Press Releases

January 30, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC- Hampton Roads' Congressmen Glenn Nye (VA-02), Rob Wittman (VA-01), Randy Forbes (VA-04), and Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement concerning the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR)."There have been conflicting news reports about the contents of the upcoming QDR, and it would be inappropriate to comment on specific provisions of the document until it is formally released to Congress with the Department of Defense budget request.
January 13, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott released the following statement today in response to the Earthquake in Haiti:"My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrible tragedy, their friends and families. Across this country and the world, people are ready and willing to help. At this stage, the information on the ground is still unknown, and until authorities can get a grasp on what is needed, "in kind" donations have been discouraged.
December 17, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3) introduced H.R. 4326, the Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI-14) and the Committee's Ranking Minority Member, Lamar Smith (R-TX-21), cosponsored the bill together with Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-8), William Delahunt (D-MA-10), Daniel Lungren (R-CA-3), and Howard Coble (R-NC-6).
December 17, 2009 Press Release
RICHMOND, VA - Congressmen Eric Cantor (VA-07), Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), and J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), sent a letter yesterday to Gale D. Rossides, Acting Assistant Secretary, Transportation Security Administration, requesting reimbursement to the Capitol Region Airport Commission for the installation of the TSA's explosive detection system at the Richmond International Airport (RIC). In addition, the Congressmen are asking to be briefed by the TSA on the status of its reimbursement program and timeframe for paying back RIC. This is not the first request made to the TSA requesting reimbursement by members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation.
December 16, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1110, the "Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act of 2009" or "PHONE Act", a bill sponsored by Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-3) by a vote of 418 to 1 (Roll Call No. 986).
December 16, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On Saturday, the New Kent County, Virginia Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) awarded Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3) with the Congressman of the Century Award. According to the New Kent NAACP, the award was given to Rep. Scott "As Congressman Of The Century For Your Contribution To Equality And Justice For All Americans."
December 2, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a markup of H.R. 1064, the Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education Act, referred to as the Youth PROMISE Act. The Committee voted to report the bill favorably to the whole House of Representatives by a vote of 17-14.
December 1, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) issued the following statement on President Obama's announcement of his strategy for the War in Afghanistan:"I voted in favor of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists resolution to go after Al Qaeda - the perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation. The previous Administration got dangerously off track and diverted our attention and resources into Iraq despite the fact that it had no weapons of mass destruction, no connection to 9/11 and posed no imminent threat to the United
November 30, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-3) attended the groundbreaking of the new Simonsdale Elementary School in Portsmouth. Simonsdale Elementary has been serving the Simonsdale community since it first opened in 1946, and today it educates approximately 315 students from pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade.
November 24, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. J. Randy Forbes, Glenn Nye, Bobby Scott, and Rob Wittman, who represent the Hampton Roads region, sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of Gov. Tim Kaine's request for federal assistance for localities in Virginia that received damage from the Nor'easter that occurred from November 11-15, 2009.