Press Releases

June 22, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC In reaction to the U.S. Supreme Courts decision this morning regarding Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement:
June 17, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) introduced President Obamas statutory "pay-as-you-go" legislation in the House today,H.R. 2920. He was joined at a press conference by OMB Director Peter Orszag, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (CA-07), House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (SC-05), Rep. Baron Hill (IN-09), Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Allen Boyd (FL-02), andRep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) to discuss the importance of passing this legislation.
June 12, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate amendment to H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act by a vote of 307 to 97 (Roll Call No. 335). The bill was passed first in the House on April, 2, 2009, was subsequently passed in the Senate, and will now go to President Obama to be signed into law.
June 12, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC This week, the Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064/S. 435), introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mike Castle (R-DE) and in the United States Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), received its 150th House co-sponsor. In the month since advocates for the bill held a Youth PROMISE Act Advocacy Day on the hill, the bill has picked up 65 co-sponsors, including 11 additional Republican members.
May 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC On Thursday, May 29, 2009, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3) was awarded with the 2009 Public Service Award from Society for Prevention Research at their 18th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
May 26, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On President Obama's nomination today of U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-3) issued the following statement:"President Obama appears to have selected a well qualified and highly experienced candidate for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court. Currently a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which sits in New York, Judge Sotomayor has strong academic credentials and
May 14, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC This week, the Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064/S. 435), introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mike Castle (R-DE) and in the United States Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), received its 100th House co-sponsor this week.
May 5, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) will announce the winners of the Sixteenth Annual Third Congressional District Art Competition at upcoming receptions in Newport News and Richmond. The Third Congressional District Art Competition was open to all High School students in the Third Congressional District of Virginia.
May 4, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC This week, the Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064/S. 435), introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mike Castle (R-DE) and in the United States Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), receives a major boost from localities, juvenile justice advocates and Hollywood.
April 30, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Last year, Congress enacted the new GI Bill for the 21st Century (the "Post-9/11 GI Bill"), which was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jim Webb and in the House by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Harry Mitchell (D-AZ). The 21st Century G.I. Bill restores the promise of a full, four-year college education for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, making them part of the economic recovery.

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