Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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April 17, 2020 Press Release

TIFTON, GA – Today, Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the below statement upon U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announcing the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This new U.S.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

TIFTON, GA – Representatives Austin Scott (R-GA-08), Doug Collins (R-GA-09), and Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02) today sent a letter to Windstream underscoring the importance of providing increased access to broadband – particularly in rural areas – in the midst of COVID-19.

April 8, 2020 Press Release

TIFTON, GA – Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) announced changes to the Congressional Art Competition due to the coronavirus outbreak. This year, Rep. Scott is asking students and teachers to submit a high-resolution photo via email of the artwork they would like to be part of the competition. The deadline for art submissions is April 24, 2020.

April 2, 2020 Press Release

TIFTON, GA – Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) released the below statement upon joining 121 of his colleagues in sending a letter to U.S.

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March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) released the below statement upon the House of Representatives today passing the CARES Act (H.R. 748), which was amended by the U.S. Senate earlier this week:

March 17, 2020 Press Release

TIFTON - Congressmen Austin Scott (GA-08) and Doug Collins (GA-09) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the inadvertent delays in processing H-2 agricultural guest worker visas in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, threatening Georgia farmers’ ability

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March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On April 9, 2020 at 9:00 am, the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer, will host a field hearing in Valdosta to discuss foreign trade policies that may be harming American growers of seasonal and perishable produce and to hear from interested persons on how the Trump Administration can support these producers and redress

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March 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Austin Scott (R-GA-08) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR-05) sent a letter to Representatives David Price (D-NC-04) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, urging them to clarify the definition of “agricultural commodity” as a part of the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations.

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February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) released the below statement upon Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black announcing the Georgia Farm Recovery Block Grant Program to assist farmers and forest landowners impacted by Hurricane Michael:

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February 19, 2020 Press Release

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