News from Representative David Scott


March 31, 2021


Last week, I chaired a historic hearing to review the current status of Black farmers in the United States. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of Black farmers in the U.S. declined by over 90% since 1900. Currently, black farmers account for only 1.7% of farms in the United States, and they only receive approximately 0.7% of total USDA payments.

Click here to watch the hearing on YouTube.

“This systemic discrimination continues to be felt by Black farmers today, who are still disadvantaged in USDA programs,” Chairman Scott said in his opening statement. “This festering wound on the soul of American agriculture must be healed.

Click here to read the article from the Georgia Recorder.

The American Rescue Plan in Georgia

The American Rescue Plan Act will help Georgians mitigate the negative economic impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look at some of the key figures that will provide direct financial relief for GA families, workers, schools, and businesses. 

Click here for more information on the American Rescue Plan.

Women's History Month

During the month of March, I was proud to recognize Women’s History Month and celebrate the contributions of women to events in American history and contemporary society.

Click here to learn more about Women’s History Month.

Notes From The Community

I just wanted to personally thank you for all the help you and your staff have provided me. I was not getting my annuity, but you were able to push the United Sates Office of Personnel Management and got it going. I was also getting charged double for my life insurance and your staff acted promptly to address this issue and get it resolved. I am so relieved to have all this behind me now. Thank you for your staff’s courtesy and professionalism. 

Phyllis T. | Hampton, GA

I just wanted to thank you once again for your help in recovering my 1099 tax form from the Social Security Administration. I have been trying to get it since the beginning of March, but they said that it was delayed. I called and called, but I couldn’t reach anyone. When I told your office about this, a caseworker got right on it for me, and it was taken care of promptly. I am so grateful because now I am able to move forward. Thank you again! 

Devora J. | Fairburn, GA

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Recently Sponsored Legislation

H.R. 1710, To provide emergency assistance to help homeowners negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

H.R. 1711, To identify causes leading to, and solutions for, under-banked, un-banked, and underserved consumers.

Recently Cosponsored Legislation

H.R. 1319, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

H.R. 1603, Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021

H.R. 1620, Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021

H.R. 1834, Hate Crimes Commission Act of 2021

H.R. 1843, To facilitate the expedited review of hate crimes committed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

H.R. 1996, To create protections for financial institutions that provide financial services to legitimate cannabis-related businesses and service providers.

H.R. 2007, To provide resources to expand research and education with respect to uterine fibroids.

Click here for a full list of legislation sponsored and cosponsored by Congressman David Scott during the month of March 2021.

Upcoming Key Dates

Is there an event going on in your community that you'd like to let us know about? Send me an email here or call my offices at 770-210-5073.

A Question For You

This month, the U.S. House of Representatives took steps to curb the epidemic of gun violence by passing legislation to strengthen background check requirements. Do you believe that background checks should be mandatory for all firearm purchases?


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