Austin (Austin) Scott (R-08)

US Representative Austin Scott

Austin (Austin) Scott (R-08)
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Capitol: 202.225.6531
FAX: 202.225.3013
District: 229.396.5175
Representative
United States House of Representatives
Room 2417 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1008
120 Byrd Way
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Residence:Tifton, GA

Committee Assignments

RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Co-ChairCrop Insurance Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
Co-ChairElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Readiness
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Range and Testing Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberExplosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Directed Energy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Bio

Congressman Austin Scott is in his sixth term as the U.S. Representative for Georgia's Eighth Congressional District. His committee assignments include the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee, both vitally important to Georgia and the Eighth District. He is known as a respected voice on national security and agriculture issues and a fierce fighter for Georgia's military installations and rural communities. A leading member of the House Armed Services Committee and the only Georgian on a Congressional defense committee, Congressman Scott sits on the Subcommittee on Readiness and the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Visitors for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Congressman Scott fights to ensure we have the best equipped and trained military in the world, including capabilities to combat adversaries like China, Russia, and Iran. He works with military leaders to strengthen the missions at Robins and Moody Air Force Bases in Georgia's Eighth District and provide the tools our warfighters need to keep our country safe. As a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Scott is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and also serves on the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit and the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research. In addition, he is the co-chair of the Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus. Congressman Scott focuses his work on issues important to Georgia's farmers and rural communities, including increasing export market access and free trade agreements, bolstering grant programs for rural communities, strengthening crop insurance and disaster assistance programs, bridging the digital divide in rural America, and modernizing agencies within the committee's jurisdiction like USDA and the CFTC. Congressman Scott graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance and owned and operated an insurance brokerage firm for nearly twenty years. He and his wife Vivien reside in Tifton and have three children, Wells, Gabriela, and John Philip.

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