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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


Chairman Scott Statement on January Jobs Report

02.01.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 304,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate increased to 4.0 percent. "While today's jobs report shows that our economy continues to grow, it does not account for the damage done by the 35-day partial government shutdown caused by President Trump and Majority Leader McConnell. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the President's shut… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on December Jobs Report

01.04.19   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 312,000 in December and the unemployment rate increased to 3.9 percent. "Despite the gains shown in today's job report, the reality is many Americans are still struggling. Wages have remained largely stagnant - particularly for low-wage earners - and too many workers are forced to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. By undermining our health care … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on November Jobs Report

12.07.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 155,000 jobs in November. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. "Today's jobs report reveals the economic state of workers and middle-class families remains fragile despite a prolonged period of low unemployment. Wages have remained largely stagnant - particularly for low-wage earners - and too many workers are forced to work multiple j… Continue Reading


Ranking Member Scott Statement on October Jobs Report

11.02.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 250,000 jobs in October, with the unemployment rate at 3.7 percent. "Today's jobs report once again shows that despite the continued strength of the U.S. economy, too many U.S. workers are still being left behind. Even accounting for the increased wage growth reflected in this report, workers' wages are barely keeping pace with inflation. Many peop… Continue Reading


Ranking Member Scott Statement on July Jobs Report

08.03.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 157,000 in July, with the unemployment rate at 3.9 percent. "Today's jobs report highlights the failure of the Republican tax bill to improve the lives of hard-working Americans. The report shows that unemployment dropped to 3.9 percent but annual wage growth remained at a paltry 2.7 percent. Instead of benefitting workers or investing in new equ… Continue Reading


Scott, Foxx Praise Final House Action on Bipartisan CTE Legislation

07.25.18   WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives sent to the President's desk H.R. 2353, the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Sponsored by Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), the legislation will help more Americans get the skills they need to compete for good-paying, in-demand industry jobs. During floor debate, Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, said: "Because … Continue Reading


Scott, Krishnamoorthi Praise Senate Passage of Workforce Development Bill

07.24.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which will reauthorize the Perkins Career and Technical Education program. "At a time when skilled workers are in such high demand, investments in quality education and training programs will provide more hard-working Americans the opportunity for good-paying jobs and financial security… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on May Jobs Report

06.01.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 223,000 jobs in May, with the unemployment rate at 3.8 percent. "The latest jobs report shows that while the employment numbers remain stable, workers are still not getting a fair return on their work. Despite a tightening job market, wage growth remains stubbornly sluggish. Today's report shows that while unemployment dropped to 3.8 percent, wag… Continue Reading


Ranking Member Scott Statement on April Jobs Report

05.04.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 164,000 jobs in April, with the unemployment rate at 3.9 percent. "The latest jobs report shows that our economy remains relatively stable, but the work is far from over and there are those in Congress working to undermine these economic gains. On average during President Obama's last full year in office, the economy added roughly 195,000 jobs a m… Continue Reading


Committee Democrats Stand Up to GOP Attacks on Community Service, Volunteers

04.17.18   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a full committee hearing on the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which administers the AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps programs. Last year, 325,000 Americans serving through AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps invested more than 155 million hours of service to their communities at more than 50,000 locations across the nation. CNCS provides opportunities for individuals to respond to some of the most pressing challenge… Continue Reading


Ranking Member Scott Statement on March Jobs Report

04.06.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 103,000 jobs in March, with the unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. "On average during President Obama's last full year in office, the economy added roughly 195,000 jobs a month, far more than the 103,000 jobs added last month. While it is encouraging that the latest jobs report shows that our economy remains relatively stable, there is still work t… Continue Reading


Democrats Oppose Harmful Work Requirements that Take Away Benefits

03.15.18   WASHINGTON - TODAY, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled, "Strengthening Access and Accountability to Work in Welfare Programs." Low-wage workers often rely on federal programs, such as SNAP, TANF and Medicaid, to help meet their basic needs and maintain employment. "Research shows that most low-income people on these programs are already working," said Ranking Member Susan Davis, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development. "The … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Scott Statement on February Jobs Report

03.09.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 313,000 jobs in February, with the unemployment rate unchanged at 4.1 percent. "Today's job report shows the economy has built on the progress of the previous administration by adding almost as many jobs in 13 months as the number of jobs added in the last 13 months of the Obama administration. However, even though the economy is generating new jo… Continue Reading


Scott: Trump’s Budget Proposal Shortchanges Students and Workers

02.12.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the White House released an outline of its Fiscal Year 2019 budget priorities. "The administration's budget proposal does not prioritize America's students and workers. President Trump's budget hurts students by eliminating vital early childhood and K-12 education programs to divert $1 billion to private school vouchers; slashing federal grant aid to make coll… Continue Reading


Ranking Member Scott Statement on January Jobs Report

02.02.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 200,000 jobs in January, with the unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. "Today's job report shows that while our economic recovery remains stable, too many working people and families are still struggling to get ahead and make ends meet. During President Obama's last year in office, the economy added over 2 million jobs, yet during President Trump's f… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on December Jobs Report

01.05.18   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 148,000 jobs in December, with the unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. "The latest jobs report shows that our economic recovery remains stable, yet there is still work to be done. Unfortunately, in the first year of the Trump administration, Congressional Republicans prioritized cutting taxes for the wealthy and undermining the Affordable Care Act … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on November Jobs Report

12.08.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 228,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. "Today's jobs report shows that our economic recovery remains stable, but our work in Congress is far from over. The reality is too many working people and families are still struggling to make ends meet because of stagnant wages. This is particularly relevant as Congressional R… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Job Killing GOP Tax Proposal

11.09.17   "New analysis from the NEA estimates that if Republicans succeed in eliminating much of the state and local tax deduction, as proposed in H.R. 1, it would likely have a devastating effect on state and local public education budgets. According to the analysis, H.R. 1 puts nearly 250,000 education jobs at risk and could result in $250 billion in cuts to public education over the next 10 years. In Virginia alone, the GOP's proposed changes to SALT would mean a potential loss of 9,264 public educati… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on October Jobs Report

11.03.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 261,000 jobs in October, with the unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. "Today's jobs report shows that our economic recovery remains strong and resilient, but our work in Congress is far from over. The reality is that too many families and individuals are still struggling to make ends meet, and lack some semblance of economic security. A substantial… Continue Reading

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