Robert Scott

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Robert Scott ()
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Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on the Judiciary
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott, a Democrat, has represented the Third Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1992.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Death penalty

Scott is opposed to the death penalty.

Civil liberties

Scott opposed the the USA Patriot Act. He was one of three representatives to vote against a resolution condemning the Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow decision regarding the Pledge of Allegiance.



Scott was born April 30, 1947 in Washington, D.C.. He graduated from Harvard University and Boston College Law School. Scott was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1977 and he was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 1982.

Congressional Career

He was unsuccessful in his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in 1986. But, in 1992, he was elected to the Congress in Virginia's 3rd District, which was created after the Department of Justice directed the Virginia legislature to draw a black-majority district after the 1990 census. He is the first African American Representative from Virginia since Reconstruction, and has been reelected five times with no substantive opposition. Also, having a maternal grandfather of Filipino ancestry gives Rep. Scott the distinction of being the first American with Filipino heritage to serve in the United States Congress.

Scott didn't have Republican opposition in 2000 and 2002. He faced former State Delegate Winsome Sears in the 2004 election, and won with 69% of the vote. He considered a run for Governor of Virginia but decided against the race.

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Scott’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

2008 elections

No major candidates announced their intention to challenge scott in the 2008 congressional elections.[1]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Dominion Resources$ 13,750
Huntington Ingalls Industries$ 11,000
National Education Assn$ 10,250
American Assn for Justice$ 10,000
American Federation of Teachers$ 10,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$ 10,000
Capital Group Companies$ 10,000
Cox Enterprises$ 10,000
International Assn of Fire Fighters$ 10,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Robert Scott
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Congressional Arts Caucus
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Congressional Children's Working Group
  • Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  • Congressional Urban Caucus
  • Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
  • Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group

Boards and other Affiliations

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Robert Scott. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 1201 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-8351 Fax: 202-225-8354
    Webform email
District offices
  • 2600 Washington Avenue, Suite 1010, Newport News, VA 23607-4317
    Ph: 757-380-1000 Fax: (none entered)
  • The Jackson Center, Suite 401, 501 North Second Street, Richmond, VA 23219-1321
    Ph: 804-644-4845 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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