Press Releases

March 31, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) sent a letter to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring calling on NLRB to reverse its suspension of union elections, especially mail ballot elections, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter comes after the NLRB announced it was suspending all representation elections through at least April 3.
March 27, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), along with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and Ways and Means Committee Member Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) called on the Department of Education (Department) to return all amounts garnished from the federal tax refunds of student loan borrowers since this year’s filing season began on January 27, 2020.
March 27, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House passed the Senate’s third economic stimulus package—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)—in response to the COVID-19 crisis. “Today’s passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, takes important steps to provide workers access to income, maintain students’ access to education, and ensure access to health care for all Americans throughout this unprecedented crisis.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – ON MONDAY, March 30th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a telephone town hall on the continued spread of COVID-19. The purpose of this call is to inform constituents of what actions Congress, the Administration and the Commonwealth of Virginia are doing and what they can do to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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March 23, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Bobby Scott issued the following statement after House Democrats introduced the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act. “The most effective way to help the American people through this public health crisis is to provide direct, immediate, and prolonged financial relief. The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act will give students, workers, and families the support they need and provides substantial funding to hospitals that will help save hundreds of thousands of lives.
March 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott issued the following statement after the Senate release the text of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. “The proposal that Senate Republicans revealed this morning would not provide students, workers, and families the urgent relief they need. Our country needs a stimulus package that puts money into the hands of workers and families, so they can sustain themselves – and the economy – in the weeks and months ahead. Handing $500 billion to corporations with no protections for workers, no equity for taxpayers, and no transparency to the American public is a recipe for disaster.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
Letter comes amid widespread shortages of respirators, surgical masks at nation’s hospitals
WASHINGTON, DC – Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chair Alma Adams (NC-12) sent a letter to Vice President Michael Pence urging him to immediately appoint a senior administration official to coordinate the supply and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers amid the COVID-19 crisis.
March 17, 2020 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – ON THURSDAY, March 19th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a telephone town hall on the continued spread of COVID-19 which is caused by the novel coronavirus. The purpose of this call is to inform constituents of what actions federal, state and local officials are doing and what they can do to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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March 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) introduced the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act to provide more than $3 billion in emergency funding for early childhood education programs, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions in response to the severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)—a legislative package to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Americans’ health and financial security. “The spread of COVID-19 will present increasingly severe challenges for students, workers, and families across the country.

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