fix
    Posted in Press Release on August 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    By David A. Scott Published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Ever since the Inspector General and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution exposed the scandalous care at the Atlanta VA, I have been fighting to improve services for our veterans. Last year, I toured the Atlanta VA with the Republican chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, Jeff Miller, to see the situation firsthand. But I did not need an IG report to tell me something was amiss. My district offices have experienced a spike in vete... Read more

  • VA Reforms Approved by Congress
    Posted in Press Release on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Last night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3230, the The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 by a vote of 420-5. This wide-ranging bill expands a VA facility in Cobb County and includes legislation championed by Congressman Scott to recruit more mental health professionals and to allow for in-state tuition. “Ever since the scandals at the Atlanta VA have been exposed, I have been fighting to improve service at the VA,” Congressman Scott said. “Last year, I toured the... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN DAVID SCOTT FIGHTS TO EXPAND PTSD TREATMENT FOR VETERANS
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Yesterday, the U.S. House overwhelmingly approved the fiscal year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill (H.R. 4486) by a vote of 416-1. In total, this bill increases funding for veterans programs by $1.5 billion. Congressmen David Scott and Larry Bucshon added report language to the bill in regards to the recruitment of psychiatric physicians to the VA. The report language reads as follows: Physician recruitment- The Committee remains concerned by the high rates of ... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Introduces Bill to Increase Access to Psychiatric Care for Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on April 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman David Scott joined his colleague, Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), to introduce H.R. 4234, the Ensuring Veterans Resiliency Act, a bipartisan bill to improve psychiatric care in military and veteran communities. “Too many of American’s veterans are experiencing a mental health crisis without adequate assistance from the VA. In Georgia, several disturbing incidents of veteran suicide have been exposed,” Congressman Scott said. “Testimony from the VA and Inspector General report... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Honors Military Academy Nominees
    Posted in Article on February 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) proudly announced his nominations for 31 area students to attend our nation’s prestigious military academies. Congressman Scott honored these outstanding young people and their families during a special ceremony at Brawner Hall in Smyrna. The ceremony featured Henry County’s Ola High School Color Guard, soloist Noelle Miller and representatives from the United States Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies. “I am so overjoyed to honor these outstanding youn... Read more

  • Reducing the VA Backlog
    Posted in Blog on October 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Scott is committed to making sure that veterans have timely access to benefits they have earned and he is working to end the disability claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA). The number of VA disabilities claims has increased in the last few years as more veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began seeking benefits, and as eligibility for benefits was provided for new diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. There are ove... Read more

  • Congressman Scott Asks to Fund the VA and Open the Government
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on October 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Yesterday afternoon, Congressman Scott spoke from the House floor and asked the Republican leadership to open the government and fund the entire VA budget. The Republican leadership has refused several times to allow an up or down vote on a clean budget to open the government. ...... Mr. BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, at this time I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Scott). Mr. DAVID SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, the Republican Party is a party with such a rich legacy. It's the... Read more