Press Releases

April 8, 2020 Press Release
Members lead letter, signed by 78 lawmakers, urging EPA Administrator Wheeler to grant all Americans, including health professionals, adequate time to participate in rulemaking pertaining to public health in light of the coronavirus crisis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), Mike Quigley (IL-05), and Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led 75 Members of Congress in sending a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging him to extend deadlines to allow for informed rulemaking. As Americans—including doctors, researchers, and public health experts—respond to the global coronavirus pandemic, the EPA is moving forward hastily with a number of environmental and public health rules, including ones that would jeopardize public and environmental health.
April 8, 2020 Press Release
Funding comes from the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1,856,770 to two Community Health Centers in Hampton Roads. The Peninsula Institute for Community Health was awarded $1,055,315 and the Portsmouth Community Health Center was awarded $801,455 to assist in the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House and Senate Democratic health leaders strongly urged the Trump Administration to put American families first and establish a general Special Enrollment Period (SEP) so that people affected by the coronavirus pandemic can sign up for health coverage.
April 3, 2020 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – ON TUESDAY, April 7th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a telephone town hall on the continued spread of COVID-19. The purpose of this call is to inform constituents of what actions Congress, the Administration and the Commonwealth of Virginia are doing and what they can do to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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April 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy lost 701,000 jobs in March with the unemployment rate at 4.4 percent. “Today’s grim jobs report captures only a fraction of the economic hardship that workers, families, and businesses will face in the months ahead.
April 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Senate HELP Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and Senate Finance Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a joint statement today condemning President Trump’s decision not to establish a special Affordable Care Act open enrollment period in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 31, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) sent a letter to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring calling on NLRB to reverse its suspension of union elections, especially mail ballot elections, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter comes after the NLRB announced it was suspending all representation elections through at least April 3.
March 27, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), along with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and Ways and Means Committee Member Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) called on the Department of Education (Department) to return all amounts garnished from the federal tax refunds of student loan borrowers since this year’s filing season began on January 27, 2020.
March 27, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House passed the Senate’s third economic stimulus package—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)—in response to the COVID-19 crisis. “Today’s passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, takes important steps to provide workers access to income, maintain students’ access to education, and ensure access to health care for all Americans throughout this unprecedented crisis.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – ON MONDAY, March 30th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a telephone town hall on the continued spread of COVID-19. The purpose of this call is to inform constituents of what actions Congress, the Administration and the Commonwealth of Virginia are doing and what they can do to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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