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Jan 06, 2013

RTD Op-Ed: Fiscal Cliff Deal will have devastating impact on the budget

By Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" ScottPublished Sunday, January 6, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch Late in the evening on New Year's Day, Republicans and Democrats slapped each other on the back as the House of Representatives passed the "fiscal cliff" deal, congratulating one another on what we can achieve when we all work together. The deal was made in order to avoid the automatic across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequestration, and extend the "middle class" Bush-era tax cuts. Sequestration was not averted; it was just delayed two months. The middle-class...

Jan 04, 2013

Scott Named a Vice Chair of Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA) was appointed a vice chair of a congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force by its chair, Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA). The task force was established by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut to investigate what steps Congress can take now and in the future to reduce gun violence. Congressman Bobby Scott serves as the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. He is a known leader of legisl...

Nov 14, 2012

DIRECT REVIEW BY U.S. SUPREME COURT OF DECISIONS OF VIRGIN ISLANDS SUPREME COURT

Mr. SCOTT of Virginia:  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 6116, as amended. I support this legislation for several reasons. To begin with, this bill simply implements the recommendation of the third circuit judicial council to allow decisions of the Virgin Islands Supreme Court to be reviewed directly by the United States Supreme Court. The Virgin Islands Supreme Court is the equivalent of a U.S. State supreme court. It is authorized to review all final orders, judgments, and specified interlocutory orders of the Virgin Islands superior courts. Appeals from ...

Nov 14, 2012

STOP TOBACCO SMUGGLING IN THE TERRITORIES ACT OF 2012

Mr. SCOTT of Virginia:  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 5934, the Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2012. When enacted, H.R. 5934 will amend the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act by including American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam in existing legislation which makes it illegal to knowingly ship, transport, receive, possess, sell, distribute, or purchase 10,000 or more contraband cigarettes that do not have a State or territorial stamp.Under the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act, violators face crimin...