During a Special Order Hour on the House Floor on Monday, February 29, 2016, Rep. Bobby Scott calls on the Senate to consider the President's upcoming Supreme Court nomination.
Senator Tim Kaine and Congressman Bobby Scott announce the introduction of legislation that would establish a commission to plan programs and activities in 2019 across the country to recognize the arrival and influence of Africans in America.
Rep. Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, discusses the Flint, Michigan water crisis and the harm facing Flint's children due to lead exposure.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Scott Rigell (VA-02), Bobby Scott (VA-03), Rob Wittman (VA-01), and Randy Forbes (VA-04) asked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to assist American families affected by contaminated Chinese drywall. Contaminated drywall has significantly impacted more than 3,700 homes across the country. In 2013, President Obama signed into law the Drywall Safety Act of 2012, legislation that was introduced by Rigell and quickly passed through Congress thanks to strong bipartisan cooperation across Virginia’s Congressional delegation. The legislation set chemical standards for domestic and imported drywall, established remediation guidelines for disposal of all drywall, and expressed a sense of Congress that China must be held accountable for the damage this product has already caused across America. However, many contaminated drywall victims continue to face significant financial hardship.
April 6, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the final “conflict of interest” rule to protect workers’ retirement savings and ensure they receive investment advice that’s in their best interest. “I strongly support the Department of Labor’s ‘conflict of interest’ rule, which finally closes gaping loopholes in a critical retirement savings regulation that dates back to 1975. When workers seek out personalized financial advice on how to invest their retirement nest egg, they are making one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. These workers and their families often place their full trust and confidence in their financial advisor.
April 4, 2016 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of State Senator John Miller: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of State Senator John Miller. I first knew John during his time as a broadcaster and I welcomed him as he transitioned to public office. John was a dedicated public servant who led efforts in the General Assembly to reform SOL testing and combat sea level rise. He was willing to work with both sides of the aisle to achieve results for our Commonwealth. I grew to appreciate his counsel as we worked on behalf of our mutual constituents. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sharron, his daughter Jenny and his son John, and his countless friends and supporters.”
March 1, 2016 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman from Massachusetts not only for yielding, but also for his years of work fighting hunger. He is one of the strongest advocates we have in Congress in fighting the scourge of hunger. I want to thank him for all of those years of good work. It is my privilege to be the ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. In that perspective, we played an integral role in the reduction of food insecurity and lowering the prevalence of debilitating health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and others.
February 29, 2016 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. I thank the gentleman from New York and the gentlewoman from Ohio for organizing tonight's Special Order to call on our colleagues in the Senate to do their job and provide their advice and consent on the President's upcoming nomination to the United States Supreme Court. The Constitution is pretty clear on this issue. Article II, Section 2, doesn't say the President might or the President should. It says the President shall nominate, and by and with advice and consent of the Senate, appoint judges to the Supreme Court. There seems to be some suggestion that, if it is an election year, he ought to skip that process and let the next President make the appointment. They say there is very little precedence for a President nominating somebody in an election year.
February 3, 2016 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. I thank Congresswoman Watson Coleman for her leadership in coordinating this Special Order, and thank you to the Michigan Representatives who have been working so hard to try to respond to this tragedy. Madam Speaker, there will be a lot of investigations designed to find out what happened, whose fault it was, whether or not any crimes were committed, and how to prevent this from happening in the future, but there is one thing we know, and that is that children have been poisoned by lead exposure.