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The U.S. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1993.
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ENG: Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott (born April 30, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district takes in most of Richmond, all of Portsmouth, along with parts of Norfolk, Hampton and Scott's home in Newport News. Early life, education and career Scott was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in Newport News, Virginia. He is of African American and Filipino American (maternal grandfather) descent. Scott graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in government and Boston College Law School with his Juris Doctor. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Scott is a former member of the National Guard and Army Reserve. Scott was a lawyer at a private practice from 1973 to ...
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Scott Statement on Tempor. Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act

Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-Virginia) issued the following statement on H.R. 3630, the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011: "I supported the two month extension in December so that Congress would have more time to develop a proposal that responsibly pays for the full year extension of the payroll tax cut. Unfortunately, I have to oppose this bill because it is not paid for. This bill adds $101.1 billion to the deficit in fiscal year 2012 alone, it cuts billions from preventive health programs, it scales back unemployment insurance at a time when too many Americans ...

Rep. Scott Hopeful For FCPA Guidance

A key Democratic representative on the House Committee on the Judiciary said he was hopeful forthcoming Justice Department guidance on the FCPA would alleviate the need to amend the anti-foreign bribery law. “Hopefully that will cure the matter and legislation won’t be necessary,” Rep. Bobby Scott (D., Va.) told Corruption Currents Wednesday. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who heads the Criminal Division, said in November that the Justice Department would release guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The announcement comes amid an expensive lobbying push ...

Scott calls for federal investigation into Mo' Money

The problems with "Mo Money Tax service" are now much more than just a few disgruntled customers. The Federal Government is now getting involved. Congressman Bobby Scott believes the Feds have to get involved because Mo' Money could be using a federal agency to defraud their customers. The calls have been pouring into his office. "They're talking about bounced checks, complaints all over the place," said Scott. Constituents from Richmond to Norfolk, worried that the "Mo Money Tax Services" company has taken off with their refunds. Scott is he ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee ...

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Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: Mr. Speaker, it was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of our Alpha Phi Alpha brother, the Honorable William Herbert Gray III, on July 1, 2013. My thoughts and prayers are with Reverend Gray's family during this difficult time. Reverend Gray was a public servant in the truest sense of the word. He found many ways to effect change in the lives of the citizens of Philadelphia and, later, citizens across the country and the world. After his father stepped down as senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church, he succeeded him and served as senior pastor for more than 35 years.Well-known as a consensus-builder in the Philadelphia community, Reverend Gray leveraged those relationships into an opportunity to represent the Second Congressional District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. House of Representatives. During his tenure, he rose to the influential positions of chairman of the Budget Committee and majority whip of the House of Representatives. He was the
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: I rise in opposition to the Making College More Expensive Act. In 2007, Congress cut the interest rate on student loans in half, from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent, for 5 years. Last year, we extended that benefit for 1 more year. In a few weeks, on July 1, if Congress chooses not to act, the interest rate is scheduled to double back to the rate of 6.8 percent. Incredibly, this bill is so bad that, according to the Congressional Research Service, students will actually be better off if Congress were to let the rate double to 6.8 percent than to adopt this legislation. This bill is also bad because it makes rates variable for the life of the loan, therefore forcing students to sign for an interest rate that will fluctuate over time so they don't even know what it's going to be from one time to the next. This proposal essentially asks students to sign up for loans without knowing what they're signing up for.This is different from the Democratic proposals on variable
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1073, the Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act. This bipartisan legislation, which was reported favorably by the Judiciary Committee in March, is nearly identical to legislation that the House passed by voice vote in the last Congress. H.R. 1073 amends the Federal Criminal Code to conform our laws to our Nation's obligations under four international treaties that are part of an important effort to update international law for the post-September 11th era. Two of the treaties, the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism and the Convention for the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, require party nations to better protect nuclear materials and to punish acts of nuclear terrorism.Two other treaties, amendments to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation and the Protocol for Suppression of Unl
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: We know that a college education is extremely important to young people. It can transform their entire lives and open opportunities that are not available to those without a college education. We know that the good jobs require education. Ninety percent of the good-paying jobs in the future will require education past the high school level--and not necessarily a 4-year college, but some education and training past the high school level. Of course, that would include college. There's an old adage that the more you learn, the more you earn; the more education you get, the more likely you are to have a much higher income.Now, we know that the benefits of a decent education not only accrue to the individual, but also to the community; because those communities that have a well-educated constituency are much less likely to have to suffer as much crime or pay as much for social services as those communities that do not invest in education.And our national economic com

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