Scott to Host Virtual Roundtable with Principals to Discuss Reopening of Schools

July 21, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, July 22nd, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, will host a virtual roundtable with school principals from Virginia’s Third Congressional District. The purpose of this roundtable will be to discuss and listen to concerns about what schools need to safely re-open. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant strain on our education system as states and localities are working tirelessly to maintain access to education in a way that does not endanger students, school staff, and their families. This roundtable follows last week’s roundtable, where Congressman Scott spoke with school teachers from across Virginia’s Third Congressional District. 

As the Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Congressman Scott has been a key leader in the House passage of two proposals, the Heroes Act and the Moving Forward Act, which would deliver more than $200 billion to help schools re-open safely.

Congressman Scott has also requested the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appear before the Committee to discuss ways for schools to safely re-open. However, the Trump Administration blocked anyone from the CDC from testifying before the Congressman’s committee.