November 19, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On November 19, 2009 Chairman George Miller (CA-07), along with Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-3), Dale Kildee (MI-05), Chaka Fattah (PA-02), Danny Davis (IL-07), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Raul Grijalva (AZ-07) and David Loebsack (IA-02) introduced the Graduation for All Act of 2009 (GFA). This legislation creates a three year renewable competitive grant to turn around
November 16, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) will host U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a visit to An Achievable Dream (AAD), a Newport News public school, on Friday, November 20, 2009. Secretary Duncan and Rep. Scott will begin with a tour of AAD's elementary school, where they will observe students and teachers in various classrooms. Following the tour, Secretary Duncan and Rep. Scott will hold a roundtable discussion at AAD's middle and high school, where they will discuss ways to improve No Child Left Behind and promote dropout prevention with educators, students and parents.
November 7, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, by a vote of 220-215 (Roll Call No. 887). The legislation will lower health care costs, provide access to care for 36 million Americans, and provide a public option for consumers to help encourage competition among insurers and drive health costs down.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing on "Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System." Several leading criminal justice experts including Barry Krisberg, President of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and Wayne McKenzie, Director of the Prosecution and Racial Justice Program at the Vera Institute of Justice testified about the on-going racial disparities that exist in the justice system.
October 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) issued the following statement on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's announcement of approving the construction of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall:
October 8, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), along with Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (MI-14) and Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Mel Watt (NC-12), Bill Delahunt (MA-10), Linda Sanchez (CA-39) and Hank Johnson (GA-04), introduced the Civil Access to Justice Act of 2009. The main purpose of this legislation is to reauthorize the Legal Services Corporation Act, which has not been reauthorized by Congress since 1977. A companion bill was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (IA) earlier this year.
September 24, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Hampton Roads Congressional Delegation teamed up to advocate for maintaining the permanent force structure of 11 aircraft carriers. Congressmen Wittman, Nye, Scott and Forbes sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, citing concern over recent reports suggesting that Pentagon officials are contemplating a reduction in the nation's aircraft carrier fleet as part of the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).
September 18, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the motion to recommit H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act:"Yesterday, the Republican minority proposed a motion to recommit H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act to insert the Defund ACORN Act' into the underlying bill. Although the
September 17, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 (SAFRA), which makes the single largest investment in Pell grants and student loans in history and provides resources to other education programs. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 253 to 171 (Roll Call No. 719). Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) voted in favor of the legislation.
September 11, 2009 Press Release
HAMPTON, VA- Three Hampton Roads members of Congress are teaming up to make the case that Langley Air Force Base would make an ideal home for an additional squadron of F-22s, as well as a future base for F-35s and other emerging Air Force missions.