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Latest updates from the campaign:

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Puerto Rico is no longer urgent; that Puerto Ricans are somehow to blame; that FEMA and military support may have to be withdrawn; that reports on conditions in Puerto Rico are being exaggerated or fabricated.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.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:02 PM

Remembering Bill Goodling

"I was saddened today to learn of the passing of former Congressman Bill Goodling. During my college years, he afforded me the opportunity to serve a Congressional internship in his office. Despite my being a young, inexperienced Democrat, he treated me the same way he treated everyone else – with respect and dignity. Bill Goodling was strong advocate for public education who put the people of this district ahead of partisan politics. I am privileged to have known him and to have had the opportunity to learn from him. He was a true public servant and will be missed."

Monday, September 11, 2017 11:19 AM

George Scott's message on the anniversary of 9-11

George will bring his expertise and a soldier's perspective on the role of our military to Congress. Click on the link for the full text:

"Our nation's military has been stretched too thin for too long. As your representative in Congress, I will draw on my experience to advocate for a clearly defined end state to our military operations, set the criteria for success, and bring our servicemen and women home. In the meantime, we must provide the resources they need to accomplish their mission and preserve their well-deserved reputation as the world's finest military."

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:18 AM

George Scott's statement on the fate of DACA

George has issued a statement on the President's decision to overturn the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and send the issue to Congress for further action with a six month deadline.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 1:53 PM

George at the Cumberland County Democratic Convention

George was pleased to attend today's Cumberland County Democratic Convention in Camp Hill -- shown here with Judge Maria McLaughlin (candidate for PA Superior Court), and Asha Makam (candidate for Clerk of Courts).

Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:43 PM

George's statement on Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey makes landfall for the third time, the National Weather Service tells us “This event is unprecedented and all impacts are unknown and beyond anything experienced.” Everyone is saddened by the destruction and the loss of life this storm has wrought on the Texas Gulf Coast. As I write this, with levees and flood control reservoirs already overflowing, the forecast calls for even more rain. When the books are finally closed this is likely to be the costliest natural disaster in Texas’ history.

The scenes of destruction on television and the Internet are gut-wrenching. But in the midst of the despair, we see hope and compassion. We see it in the leaders of communities large and small. First responders and public servants have worked tirelessly for a week now, first planning for the worst; then putting their plans into action; providing food and shelter for those driven from their homes; rescuing those trapped by overwhelming flooding. First responders from all over Texas, and as far away as Pennsylvania and New Jersey are on the job. All branches of our armed forces are participating in search and rescue, and relief operations. They are all owed a deep debt of gratitude for their courage, their compassion and their sacrifice.

But, beyond these, we see hope in thousands of ordinary citizens – not all from the Gulf Coast, not all from Texas – launching their fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, and rubber rafts into neighborhoods, down streets that now look more like the canals of Venice, searching for those in need. The Cajun Navy is on the scene, as is a team of doctors from San Diego. Red Cross volunteers from across the country are arriving daily. Thousands more volunteers are manning shelters across the state.

Americans have come from all over the United States, to help their fellow Americans. Individuals have opened their homes to total strangers, who have nowhere else to go. But, this should not surprise us. This is what we always do. That's the thing about disasters in the United States. They bring out what is truly great about America; our compassion for people in need.

As a country, we are as divided as we have been in my lifetime. But, for now, we are united; all committed to one goal – supporting one another to make sure Houston (and all the Gulf Coast) survives this and emerges stronger on the other side. My hope is that when this is over, we don't simply lay aside this concern for and commitment to one another, until the next disaster.

