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April 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Bobby Scott signed a letter, along with other colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee, to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he "... appoint a special counsel for the investigation and possible prosecution of any violations of federal criminal laws related to the interrogations of detainees in the effective custody or control of the United States in connection with counter-terrorism operations or armed conflicts in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States." Memos released by the Obama Administration last week reflect the Bush Administrations legal justifications for its use of various "enhanced interrogation" techniques, including slamming of detainees into walls, stress positions, confinement in boxes, sleep deprivation and water boarding.
April 29, 2009 Floor Statements
April 29, 2009Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: I thank the gentleman for yielding.Mr. Speaker, bias crimes are disturbingly prevalent and pose a significant threat to the full participation of all Ameri...
April 28, 2009 Floor Statements
April 28, 2009Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: Madam Speaker, the gentleman from Massachusetts mentioned the fact that, over the last few years, we'd gotten ourselves into the ditch....
April 28, 2009 Floor Statements
April 28, 2009Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: Mr. Speaker, first I want to thank the gentlelady from Wisconsin (Ms. Baldwin), as well as the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Poe)...
April 28, 2009 Floor Statements
April 28, 2009Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: House Res. 109 supports the goals and mission of National Crime Victims' Rights week, which is being celebrated this week, April 26 through May 2, 2009....
April 23, 2009 Press Release
RICHMOND, VA - Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) sent a joint letter today to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in support of the Federal Railroad Administrations inclusion of the Southeast Rail Corridor in the Department of Transportations recent announcement of a High-Speed Rail Strategic Plan.
April 16, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC On Friday, April 17, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., Representative Bobby Scott will hold a press conference at the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project (STOP), Inc. to discuss the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in Hampton Roads. The press conference will take place at 2551 Almeda Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia23513.
April 9, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) will host two Town Halls in Henrico and Norfolk on the Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Budget next week.
April 6, 2009 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA This afternoon, Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott will host a forum to promote the Youth PROMISE Act. The Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064) was introduced in February by Rep. Scott and Representative Mike Castle (R-Delaware).
April 2, 2009 Floor Statements
April 2, 2009Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: Madam Chair, I rise in support of the Congressional Black Caucus substitute. The Congressional Black Caucus believes that the historic investments outlined in t...