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January 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a proposed rule to reverse nutrition standards for school meals. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule threatens the progress we’ve made toward improving nutrition in schools. The nutrition standards developed under the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act were specifically designed to align with evidence-based dietary guidelines.
January 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement as the House voted to pass H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. The bipartisan legislation would restore protections for older workers by ensuring they have the same legal protections against age discrimination as those that exist for discrimination based on race, sex, nationality, and religion. “It has now been more than a decade since the Supreme Court heightened the burden of proof for workers seeking to legally challenge age discrimination in the workplace.
January 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor issued a final rule to narrow its interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s joint employment standard. “The Fair Labor Standards Act’s broad joint employment standard has long ensured that workers can hold multiple employers accountable for violating workplace rights and protections where the employee establishes that they are economically dependent on a joint employer.
December 19, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5430, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act: “After months of tough negotiations between Speaker Pelosi and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer, I was pleased to see them reach an agreement in the current form of the USMCA. Last year, the Trump administration announced a version of USMCA that was deeply flawed.
December 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement released the following statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision in Texas v. United States. “Today, Republican attorneys general and the Trump administration took another step toward stripping access to affordable health care from millions of Americans. The latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act is legally frivolous. The argument that the absence of a monetary penalty for failing to purchase coverage invalidates the law is absurd on its face, and inherently shows the plaintiffs’ lack of standing to bring this case.
December 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1158 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 and House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1865 – Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020: “These spending bills mark a bipartisan compromise and will help us avoid a harmful government shutdown. The funding approved in this legislation will meaningfully improve the lives of students, workers, and families across Virginia as well as the nation.”
December 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Education revised its plan to provide only partial relief to student borrowers defrauded by predatory institutions. “At Thursday's hearing, Secretary DeVos refused to acknowledge serious flaws in her plan to provide only partial relief to some defrauded borrowers while outright denying relief for others. A day later, the Department quietly took the plan off of its website and issued a revised version with no public notice.
December 13, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule rescinding key portions of the 2014 Election Rule, which prohibits employers from delaying or obstructing union elections. “In 2014, the Obama administration delivered a major victory for American workers by protecting their right to hold fair and timely union elections.
December 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approved a settlement with McDonald’s and franchisees involving numerous unfair labor practices committed by its McDonald’s and its franchisees. The settlement was previously rejected by an administrative law judge, who found that the remedies were not reasonable compared to the scope of the violations alleged. “The NLRB’s decision to force a settlement with McDonald’s – despite the objections of the workers who allege McDonald’s violated their rights, the ruling of an administrative law judge, and concerns regarding ethical conflicts within the Board – reflect serious issues with the NLRB’s commitment to treating workers fairly.
December 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. “By passing H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, House Democrats are delivering on our promise to provide the American people long-awaited relief from skyrocketing prescription drug costs. This legislation will cut the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, families, taxpayers, and businesses across the country.