Press Releases

April 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted a virtual discussion with Members of the National Capital Region and representatives from National Treasury Employees Union, American Federation of Government Employees, National Federation of Federal Employees, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, National Association of Air Traffic Controllers, National Association of Letter Carriers, American Postal Workers Unions, and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association. Congressman Hoyer was joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Don Beyer (VA-08), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10).
April 10, 2021 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott issued the following statement: “I was horrified when I viewed the recently released video footage of the police treatment of Caron Nazario, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. This should have been a routine traffic stop and the video speaks for itself. The release of this video also comes while the Hampton Roads community is still mourning the loss of Donovon Lynch who was killed by officers while their body worn cameras were not activated.
April 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement regarding the Amazon union election in Bessemer, Alabama. “America’s workers will not have consistent access to free, fair, and safe union elections until we strengthen our nation’s labor laws. We cannot continue allowing employers to interfere with workers’ decision whether or not to form a union. The Senate must pass the PRO Act.”
April 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Department of Education announced it is conducting a comprehensive review of the Title IX rule established under the Trump Administration. “Providing students an environment where they are safe and free from discrimination is the most basic responsibility of schools and institutions. It is the foundation that gives all students the opportunity to learn and grow. Unfortunately, the Title IX rule established under the previous Administration eroded key protections for students, weakened accountability for schools, and created widespread disruption for institutions struggling to cope with the impact of the pandemic.
April 6, 2021 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL-20). I was deeply saddened to hear news of the passing of my friend and colleague Congressman Alcee Hastings. We entered Congress the same year and he was one of Congress’ most steadfast advocates for civil and human rights, working families, and the most vulnerable in our society. He bravely battled pancreatic cancer the last year and a half but remained a powerful voice for his constituents and the state of Florida. I send my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, staff, and loved ones.”
April 6, 2021 Press Release
In letter to HHS Secretary Becerra, Members Seek Special Enrollment Period to Bridge Gap Between End of COBRA Subsidies and Beginning of Open Enrollment
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional leaders sent a letter asking Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to establish a Special Enrollment Period that will allow unemployed workers to maintain access to affordable coverage after the expiration of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021’s (ARPA) COBRA subsidies—which will make it easier for workers to stay covered after losing a job. According to independent estimates, millions of Americans will access insurance through COBRA over the next six months.
April 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), ranking member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act (H.R. 2373) to provide states and employers with the resources to transition workers with disabilities into fully integrated and competitive jobs while phasing out the subminimum wage for individuals with disabilities. Under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers can apply for special certificates from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to pay individuals with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage.
April 5, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Marc Veasey (TX-33) Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Bobby Scott (VA-03), co-founders and co-chairs of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus (CVRC), released the following statement condemning the recent spate of voter suppression laws designed to undermine communities of color of their right to the ballot box: “A record number of Americans turned out to make their voices heard at the ballot box during the 2020 elections. Instead of building on the success of these elections, states and politicians across the country are trying to pass Jim Crow-style voter suppression laws.
April 2, 2021 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – An Artistic Discovery is a nation-wide high school art competition sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and is an opportunity to recognize the artistic talents of our youth. The nationwide competition involves more than 50,000 talented high school students. Acceptable entries include, but are not limited to, paintings, drawings, and photography. The first-place winners will travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a Congressional Reception in July to honor of all the winners from around the nation, depending on CDC guidelines.
March 31, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after President Biden released his American Jobs Plan. “President Biden’s American Jobs Plan outlines a bold vision for creating millions of good-paying jobs and protecting the health and well-being of our children, workers, and communities. The Biden Plan will get struggling Americans back to work by making unprecedented and long-overdue investments in programs that are proven to help workers develop in-demand skills that prepare them for rewarding careers.