Press Releases

Scott, DeLauro Statement on Trump Administration’s Closing of Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers

05.24.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and Labor Committee, and Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, today released the following statement on the Department of Labor's (DOL) and Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to stop operating 9 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC). "We are disappointed by the Trump administration's rushed decision to turn its back on the y… Continue Reading


Scott, Pallone, and Neal Blast Trump Administration’s Discriminatory Proposal to Eliminate Patient Protections

05.24.19   WASHINGTON- Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following joint statement today on the Trump Administration's proposed rule to further undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by attempting to reverse anti-discrimination provisions of the law that protect women and transgender Americans' rights: "This inhumane proposal is yet another attempt by the Trump Admi… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott to Secretary Acosta: The Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Rule Leaves Millions of Workers Behind

05.22.19   WASHINGTON - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, wrote a letter to Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta urging the Department to abandon its proposal to rescind Obama-era overtime regulations. Under the Department's proposal, nearly 8.2 million workers-including 4.2 million women and 3 million people of color-would be left behind. The Chairman expressed concern regarding the Department's flawed methodology that influenced t… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Speaks on House Floor in Support of Bipartisan Bill to Prevent and Treat Child Abuse and Neglect

05.20.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) delivered the following remarks during the floor debate for the H.R. 2480 - Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA). "Thank you, M/ Speaker. And thank you to Dr. Schrier and Mr. Comer for your leadership on this important issue. "I rise Today in support of the bipartisan Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, or Stronger CAPTA. "Congress has a vital role in helping states protect children from the physica… Continue Reading


VIDEO RELEASE: House Democrats Commemorate the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

05.17.19   WASHINGTON - Today, on the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott joined House Democrats in reflecting on Congress' responsibility to fulfill the promise of Brown by achieving equity in education. "The legacy of systemic inequality and racial segregation continues to deny millions of children the opportunity to reach their full potential," said Chairman Scott (VA-03). "Instead of… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Stands with Democratic Colleagues to Protect Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions

05.16.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) delivered the following remarks during the floor debate for the H.R. 987 - Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield myself as much time as I may consume. I rise today in support of this bill to improve access to quality health coverage, protect the Affordable Care Act, and cut prescription drug costs for consumers. "Unfortunately, Mr. Speaker, the administration has consistently undermined … Continue Reading


On Eve of Brown v Board’s 65th Anniversary, Committee Advances Two Bills to Promote School Diversity, Protect Students’ Civil Rights

05.16.19   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and Labor approved two bills to promote school diversity and protect students' civil rights: Strength in Diversity Act of 2019 (H.R. 2639) and Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act (H.R. 2574). "The legacy of systemic inequality and racial segregation continues to deny millions of children the opportunity to reach their full potential. Instead of confronting this injustice, the federal government has continually retreated from its role in promoting … Continue Reading


Nadler, Scott, Murray Introduce Bill to End Forced Arbitration in the Workplace, To Allow Workers to Band Together to Enforce Their Legal Rights

05.15.19   WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA), Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee introduced the Restoring Justice for Workers Act, legislation to end forced arbitration clauses and protect workers' ability to pursue work-related claims in court… Continue Reading


Nadler, Katko, McBath, Herrera Beutler, Scott Reintroduce Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to Protect Pregnant Workers From Workplace Discrimination

05.14.19   WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, legislation that would protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would address legal ambiguities and help ensure that pregnant women are treated fairly on the job. The legislation, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA… Continue Reading


Committees Call on White House and DOJ to Stop Withholding Documents on Decision to Attack the Constitutionality of the ACA and Undermine Pre-Existing Condition Protections

05.14.19   WASHINTON-Five House Committees sent letters to the White House and the Department of Justice demanding documents in response to a request made more than a month ago regarding the Trump Administration's sudden decision to reverse its legal position in court and assert that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be held unconstitutional. The letters were signed by Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Co… Continue Reading


Scott, Foxx Statement on Surprise Medical Billing

05.09.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (NC-05) released the following joint statement after the White House summit on surprise medical billing. "Last month, this Committee held the first-ever congressional hearing on surprise medical billing. That discussion revealed bipartisan support for a solution that protects patients and their families from the financial and emotional harm of unexpected out-of-pocket health care costs. We remain committed to working ac… Continue Reading


Education and Labor Committee Unanimously Approves Bipartisan Bill to Prevent and Treat Child Abuse and Neglect

05.08.19   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and Labor unanimously approved H.R. 2480, legislation to strengthen federal efforts to prevent and treat child abuse. The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) is a bold, bipartisan response to combat the rising rates of child maltreatment experienced as the opioid crisis has devastated families and communities across the country. "As the opioid epidemic and other pressures have devastated communities and families acros… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on April Jobs Report

05.03.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 263,000 jobs in April and the hourly wage growth fell back to 3.2 percent. "Today's jobs report continues to show that the economy is not working for everyone. Despite strong overall job growth and record increases in worker productivity, four in 10 American households cannot afford basics like food, housing, and health care. And for those working at th… Continue Reading


House and Senate Democrats Unveil Landmark Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize

05.02.19   WASHINGTON - Today, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act-comprehensive legislation to strengthen protections for workers' right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. As wage inequality continues to leave workers and middle-class families behind, this legislation would empower millions of Americans to stand together and ensure hardworking people are getting their fair share of economic growt… Continue Reading


Chairmen Scott, Pallone Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Roll Back of Health Care Protections for Women, Transgender Patients

05.02.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and Labor, and Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Committee on Energy and Commerce, issued the following joint statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule that would deny patients necessary and lifesaving health care based on religious beliefs and erode nondiscrimination protections: "Today's final rule, along with the expected release of a second rule that would undermine health ca… Continue Reading


Top Democrats: CMS Rule Undermines Home Health Care Workers, Jeopardizes Quality of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

05.02.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), House Committee on Education and Labor, and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, released the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) release of a final rule designed to obstruct home care workers from directing their own wages to support their union. "The administration's final rule is a transparent attempt to limit the ability of home care work… Continue Reading


Committee Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse

05.02.19   WASHINGTON - Today, four Democrats and four Republicans on the Committee on Education and Labor introduced H.R. 2480, legislation to strengthen federal efforts to prevent and treat child abuse. The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) is a bold, bipartisan response to combat the rising rates of child maltreatment experienced as the opioid crisis has devastated families and communities across the country. The four Democratic co-sponsors are Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. (W… Continue Reading


GAO Report: Inadequate Federal Oversight, Inconsistent State Policies and Practices Are to Blame for Failure to Identify Children with Disabilities

04.24.19   WASHINGTON - A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released today reveals that inconsistent state policies and inadequate federal oversight are denying thousands of young people with disabilities the services and support required under federal law. The report, which was requested by Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, examined … Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Congratulates Rodney Robinson, 2019 Teacher of the Year

04.24.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after Rodney Robinson was announced as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Robinson is a social studies teacher at Virgie Binford Education Center inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center. "I am proud to congratulate Richmond public school teacher Rodney Robinson, who was named 2019 National Teacher of the Year this morning. While Congress has a critical role in providing students, parents, and educators the resources t… Continue Reading


PROMISES KEPT: Committee on Education and Labor Highlights Legislative Milestones in the First 100 Days of 116th Congress

04.12.19   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and Labor marked its first 100 days of the 116th Congress by highlighting its work on behalf of students, workers, and families across the country. In just over three months, the Committee has advanced legislation to improve public schools, protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act, and raise wages for millions of workers. "Over the first 100 days of the 116th Congress, the Committee has followed through on the promises we made to our cons… Continue Reading

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