Press Releases 2009

December 17, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3) introduced H.R. 4326, the Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI-14) and the Committee's Ranking Minority Member, Lamar Smith (R-TX-21), cosponsored the bill together with Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-8), William Delahunt (D-MA-10), Daniel Lungren (R-CA-3), and Howard Coble (R-NC-6).
December 17, 2009 Press Release
RICHMOND, VA - Congressmen Eric Cantor (VA-07), Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), and J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), sent a letter yesterday to Gale D. Rossides, Acting Assistant Secretary, Transportation Security Administration, requesting reimbursement to the Capitol Region Airport Commission for the installation of the TSA's explosive detection system at the Richmond International Airport (RIC). In addition, the Congressmen are asking to be briefed by the TSA on the status of its reimbursement program and timeframe for paying back RIC. This is not the first request made to the TSA requesting reimbursement by members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation.
December 16, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On Saturday, the New Kent County, Virginia Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) awarded Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3) with the Congressman of the Century Award. According to the New Kent NAACP, the award was given to Rep. Scott "As Congressman Of The Century For Your Contribution To Equality And Justice For All Americans."
December 16, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1110, the "Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act of 2009" or "PHONE Act", a bill sponsored by Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-3) by a vote of 418 to 1 (Roll Call No. 986).
December 2, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a markup of H.R. 1064, the Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education Act, referred to as the Youth PROMISE Act. The Committee voted to report the bill favorably to the whole House of Representatives by a vote of 17-14.
December 1, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) issued the following statement on President Obama's announcement of his strategy for the War in Afghanistan:"I voted in favor of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists resolution to go after Al Qaeda - the perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation. The previous Administration got dangerously off track and diverted our attention and resources into Iraq despite the fact that it had no weapons of mass destruction, no connection to 9/11 and posed no imminent threat to the United
November 30, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-3) attended the groundbreaking of the new Simonsdale Elementary School in Portsmouth. Simonsdale Elementary has been serving the Simonsdale community since it first opened in 1946, and today it educates approximately 315 students from pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade.
November 24, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. J. Randy Forbes, Glenn Nye, Bobby Scott, and Rob Wittman, who represent the Hampton Roads region, sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of Gov. Tim Kaine's request for federal assistance for localities in Virginia that received damage from the Nor'easter that occurred from November 11-15, 2009.
November 19, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On November 19, 2009 Chairman George Miller (CA-07), along with Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-3), Dale Kildee (MI-05), Chaka Fattah (PA-02), Danny Davis (IL-07), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Raul Grijalva (AZ-07) and David Loebsack (IA-02) introduced the Graduation for All Act of 2009 (GFA). This legislation creates a three year renewable competitive grant to turn around
November 16, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) will host U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a visit to An Achievable Dream (AAD), a Newport News public school, on Friday, November 20, 2009. Secretary Duncan and Rep. Scott will begin with a tour of AAD's elementary school, where they will observe students and teachers in various classrooms. Following the tour, Secretary Duncan and Rep. Scott will hold a roundtable discussion at AAD's middle and high school, where they will discuss ways to improve No Child Left Behind and promote dropout prevention with educators, students and parents.