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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott Receives the Restoring the Balance award from the National Conference of State Legislatures

December 9, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) received the “Restoring the Balance” award from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan national organization committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures.

Congressman Scott, the Ranking Member of House Committee on Education and the Workforce, received the award in recognition of his leadership in negotiating and advocating for the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.  This prestigious award also highlights Congressman Scott’s efforts to ensure that the Department of Education’s regulations adhere to the intent of Congress.

“I am honored to receive the ‘Restoring the Balance’ award and grateful for the National Conference of State Legislatures’ support,” said Congressman Scott. “When I began negotiating the Every Student Succeeds Act, my goal was to protect the civil rights legacy of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In the coming years, it will be important for state legislators across the country to continue their hard work of engaging stakeholders and protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable students.”

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