Press Releases

December 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. “By passing H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, House Democrats are delivering on our promise to provide the American people long-awaited relief from skyrocketing prescription drug costs. This legislation will cut the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, families, taxpayers, and businesses across the country.
December 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to Accompany S. 1790 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Congressman Scott served as a conferee for the education and labor provisions contained in the House and Senate versions of the FY 2020 NDAA:
December 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House voted to pass the FUTURE Act, a bipartisan proposal to authorize permanent funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges or Universities (TCUs), and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). The legislation, which comes after months of negotiation between House and Senate leaders, provides more than $250 million in mandatory funding per year for these institutions.
December 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act: “In 1964, the Supreme Court noted in Wesberry v. Saunders, ‘No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.’
December 6, 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 266,000 jobs in November with the unemployment rate at 3.5 percent. “Today’s jobs report illustrates the central challenge facing our economy. Even as the unemployment rate hits a 50-year low, wage growth for American workers remains modest. It is notable that after a decade of consistent economic expansion, working families across the country are still struggling to cover their basic essentials.
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.
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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.
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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.
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November 21, 2019 Press Release
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.

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