Press Releases 2013

December 19, 2013 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Today, President Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates serving lengthy time behind bars for nonviolent offenses related to crack cocaine under an older sentencing regime. This decision follows the implementation in 2011 of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, landmark criminal justice legislation that reduced mandatory minimum sentences for crack offenses and minimized the arbitrary disparity between crack and powder cocaine.
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December 19, 2013 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on today's announcement by Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe nominating former Hampton Mayor Molly Ward to serve as Virginia's next Secretary of Natural Resources:"I commend Governor-elect McAuliffe for his wise selection of Molly Ward to serve as the Commonwealth's next Secretary of Natural Resources. Having served as Hampton's Mayor and City Treasurer and as a special assistant to the President of the United States, Molly is one of Virginia's most faithful and dedicated public servants.
December 18, 2013 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on yesterday's announcement by Congressman Frank Wolf (VA-10) that he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term:"Frank Wolf has dedicated his career to serving the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since the retirement of Senator John Warner, Frank has been the Dean of the Virginia Congressional Delegation, and he has ensured that our delegation continues the tradition of working together for the benefit of the Commonwealth.
December 18, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on yesterday's announcement by Congressman Frank Wolf (VA-10) that he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term:"Frank Wolf has dedicated his career to serving the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since the retirement of Senator John Warner, Frank has been the Dean of the Virginia Congressional Delegation, and he has ensured that our delegation continues the tradition of working together for the benefit of the Commonwealth.
December 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which establishes overall discretionary spending of $1.012 trillion for fiscal year 2014 and alleviates the sequester for fiscal years 2014 and 2015:
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December 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Ron Barber (AZ-02), Tim Ryan (OH-13), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Bobby Scott (VA-03), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), and Jackie Speier (CA-14) co-hosted a mental health training administered by the House Office of Employee Assistance (HOEA) for Members of Congress and their staff in advance of the one year anniversary of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
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December 10, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the Senate's confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt (NC-12) as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA):"I congratulate my friend and colleague Mel Watt on his confirmation as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The House of Representatives is losing a very talented and effective legislator, but the American people are gaining an experienced and dedicated public servant to lead this important agency.
December 9, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) joined other Members of Congress on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 10th. The CODEL departed from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland for South Africa early this morning.Last Thursday, December 5, 2013, Congressman Scott issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela: "With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its most unwavering advocates for freedom, democracy, and equality. His life and legacy will always be a source of inspiration for all who seek freedom's embrace. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family and the people of South Africa."
December 9, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) joined other Members of Congress on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 10th. The CODEL departed from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland for South Africa early this morning.Last Thursday, December 5, 2013, Congressman Scott issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela: "With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its most unwavering advocates for freedom, democracy, and equality. His life and legacy will always be a source of inspiration for all who seek freedom's embrace. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family and the people of South Africa."
December 5, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:"With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its most unwavering advocates for freedom, democracy, and equality. His life and legacy will always be a source of inspiration for all who seek freedom's embrace. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family and the people of South Africa."

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