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Scott Commemorates Olmstead Anniversary, Denounces Impact of Trumpcare on Americans with Disabilities

06.22.17   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement today marking the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C.which held that people with disabilities have the right to live in their communities under the Americans with Disabilities Act: "Today we mark the anniversary of the Olmstead decision - a tremendous civil rights victory for Americans with disabilities. In its ruling 18 years ago, the Suprem… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Senate Republicans’ TrumpCare Bill

06.22.17   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Senate Republicans released their version of Trumpcare: "Last month, House Republicans passed their bill, Trumpcare, without a Congressional Budget Office score detailing the legislation's impact on coverage, cost, and the economy. Now, the Senate is rushing to pass a bill in secret in just one week. Today, we got our first glimpse of the Senate's new Trumpcare. This… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on President Trump’s FY18 Budget

05.23.17   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the White House released its Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal that cuts $9 billion from the Department of Education, slashes funding for the Department of Labor by 20 percent, and diminishes the Department of Health and Human Services' ability to deliver early learning programs and health care for the American people. "A budget is a reflection of priorities and in this … Continue Reading


Scott, Pallone, Neal Blast Executive Order Targeting Vital Health Services

05.04.17   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement on the Trump Administration's executive order subverting civil rights protections under the guise of religious freedom: "As if working to take away coverage from 24 million Americans and raising health care costs for everyone else wasn't… Continue Reading


Scott Denounces House Republicans’ Passage of TrumpCare

05.04.17   WASHINGTON - Today, House Republicans voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare. House Republicans forced the vote without a Congressional Budget Office score of how the final legislation will affect America's families and the economy. Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) spoke on the House Floor against the bill. "A few facts about the situation since the passage of the Affordable Care Act: costs have gone up at the slowest rate in 50 years. Pre-existing conditi… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Omnibus

05.03.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the passage (309-118) of fiscal year 2017 omnibus legislation, H.R. 244 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017: "Budgeting requires making tough choices, and a budget is a reflection of priorities. Today's spending agreement prevents the government from shutting down and limits harmful efforts to balance the budget on the backs of students, working families, and vulnerable communities across the nation. "As l… Continue Reading


VA Members Urge Congressional Leadership to Take Action to Protect Miners Before Healthcare Benefits Expire

04.25.17   WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter today, Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, and Reps. Bobby Scott, Gerry Connolly, and A. Donald McEachin (all D-VA) urged Congressional leaders to take action to protect retired coal miners who risk losing their healthcare benefits as part of negotiations to keep the government funded before the end of the week. Last year, Congress reached a deal to extend government funding and retired miners' health care benefits until April 28th. In March, retired coal miners and … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Republicans Failed Attempt to Pass TrumpCare

03.24.17   WASHINGTON, DC - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after House GOP Leadership postponed consideration of H.R. 1628 - Trumpcare: "Today is a victory for health care security for millions of families. The bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was a bad deal for the American people, and even those who oppose the Affordable Care Act recognized the serious flaws with the Republican plan. By every measure, the Republican bill made things worse - by increa… Continue Reading


Bonamici Statement on Canceled TrumpCare Vote

03.24.17   WASHINGTON, DC [03/24/17] - Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) released the following statement after House leadership canceled the vote on the American Health Care Act, also known as TrumpCare: "This bill was a disaster, and I'm glad it was pulled from consideration before a vote. "TrumpCare would be devastating. Oregonians and Americans would pay more and get less. Many would face a future without health insurance, or with inadequate coverage. It's especially bad for seniors, who wo… Continue Reading


Blunt Rochester Statement on President Trump and House GOP Pulling ACA Repeal Bill

03.24.17   WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Blunt Rochester issued the following statement after President Trump and the House GOP pulled the Affordable Care Act repeal bill: "Twenty-four million Americans and tens of thousands of Delawareans would have lost coverage under the American Health Care Act. What happened today is a victory for them and all Americans. The Affordable Care Act insured tens of millions of Americans, added protections against gender discrimination, and ensured that those with preexisting con… Continue Reading


Leading Children’s Health Groups to House of Representatives: Keep Medicaid Strong

03.22.17   WASHINGTON, DC -The American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Defense Fund, Children's Dental Health Project, Family Voices, First Focus Campaign for Children, March of Dimes and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners issue the following joint statement opposing the American Health Care Act's (AHCA) drastic changes to Medicaid and their detrimental impact on children and families: "Our organizations represent children, pregnant women, families, children's health care providers a… Continue Reading


Scott: Association Health Plans Shift Costs Onto Workers

03.22.17   WASHINGTON, DC - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, by a vote of 236-175, largely on party lines: "H.R. 1101 would undermine the progress made under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), weaken state-level consumer protections and shift costs onto working people. This association health plan idea has been studied for years and it has been concluded that it's a bad idea. Under t… Continue Reading


Shea-Porter Statement on Huge Coverage Losses Under Republican Health Care Bill

03.13.17   WASHINGTON, DC- Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the Republican health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). "Today's estimate by the independent Congressional Budget Office that 14 million Americans would lose their insurance next year under the Republican health plan should be the nail in the coffin for this draconian proposal, which would not only ta… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on CBO Analysis of Republican Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

03.13.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office announced that 24 million more Americans would be uninsured under the Republicans' Pay More For Less bill. "The Congressional Budget Office has confirmed what we already knew - that millions of Americans would lose access to affordable health insurance under the Republican plan. This proposal was put together without considering the fundamental principles of arithmetic. By skewi… Continue Reading


Committee Republicans Pass Health Care Proposals That Would Harm Working Families

03.08.17   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a markup on H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, H.R. 1304 the Self-Insurance Protection Act, and H.R. 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. These three proposals would weaken insurance protections for consumers, shift costs onto working people, and undermine civil rights and privacy protections of employees. "H.R. 1101, H.R. 1304, and H.R. 1313 do nothing to help insulate the American people from… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Republican ACA Repeal Bill

03.06.17   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after Republicans finally released their proposal to Make America Sick Again. "The Republican bill to repeal the ACA is fundamentally flawed, because it purports to cover pre-existing conditions without an individual mandate. In states that have tried this, the markets have gone into total chaos. Furthermore, the tax credits proposed are likely to be insufficient for low-inc… Continue Reading


Committee Learns Republican Healthcare Proposals Would Harm Working Families

03.01.17   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, and discussion drafts for the Self-Insurance Protection Act and the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. These three proposals would weaken insurance protections for consumers and shift costs onto workers. The hearing also served as a distraction from the fact that Congressional Republicans still have no plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "While… Continue Reading


Democratic Health Leaders Blast Proposed CMS Marketplace Rule

02.15.17   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the following joint statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule affecting the Health Insurance Marketplace. "The Trump Administration's proposed rule continues Republican efforts to rip away health security from … Continue Reading


Democrats Highlight Impact of Reckless ACA Repeal on Our Nation’s Children

02.08.17   WASHINGTON - Today, Ranking Member Bobby Scott was joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., Ranking Member Richard Neal, Ranking Member John Yarmuth, Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, President of the National Association of School Nurses Beth Mattey, parents and advocates for a press conference to highlight how Republican plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will harm children. Medicaid is vital… Continue Reading


At Full Committee ACA Hearing, Committee Democrats Defend Families’ Rights and Protections, Release New Report on How Repeal Threatens Working Families

02.01.17   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on health care, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided quality, affordable health care coverage. At the hearing, Committee Democrats unveiled a new report entitled, Accessible, Affordable Health Care - A Right, Not A Privilege: How Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Threatens the Health and Economic Security of Working Families. "If my Republican colleagues continue on the course to repeal, we know that 3… Continue Reading

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