Press Releases 2010

September 28, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott announced today that members of his District Office Staff will hold office hours in Charles City, New Kent, Surry and Prince George Counties in October, November, and December.
September 23, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. Marking the sixth month anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Scott announced that many important consumer protection features of health insurance reform are in effect as of today. Better known as the Patients Bill of Rights, these provisions seek to end insurance company abuses and put consumers and their doctors back in control of their own care.
August 13, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Congressmen Glenn Nye, Randy Forbes, Rob Wittman, and Bobby Scott today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates calling into question the strategic and legal basis for his recommendation to eliminate the U.S. Joint Forces Command.
August 9, 2010 Press Release
NORFOLK, VA Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scotts issued the following statement this afternoon at a press conference with Governor Robert F. McDonnell and Representatives Randy Forbes (VA-04), Robert Wittman (VA-01), and Glenn Nye (VA-02) following Defense Secretary Robert Gates announcement to eliminate Joint Forces Command in Norfolk:
August 5, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the United States Senates confirmation of Elena Kagan as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:
August 3, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, President Obama took the first step toward ending the unfair federal crack cocaine law by signing into law the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-3) led the effort in the House of Representatives to pass this historic legislation and has led the effort in the Congress to address the crack cocaine and powder cocaine sentencing disparity since his arrival. He issued the following statement in connection with the signing today:
July 28, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, issued the following statement on passage of S. 1789, the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010:"Today, S. 1789, the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, historic bipartisan legislation, was passed by the House of Representatives. This bill will reduce the100-to-1 sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine in federal law to 18-to-1.
July 26, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act:
July 23, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Virginia Congressmen Randy Forbes, Glenn Nye, Rob Wittman, and Bobby Scott and Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner released the following statement after reports that the Defense Business Board (DBB), the Pentagons independent board of economic and business advisers, is expected to recommend that Defense Secretary Robert Gates eliminate the Joint Forces Command:
July 22, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Congressmen Glenn Nye, Jim Moran, Randy Forbes, Bobby Scott, and Rob Wittman yesterday sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norman Schwartz advocating the assignment of an additional F-22 Raptor squadron at Langley Air Force Base (LAFB). A decision by the Air Force is expected soon.

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