Press Releases

October 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Alan Diamonstein: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Delegate Alan Diamonstein. In 1977, I was honored to join Alan and Ted Morrison as members of the Newport News delegation in the Virginia House of Delegates. He helped me to quickly become accustomed to the way business was conducted in Richmond.
October 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD-07): “The passing of Congressman Cummings is a devastating loss for the Congress, Maryland and the nation. Congressman Cummings served with passion for the rule of law and always governed in a respectful manner, even when dealing with some of the most critical and controversial issues facing Congress.
October 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) released the following statement in response to an internal analysis released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) showing nearly one million children will lose automatic access to free school meals under its proposed changes to eligibility for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). “The internal analysis released by the Department of Agriculture shows that the impact of its proposed rule would be even worse than we had feared.
October 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Committee on Education and Labor introduced the College Affordability Act—a comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system that lowers the cost of college for students and families, improves the quality of higher education through stronger accountability, and expands opportunity by providing students the support and flexibility they need to succeed. The landmark legislation comes more than 10 years after the last reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and at a time when the combination of rising tuition and inconsistent quality is undermining students’ access to the benefits of a college degree.
October 9, 2019 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – On Friday, October 11th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will convene a forum at Hampton University with students and administrators from across Hampton Roads to discuss the cost of college. This roundtable comes as Congress is working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
October 7, 2019 Press Release
“Absent timely action, OSHA will be failing these stone finishing workers and failing its mission.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chair Alma Adams (NC-12) sent a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia urging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to strengthen monitoring and protections for engineered stone fabrication workers at high risk of silicosis and other silica-related diseases.
October 7, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment fell to 3.5 percent. “Today’s jobs report raises serious concerns about the consequences of a prolonged trade war for American workers.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment fell to 3.5 percent. “Today’s jobs report raises serious concerns about the consequences of a prolonged trade war for American workers. Even before the president provoked a needless trade war with China, working-class and middle-class workers were struggling to cover the rising costs of housing, child care, and college. Estimates now indicate that President Trump’s trade war has already cost 300,000 American jobs—and job losses are projected to reach 450,000 by the end of the year if it is not resolved.
October 3, 2019 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – On Monday, October 7th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a forum with the Hispanic and Latinx community to mark Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year from September 15th to October 15th Americans come together to highlight the pride, patriotism, accomplishments, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.
October 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after a district judge in Boston upheld Harvard's admissions process in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard Corporation. “The District Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard Corporation affirms the constitutionality of admissions policies that recognize that there is a compelling interest in advancing a diverse student body. There is extensive research that diverse campuses expand access to a quality, well-rounded education. “The statistical analysis highlighted in this case reveals an important fact about current admissions policies. Race and ethnicity are among the many criteria that institutions of higher education evaluate in their quest to ensure a diverse learning environment. It is curious that this lawsuit seeks to cast aside these criteria without giving similar scrutiny to the role of legacy admissions and familial connections.

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