July 2, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-Virginia) will host a forum to promote the Youth PROMISE Act. The Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064) was introduced in February 2009 by Representative Scott and Representative Mike Castle (R-Delaware).
WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Representatives Glenn Nye, Bobby Scott, Randy Forbes, and Rob Wittman advocated cancelling the Navys proposal to homeport a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Fla., following Secretary of Defense Gates recent directive to the military departments to trim more than $10 billion in Department of Defense (DoD) from future budgets.
June 30, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Today, the House of Representatives passed the conference report to H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, by a vote of 237 to 192 (Roll Call No. 413). The measure must still be passed by the Senate before it goes to the Presidents desk. Voting in favor of the conference report, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) issued the following statement:
June 2, 2010 Press Release
HAMPTON, VA Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott issued the following statement after touring the Hampton Veterans Medical Center this morning:"I appreciate Director Seekins and the staff of the Hampton V.A. Medical Center for providing me the opportunity to visit with and thank our veterans for their service to our nation. I saw firsthand that the doctors and nurses here are truly committed to providing the best care possible to our veterans.
May 20, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott will host the premiere of a "viral video" urging support and passage of the Youth PROMISE Act. The premiere will take place at the South Orientation Theatre in the Capitol Visitor Center at 6:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Rep. Bobby Scott announced today that Portsmouths Lakeview Elementary School has received a $3.7 million federal stimulus grant to address air quality issues believed to have contributed to an increase in asthma among students. The poor air quality at Lakeview Elementary has been traced to excessive humidity and related mold issues, and this grant will fund replacements of the buildings roof, ceilings, windows, doors and the HVAC system.
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott announced today that members of his District Office Staff will hold office hours in Charles City and New Kent Counties on June 1st and in Prince George and Surry Counties on June 2nd.
May 10, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC On President Obamas nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) will announce the winners of the Seventeenth Annual Third Congressional District Art Competition at upcoming awards receptions in Newport News and Richmond. Each year, the Third Congressional District Art Competition is open to all High School students in the Third Congressional District of Virginia.
April 20, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement today on the passing of Dr. Dorothy I. Height:"Today, our nation mourns the loss of one our most influential civil rights leaders, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, a native of Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Height spent the better part of her lifetime working to ensure that others would have the freedom to accomplish their dreams. As the only woman in the inner circle of leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, her presence provided the much needed female perspective on decisions made in the struggle to achieve equal rights for all Americans.Even though she was on the dais with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he delivered his "I Have a Dream" Speech in 1963, her integral role in the movement was not always known to the general public. That role was finally recognized nationally when President Clinton Awarded her the Medal of Freedom in 1994 and Congress awarded her the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.