News from Representative David Scott


October 4, 2021


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

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Guidance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are currently available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and meet one of the following conditions:

65 years and older
Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
Age 18+ who work in high-risk settings
Age 18+ who live in high-risk settings

Would you like to learn more about data supporting the need for booster shots? Click here.

Full Agriculture Committee Hearing Led by Chairman David Scott Examines the Potential of Carbon Markets to Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

At my very first hearing as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, I pledged to explore every opportunity to mitigate climate change and the significant risk it poses to agricultural production. This week, in keeping with that promise, I led a full committee hearing to explore the potential carbon markets pose to address our rapidly warming planet and advance a more sustainable approach to agriculture and forestry.

Watch my opening remarks from the hearing here. 

On 27th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act, Rep. David Scott Urges Senate Support for VAWA Reauthorization 


This month, I was proud to recognize the 27th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. Earlier this year, I joined my House colleagues in passing the bipartisan, lifesaving VAWA reauthorization to address this stark reality and ensure the safety of survivors of domestic abuse, stalking and sexual assault for our most vulnerable, including immigrant, LGBTQ and Native American women and communities of color.


Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Historic NDAA for the 61st Consecutive Year


The bipartisan bill, H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes my amendment to help expand the talent pipeline for Department of Defense construction projects to meaningfully reflect the diversity of our nation, advances critical support for our servicemembers, improves our readiness and reasserts the importance of our international partnerships. I am proud to stand with my colleagues as we continue the important work of caring for those in uniform while providing for a strong national defense.


Celebrating Elite Scholars Academy: National Blue Ribbon School for 2021


Congratulations to Elite Scholars Academy on being named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021. This outstanding recognition commemorates a commitment to academic excellence and exemplary teaching and learning. Keep up the great work #GA13 scholars –– you make us proud!


In The News

We can and must reduce barriers to access in the agricultural industry, combat entrenched structural and systemic racism and create a more equitable and more just agricultural community. Read my my full op-ed with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

Casework Highlight: Leticia A. (Austell, GA)

Thank you Leticia for reaching out! My office has been working hard to help #GA13 small business owners and entrepreneurs access federal funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Please call on me and my staff if we can ever be of assistance to you or your community.

Do you have a successful casework story or favorable experience that you'd like to share?  Click here.

Would you like to learn more about ways that my office can assist you? Click here.

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 and Smyrna if we can assist you. To Learn more about all of the work my office is doing, visit and stay up-to-date with all our latest updates on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

I look forward to hearing from you.





Congressman David Scott

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