U.S. Congressman David Scott | In The News
13th District Update |January 21, 2016
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Congressman David Scott, Representing Georgia's 13th District

2016 Session Kicks Off

Congress is back in session and 2016 has started on a slower track. Most bills on the floor have been messaging bills, such as another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Congressman Scott signed a letter with the Congressional Black Caucus to ask that the Administration investigate and assist with the lead poisoning of the municipal water in Flint, Michigan
. President Obama has declared a state of emergency for the area.

USDA to pay $22 million to Georgia families

Were you denied SNAP benefits due to the massive failure of the DFCS call-in system? You may be eligible for a one-time payment from the US Department of Agriculture. About $22 million will be paid to over 47,000 Georgia households.

The local DFCS office will not be able to check your status. You will need your Client Identification (ID) or Food Stamp Assistance Unit (AU) number. You must call 1-855-632-9035 or check via the inspector general's website.

Georgia Presidential Primary is March 1

Are you following the presidential campaigns? Did you know that the Georgia presidential primary is about a month away on March 1? The deadline to register to vote or update your registration is February 1. To check your status or request an absentee ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's website.

Social Media Photo Contest - 13th District

Today, I’ll be launching my first cover photo contest. If you or someone know takes some great photos of Georgia District 13 be sure to send a high resolution picture with your name and where you’re from to Photos.DavidScott@mail.house.gov

All images must be of Georgia District 13, high resolution and taken by a resident of GA-13. The deadline for submissions is February 29.

New Drone Registration Rule Starts January 21

Did you get a drone for Christmas? If you own a small unmanned aircraft that weighs between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds, you must register with the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft System registry before flying outdoors. People who do not register could face civil and criminal penalties. Unmanned Aircraft weighing more than 55 pounds must register using a different system. To learn more, visit the FAA website.  

Last Minute Passport Assistance

Do you have an upcoming trip abroad? Is your passport updated? Some countries require that your passport have at least 6 months before the expiration date before allowing you into the country. If you need help with last minute travel abroad, you can use the Atlanta Passport Agency for assistance. For new passports or non-urgent renewal requests, visit the State Department online.

Upcoming Events

January 23 - Congressman Scott attends the Cobb Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. Location: Cobb Galleria Centre.

February 6 - Congressman Scott hosts the district nominees for the US Military Academies and their families for a ceremony. 10:00 - noon at Brawner Hall in Smyrna.

February 6 - Congressman Scott attends the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. Location: The Centre at Arbor Connection.

February 13 - Congressman Scott attends the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association (GPPA) annual awards luncheon where he will be awarded their Outstanding Advocate Award.

You can also connect with Congressman Scott via Facebook, YouTubeTwitter or LinkedIn


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Washington, DC 20515
T (202) 225-2939
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Jonesboro, GA 30236
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Smyrna, GA 30080
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