“I’m running to restore integrity to our political process, to promote policies that serve ALL the people, and to move our nation & community forward together."


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:20 PM

George explains why the GOP tax bill only benefits large corporations

Small businesses, which account for over two million Pennsylvania jobs, need a tax break. Their mega-corporation counterparts do not.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 4:27 PM

George has issued a statement on the impact of the current tax cut bill on the national debt

I encourage everyone to contact your Congressional leaders in both the Senate and House, and ask them to oppose the budget-busting, debt-expanding tax plan currently being proposed by Congressional Republicans.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:55 AM

George has issued a statement on the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and US Territories

In the past two months our nation has been pummeled by a series of natural disasters. Hurricanes and wildfires have devastated large areas, killing dozens and displacing tens of thousands. We appreciate everything that FEMA, our military, local agencies, and non-governmental organizations have done and continue to do. They are challenged in a way never seen before. Their efforts at disaster relief and recovery should be applauded.

Yet, there have been suggestions recently that the situation in Puerto Rico is no longer urgent; that Puerto Ricans are somehow to blame; that FEMA and military support may have to be withdrawn; that reports on conditions in Puerto Rico are being exaggerated or fabricated. We know from both governmental and non-governmental sources on the island that the need there is still urgent. Basic needs for water, food, shelter, and power are still not being adequately met. People are desperate. Some have commented that financial considerations – the federal budget and Puerto Rico's ongoing debt crisis – should somehow be factored into decisions about whether or not disaster relief should be provided at all, and if so, how much, and for how long?

Following Hurricane Harvey, disaster relief was approved quickly, without political considerations, which is as it should be. Disaster relief – whether for Texas or Puerto Rico or any other territory of the U.S. - is neither a political nor a financial issue, but a moral imperative. Regardless of where our citizens live, our government has a clear and abiding responsibility to assist those whose lives have been disrupted by natural disaster.

Again, I cannot say enough about the efforts of FEMA, our military, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations who continue to work tirelessly to assist those in need. As one who took part in disaster relief operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Hugo, I know how challenging such missions can be. They have our heartfelt thanks and our unconditional support. But, given the statements and actions of some in the present administration and our Congress, it seems reasonable to ask, “Do they have the support of their own government?”

George Scott

Monday, October 9, 2017 11:22 AM

See George on Thursday's TV interview here

George appeared on the Knowledge is Power TV program last week. You can watch the video here.

Monday, September 25, 2017 10:10 AM

George has issued a statement on the Graham-Cassidy bill

Republicans in Congress are at it again, trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a credible replacement plan anywhere in sight.  One GOP senator has even admitted that this latest plan is more about politics than policy.

Under the proposed Graham-Cassidy plan, Pennsylvania will lose $11 billion in federal healthcare funding. (Kaiser Family Foundation)  Millions of Pennsylvanians will lose their coverage.  Others will face steep increases in both premiums and deductibles.  Our rural hospitals, many already in financial crisis, will be especially hard hit.

Contrary to what supporters of Graham-Cassidy tell us publicly, there is no provision to guarantee coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.  States may apply for a waiver to this provision; and a guarantee that can be waived is no guarantee at all.

We can disagree about whether or not healthcare is a fundamental right, but it is the right thing to do.  I believe we have an obligation to care for the most vulnerable among us.  Healthcare is a moral issue and our goal must be accessible and affordable health care for all Americans.  

The Graham-Cassidy bill moves us further from that objective.  Senators McCain and Paul have already come out against the bill. Senator Collins has expressed serious reservations. We cannot, however, assume the bill will fail. We must continue to voice our objections until this disastrous piece of legislation is finally defeated on the floor of the US Senate.  

Contact Senator Toomey and urge him to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill.  Tell him you want him to work in a bipartisan fashion to create a health care plan that works for all of us.

As your representative in Congress, I will work with anyone - Democrat or Republican – who shares my commitment to fixing our broken healthcare system.  

Add your name to our list of supporters and together, we can tell our elected officials to vote against the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill and come up with legislation that improves the state of healthcare in America.

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