Press Releases

April 7, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) introduced the "Every Student Counts Act," legislation that would reduce the high school dropout rate and prioritize high school gra...
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April 6, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) has announced the beginning of the Eighteenth Annual Third Congressional District High School Art Competition for 2011....
February 9, 2011 Press Release
About half of 3,900 JFCOM jobs in Southeast Virginia to be preservedRICHMOND, VA & WASHINGTON, DC Governor Bob McDonnell, Virginias two U.S. Senators and four members of southeastern Virginias de...
February 9, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on Senator Jim Webbs decision to not seek another term in the United States Senate:...
February 9, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Leroy Hassell:
February 9, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) introduced legislation in the 112th Congress to expand unemployment compensation for those hardworking Americans who lost their jobs during the histor
February 8, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Bobby Scott will join Gregg Rosen of the American 99ers Union and Dr. Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) to introduce The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act, legi
January 8, 2011 Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Congressman Bobby Scott released the following statement in response to the shooting attackon Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords."My heart and prayers go out to the Giffords family and to the families of her staff and other victims of this horrendous and senseless act.She is a tireless advocate for her constituents as the event she was conducting today indicates."
December 21, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Last night, the Senate passed H.R. 6412, the "Access to Criminal History Records for State Sentencing Commissions Act of 2010," by unanimous consent, readying the bill to be signed into law by the President. This bill, introduced by Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, was passed by the House of Representatives on December 9, 2010 and will make an important change to the law to allow state sentencing commissions direct access to the national database of criminal history record information maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice. State commissions will receive the same type of access to this information already afforded to the United States Sentencing Commission.
December 17, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, Barbara Lee, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott introduced legislation to provide an expansion of unemployment benefits that will assist those Americans who have exhausted their benefits. This benefit will be available to all unemployed persons, regardless of the unemployment conditions in their state.

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