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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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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08) introduced bipartisan legislation which will create Georgia’s first National Park.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Conference Report to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes the development and maintenance of the nation’s waterway infrastructure, among other critical projects.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today joined all 16 members of the Georgia congressional delegation in sending a letter to Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), expressing disappointment in OMB for its failure to support for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Earlier this week, the Obama administration released its FY 2015 budget, and again failed to provide construction funding for the Savannah Harbor deepening.