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March 17, 2020 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – ON THURSDAY, March 19th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a telephone town hall on the continued spread of COVID-19 which is caused by the novel coronavirus. The purpose of this call is to inform constituents of what actions federal, state and local officials are doing and what they can do to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
March 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) introduced the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act to provide more than $3 billion in emergency funding for early childhood education programs, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions in response to the severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)—a legislative package to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Americans’ health and financial security. “The spread of COVID-19 will present increasingly severe challenges for students, workers, and families across the country.
March 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As communities across the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) has announced temporary changes to the operating procedures for his offices in Washington, D.C. and Newport News to ensure the safety of his staff and the public. “My staff and I remain ready and able to serve Virginia’s Third Congressional District, and we will continue to do so. To do so effectively during this public health emergency, my office will implement continuity of operations procedures, consistent with guidance from public health and safety officials, as well as directives from the House Sergeant at Arms and the Attending Physician of Congress.
March 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chair Alma Adams (NC-12), Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41), and Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03) introduced the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (H.R. 6220) to ensure workers have access to extended, job-protected leave to care for themselves and their families amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
March 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — House Democrats introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on Americans’ personal safety and financial security. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, expected to be considered in the House on today, is sponsored by Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and co-sponsored by Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN).
March 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House unanimously passed the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 (H.R. 4334), a bipartisan proposal that increases funding for vital programs that help aging Americans live independently and with dignity. The legislation – which passed the Senate last week – reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA), the primary legislation that covers social and nutrition services for older Americans and their caregivers.
March 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Bobby Scott (VA-3), Chair of the Education and Labor Committee and Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, introduced the Pandemic EBT Act to provide states the option to extend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (or “Pandemic EBT”) to households with children attending schools that are closed due to a public health emergency based on the coronavirus disease.
March 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Senate passed S.J.Res.56, the Senate version of House Democrats’ first use of the Congressional Review Act that reverses the Department of Education’s Borrower Defense rule, which would deny debt relief to students defrauded by predatory colleges. "Student borrowers who are defrauded by predatory colleges should have access to timely and meaningful debt relief.
March 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced guidance to weaken protections for health care workers and emergency responders caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. “I recognize that individual facilities may face shortages of certain types of personal protective equipment, including N95 respirators, but there is no evidence that surgical masks are adequate to prevent exposure of frontline health care workers to the virus that causes COVID19.


In The News

June 27, 2014 In The News
By Bill Bartel, The Virginian-Pilot Hampton Roads' congressional delegation, who all favor the VA overhaul, commented Thursday about the bill's status and the financing debate: U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, Newport News Democrat: Scott said the financing problem goes back to Congress's decision last year to keep intact the so-called Bush tax cuts, preventing the government from collecting $3.9 trillion in revenue over ten years. "My feeling is the veterans' health care would take priority over a $3.9 trillion tax cut," Scott said. "We have been going along for decades with many members finding no relationship with services provided and the budget."
June 23, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott said he's pleased Obama has flatly ruled out sending ground troops back into Iraq.

"I think there's just an overwhelming opposition to getting re-involved in a ground war in Iraq," Scott said, adding that the president should keep the option open to intervene in some other way if necessary.

June 21, 2014 In The News

Yes, it's another forum on sea level rise. But, this time, the organizer is a U.S. senator.

That could be a good sign for regional efforts to attract federal attention - and money - for solving what might be Hampton Roads' trickiest problem.

A combination of rising water and sinking land make the region one of the most vulnerable areas in the country to sea level rise.

June 8, 2014 In The News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Congressman Bobby Scott helped renovate a house Saturday for Habitat For Humanity. Congressman Scott and his staff members helped with the project on Bold Street in Portsmouth. Habitat For Humanity South Hampton Roads recently shifted from building new homes to rehab projects. The upcoming projects support the organization’s Rebuilding The American Dream Initiative.
June 6, 2014 In The News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Congressman Bobby Scott put on held a forum for frustrated residents in Newport News Thursday night. The town hall meeting was about gang violence prevention. People packed An Achievable Dream Middle and High School to be a part of it. They wasted no time venting their frustrations to the audience and their representative, who was in town from Washington.
May 5, 2014 In The News