Scott Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Committee for Education Funding

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.

“I am honored to follow in the footsteps of other education champions in receiving this year’s James G. O’Hara Award,” said Congressman Scott. “Earlier this year, I helped lead passage of the American Rescue Plan Act. This relief package provided the most significant one-time federal investment in K-12 education in our nation’s history. I am also focused on ensuring that the Build Back Better Act makes bold investments across the education spectrum. With hard work, I know we can provide all Americans the education they need to realize their full potential and help forge a brighter future for our nation’s students.” 

In 2008, Congressman Scott received CEF’s William H. Natcher Award for his work to elevate education funding as a national priority.

To view video of pre-recorded remarks of Congressman Scott accepting the award, please click here.

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