December 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam directed his administration to pause efforts to seek federal permission to tie work requirements to Medicaid coverage: “I applaud Governor Northam for his leadership in securing bipartisan support to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and I am very pleased to know that Virginia is suspending efforts to impose harmful work requirements on people seeking coverage under the newly-expanded Medicaid program.
December 5, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Education & Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal released the following joint statement: “Next week, the House of Representatives will pass the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. We have now received enough guidance from CBO to bring the Lower Drug Costs Now Act to the Floor and to reinvest its savings in one of the most transformational improvements to Medicare since its creation.
December 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House Intelligence Committee released its report as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Trump: “The facts are uncontested. President Trump invited Ukraine to intervene in our next presidential election and leveraged desperately needed military aid and a high-profile visit to the White House to promote his scheme.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, a proposal to protect health care and social workers from workplace violence. The bipartisan legislation forces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard requiring employers to implement violence prevention plans, which are proven to reduce workplace violence.
November 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor abandoned its proposed rule to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to operate patient lifts in health care settings. “The Department of Labor’s decision to abandon its rollback of child labor protections is a victory for the safety of workers and patients.
November 19, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a rule to undermine nondiscrimination provisions in federally funded health and social service programs. “This proposal to remove some of the nondiscrimination standards for both secular and religious HHS grantees is the Administration’s latest attempt to weaken civil rights protections in federally funded programs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Education agreed to provide documents – which had first been requested in November 2018 – regarding its refusal to provide debt relief to defrauded students under Borrower Defense. “For the past year, we have been asking the Department to explain why they are refusing to provide debt relief to more than 210,000 defrauded borrowers.
November 12, 2019 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of former Delegate Mary T. Christian: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Mary Christian. As an educator, the first black woman to serve on the Hampton School Board, and a longtime member of the House of Delegates, Dr. C. was a pillar of the Hampton community.
November 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement in response to a press report alleging that the Department of Labor illegally diverted taxpayer money away from successful Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs to fund Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs), an unproven concept that would weaken quality standards and worker protections. “We have repeatedly asked the Department of Labor about allegations that it misused money that Congress allocated for Registered Apprenticeship programs. It now appears the Department’s responses have been inconsistent with its actions.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos threatening to subpoena her testimony after she declined a formal invitation to appear at a Committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday, November 19. The hearing will examine the Department’s refusal to provide debt relief to nearly 60,000 students who were defrauded by Corinthian Colleges, a defunct for-profit college chain.