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David Scott's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3755 "Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Many people are fearful about how your presidency will affect women and girls. You have promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 94% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1425 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Trump budget calls for shocking cuts of more than $800 billion from Medicaid; $193 billion from the SNAP food stamp program; $72.5 billion for programs for disabled people, including Social Security Disability Insurance; and $40 billion for earned income and child tax credits. These extreme and irresponsible cuts would devastate Georgians. 1.3 million children and 50,000 veterans in Georgia rely on Medicaid. 66,500 veterans in Georgia are on SNAP right now. The budget proposal would also eliminate subsidized student loans, end public service student loan forgiveness, gut HUD's budget for affordable housing, and slash the budgets of the CDC and NIH for HIV/AIDS and cancer research, public health preparedness and chronic disease prevention programs. We cannot turn our backs on the least of these in our country. And Congress must not let these draconian cuts happen. They are wrong for Georgia and wrong for America." (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to vote for the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This legislation will expand Medicare benefits to help 92,500 seniors receive dental care, provide 79,700 seniors with vision care & protect 83,400 seniors from hearing loss in Georgia's #District13. " (twitter.com)
  • "I was proud to vote for the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This legislation will expand Medicare benefits to help 92,500 seniors receive dental care, provide 79,700 seniors with vision care & protect 83,400 seniors from hearing loss in Georgia's #District13." (twitter.com)
  • "This past election, Georgians faced blatant assaults on our most fundamental right, the right to vote. Today I’m voting for #HR1 to protect every citizen’s right to vote, ensure the integrity of our elections, end voter roll purging, and modernize the U.S. voting system". (twitter.com)
  • "This past election, Georgians faced blatant assaults on our most fundamental right, the right to vote. Today I’m voting for #HR1 to protect every citizen’s right to vote, ensure the integrity of our elections, end voter roll purging, and modernize the U.S. voting system." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 80% by Common Cause. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "For the People Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "One year ago, George Floyd’s murder challenged us all to demand accountability for police violence in America. Let’s get the George Floyd #JusticeinPolicing Act signed into law and make clear once and for all that no one should be above the law because they wear a badge." (twitter.com)
  • "House Democrats are listening to those speaking out for police reform and will pass the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act today. Learn more about the bill and become a citizen co-sponsor at (JusticeInPolicing.us)
  • "One year ago, George Floyd’s murder challenged us all to demand accountability for police violence in America. Let’s get the George Floyd #JusticeinPolicing Act signed into law and make clear once and for all that no one should be above the law because they wear a badge." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "House Democrats are listening to those speaking out for police reform and will pass the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act today. Learn more about the bill and become a citizen co-sponsor at (JusticeInPolicing.us)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congressman Scott was proud to vote in support of the National Defense Authorization Act. It includes a 3.1.% pay raise for military service members (the largest increase in a decade) & 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal civilian employees." (twitter.com)
  • "Our troops and their families deserve the best compensation, care, and benefits available, and securing this defense funding is critical for strengthening national security and advancing biomedical research to provide new treatments for veterans." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, I proudly voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020. This bill authorizes a robust budget of $733B for the Dept. of Defense to strengthen our national defense, support military families, fund programs to counter ISIS and Russian aggression, and give servicemembers a much-needed pay raise." (www.facebook.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • ""For too long, Congress has failed to act boldly when it comes to our infrastructure, leaving our country with congested roads, failing sewer systems, lead in our pipes, unsafe bridges, unreliable broadband and slow-moving trains.," said Congressman David Scott. "The bipartisan infrastructure bill will invest in American workers and strengthen our economy with good-paying jobs that will revitalize Georgia roads, secure cleaner air and water, restore our global competitiveness and make our communities a better place to live and work by bringing our infrastructure into the 21st century. I am pleased to support this crucial down-payment on our shared mandate from the American people to deliver a stronger, fairer economy for working and middle class families and I look forward to passing President Biden's full agenda in the Build Back Better Act as soon as possible."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "For too long, Congress has failed to act boldly when it comes to our infrastructure, leaving our country with congested roads, failing sewer systems, lead in our pipes, unsafe bridges, unreliable broadband and slow-moving trains.," said Congressman David Scott. "The bipartisan infrastructure bill will invest in American workers and strengthen our economy with good-paying jobs that will revitalize Georgia roads, secure cleaner air and water, restore our global competitiveness and make our communities a better place to live and work by bringing our infrastructure into the 21st century. I am pleased to support this crucial down-payment on our shared mandate from the American people to deliver a stronger, fairer economy for working and middle class families and I look forward to passing President Biden's full agenda in the Build Back Better Act as soon as possible." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Today the House passed a robust $2 trillion emergency bill providing health and economic stabilization from the coronavirus pandemic. I urge the president to swiftly sign this bill and send emergency relief to Georgia." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, I spoke on the House Floor in support of the #InflationReduction Act. This bill will help all Americans by lowering health care & energy costs, reducing inflation & the national deficit, and by making the largest investment in the environment in our nation's history." (twitter.com)
  • "In holding steadfast to our commitment to the American people by passing the Inflation Reduction Act, the Congress is taking necessary steps to support America's working families. I am especially proud that this bill will finally empower Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices and cap the cost of insulin," stated Congressman David Scott. "Through the Inflation Reduction Act, we are paving the way for increased access to affordable healthcare, sustainable energy resources, and a cleaner environment--critical issues our country cannot delay action on any further." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5376 "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" (votesmart.org)
  • "The American people agree overwhelmingly with the President's ambitious unity agenda unveiled tonight on gun violence, public safety, the opioid crisis and action to make immediate, meaningful impact for families struggling with inflation costs." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Voted in favor of HR 5746 "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by Environment America (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (votesmart.org)
