Press Releases

October 15, 2021 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – On Monday, October 18th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a webinar on financial aid for students and parents. He will be joined by a panel of experts from the Access College Foundation to answer any-and-all questions students and parents may have about the federal financial aid process and other available resources. All federal student aid, including Pell Grants, requires students and families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
October 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement in response to a new proposal released by the Biden Administration that would reverse Trump-era rules that made it harder for retirement plans to consider climate change and other environmental, social and governance factors when selecting investments and exercising shareholder rights.  Chairman Scott helped lead opposition to the Trump-era rules in July and October of last year. “I applaud the Biden Administration for taking this important step to protect the financial interests of America’s workers and retirement savers.  Climate change, labor standards, and other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have an increasingly profound effect not only on workers, families, businesses, but also on our economy.
October 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 194,000 in September as the unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent. “Today’s jobs report demonstrates that the Biden-Harris economic agenda is putting Americans back to work. Since President Biden took office, the economy has added 4.8 million jobs, the most jobs ever created in the first 9 months of any Administration. We still have work to do to overcome the serious challenges caused by the Delta variant and build an economy where all families and workers have the opportunity to succeed.
October 6, 2021 Press Release
New analysis finds Biden plan could provide significant cost savings to families across Virginia
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – According to a new analysis released today by the House Committee on Education and Labor, the Build Back Better Act could save Virginia families thousands of dollars in child care costs each year. The Committee’s report found that the typical Virginia family of four with one infant in full-time center-based child care would save $12,680 each year. The typical Virginia family of four with one infant and one child in full-time center-based child care would save $24,280 each year. “This is why we need to pass the Build Back Better Act,” said Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor. “For too long, the exorbitant cost of child care has strained family budgets and pushed millions of Americans out of the workforce, particularly women.
September 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the Chairman for the House Committee on Education and Labor, was selected by the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) to receive the 2021 James O’Hara Award in recognition of his “life-long commitment and outstanding leadership in advocating for education as a congressional and federal priority.” CEF is a non-partisan and nonprofit coalition of more than 100 education associations, institutions, and others who advocate for greater federal investment in education.
September 28, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Scott, Jeffries, Armstrong and Bacon would finally end the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1693, the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act: “For years, we have known that harsh drug sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine have created a racially disparate impact on Black communities. The bipartisan EQUAL Act is the next step on the long road toward eliminating this unfair sentencing disparity. In 2009, I led the effort in the House to eliminate this disparity in the Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act.
September 24, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3755  Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021: “Women have the right to make decisions about their health care. That has been understood by courts and lawmakers for decades, at least until last month, when the Supreme Court upheld a blatantly unconstitutional law in Texas. I was proud to vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act to finally codify the rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade. We must protect reproductive rights.”
September 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), Rob Wittman (VA-01), and Elaine Luria (VA-02) celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives passing the bipartisan Enhancing Military Base Resilience and Conserving Ecosystems through Stormwater Management (EMBRACE Stormwater Management) Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The EMBRACE Stormwater Management Act would implement stormwater management best practices to reduce flooding on and around military bases.
September 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News: “My thoughts are with all the victims, their loved ones, and the entire community at Heritage High School. And I want to commend the Newport News Police Department for their response. While the news crews will eventually leave the scene, many of the students and faculty will carry this event with them for the rest of their lives. It is a cruel irony that schools have only just returned to the classroom for full-time instruction since the start of the pandemic and we are already grappling with another act of senseless of gun violence.
September 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after President Biden announced an Administration-wide effort to protect workers and families from extreme heat. The effort includes the start of a new Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) rulemaking process to develop a workplace heat standard. “I applaud the Biden Administration for launching this critical effort to protect workers and their families from extreme heat. Excessive heat is one of the most common and dangerous workplace hazards.

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