Thursday, June 29, 2017

Congressman Bobby Scott

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Bobby Scott issued the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia: “In 1959, Mildred and Richard Loving were charged with violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage.  This injustice launched a courageous legal challenge that culminated in the Supreme Court ruling on […]

In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African-American history. House bill H.R. 1242 is designed “to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English […]

Often a member will come to the floor of the House of Representatives and deliver a speech that focuses on an event or figure of importance to them. Recently in the case of  Congressman Robert Scott of Virginia, he stood before his colleagues to honor someone who has been a very loyal and supportive figure […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide On November 8. Virginia’s  Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott may be running his last race to retain his seat in the U.S.  House of Representatives. Scott is not ending his long political career where he has represented the Third District for over two decades. If Hillary […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott received the Silent Warrior Award from the Augustus F. Hawkins Foundation. Established by the Honorable Augustus Freeman Hawkins during his service in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Foundation was created to develop highly trained workers through robust educational support. Congressman Hawkins, a founding […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Now that Hillary R. Clinton has chosen Virginia’s U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, the question is who will replace the Virginia lawmaker if the duo wins the General Election November 8. Kaine,  in the middle of his first term as Virginia’s U.S. […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide If the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a  lower federal court order, Virginia Democrats may pick up another seat based on a redistricting plan which has redrawn the boundaries  of the 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts. Last year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court […]