I encourage each of you to join in these efforts by supporting the relief charity of your choice.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:24 AM

George's statement in response to the events in Charlottesville

George has issued the following statement in response to the recent events in Charlottesville, VA and their aftermath:

"Like so many of you, I am horrified by what took place last weekend in Charlottesville. As a nation, our response ought to transcend politics. Even without the tragic death of Heather Heyer or the injuries to others caused by the car attack, it was an event that elected leaders of all parties should condemn. We must speak out against violence, hatred, bigotry, and racism wherever they appear.
Now is the time to identify evil and call it by its name, without equivocation. The tepid responses from some of our elected officials and the alarming remarks by President Trump at his Tuesday press conference are deeply disappointing. Attempts to portray counter-protesters in the same light as the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other violent white supremacist or nationalist groups tear at the very fabric of our democracy. Such attempts give lie to our national motto, “e pluribus unum”—out of many, one.
Our political landscape is as divided as it has ever been in my lifetime. I want to change that. Regardless of party affiliation, surely we can come together with one voice and denounce the evil of the Charlottesville attack and of the groups responsible for it, and demand an appropriate response from our President and other elected leaders. We must learn, once again, to move forward together. This is an opportunity to do just that."

Monday, August 14, 2017 11:22 AM

Good Ole Days Festival in Littlestown

George will be attending two events at the Littlestown Good Ole Days Festival This week. See the Events Calendar for details.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:30 AM

Editorial from the York Dispatch

Link is directly below. We can win this with your support!

This was published on Monday 8/7

"Scott freely admits he’s facing an “uphill battle” to win Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District.
Still, he’s elected to fight those political headwinds and throw his hat into the ring.
He should be applauded for that. A democracy works best when there is a real choice between opposing candidates."

Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:50 AM

South Mountain Fair Friday

George will be at the Adams Co. Democratic Committee booth at the South Mountain Fairgrounds. (see the Events calendar for more details.)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:06 PM

Press coverage from the Campaign Launch Events!

From the York Daily Record:


From PennLive:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:44 PM

George Scott to Launch 4th District Campaign for Congress

On Tuesday, August 1, George Scott will announce his campaign to represent the Fourth Congressional District of Pennsylvania with launch events in Adams, York, Cumberland, and Dauphin counties.

The campaign will hold events throughout the day at locations in each of the district’s four counties—York, Adams, Cumberland, and Dauphin. The candidate will make a brief announcement speech and be available to meet the public and take media interviews. Locations and times for events are as follows:

• 9 am—Adams County Democratic Committee Headquarters, 52 Chambersburg St. (Gettysburg, Adams County)
• 11 am—Pennyslvania State Capitol Rotunda, 501 N. 3rd St. (Harrisburg, Dauphin County)
• 12 noon—Upper Pavilion, Negley Park, 201 Cumberland Rd. (Lemoyne, Cumberland County)
• 2 pm—Central Market, W Philadelphia St. & N. Cherry Ln. (York, York County)

Monday, July 24, 2017 7:29 AM

Who Says You Can't Mix Pancakes and Politics?

We hosted our first volunteer meet-and-greet breakfast Saturday morning at the fire hall in Franklintown. The event featured a brand new banner, George in an apron, and (most importantly!) about 30 people eager to get this show on the road. Thank you to those who were willing to spend part of your weekend with us. We look forward to working with you in the months ahead!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:08 PM

4th CD Meet & Greet

I was honored to meet with Democratic Party leaders and committee members from all four counties in the 4th Congressional District last Saturday at the "Candidates Meet & Greet" organized event organized by Peggy Grove, chair of the PA Democratic Party's South Central Caucus. It
was a great event; thank you for inviting me! We're excited to work within the Party and to reach out to independents and Republicans as our campaign moves the District forward together!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 5:39 PM

Shout out to YoungDemsofYorkPA

A big thanks to the Young Democrats of York, PA for the warm welcome at their July 2 meeting. George shared his campaign for the 4th Congressional District and took part in the discussions of upcoming events that will support Democratic candidates at all levels throughout York County. The group's mission is "to elect quality Democrats, while also inspiring political activism in the next generation of York County Democrats." 

Friday, May 26, 2017 2:11 PM

Up and Running (for Congress!)

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for your interest in George's campaign for Congress. There is a lot of energy for change in our district, and we are excited to get things up and running! Check back here for information on upcoming events, or follow us on Facebook. Like our profile page today and help spread the word!

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