David (David) A. Scott (D-USH13)
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Capitol: 202.225.2939
FAX: 202.225.4628
District: 770.210.5073
District FAX: 770.210.5673
United States House of Representatives
Room 225 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1013

Residence: Atlanta, GA
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Alfredia Aaron   DOB: 6/27/1945
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
Co-ChairCongressional Payments Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional FinTech and Payments Caucus
Co-ChairCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baseball Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Clayton / Cobb / Douglas / Fayette / Fulton / Henry


In 2002, David Scott was elected to the United States Congress. He is currently in his eighth term representing Georgia's Thirteenth Congressional District. He began his public service by being elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1974.

In Congress, David Scott is a strong voice for jobs, healthcare, education, our veterans, our children, and transportation. He serves on the Financial Services Committee, Agriculture Committee, and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He also recognized the importance of Fathers by adding Father's Day to the U.S. Flag Code as a day of special significance. He bridged political gridlock to achieve National Heritage Area designation for the Arabia Mountain in metro Atlanta. In 2014, he successfully led a coalition to end the nomination of Michael Boggs to lifetime appointment as a federal judge.

Respect for veterans is important to Congressman Scott. Congressman Scott worked to pass major reforms of the VA and he was the first Democrat to call for the resignation of the VA Secretary. He authored bills that later became law to allow veterans and their children to receive in-state tuition. He also co-authored a law to help increase the number of mental health professionals at the VA by paying for their student loans.

As a Member of the Financial Services Committee, Congressman Scott has stood with homeowners and neighborhoods during the financial crisis. He also helped create the mortgage assistance program Home Assistance Mortgage Program (HAMP), the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and the Making Home Affordable Program. Congressman Scott authored a law to allow insurance agents and brokers to have multi-state insurance licensing, which will provide more options for consumers. After major flooding hit metro Atlanta in 2009, he obtained financial support for his district and wrote the law to allow for flood insurance premiums to be paid in monthly installments rather than one lump sum. He ensured that Georgians receive two free credit reports each year, rather than the one annual report available to most of the country. As a Member of the Agriculture Committee Congressman Scott recognizes that Georgia's largest industry is agriculture and he fights to protect the interests of Georgia's farmers, ranchers, and food processors. Scott currently serves as the Ranking Democratic Member on the Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee. He co-authored a law to reform the federal dairy program, which will keep prices affordable to consumers. He supports land grant universities.

As a Member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Congressman Scott supports a strong American military and robust foreign policy and has demonstrated a firm commitment to America's relationships abroad particularly, with Israel and our NATO allies. Congressman David Scott spearheads a wide range of local initiatives that benefit his constituents. Congressman David Scott has chaired the Georgia State Society and the Georgia 2013 Inaugural Ball. He sits on the board of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy at UGA. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha (Beta Nu), a Mason and a Member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. He received a "Trumpet Award" in 2008, the Urban League's "Congressional Leadership Award" in 2010, has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians" and named on James Magazine's list of "Most Influential" Georgians.

David Scott was born on June 27, 1945 on a farm in Aynor, South Carolina. At age 13, David moved with his parents to Florida where they bought a home and his father started a garbage collection business. David worked with his father on the garbage truck; and worked his way through school as a busboy, waiter and dishwasher at hotels and restaurants along Daytona's famous beach. David Scott graduated with honors from Campbell High School in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1963.

David Scott received several academic scholarships and attended Florida A&M University where he earned his BA degree and graduated with honors in 1967. During the summers of his junior and senior years at FAMU, David was selected to serve as a management intern in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Labor Management Relations in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation, he was awarded scholarships to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and he earned his MBA degree with honors in 1969.

Upon earning his MBA from Wharton, David Scott moved to Atlanta, Georgia and started his own advertising business, Dayn-Mark Advertising. In 1974, he was elected as a Georgia State Representative, where he served from 1975 to 1982. As State Representative, he authored laws to provide for gun safety, including creating background checks for gun purchases. Representative Scott helped create Peachcare, the health insurance program for children.

In 1982, David Scott was elected as a Georgia State Senator, where he served from 1983 to 2002. In the Senate, he successfully passed several major laws including a moment of silence for reflection or prayer in Georgia's public schools. He authored the law to limit and restrict landfills in residential neighborhoods, cleaning rivers and streams, and protecting underground water aquifers. He also passed the state law to provide sex education and AIDS prevention instruction in Georgia public schools.

David Scott is married to Alfredia Aaron Scott. Their family includes two daughters, Dayna and Marcye; two grandchildren, Kimani and Kaylin; a son-in-law Kwame; and brother-in-law and good friend Hank Aaron. David Scott is the son of a minister and a man of strong faith who loves the Lord. He regularly gives guest sermons in area churches.

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