April 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, issued the following statement after Rodney Robinson was announced as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Robinson is a social studies teacher at Virgie Binford Education Center inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center. “I am proud to congratulate Richmond public school teacher Rodney Robinson, who was named 2019 National Teacher of the Year this morning. While Congress has a critical role in providing students, parents, and educators the resources they need to succeed, it is dedicated leaders like Mr. Robinson who are ultimately responsible for teaching and inspiring students every day in classrooms across the country.
April 17, 2019 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – NEXT WEEK, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, Virginia. This town hall will be an opportunity for constituents to learn more about the Congressman’s efforts to protect access to affordable health care, as well as hear more about the critical legislation House Democrats have passed in the first 100 days of the new Congress. This will be an opportunity for residents of the 3rd congressional district to provide comments and ask questions.
April 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 196,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent.
April 2, 2019 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, too often, we forget what our healthcare system was like before we passed the Affordable Care Act. Before the ACA, healthcare costs were skyrocketing; insurers could deny people coverage if they had a preexisting condition; policies did not have to provide essential benefits; and people were losing their insurance at alarming rates. Before the Affordable Care Act, insurers could place annual and lifetime caps on insurance coverage. Today, the Affordable Care Act ensures that 130 million Americans with preexisting conditions can have access to the healthcare peace of mind and financial security that comes with quality, affordable health coverage.
March 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after a federal court partially invalidated the Trump administration’s rule expanding the reach of Association Health Plans (AHPs).
March 27, 2019 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Madam Chair, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Madam Chair, I thank the gentlewoman from Connecticut for her decades of leadership fighting for working women. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act codified the right to ``equal pay for equal work regardless of sex.'' In fact, the Equal Pay Act was enacted 1 year prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that, for the first time, provided for the enforcement of antidiscrimination laws. Over the past 55 years, the Equal Pay Act, in combination with title VII of the Civil Rights Act, has produced substantial progress toward addressing inequities for women in the workplace.
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) delivered the following remarks during the floor debate for the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.7). “Thank you, Madam Chair. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act codified the right to ‘equal pay for equal work regardless of sex.’ In fact, the Equal Pay Act was enacted one-year prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that – for the first time – provided for the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws. Over the past 55 years, the Equal Pay Act– in combination with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act – has produced substantial progress towards addressing inequities for women in the workplace.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) issued the following joint statement today after the Trump administration wrote to the Fifth Circuit urging the court to uphold the district court ruling in Texas v. United States striking down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The Trump Administration is now actively supporting a lawsuit that would cause millions of people to lose their health insurance, eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and trigger an immediate spike in health care costs for all Americans.
March 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)awarded Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, the Economic Power Award. “I am honored to accept this year’s AAPD’s Economic Power Award,” said Congressman Scott. “Ensuring that individuals with disabilities have equal opportunity, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency has been my focus for many years. It is a goal we can only achieve together, and I feel immensely fortunate to work with dedicated advocates and leaders across the country, such as the AAPD, who advocate for the full civil rights of Americans with disabilities."
March 12, 2019 Floor Statements
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for providing me the opportunity to say some kind words about Danny Weiss. I want to recognize Danny as a true model of a public servant. From Riverdale, New York, he wasted no time coming to Washington and leaving an impressive mark right here. For almost 28 years, he has provided invaluable service to the House of Representatives.