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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia


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.

More on Economy and Jobs

October 23, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) today discussed the disastrous impact the president’s health care law is having on jobs, the economy and access to affordable health care for Georgia families during remarks on the House Floor:

(Remarks as prepared)

“Mr. Speaker,

October 7, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Defense’s decision to revise implementation of the Pay Our Military Act and end furloughs for most of its approximately 400,000 civilian employees:

August 6, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement regarding the Department of Defense’s decision to reduce the number of furlough days for civilian defense employees from eleven to six this fiscal year:

June 28, 2013 Press Release

By U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08)

Macon Telegraph

June 28, 2013


Now, more than ever, we must unite as a community around the common cause of strengthening Robins Air Force Base. Our nation’s budget challenges have led to a reduction in defense spending, and in turn, are having a direct impact on every defense community, including ours in Middle Georgia.

January 11, 2013 Press Release

13-01-08_-_ConAgra_Peter_Pan_1Austin tours ConAgra in Sylvester; the home of Peter Pan Peanut Butter

September 14, 2012 Press Release

Votes in favor of H.R. 6365, National Security and Job Protection Act


Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6365, National Security and Job Protection Act. An overview of the legislation is included below Rep. Scott’s quote: