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David Scott
David Scott.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,871,875
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives
1974-1982
Georgia State Senate
1983-2002
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida A&M University
Master'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Personal
BirthdayJune 27, 1946
Place of birthAynor, South Carolina
ProfessionAdvertising Executive
Net worth$383,001
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
David A. Scott (b. June 27, 1946, in Aynor, South Carolina) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Scott was elected by voters from Georgia's 13th congressional district. He was re-elected in November 2012.[1]

Scott previously was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1974 to 1982 and a member of the Georgia State Senate from 1983 to 2002.[2]

He is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Scott is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Scott was born in Aynor, South Carolina, and attended elementary school in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Junior High School in Scarsdale, New York, and High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received his BA degree with honors from Florida A&M University in 1967. He received his MBA degree with honors from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Scott serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management (Ranking member)
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit
  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

2011-2012

Scott served on the following committees:[4]

Political positions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Scott voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Scott's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

Scott doubts the necessity of American involvement in Syria, a view he expressed in an interview with Atlanta's NPR Station WABE 90.1 FM on August 30, 2013.[8]

“Where is our national security threatened with what is happening there?" asked Scott. "There are regimes poisoning their people, shooting their people from the Congo of Africa all over the world. Do we go to every place?”[8]

On September 2, 2013, Scott also said, "We need to put a pause button on this. This President does not need to be suckered into a situation where he's out there all alone. Before we commit any resources, any of our sons and daughters on the line, we want to make damn sure we know what we're doing and not make the same mistakes we've made in Iraq."[9]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Scott voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Scott voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Scott voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Scott voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "No" Scott voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[10]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Scott voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Scott voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[10]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "No" Scott voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Scott voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013,by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[10]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 13th congressional district elections, 2014

Scott is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Georgia's 13th congressional district elections, 2012

Scott ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 13th District. He was re-elected on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary on July 31, 2012. Scott was unopposed in the primary and went on to win the general election November 6, 2012.[12]

U.S. House, Georgia District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scott Incumbent 71.7% 201,988
     Republican S. Malik 28.3% 79,550
Total Votes 281,538
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $6,871,875 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[17]

David Scott (Georgia)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $976,668
2010 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $862,262
2008 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $1,435,970
2006 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $1,218,679
2004 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $1,092,033
2002 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $1,286,263
Grand Total Raised $6,871,875

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scott's reports.[18]

David Scott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]4/15/2013$184,079.70$45,005.49$(80,594.73)$148,490.46
July Quarterly[20]7/15/2013$148,490.46$139,880.30$(99,185.30)$189,185.46
Running totals
$184,885.79$(179,780.03)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Scott's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Scott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $976,668 and spent $845,674.[21] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[22]

Cost per vote

Scott spent $4.19 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Scott's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Scott won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $862,262 and spent $811,744 .[23]

U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 13th Congressional District, 2010 - David Scott (Georgia) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $862,262
Total Spent $811,744
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $147,199
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $143,214
Top contributors to David Scott (Georgia)'s campaign committee
IntercontinentalExchange Inc$24,300
Ernst & Young$12,000
AT&T Inc$11,500
AFLAC Inc$10,000
American Academy of Ophthalmology$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$66,718
Health Professionals$66,050
Securities & Investment$57,050
Accountants$48,278
Dairy$33,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Scott is a "moderate Democratic follower," as of June 14, 2013.[24]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[25]

Scott most often votes with:

Scott least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Scott missed 149 of 7,661 roll call votes from Jan 2003 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[26]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Scott paid his congressional staff a total of $,1057,700 in 2011. He ranks 107th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 107th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[27]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Scott is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Scott's staff was given an apparent $4,000.00 in bonus money.[28]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Scott's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$248,997 and $1,014,999. That averages to $383,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[29]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Scott's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-248,997 and $1,014,999. That averages to $383,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[30]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Scott ranked 133rd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[31]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Scott ranked 143rd in the liberal rankings.[32]

Voting with party

2013

David Scott voted with the Democratic Party 95.1% of the time, which ranked 85th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[33]

Personal

Scott married to the former Alfredia Aaron and has two daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.[2]

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Congressman David Scott "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Congressman David Scott "Committees" Accessed October 28, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 WABE.org, "Congressman Scott Questions Use of Force in Syria," accessed September 2, 2013
  9. 11 Alive.com, "Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria," accessed September 5, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 Project Votesmart, "David Scott Key Votes," accessed September 30, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. Georgia Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "David Scott" Accessed April 5, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "David Scott 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "David Scott 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  22. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "David Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011
  24. Gov Track "Scott" Accessed June 14, 2013
  25. OpenCongress, "Rep. David Scott," Accessed August 1, 2013
  26. GovTrack, "David Scott," Accessed April 1, 2013
  27. LegiStorm "David Scott"
  28. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Scott (D-GA), 2011"
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Scott, (D-Georgia), 2010"
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia, District 13
2003–present
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Georgia State Senate
1983-2002
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Georgia House of Representatives
1974-1982
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