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|First elected = November 3, 1992
 
|First elected = November 3, 1992
 
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{{tnr}}'''Robert C. "Bobby" Scott''' (b. April 30, 1947) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Virginia]]. Scott represents the 3rd congressional district of Virginia and was first elected to the House in 1992. He won re-election in 2012.
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{{tnr}}'''Robert C. "Bobby" Scott''' (b. April 30, 1947, in Washington, D.C.) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Virginia's 3rd Congressional District]]. Scott was first elected to [[Virginia's 3rd Congressional District]] in 1992 and ran for re-election on [[Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. He is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Virginia"]</ref>
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Scott {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[Virginia's 3rd Congressional District]] in the general election on [[Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Prior to his congressional career, Scott was a member of the [[Virginia Senate]] as well as the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Scott is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_scott/400364 ''Gov Track'' "Scott" Accessed May 24, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
After earning his bachelor's from Harvard University and J.D. from Boston College School of Law, Scott went into private practice. Five years later, he began his political career as a member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Robert_C._Scott ''Who Runs Gov'' "Robert C. Scott," Accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>
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After earning his bachelor's from Harvard University and his J.D. from Boston College School of Law, Scott went into private practice. Five years later, he began his political career as a member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Robert_C._Scott ''Who Runs Gov'' "Robert C. Scott," accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
* 1993-present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]]
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The following is an abbreviated list of Scott's political and professional career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000185 ''Biographical Directory-U.S. House'', "Robert Scott," accessed December 30, 2013]</ref>
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* 1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]]
 
* 1983-1993: [[Virginia Senate]]
 
* 1983-1993: [[Virginia Senate]]
 
* 1978-1983: [[Virginia House of Delegates]]
 
* 1978-1983: [[Virginia House of Delegates]]
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Scott serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Scott serves on the following committees<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>:
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
**Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
 
**Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
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**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations - ''Ranking Member''
 
**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations - ''Ranking Member''
  
====2011-12====
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====2011-2012====
Scott was a member of the following House committees<ref>[http://www.bobbyscott.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=268&Itemid=67 ''Official House website'' "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>:
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Scott served on the following House committees<ref>[http://www.bobbyscott.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=268&Itemid=67 ''Official House website'', "Committee Assignments," accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>:
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Committee on the Judiciary]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Committee on the Judiciary]]
 
** Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security ''Ranking Member''
 
** Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security ''Ranking Member''
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign themes===
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===Legislative actions===
According to Scott's website, his campaign themes included:
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* Military: "...strong supporter of the military and believes that it is vital that we provide the funding to support our troops in their global missions."
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* Children: "...has been a strong advocate of measures focused on the needs of children....bring together families, schools and law enforcement to combat the Nation's soaring teen arrest rate."<ref>[http://www.bobbyscottforcongress.com/robert-c-bobby-scott-biography-congressman-va ''Bobby Scott for Congress'', "Biography," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
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====National security====
====Fiscal Cliff====
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======American response in Syria======
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Scott}}
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======NDAA======
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27117/bobby-scott?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.Ul1e-hCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Scott's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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======DHS Appropriations======
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{{Oppose vote}} Scott voted in opposition of 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.<ref name=ns/>
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======Keystone Pipeline Amendment======
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name=ns/>
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======CISPA (2013)======
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{{Oppose vote}} Scott voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm bill=====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem Yes|Name=Scott}}
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem No|Name=Scott}}
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======King Amendment======
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Scott signed a letter sent to [[Collin Peterson]] in August 2013, asking him to keep [[Steve King]]'s amendment out of the final Farm Bill.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/public-statement/806604/letter-to-ranking-member-collin-peterson-house-committee-on-agriculture-reject-rep-kings-provision-on-farm-bill#.UkBtzIakrMk ''Vote Smart'', "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill," accessed September 23, 2013]</ref>  The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.<ref>[http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/17/king-farm-bill-amendment-angers-animal-advocates/ ''Time.com'', "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013]</ref>.  King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for  egg-producing chickens.  King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.
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======Government shutdown======
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{oppose vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Scott voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Scott voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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======Morton Memos Prohibition======
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{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27117/bobby-scott?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.Ul1kOhCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Scott's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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======Repealing Obamacare======
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{{Oppose vote}} Scott has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27117/bobby-scott?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.Ul1kjRCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Scott's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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======Abortion======
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{{Oppose vote}} Scott voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27117/bobby-scott?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.Ul1k1xCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Scott on abortion," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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======Fiscal Cliff======
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
{{Oppose vote}}
Scott voted against 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 one of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Scott voted against 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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According to Scott's website, his campaign themes included:<ref>[http://www.bobbyscottforcongress.com/robert-c-bobby-scott-biography-congressman-va ''Bobby Scott for Congress'', "Biography," accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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* Military: ."..strong supporter of the military and believes that it is vital that we provide the funding to support our troops in their global missions."
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* Children: ."..has been a strong advocate of measures focused on the needs of children....bring together families, schools and law enforcement to combat the Nation's soaring teen arrest rate."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Scott {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014|3rd District]]. Scott {{2014isseeking}} the Democratic nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[Virginia's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
Scott won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Republican [[Dean Longo]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://wtvr.com/2012/05/19/campaign-2012-dean-longo-challenges-bobby-scott/ ''WTVR'' "CAMPAIGN 2012: Dean Longo challenges Bobby Scott," May 19, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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Scott won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Republican [[Dean Longo]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://wtvr.com/2012/05/19/campaign-2012-dean-longo-challenges-bobby-scott/ ''WTVR'' "CAMPAIGN 2012: Dean Longo challenges Bobby Scott," May 19, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
 
