News from Representative David Scott


September 1, 2021


Thank you for taking the time to check in with me. As your Representative in Washington, I wanted to touch base with you about the recent updates on my work in Congress and in Georgia's Thirteenth Congressional District.

First and foremost, I wanted to address the recent developments in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which 13 U.S. Service Members lost their lives:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of all those who were killed and injured in this horrific act of violence, and our hearts are broken for our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation while working to get American civilians and our allies to safety. There is and can be no justification for such attacks.

I will forever be proud and grateful for the work of our extraordinary U.S. Armed Forces and other personnel in Afghanistan who facilitated the evacuation of more than 100,000 American civilians and our at-risk Afghan allies last month.

My team remains committed to working to secure the safe evacuation of remaining U.S. nationals and Afghan partners from Afghanistan as swiftly as possible.


May We Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives Serving Our Nation:

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah

Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts

Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California

Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California
Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska

Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California

Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio

Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee

August 24, 2021 Statement From Congressman David Scott

House Passes H.R. 4, The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act


Our votes are the most powerful non-violent tools we have to create a more perfect union. As demagogues and bad actors stake their claim in attempts to overturn the voice of the American people and undermine fair, accurate and complete elections, we must insist with renewed fervor that every voter’s voice is heard starting with improved access to the ballot box.

For voters today, voters tomorrow, and all those who sacrificed so we could cast a ballot freely and fairly, I was proud to vote for passage of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act and protect the sacred right to vote for all Americans.


Congressman David Scott Hosts Virtual College and Career Fair

Last week, I was proud to host the GA-13 inaugural College and Career Fair highlighting the merits of post-secondary options at 1890 HBCUs and other institutions throughout the University System of Georgia. The virtual event was powered by Goodwill of North Georgia’s Career Connector job training platform. 

High school seniors had the opportunity to:

  • Learn about post-secondary options (two-year College, four- year College or university, independent private career schools, the military, or apprenticeships).
  • Receive conditional, on-site admissions decisions and scholarship awards.
  • Get information on employment and apprenticeship opportunities.

Representatives were available from: Alcorn State University; Atlanta Metropolitan State College; Central State University; College of Coastal Georgia; Delaware State University; East Georgia State College; Florida A&M University; Fort Valley State University; Georgia Southern University; Georgia Southwestern State University; Kentucky State University; Middle Georgia State University; Prairie View A&M University; South Carolina State University; South Georgia State College; University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; University of North Georgia; University of West Georgia; and Valdosta State University


Telephone Town Hall: Public Officials Join to Talk About Availability of Local, State and Federal Relief

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, I hosted a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting to answer questions and talk with you about my work in Congress this year to keep our community safe and provide relief for constituents in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District during this difficult time. 

Special thanks to Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Christopher Nunn, Cobb County Commission Chairwoman Lisa Cupid, Union City Mayor Vince Williams and to everyone who joined us live. An audio recording is available on my Facebook page (@RepDavidScott).

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Housing Relief for Renters, Homeowners and Landlords

Recently, the demand for rent, mortgage and utility assistance has been exceptionally high. As your Representative in Washington, I am proud to share that Congress has risen to meet this most challenging moment in our history.

Previously passed federal funding from the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act was distributed to states and municipalities for state and local housing assistance programs. Residents may now apply to programs from their locality, as many programs are already approving applications and distrusting funds. 

Currently, programs to assist with rent, mortgage and utility payments are active in Cobb, Clayton, Fulton, and Henry counties. Douglas and Fayette county constituents may apply for assistance from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website.

Note: All Georgia residents are now eligible to apply for programs from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in addition to the county program based on their residency (however, they may only receive payments from one program). 

Learn more about the Department of Community Affairs Rental Assistance Program and the forthcoming Department of Community Affairs Mortgage Assistance Program.

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In The News

Read the full Q&A (Pages 24-28).

Casework Highlight: Lynn B. (Fayetteville, GA)

Thank you for reaching out Lynn, I’m glad my office could assist you! For more information about how we can be of service to you and your community, please visit www.DavidScott.House.Gov
Want to share your story? Let us know about your experience working with my office.

Thank you for staying in touch with me, and I look forward to continuing to serve you and your family. As always, feel free to call on me and my staff in Jonesboro, GA and Smyrna, GA. Learn more at and follow me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Congressman David Scott



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