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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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Economy and Jobs

Our national debt is one of the greatest threats to the economic security of the United States. Years of uncontrolled spending have left us with nearly $16 trillion in debt – much of that having accrued in just the last few years. I believe that we must reverse this trend. Reducing our spending and working towards a balanced budget has been one of my top priorities since coming to Congress.

In the past Congress, I have voted consistently for much-needed spending cuts. Additionally, I have cosponsored H.J. Res. 1 requiring the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress each year. Furthermore, I cosponsored and voted in favor of the Cut, Cap, and Balance, which requires a Balanced Budget Amendment to be sent to the states for ratification. While many of these efforts have been thwarted by the U.S. Senate, I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to reduce spending and enact a Balanced Budget Amendment. These are necessary steps that we must take to preserve the economic opportunities, personal freedoms, and individual liberties of our children and grandchildren.

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November 10, 2017 Editorial

The United States is fortunate to be one of the only countries in the world with an agricultural industry capable of meeting the monumental challenge of feeding not only itself, but also its friends and neighbors around the world.

One of the biggest issues American producers currently face is the challenge of combating the “dumping” of foreign subsidized crops into U.S. markets below the cost of production.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a “Business Builder and Job Creator” for his support of pro-growth, pro-job policies. The award, given in conjunction with the Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award, is based on Rep. Scott’s votes related to access to capital for small businesses, ensuring our workforce has the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow, and helping American manufacturers compete in a global economy.

July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) introduced the End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act (H.R. 3546), which would end the Lifeline Program’s taxpayer subsidization of free cell phones while allowing landline service to continue for eligible participants.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today introduced the Protecting American Jobs Act, a bill which would reign in the arbitrary judicial powers of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to better protect American industry and jobs and provide more clarity and certainty in the ruling on labor disputes. Twenty-four Members of Congress joined Rep. Scott as original co-sponsors of the legislation.

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.

March 28, 2016 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today introduced H.R. 4884, the Controlling the Unchecked and Reckless Ballooning of Lifeline Act of 2016 (CURB Act) which makes significant reforms to the Lifeline Program.   

March 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed the unanimous passage of the bipartisan H.R. 482, the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park Boundary Revision Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

February 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08) welcomed the unanimous passage of the bipartisan H.R. 482, the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park Boundary Revision Act, out of the U.S. House of Representatives’ full Committee on Natural Resources.

September 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement after the announcement to move fuselage panel assembly for the 747 to the Boeing Macon facility.

“Today’s announcement to move fuselage panel assembly for Boeing’s 747 to the Macon facility is great news for the greater-Macon community,” said Congressman Austin Scott.  “Not only does this move create valued and stable jobs, but it also confirms Boeing’s long-standing commitment to the area and further cements Georgia’s leadership in aerospace innovation.”

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:

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