Press Releases 2020

January 13, 2020 Press Release
“The Department’s final joint employer rule is another setback for workers and another violation of the Trump Administration’s promise to stand with working people.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor issued a final rule to narrow its interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s joint employment standard. “The Fair Labor Standards Act’s broad joint employment standard has long ensured that workers can hold multiple employers accountable for violating workplace rights and protections where the employee establishes that they are economically dependent on a joint employer.
January 13, 2020 Press Release
~ Letter requests that Army Corps issue a New Start designation to ensure timely completion of the Norfolk Harbor widening and deepening project ~
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) along with U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) led the entire Virginia congressional delegation in sending a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting a New Start designation for the Norfolk Harbor widening and deepening project in the Army Corps Work Plan. A New Start designation would allow the Norfolk Harbor project to advance to its next stage of construction and receive Army Corps funding. Currently, the project is progressing using a combination of state and local funds.
January 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 145,000 jobs in December with the unemployment rate at 3.5 percent. “Today’s jobs report shows that despite 111 straight months of private sector job growth, many workers are still not seeing the benefits of the growing economy.
January 9, 2020 Press Release
On the Department of Energy announcement passing over Jefferson Lab as the host site for an Electron-Ion Collider
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) along with Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) released the following statement after the Department of Energy (DoE) announced that Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) was not selected as the national laboratory site to host the first Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) in the United States, a machine that’s key for the U.S. to maintain its leadership in nuclear physics: “We are disappointed by the Department of Energy’s announcement today that Jefferson Lab was not selected to house the proposed Electron Ion Collider.
January 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res. 83 – Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran: “Last week, the Trump Administration killed a high-level Iranian military official. This provocation almost led us to the brink of war. Yesterday, the Trump Administration attempted to brief Congress on the intelligence they used to justify the attack.
January 3, 2020 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s deadly airstrike in Iraq against high-level Iranian military officials: “The airstrike authorized last night by the President that killed a high-level Iranian military official has significantly escalated tensions between the United States and Iran to dangerous levels. I will reserve judgment as to whether or not this was a proportional response until Congress has received a full briefing by the Trump Administration.

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