WELCOMING THE HONORABLE DAVE BRAT TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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.

   With their departure, our delegation's clout may wane a bit, but I know it will be reinvigorated by new Members like Congressman BRAT, committed to working together for our Commonwealth.

   Mr. Speaker, Dave comes to Congress after a career as an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College. He has been appointed to State boards and commissions by several Virginia Governors, including the Joint Advisory Board of Economists. I know he will put these experiences to good use.

   I welcome DAVE and his family to Congress, and I look forward to working with him on issues critical to the Richmond region and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.