On November 19, 2014, the House Democratic Caucus elected Congressman Bobby Scott to lead Democrats on the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the 114th Congress.
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December 22, 2014 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the murders of New York Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenijian Liu and Tarpon Springs, Florida Police Officer Charles Kondek: "Saturday, two members of the New York Police Department were targeted, shot at point blank range and murdered while eating lunch in their patrol car. Sunday, a member of the Tarpon Springs Police Department in Florida was shot, run over, and murdered while approaching a car that was the subject of a noise complaint. The senseless murders of these three men are reprehensible. These officers were targeted because of what they looked like -- law enforcement officers.
December 20, 2014 Press Release
RICHMOND, VA – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) was recognized last night with the Richmond Chapter of the Continentals, Inc. "Champion for Children Award" at its annual Elegance in Black & White Gala. Chartered in 1976, the Richmond Chapter of the Continentals, Inc. is a public service organization dedicated to the welfare of underprivileged youth. The "Champion for Children Award" was established last year by the Richmond Chapter to recognize a person or organization that exemplifies the mission of the Continentals to help our society's children. "I am honored to be recognized by the Richmond Chapter of the Continentals, Inc. as a Champion for Children," said Rep. Scott. "Children in our community, particularly those in low income areas, are facing numerous challenges, such as food insecurity, unequal education, and the School to Prison Pipeline
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Today, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1447, the “Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013,” a bill introduced by Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott. The bill requires states and federal law enforcement agencies to report to the Department of Justice information about deaths of individuals in their custody.
November 12, 2014 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to welcome Congressman DAVE BRAT to the people's House and to the Virginia delegation. Our congressional delegation has a long history of working together. Our former longtime dean, Senator John Warner, set the standard for working together in a constructive manner. While we may not always agree on every issue, we will always try to work together for what is best for Virginia and our Nation. It is the Virginia way. DAVE will be replacing Majority Leader ERIC CANTOR, and at the end of this Congress, our delegation will also lose two of its more senior Members, Frank Wolf and Jim Moran.
September 15, 2014 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion to pass S. 1086, as amended. This bill represents a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant, or CCDBG, which is the largest funding source for child care programs. It has been almost 20 years since this CCDBG was reauthorized, and working families and young children should not have to wait any longer. This block grant provides Federal resources to States to help low-income families pay for child care while a parent works or is in an educational or job training program. This program supports self-sufficiency and promotes workforce stability. Just as important, this funding offers children vital early learning experiences that set them on a path toward success in school, in the workforce, and the rest of their lives. However, the current law, besides being outdated, has some limitations in ensuring low-income children access to this important program.
July 28, 2014 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the passage of S. 1799, the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013. This bill passed the Senate last month and provides important services and funding to protect and heal the most vulnerable of all crime victims: our children. During their participation in the Federal criminal justice system, it will provide and improve the resources available to assist children who are victims of crime. Child victims will be supported through this often lengthy and difficult process by designated victims' coordinators, specialists, and advocates.