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===2014===
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{{Bobby Scott 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Scott 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Scott's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Scott 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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 re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $451,466 and spent $436,493.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002147&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Scott Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 24, 2013]</ref>
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Scott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $451,466 and spent $436,493.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002147&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Scott Campaign Contributions," accessed February 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Scott spent $1.68 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Bobby Scott 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Scott's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Bobby Scott 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Scott's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Scott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $444,548 and spent $452,060.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00002147&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Robert C. Scott 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>
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Scott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $444,548 and spent $452,060.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00002147&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Robert C. Scott 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>
 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Scott is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]," as of July 2, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_scott/400364 ''GovTrack'', "Scott" accessed July 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400364_Robert_Scott ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Robert c. Scott," accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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Scott most often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Suzanne Bonamici]]
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Scott least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Tom Cotton]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Scott missed 233 of 13,527 roll call votes from January 1993 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_scott/400364 ''GovTrack,'' "Bobby Scott," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Scott missed 233 of 13,527 roll call votes from January 1993 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_scott/400364 ''GovTrack'', "Bobby Scott," accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Goodlatte paid his congressional staff a total of $1,038,272 in 2011. Overall, [[Virginia]] ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/468/Rep_Bobby_Scott.html ''LegiStorm'', "Robert Scott," Accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Scott paid his congressional staff a total of $1,038,272 in 2011. Overall, [[Virginia]] ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/468/Rep_Bobby_Scott.html ''LegiStorm'', "Robert Scott," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Scott's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$215,935 and $1,044,997. That averages to $414,531, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 98.32% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002147&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Scott (D-VA), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Goodlatte's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-352,944 to $770,995. That averages to $209,025.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002147&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Robert C. Scott (D-Va), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Scott's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-260,945 to $999. That averages to '''$-129,973''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36.  Scott ranked as the 434th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002147&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Scott, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Scott ranked 89th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Scott ranked 89th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Scott ranked 84th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Scott ranked 84th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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Bobby Scott
Bobby Scott.jpg
U.S. House, Virginia, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorThomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$1.68 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next primaryJune 10, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,908,715
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Virginia Senate
1983-1993
Virginia House of Delegates
1978-1983
Education
High schoolGroton High School
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Boston College School of Law
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1970-1974
Personal
BirthdayApril 30, 1947
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$-129,973
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (b. April 30, 1947, in Washington, D.C.) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia's 3rd Congressional District. Scott was first elected to Virginia's 3rd Congressional District in 1992 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. He is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term.[1]

Scott is running for re-election in Virginia's 3rd Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career, Scott was a member of the Virginia Senate as well as the Virginia House of Delegates.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Scott is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from Harvard University and his J.D. from Boston College School of Law, Scott went into private practice. Five years later, he began his political career as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.[2]

Career

The following is an abbreviated list of Scott's political and professional career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Scott serves on the following committees[4]:

  • Committee on Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
  • Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations - Ranking Member

2011-2012

Scott served on the following House committees[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

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[8][9] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Scott was 1 of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[8][9]

NDAA

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]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Scott voted in opposition of 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]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Scott voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Scott voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "No" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and 3 Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Scott joined with the 2 other Democrats and 64 Republicans who voted against the bill.[15][16]

King Amendment

Scott signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[18] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[19]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Scott voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Scott voted for HR 2775.[24]

Immigration

Morton Memos 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.[25] The vote largely followed party lines.[26]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Scott has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[27]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Scott voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[28]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Scott voted against 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[29]

Campaign themes

2012

According to Scott's website, his campaign themes included:[30]

  • Military: ."..strong supporter of the military and believes that it is vital that we provide the funding to support our troops in their global missions."
  • Children: ."..has been a strong advocate of measures focused on the needs of children....bring together families, schools and law enforcement to combat the Nation's soaring teen arrest rate."

