Youth PROMISE Act Bringing violence prevention and hope to our youth
PeaceWeek 2011 > Community Peacebuilding > Politics & Governance
Broadcast on September 19, 2011
With U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott & Michael Skolnik & Jamira Burley
U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott
U.S. House of Representatives Congressman, sponsor of the Youth PROMISE Act (HR 2721)
Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott is serving his tenth term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Among many other important issues, Congressman Scott is the leading champion and sponsor of the Youth PROMISE Act (HR 2721). The Youth PROMISE Act is groundbreaking, bipartisan legislation that will give our communities the support and funding they need to effectively address youth violence issues by setting up local infrastructure to support effective on-the-ground work, ensuring we are saving lives and giving every young person the opportunity to meet his or her potential.
Rep. Scott currently serves on the Committee on the Judiciary, where he is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and a member of the Subcommittee on the Constitution. Rep. Scott also serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce where he is a member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
In November 1992, Rep. Scott was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Through this election, Rep. Scott made history by becoming the first African American elected to Congress from the Commonwealth of Virginia since Reconstruction and only the second African American elected to Congress in Virginia’s history. Having a maternal grandfather of Filipino ancestry also gives Rep. Scott the distinction of being the first American with Filipino ancestry to serve as a voting member of Congress.
Youth PROMISE ACT