Press Releases 2014

June 5, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on a recent Virginia delegation letter sent to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe calling for a statewide task force to address the growing heroin epidemic in the Commonwealth.
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June 3, 2014 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott announced today that he will be hosting a Gang Violence Prevention Town Hall this Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Newport News.
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June 2, 2014 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency announced new actions to cut carbon pollution 30 percent by 2030:
May 30, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement today after Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced his resignation: "Eric Shinseki has dedicated his life to serving our nation in the U.S. Army, as a General, as Army Chief of Staff, and as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He has always tried to do what he thought was best for our nation.
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May 29, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement in reaction to the interim reported released Wednesday by the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs: "At this time, I am not calling on the Secretary to resign. The Inspector General's interim report conspicuously does not recommend personnel changes at this time. Further, I believe a power vacuum at the top of the V.A. may further exacerbate the current problem, because there is no telling how long it will take the President to nominate and the Senate to confirm a replacement who will then take months to familiarize him or herself with V.A. leadership.
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May 22, 2014 Press Release
Bill protects Americans’ privacy while preserving our ability to protect America’s national security
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 302-121 the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361), a bipartisan bill authored by Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) that ends bulk collection of data by the government and reforms our nation’s intelligence-gathering programs operated under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
May 22, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement on his No vote to H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014: "I strongly support accountability at the V.A. The allegations of misconduct and the misrepresentation of data must be fully investigated and those responsible must be held accountable. However, we must not ignore the real problem and that is the unacceptably long wait times at the V.A. Properly recording the wait times will not fix the problem.
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May 16, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — At the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, much more must be done to reduce segregation and increase equity in our school system, say Representatives George Miller, John Conyers, and Bobby Scott. Today the three members sent a joint letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to request an examination of current policies in school districts and the impact of such policies on racial and socioeconomic integration and student education outcomes, as well as an analysis of the changes in student racial isolation or integration over time.
May 7, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) will announce the winners of the 21st Annual Third Congressional District Art Competition at two upcoming award 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.
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April 28, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott's website was named one of the best websites on Capitol Hill today and awarded a 113th Congress Bronze Mouse Award by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), a nonpartisan nonprofit working to improve communications between citizens and Congress and enhance operations in Capitol Hill offices. CMF has assessed and graded congressional websites and issued these awards since 2002.

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