Scott Receives 2017 Congressional Voice for Children Award

March 9, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, received the 2017 Congressional Voice for Children Award at the National PTA Legislative Conference.  The award honors outstanding leadership and commitment to improving education and advancing issues impacting children’s health and well-being.  Every year, the National PTA Legislative Conference brings together PTA leaders and advocates from across the country to explore the association’s public policy priorities and actively advocate to make every child’s potential a reality.

“I am honored to receive the Congressional Voice for Children Award from National PTA,” said Congressman Scott.  “PTA members in Virginia and across the nation work every day to ensure that every child has access to a safe learning environment and a great public school.  I look forward to our continued partnership to ensure that Congress hears the voices of parents, teachers and communities in support of public education.”

In his role as Ranking Member of the Education and Workforce Committee, Congressman Scott was one of the key architects of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the long-awaited reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Congressman Scott is also leading efforts in Congress to improve juvenile justice policies by sponsoring the Youth PROMISE Act and cosponsoring the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act, a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act.  He also has advocated for strong school nutrition standards, and he led the opposition against a partisan child nutrition reauthorization bill that would have rolled back these standards.

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