Congressman Bobby Scott represents the 3rd Congressional District of Virginia and serves as Chair of the Education and Labor Committee. On the call, he spoke about House Resolution 6201 (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) that already passed to provide more paid sick leave for more Americans. He also gave important updates from federal actions that had been taken up through 3/24/2020. The federal government must help states beef up their ability to pay higher unemployment compensation, help protect workers at their jobs from infectious diseases, and protect election integrity by investing resources for voting by mail. Congressman Scott was instrumental in making sure that legislation that passes for COVID19 helps workers across the nation. See below for websites and resources from his office.
- Rep. Scott’s main COVID-19 page
- Rep. Scott’s FAQ on Government Response
- Rep. Scott Press Release with fact sheets on the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act (House Dem COVID-19 3 package)
- Rep. Scott Press Release with fact sheets on the First Coronavirus Response Act
Since the call, the CARES Act has passed and here are some resources on the $2T in the bill:
- Rep. Scott Press Release on the CARES Act
- Analysis on the $2T CARES Act from NPR
- Analysis on the $2T CARES Act from NY Times
Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19
I am hosting my next Telephone Town Hall on the continued spread of COVID-19 on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m.
The purpose of this call is to inform you of what Congress, the Administration and the Commonwealth of Virginia are doing and what you can do to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19. I will also provide an overview of the recently enacted Coronavrius Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Joining me for this important call to help answer your questions will be Dr. James Lane, the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Virginia Department of Education, and Dr. Jordan Asher, the Chief Physician Executive for Sentara Healthcare.
If you would like to participate in this Tele-Town Hall you can do so by calling 855-927-0895 at the time of the event, or you can register to receive the call and stream the event by going to bobbyscott.house.gov/live. If you have any questions about this event, please call either of my offices at (757) 380-1000 or (202) 225-8351.
Very truly yours,
ROBERT C. "BOBBY" SCOTT
Member of Congress
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Last updated 3/29/2020