Press Releases

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.
September 2, 2009 Press Release
Click Hereto download Congressman Bobby Scott's presentation on H.R. 3200, the America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009....
August 26, 2009 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) announced today that he will be holding community forums in the 3rd Congressional District to discuss health care reform in the week leading up to Congress returning from its August Recess.
August 26, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement today on the passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy:"Today our nation has lost one of its greatest public servants. Throughout his more than four decades in the United States Senate, Senator Kennedy was a champion for the American people. His legislative legacy includes the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Early Head Start Program, the State Children's Health
August 26, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott addressed the Virginia Retail Loss Prevention Conference in Norfolk, Virginia last Thursday, August 20, 2009 concerning his efforts to focus attention on the issue of Organized Retail Crime. "Organized Retail Crime is a growing problem that puts consumers at risk and costs retailers billions of dollars," said Scott. "Congress is examining this problem and considering ways to effectively deter its growth and to protect consumers from harm."
August 14, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03), Chairman the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on potential Guantanamo Detainee Trials in Newport News, Virginia:
August 6, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the United States Senate's confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:
July 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today's significant House Judiciary Committee vote on H.R. 3245, the Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009, will address a twenty year injustice in federal sentencing law. The bill is sponsored by Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott and 32 other members. The bill equalizes the penalties for crack and powder cocaine at the current powder cocaine penalty level. Under current law, those convicted of possessing 5 grams of crack receive the same 5-year mandatory minimum sentence as those convicted of selling 500 grams of powder cocaine; this is referred to as the "100-1 disparity". H.R. 3245 eliminates the disparity.

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