Scott is the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Scott is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Scott.
Scott is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Scott has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 4, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Austin Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 877 (116th): Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act
- H.R. 4910 (115th): Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (27%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Energy (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Social Welfare (9%)
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2063: To amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the authority of the ...
- H.R. 843: To amend the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act to raise the borrowing limit ...
- H.R. 7758 (116th): Assistance for Rural Health, Safety and Educational Facilities Act
- H.R. 6728 (116th): To amend the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act to raise the borrowing ...
- H.R. 6611 (116th): Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Agriculture ...
- H.R. 4535 (116th): Commodity Futures Trading Commission Research and Development Modernization Act
- H.R. 4496 (116th): Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program Extension Act of 2019
From Jan 2011 to Apr 2021, Scott missed 128 of 6,432 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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