Scott is the representative for Georgia’s 13th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 7, 2003. Scott is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Oct 23, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4747 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, Georgia, as the “Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2620 (114th): To amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to exclude certain cotton futures contracts from coverage under such Act.
- H.R. 2356 (110th): To amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on Father’s Day.
- H.R. 3703 (110th): To amend section 5112(p)(1)(A) of title 31, United States Code, to allow an exception from the $1 coin dispensing capability requirement for certain vending machines.
- H.R. 3029 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 255 North Main Street in Jonesboro, Georgia, as the “S. Truett Cathy Post Office Building”.
Does 5 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:
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8620: To permit payments for certain business software or cloud computing services as allowable ...
- H.R. 7564: SEC Data Protection Act
- H.Res. 1040: Supporting the designation of July 2020 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month.
- H.Res. 972: Recognizing the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the ...
- H.R. 6729: COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Fund Act of 2020
- H.R. 6368: State Housing Relief Act of 2020
- H.Res. 888: Supporting the designation of March 2020 as Endometriosis Awareness Month.
From Jan 2003 to Oct 2020, Scott missed 367 of 12,230 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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