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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, participated in a Committee hearing entitled, “Renegotiating NAFTA: Opportunities for Agriculture.” During the hearing, Rep.

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July 25, 2017 Press Release
U.S. House of Representatives passes bill to strengthen sanctions against North Korea, Russia, and Iran.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), the only Georgia Congressman on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), released the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, participated in a Committee hearing examining the state of investment in rural America. During the hearing, Rep. Scott continued his push on the need for reliable broadband access in rural communities.

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July 17, 2017 Press Release
Tifton educator, Tracy Ingram, chosen for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teaching conference through the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today welcomed Tracy Ingram, a Georgia Science Ambassador and a second grade teacher at Len Lastinger Primary in Tifton, to Washington, D.C. as she was chosen from a pool of over 300 applicants to attend the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of July 17-21, 2017.

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July 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. House of Representatives approves $695.9 billion military funding bill, including $417 million for JSTARS recapitalization efforts.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), the only Georgia Congressman on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), made the following statement upon the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (FY18 NDAA), which would provide funding for our nation’s military, passing the House by a vote of 344 to 81.

July 13, 2017 Press Release

Late last night, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke on the House Floor against an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (FY18 NDAA) offered by U.S. Representative Tom McClintock (CA-04) that would allow for conducting an additional round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

July 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, questioned a panel of witnesses during a hearing entitled, "The Next Farm Bill: Technology & Innovation in Specialty Crops." During the hearing, Rep.

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July 12, 2017 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) spoke on the House Floor in support of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and his amendment aimed at supporting the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and combating transnational criminal organizations.

Click here to watch Rep. Scott’s full remarks.

June 29, 2017 Press Release
House passes legislation enhancing deterrents for criminal aliens seeking to illegally reenter the United States and providing new tools to combat sanctuary city policies.

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