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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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Defense & National Security

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I understand how important it is to have the best equipped and trained military in the world. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution makes clear that one the major duty of Congress is to provide for the common defense. The 8th District is home to Robins and Moody Air Force Bases, two bases that are vital to America's security.  I am extremely proud of our installations and the thousands of veterans, military families, and Department of Defense civilian employees that I represent.

Robins Air Force Base

Robins AFB is home to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC), the Headquarters of the Air Force Reserve Command, 5th Combat Communications Group, and the E-8C Joint Surveillance Targeting Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) unit.  The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex is one of the Air Force's three depots.  I am a strong proponent of maintaining the Air Force's organic depot capability, and I have worked to advance policies in Congress that protect and strengthen the WR-ALC. 

Moody Air Force Base

Moody AFB is home to the 23rd Wing and the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing.  The 23rd Wing employs A-10C, HC-130P, HH-60G aircraft and trains and prepares personnel for combat operations.  The Air Force's biggest A-10C fighter group is based at Moody AFB.

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April 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., along with U.S. Representatives Austin Scott, R-Ga.-08, and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga.-02, today reaffirmed their commitment to serving Robins Air Force Base at the first annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional breakfast.

September 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement after voting against the President’s Iran Deal: H.R. 3461, To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran.

August 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) will host the 2015 Military Service Academy Day event on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Academy Day provides students currently in 8th through 12th grades, parents, and counselors with the opportunity to learn about and speak with representatives from the five United States Military Academies. 

May 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S.Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives on passing H.R. 1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The bill provides funding for our nation’s military, including $612 billion in base budget national defense funding and Overseas Contingency Operations accounts.

April 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today joined the House Armed Services Committee in approving H.R. 1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Congressman Scott, who serves on the Readiness and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees, represents Robins and Moody Air Force Bases.

The bill provides funding for our nation’s military, including $604.2 billion in base budget national defense funding and Overseas Contingency Operations accounts.

March 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.–Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) called on congressional leaders to support the A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft fleet, also known as the A-10C Warthog. Carter and Scott, who both represent Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia, signed a letter to the House Appropriations Committee led by Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Congresswoman Candice S.

January 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman, Mac Thornberry, announced the Armed Services subcommittees on which Congressman Austin Scott will lead and serve for the 114th Congress.

Congressman Scott was appointed to the Readiness Subcommittee and the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee.

January 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address:

January 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015.

December 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passingH.R. 3937, the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), by a vote of 300 to 119.

The bill provides funding for our nation’s military, including $521.3 billion in base budget national defense funding and $63.7 billion reserved for Overseas Contingency Operations.

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