Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia



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March 17, 2018

In a Transportation Command hearing on March 8, lawmakers criticized the Navy’s plan to retire one of its two hospital ships, either the Mercy or the Comfort, in the 2019 fiscal year budget proposal.

March 16, 2018

ATLANTA -- A congressional delegation is hoping to woo a new U.S. Army headquarters to metro Atlanta a member said in a media release on Thursday.

The push comes as the Pentagon makes plans to establish a new Futures Command of the U.S. Army – the goal of which is to modernize and restructure the military branch.

March 12, 2018

VALDOSTA — The kickoff for South Georgia Loves Moody week ushered in community elite to celebrate and honor Moody Air Force Base for being named one of five Great American Defense Communities.

January 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- President Donald Trump credits rural Americans, and many farmers, with elevating him from a political novice to Commander-in-Chief. From the campaign trail, he promised to boost the agriculture community.

Our DC correspondent Alana Austin reports on the state of agriculture under this new administration.

January 18, 2018

The government shutdown could hurt Robins Air Force Base and the city, according to the 21st Century Partnership and U.S. Congressman from the Eighth District, Austin Scott. 

A looming Friday night deadline to reach an agreement on funding the Federal Government has Central Georgia leaders anxious as they say even a short shutdown could hurt. 

January 18, 2018

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the Welcome Back to Congress Reception on Capitol Hill, which gathered Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members and Congressional staff with representatives from the sportsmen's community to discuss upcoming priorities for hunting, angling, and fish and wildlife conservation at the federal level.

January 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgia U.S. Representative Austin Scott answered questions from Middle Georgians this week in WGXA News' Connect to Congress series.

Viewer Bonnie Snyder asked, "Why do Medicare premium increases wipe out most if not all Social Security cost of living increases?"

January 9, 2018

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. --Scientists, engineers, technicians and educators in Middle Georgia will have a state-of-the-art facility to help revolutionize future manufacturing technologies by late 2018.

December 27, 2017

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — Scientists, engineers, technicians and educators in Middle Georgia will have a state-of-the-art facility to help revolutionize future manufacturing technologies by late 2018.

December 16, 2017

VALDOSTA -- Lawmakers are pressing for Congress to find funding for replacing worn-out wings for the Air Force's A-10C inventory, including Georgia congressmen who represent Moody Air Force Base, where some of the A-10Cs are located.