February 25, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement to honor Public Schools Week. “Strong public schools are the foundation of success for young people across the country. But in many American communities, students, teachers, and parents continue to suffer the consequences of our failure to prioritize funding for public education. “On average, K-12 school facilities are nearly 45 years old and are being underfunded by $46 billion each year, with high-poverty and majority Black and Brown schools feeling the greatest strain.
February 24, 2020 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott issued the following statement on the passing of Katherine Johnson: “It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Katherine Johnson, a truly brilliant mathematician and pioneer. She broke down barriers as one of the few African-American women mathematicians working at the Flight Dynamics and Control Division at NASA Langley. Her work helped put the first Americans in space and send the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon, thereby helping the United States win the Space Race.