  • "Renewable energy has been hailed as a driver of income equality for black and rural farmers. It has proven to reduce energy costs, and it is a significant beneficiary to the fight against climate change, stated Congressman Scott. Solar panels, wind turbines, and other natural energy sources have the capacity to create more economic opportunities for farmers in rural America by reducing agricultural production costs, in which approximately 15% are energy-related, according to the USDA. Improvements in renewable energy technology can help reduce the effects of rising energy prices by helping farmers across the U.S. offset or supplement their production costs and in-turn improve their production capabilities." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "In addition to efficiency, I support the use of energy sources like biomass, wind and solar, where feasible. Renewable energy has the ability to move our country away from a dependence on foreign sources of energy and become more self sufficient." (votesmart.org)
  • "Renewable energy has been hailed as a driver of income equality for black and rural farmers. It has proven to reduce energy costs, and it is a significant beneficiary to the fight against climate change," stated Congressman Scott. Solar panels, wind turbines, and other natural energy sources have the capacity to create more economic opportunities for farmers in rural America by reducing agricultural production costs, in which approximately 15% are energy-related, according to the USDA. Improvements in renewable energy technology can help reduce the effects of rising energy prices by helping farmers across the U.S. offset or supplement their production costs and in-turn improve their production capabilities." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "We need to invest in projects that enhance climate resilience, while also reducing pollution and carbon emissions." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The 13th District experiences some of the worst traffic in the country, contributing to poor air quality and thus affecting the health of the most vulnerable residents in the area. I support ways to protect the health of my constituents in the 13th District by backing sensible environmental protection initiatives in Congress." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The use of clean forms of energy can also help to protect the environment by improving the quality of our air and water, as well as conserving natural areas. The 13th District experiences some of the worst traffic in the country, contributing to poor air quality and thus affecting the health of the most vulnerable residents in the area." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • "Before moving on to Congress, he spent 28 years under Georgia's gold dome sponsoring one gun bill after another, to help keep the schools, streets and communities of Georgia safe. David has taken that same fight to Congress, working across party lines, he has sponsored and co-sponsored over a dozen pieces of legislation supporting strengthening background checks to keep guns from those who shouldn't have them and safety locks on guns to protect our children. He believes that working together, one day we will find a commonsense solution to our nation's ongoing gun violence epidemic." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I continue to support efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. We must work to ensure that gangs and malicious groups or individuals are not allowed access to guns, and with them, the means to conduct violent acts within our communities." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "He is working to protect our doctors from frivolous lawsuits so they can focus on real medical malpractice reform and supporting legislation to expand the use of telemedicine. And he will continue his fight to protect to make healthcare affordable for ALL." (votedavidscott.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1425 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Last Saturday, I voted to pass the bipartisan #FamiliesFirst Coronavirus Response Act. This critical legislation has been signed into law, guaranteeing free coronavirus testing, securing paid emergency leave, enhancing Unemployment Insurance, and increasing Medicaid funding." (twitter.com)
  • "Congressman Scott was proud to vote in support of the National Defense Authorization Act. It includes a 3.1.% pay raise for military service members (the largest increase in a decade) & 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal civilian employees." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3 "Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019" (votesmart.org)
  • "Under H.R. 3, Medicare patients receive new dental, vision, and hearing benefits, as well as protection from high deductibles. Seniors covered by Medicare and Medicaid would also have access to additional subsidies to cover their prescription drug costs, and families receive additional funding for local community health centers. In Georgia's 13th District, this expanded benefits would help 92,500 seniors receive dental care, provide 79,700 seniors with new eyeglasses and vision care, and protect 83,400 seniors from hearing loss." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6833 "The Affordable Insulin Now Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Whether it's fighting for women's issues, protecting social security and Medicare, or lowering prices for prescription drugs you will find David Scott fighting for you." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "I am very upset by the President's actions today on DACA, and I plan to meet with him to get him to change his mind on this decision." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 16% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed Letter to Director Cuccinelli: "The Supreme Court's decision was also a moral victory for the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across our country, for their families and communities, and for our core values as a nation of immigrants. We were extremely disappointed to see Administration officials ignore their mandate and use USCIS's public platform to make a political attack undermining the rule of law and Dreamers. We ask that you not only remove the statement, but also provide clear guidance to the public and USCIS employees that you will immediately begin accepting new DACA applications and will resume accepting and adjudicating applications for advance parole for DACA recipients." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6 "American Dream and Promise Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "As the Biden-Harris administration's latest punishing sanctions and their immediate impact on the Russian economy make clear that the U.S. is prepared to use the full range of economic tools at our disposal to hold Russia accountable, I join President Biden and our allies around the world in demanding an end to this senseless violence." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6968 "Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7691 "Making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 3522 "Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022" (votesmart.org)
  • "Today Republicans in the House turned their backs on millions of hard-working, middle class American families by passing a cruel and deceitful tax scam. This heartless bill provides so-called tax reform by raising taxes on tens of millions of middle class families and giving 83 percent of the tax cuts to the wealthiest 1 percent." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5377 "Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Tariffs on autos will raise prices for American consumers and lower demand, ultimately leading to decreased U.S. production, investment and employment. We urge you to do everything you can to avoid trade restrictions that would negatively impact the U.S. auto sector and undermine our economic security." (votesmart.org)
  • "Tomorrow, China will institute another round of tariffs on American goods. This is not what winning a trade war looks like. Farmers in Georgia need the administration to figure out a way to get a long-term deal done because their livelihoods depend on it. #AgNeedsADeal" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (votesmart.org)

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