Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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June 6, 2018

WARNER ROBINS, GA  - The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that Robins Air Force Base is getting a new battlefield management mission that will include drones.

The base will host the Advanced Battle Management System, a new global air space intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information system mission, said Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson.

June 5, 2018

In mid-May, Reps. Austin Scott, R-Ga., and Lois Frankel, D-Fla., introduced legislation that aims to introduce more stringent labeling requirements for E15.

May 28, 2018

As chairman of the board of trustees for Friends of Andersonville, Jim Covington thought he understood more about the Middle Georgia military cemetery and national historic site than just about anyone.

May 25, 2018

Lawmakers are warning against the use of a certain ethanol-based fuel.

Despite the higher gas prices since 2014, you can expect more people on the roads.

May 18, 2018

Members of Congress are looking for ways to make sure our armed services have the resources to remain competitive overseas and at home.

"The Competition you mentioned of retaining people in a growing economy," says Senator Thom Tillis.

May 17, 2018

This week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., to bring out a bill offering consumers more information about ethanol at pumps across the nation. 

Scott brought out the “Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act” on Wednesday with Frankel as a cosponsor. The two representatives are both members of the Boating Caucus. 

May 11, 2018

The modernization of wildlife conservation funding took a step forward earlier this week as the House Committee on Natural Resources gave the nod to legislation aimed at recruitment and retention of new hunters.

April 20, 2018

Last month, US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that this year more than $1.1 billion will be distributed to state wildlife agencies from taxes generated by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (widely referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act) and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act.

April 15, 2018

Congressman Austin Scott, R-Georgia, a Member of the House Agriculture Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, released a statement Sunday upon completion of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the “farm bill.”

March 31, 2018

Republican Congressman Austin Scott and Democratic Congressman Sanford Bishop co-hosted a roundtable to discuss rural hunger at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on March 28.

The purpose of the roundtable discussion was to discuss what has worked well to aid communities in hunger relief and the current problems and restrictions that are impeding local organization’s efforts.

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