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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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114th Congress Leadership

House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Michael Conaway of Texas, named U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) the Chairman for the Subcommittee on "Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit" for the 114th Congress. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over policies, statues, and markets relating to commodity exchanges; agricultural credit; rural development; energy; rurual electrification. 

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May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, questioned Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), during a Committee hearing entitled, “State of the Rural Economy.” During the hearing, Rep. Scott and Secretary Perdue both stressed the importance of investment in broadband infrastructure in rural communities.

May 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), sent a letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), urging him to rescind Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rules issued in the 11th hour of the Obama Administration that would regulate a poultry producer’s ability to market their animals.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) released the following statement upon the House passing H.R. 244 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, to fund the federal government through September, and averting a partial government shutdown.

“One of the greatest duties we have as Members of Congress is to provide for our nation’s defense, and today’s funding agreement takes a big step forward in ensuring our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to tackle 21st century threats,” said Rep. Scott.

April 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, today released the following statement upon the U.S. Senate voting to confirm former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, held a hearing to evaluate the effectiveness of farm bill authorized credit programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Members of the committee heard from a panel of credit institution representatives who gave their perspectives on current credit conditions as well as how credit programs impact credit availability for farmers, ranchers, and forest owners.

January 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, today joined the other House members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation in applauding President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The following delegation members issued statements on President-elect Trump’s choice of Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture:

January 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Agriculture Committee Chairman, K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), recently announced U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) will serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit for the 115th Congress.

February 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, today released the following statement following recent media reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to deny assistance to American cotton farmers and the rural communities that depend on the U.S. cotton industry:

June 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, offered the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act, which authorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). 

May 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -The House Agriculture Committee today approved H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act, introduced by Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8), and Rep. David Scott (GA-13).  This bipartisan legislation will reauthorize and improve the operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as ensure robust markets, consumer protections, and a balanced approach to regulations impacting job creators.

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