Press Releases 2010
November 17, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement on his position on the Presidents veto of H.R. 3808, the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2010:"I support the President's veto of H.R. 3808, and I will vote to sustain it."On Monday, November 15th, I was on the House Floor when the House received formal notice of the Presidents decision to veto H.R. 3808. At the request of the Majority Leader, I made the customary procedural motion that is regularly made upon receipt of veto messages from a President to schedule the consideration of the veto to a time certain. The question of consideration of the veto has been scheduled for a vote this afternoon. I will vote to sustain the Presidents veto, and I fully expect the veto to be sustained by an overwhelming vote."
November 16, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, a member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on the Bush-era tax cuts:
November 13, 2010 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA Today, Virginia Third Congressional District Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott reacted to the death of Rev. W. Henry Maxwell:"It is with sadness and a great sense of personal loss that I express my deepest condolences to the family and many friends of Rev. W. Henry Maxwell as we mourn his passing. He will be long remembered for his great ministerial, civic and legislative accomplishments and contributions. He will also be remembered for his friendship and love of us all.
October 28, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Owen Picket, who represented the 2nd Congressional District of Virginia from 1987 to 2001:
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) lauded the release of data showing that 3,640 Medicare beneficiaries in the Third District of Virginia have already received $250 donut hole checks this year.
WASHINGTON, DC The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families, recently released their legislative scorecard for the 111th Congress listing Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott as a member of IAVAs "A Team."
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) once again received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Voting Record that was recently released. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition of more than 200 national organizations charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. Its Voting Record monitors Members of Congress votes on civil rights and human rights issues.
October 20, 2010 Press Release
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA This evening, Representative Bobby Scott (VA-3) will join best-selling author John Grisham and other experts at the Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville for the Legal Aid Justice Centers event entitled "Dropped Out." The event will examine the current dropout crisis, describe the perverse incentives that cause it, explain strategies to address it, and discuss ways for concerned community members to get involved.
WASHINGTON, DC Representative Bobby Scott (VA-3) has been named a "Champion for Children" by the First Focus Campaign on Children, a national, bi-partisan child advocacy group. The honor recognizes Rep. Scott as one of the most valuable leaders in the United States Congress for his priority and efforts to improve the well-being of children.
September 29, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Last night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5932, the "Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Act of 2010, by unanimous consent. This bill will direct the Attorney General to establish an Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Unit to combat the growing problem of organized retail theft. This is a bipartisan bill, introduced by Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committees Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, and cosponsored by Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (MI), Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (TX), and Committee Vice Ranking Member Bob Goodlatte (VA).