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Scott is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 3rd District. Scott is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Scott won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Republican Dean Longo in the November general election.[31][32]

U.S. House, Virginia District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert C. Scott Incumbent 81.3% 259,199
     Republican Dean Longo 18.5% 58,931
     Write-In N/A 0.3% 806
Total Votes 318,936
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $6,908,715 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[43]

Robert C. Scott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Virginia, District 3) Won $2,397,768
2010 US House (Virginia, District 3) Won $4,510,947
Grand Total Raised $6,908,715

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.[44]

Robert C. Scott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[45]4/15/2013$62,943.83$2,166.91$(27,577.30)$37,533.44
July Quarterly[46]7/15/2013$37,533.44$53,440.31$(24,852.87)$66,120.88
October Quarterly[47]10/15/2013$66,120.88$19,842.48$(41,857.23)$44,106.13
Year-end[48]January 31, 2014$44,106$32,512$(21,155)$55,463
Running totals
$107,961.7$(115,442.4)

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 re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $451,466 and spent $436,493.[49]

Cost per vote

Scott spent $1.68 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 in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $444,548 and spent $452,060.[50]

U.S. House, Virginia District 3, 2010 - Robert C. Scott Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $444,548
Total Spent $452,060
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $91,136
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $81,742
Top contributors to Robert C. Scott's campaign committee
Dominion Resources$12,501
Northrop Grumman$11,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Assn$10,000
National Education Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Public Sector Unions$40,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$29,000
Retail Sales$19,000
Building Trade Unions$17,000
Beer, Wine & Liquor$15,500

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 "far-left Democrat," as of July 2, 2013.[51]

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.[52]

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 233 of 13,527 roll call votes from January 1993 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[53]

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 $1,038,272 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[54]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Scott's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-260,945 to $999. That averages to $-129,973, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Scott ranked as the 434th most wealthy representative in 2012.[55]

Robert Scott Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$-129,973$71,000

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 89th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[56]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Scott ranked 84th in the liberal rankings.[57]

Voting with party

July 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Scott has voted with the Democratic Party 96.8% of the time, which ranked 4 among the 201 House Democratic members as of July 2013.[58]

Personal

Scott attends Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church in Newport News, Virginia.[59]

Recent news

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References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  2. Who Runs Gov "Robert C. Scott," accessed November 7, 2011
  3. Biographical Directory-U.S. House, "Robert Scott," accessed December 30, 2013
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. Official House website, "Committee Assignments," accessed November 7, 2011
  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 Office of Barbara Lee, "Lee Letter to President Obama," accessed September 2, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Scott's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 15, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 CNN.com "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Vote Smart, "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill," accessed September 23, 2013
  19. Time.com, "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  22. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  24. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  25. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  26. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Scott's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 15, 2013
  27. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Scott's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 15, 2013
  28. Project Vote Smart, "Scott on abortion," accessed October 15, 2013
  29. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  30. Bobby Scott for Congress, "Biography," accessed September 20, 2012
  31. WTVR "CAMPAIGN 2012: Dean Longo challenges Bobby Scott," May 19, 2012
  32. Politico, "2012 Election Map," accessed November 6, 2012
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  37. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  38. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  39. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  40. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  41. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  42. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  43. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Robert Scott," accessed April 4, 2013
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Bobby Scott 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Bobby Scott April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  46. Federal Election Commission, "Bobby Scott July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  47. Federal Election Commission, "Bobby Scott October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  48. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  49. Open Secrets, "Scott Campaign Contributions," accessed February 24, 2013
  50. Open Secrets, "Robert C. Scott 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 7, 2011
  51. GovTrack, "Scott" accessed July 2, 2013
  52. OpenCongress, "Rep. Robert c. Scott," accessed August 8, 2013
  53. GovTrack, "Bobby Scott," accessed April 11, 2013
  54. LegiStorm, "Robert Scott," accessed September 13, 2012
  55. OpenSecrets, "Scott, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  56. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  57. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  58. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  59. Campaign website, "About Bobby Scott," accessed October 15, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas J. Bliley Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, 3rd District
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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