Press Releases 2010

December 21, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Last night, the Senate passed H.R. 6412, the "Access to Criminal History Records for State Sentencing Commissions Act of 2010," by unanimous consent, readying the bill to be signed into law by the President. This bill, introduced by Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, was passed by the House of Representatives on December 9, 2010 and will make an important change to the law to allow state sentencing commissions direct access to the national database of criminal history record information maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice. State commissions will receive the same type of access to this information already afforded to the United States Sentencing Commission.
December 17, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Barbara Lee, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott introduced legislation to provide an expansion of unemployment benefits that will assist those Americans who have exhausted their benefits. This benefit will be available to all unemployed persons, regardless of the unemployment conditions in their state.
December 17, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement upon Congress passing H.R. 4853, the tax cut compromise reached by the President and Congressional Republicans:"As the 111th Congress winds to a close and families acro
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December 16, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement regarding his opposition to H.R. 4853, the tax cut compromise reached by the President and Congressional Republicans:
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December 15, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC The House of Representatives today passed S. 30 the Truth in Caller ID Act by voice vote, clearing the way for the President to sign it into law. This bill includes provisions concerning caller ID spoofing based on a bill (H.R. 1110) sponsored by Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, which was passed by the House earlier this year. The just-passed bill establishes criminal penalties for transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller identification information in order to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value. This practice is known as caller ID spoofing.
December 13, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement following the ruling of Judge Henry E. Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia regarding the individual coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act:
December 10, 2010 Press Release
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are overwhelmingly opposed to the Presidents compromise with Republicans on extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts for two years. While we are an ideologically diverse Caucus, the CBC has reached a consensus
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December 7, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott sent the following letter to House Democratic Leadership regarding extending the Bush-era Tax Cuts:
November 30, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3), voted today in favor of H.R. 4783, a bill to provide $1.15 billion to fund the final settlement of decades of widespread and rampant discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The bill passed 256 to152.
November 19, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. Scott (VA-3) made the following statement regarding the US Senate action today to provide $1.15 billion to fund the settlement of claims found to be meritorious in the pending discrimination law suit by Black farmers against the US Department of Agriculture. The settlement covers only those farmers who were left out of the original 1997 Pigford settlement.

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