Press Releases 2010
WASHINGTON, DC Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) will announce the winners of the Seventeenth Annual Third Congressional District Art Competition at upcoming awards receptions in Newport News and Richmond. Each year, the Third Congressional District Art Competition is open to all High School students in the Third Congressional District of Virginia.
April 20, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement today on the passing of Dr. Dorothy I. Height:"Today, our nation mourns the loss of one our most influential civil rights leaders, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, a native of Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Height spent the better part of her lifetime working to ensure that others would have the freedom to accomplish their dreams. As the only woman in the inner circle of leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, her presence provided the much needed female perspective on decisions made in the struggle to achieve equal rights for all Americans.Even though she was on the dais with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he delivered his "I Have a Dream" Speech in 1963, her integral role in the movement was not always known to the general public. That role was finally recognized nationally when President Clinton Awarded her the Medal of Freedom in 1994 and Congress awarded her the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.
April 16, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Following the release of the report entitled "Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education," by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service, and U.S. Department of Education, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott announced today that members of his District Office Staff will hold office hours in Prince George County, Charles City County, and New Kent County on Thursday, April 22nd.Congressman Scotts staff will be available to assist constituents at the following locations and times:
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administrations decision to allow oil and natural gas drilling off Virginias coast:
March 22, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC In an effort to expand his constituent services to rural areas of the Third Congressional District, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott announced today that members of his District Office Staff will hold office hours in Prince George County and Surry County on Wednesday, April 7th from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
March 21, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010.H.R. 3590 passed by a vote of 219 to 212 (Roll Call No. 165) and will be sent to President Obamas desk.
March 19, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC After reviewing the text of H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 and the Congressional Budget Offices analysis of the cost savings, Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) has decided to support this legislation. The legislation is the culmination of many months of work to make health care more affordable and accessible.
March 2, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott announced today that he will host a Job Fair at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Monday, March 8, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Over sixty employers, including the Federal government, local municipal governments, and private companies, will be represented at the fair. There will also be several workshops which will give attendees tips on how to write resumes and pointers on how to polish their interviewing skills.
WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center will receive additional funds for targeted upgrades and improvements through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The additional funds will allow the hospital to replace fire alarm and nurse call systems at the medical center.