Press Releases 2009

June 12, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC This week, the Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064/S. 435), introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mike Castle (R-DE) and in the United States Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), received its 150th House co-sponsor. In the month since advocates for the bill held a Youth PROMISE Act Advocacy Day on the hill, the bill has picked up 65 co-sponsors, including 11 additional Republican members.
May 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC On Thursday, May 29, 2009, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3) was awarded with the 2009 Public Service Award from Society for Prevention Research at their 18th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
May 26, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On President Obama's nomination today of U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3) issued the following statement:"President Obama appears to have selected a well qualified and highly experienced candidate for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court. Currently a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which sits in New York, Judge Sotomayor has strong academic credentials and
May 14, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC This week, the Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064/S. 435), introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mike Castle (R-DE) and in the United States Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), received its 100th House co-sponsor this week.
May 5, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) will announce the winners of the Sixteenth Annual Third Congressional District Art Competition at upcoming receptions in Newport News and Richmond. The Third Congressional District Art Competition was open to all High School students in the Third Congressional District of Virginia.
May 4, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC This week, the Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064/S. 435), introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mike Castle (R-DE) and in the United States Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), receives a major boost from localities, juvenile justice advocates and Hollywood.
April 30, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Last year, Congress enacted the new GI Bill for the 21st Century (the "Post-9/11 GI Bill"), which was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jim Webb and in the House by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Harry Mitchell (D-AZ). The 21st Century G.I. Bill restores the promise of a full, four-year college education for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, making them part of the economic recovery.
April 30, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement regarding the April 26, 2009 shooting at Hampton University:
April 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, the House of Representatives passed S. Con. Res. 13, the conference agreement which establishes the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2010, by a vote of 233 to 193 (Roll Call No. 216). Voting in f
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April 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Bobby Scott signed a letter, along with other colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee, to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he "... appoint a special counsel for the investigation and possible prosecution of any violations of federal criminal laws related to the interrogations of detainees in the effective custody or control of the United States in connection with counter-terrorism operations or armed conflicts in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States." Memos released by the Obama Administration last week reflect the Bush Administrations legal justifications for its use of various "enhanced interrogation" techniques, including slamming of detainees into walls, stress positions, confinement in boxes, sleep deprivation and water boarding.

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