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Bobby Scott's Biography


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2600 Washington Avenue
Suite 1010
Newport News, VA 23607

2328 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Robert 'Bobby' C. Scott





Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Washington, DC

Home City:

Newport News, VA



JD, Boston College School of Law, 1973

BA, Political Science, Harvard College, 1969

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Virginia, District 3, 1992-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Virginia, District 3, 2018, 2020

Senator, Virginia State Senate, 1983-1993

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1986

Delegate, Virginia State House of Delegates, 1978-1983

Member, Congressional Army Aviation Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Bike Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, present

Co-Chair/Member, Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking, present

Member, Congressional Crime Prevention & Youth Development Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Firefighters Caucus, present

Member, Congressional LGBT Equaltiy Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional My Brother's Keeper Caucus, present

Member, Congressional National Parks Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Pre-Kindergarten Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Submarine Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, present

Member, Disaster Relief Caucus, present

Member, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus, present

Member, House Small Brewers Caucus, present

Member, National Marine Sanctuaries Caucus, present

Co-Chair, United States-Philippines Frienship Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Member, Congressional Black Caucus

Member, Congressional Center Aisle Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus

Member, Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus

Member, Congressional Children's Caucus

Member, Congressional Coast Guard Caucus

Member, Congressional Commuter Caucus

Member, Congressional Democratic Caucus

Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus

Member, Congressional Empowered Communities Caucus

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Member, Congressional Hellenic Caucus

Member, Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus

Member, Congressional India Caucus

Member, Congressional Infant Health and Safety Caucus

Member, Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus

Member, Congressional Military Family Caucus

Member, Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus

Member, Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

Member, Congressional Science and National Labs Caucus

Member, Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus

Member, Congressional Steel Caucus

Member, Congressional Tourism Caucus

Member, Congressional Urban Caucus

Member, Congressional Veterans Mental Health Caucus

Member, Defense Communities Caucus

Former Ranking Member, Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, House Committee on Education and Labor

Co-Chair, House Democratic Caucus Crime and Drug Task Force

Member, House Zoo and Aquarium Caucus

Member, International Religious Freedom Caucus

Former Member, Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Member Congressional Army Caucus

Member, Metropolitan Mobility Caucus

Former Member, Over Criminalization Task Force, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, United States House of Representatives

Served, United States National Guard, 1974-1976

Served, United States Army Reserve, 1970-1974

Member, Democratic Budget Group, present

Member, Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church, present

Member, Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, present

Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Co-Chair, Appropriations and Taxation Task Force, Budget, Citizens Budget Committee

Member, Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change

Member, Board of Directors, March of Dimes

Member, Board of Directors, Peninsula Legal Aid Center

Co-Chair, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force

Member, Children's Task Force

Member, Congressional Prevention Coalition

Member, Crime and Drugs Task Force

Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force

Member, Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group

Member, Health Task Force

Member, Impact Aid Coalition

Member, Narcotics Task Force

Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Organization

Member, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Member, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity

Member, Social Security Task Force

President, Newport Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1974-1980

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25 Hardest Working Members of Congress, The Hill

St. Thomas More Award, Boston College Law School, 2002

Congressman of the Year, National Association of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, 2002

Certificate of Recognition, The Action Starts Here, 2002

Chapter President's Award, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, 2002

Humanitarian of the Year, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 2002

Citizen of the Year Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 2001

Safe Start Award, Children's Defense Fund, 2000

Certificate of Appreciation, Memory Walk Alzheimer's Association, 2001

Capitol Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People, The Hill

IDEA Hero Award, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, 2000<

Community Health Super Hero Award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2001

Quality Service Award, American Federation of Teachers, 2001

Prayer Breakfast Speaker Award, Richmond Branch NAACP, 2002

Harold Marsh, Sr. Community Service Award, Old Dominion Bar Association, 2000

Friend of the National Parks, National Park Conservation Association, 2001

Emerging Technology Award, AT&T Broadband, 2001

Congressman of the Year, National Association of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, 2001

Champion of Church and State Separation Award, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 2001