Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor
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Credit: The Hill

Summary

Current Position: U.S. House of Representatives (2016-2018), Virginia 2nd District
Republican Candidate: US House - Virginia 2nd District

Information

Websites:  house.gov  Personal Site
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Email:  Contact Form

Washington DC Office: 412 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone:  (202) 225-4215

Virginia Beach Office:
1 Columbus Center, Suite 900
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757-364-7650

Yorktown Office:
110 Mid-Atlantic Place
Yorktown, VA 23693
P: 757-364-7650

 

AboutScott Taylor 1

From Government Site

Scott was raised on the Delmarva Peninsula in a little hamlet named Hebron in Maryland. At age 11, he began working on a farm and soon after was introduced to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program of America. The program forever changed his life and set him on a path from the Virginia shore to the Iraq desert.

Shortly after graduation, Scott decided to enlist in the Navy. He signed up to join one of the most feared fighting forces in the world, the Navy SEALS. After completing the six-month BUD/S training course in Coronado, California, Scott was assigned to SEAL Team 4 and served in the United States and Latin America, where he developed a fluency in Spanish.

After September 11, Scott chose to re-enlist and in 2005 was sent to Baghdad and Ramadi as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a Navy SEAL sniper. While on a combat mission, Scott was severely injured and was Medevac’d out of Iraq to Germany, then eventually back to the States.

In 2013, Scott became a member of the House of Delegates, where he represented the 85th District which is principally the Kempsville and Town Center area in Virginia Beach. With the help of his GI Bill, Scott earned a degree in International Relations from Harvard University Extension and is currently pursuing his masters in the same field. He holds a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting at Old Dominion University.

In January, 2017, Scott was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives as Congressman for Virginia’s Second District. He is the first freshman member from Virginia to ever be appointed to the Appropriations Committee for a full term.

As a Member of Congress, one of Scott’s primary goals is to give his constituents a voice on the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees federal expenditures. As a combat veteran, Scott is working to ensure veterans and their families are taken care of, our economy continues to improve, and national security remains a top priority.

Political career

From Wikipedia

In 2008, Taylor ran for Mayor of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was a candidate in the 2010 primary election for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district, but lost to Scott Rigell. Taylor was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates for the 85th district in November 2013, where, as a delegate, Taylor cosponsored a bill to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in labor and housing.

In 2012, Taylor founded and served as chairman for the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a 501(c) Political Action Committee formed in 2012 accusing the Obama Administration of security leaks and taking too much credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.  He published a book in February 2015, Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and The Selling Out of America’s National Security.

In 2016, Taylor won the Republican nomination for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in the 2016 elections, defeating Randy Forbes in the primary, and won the general election on November 8, 2016.  He is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership.  Scott is also a member of the Republican Study Committee.

Taylor has participated in national interviews on radio and news networks, discussing topics such as foreign policy, military issues, and national security. Taylor has been invited as a public speaker to Fortune 500 companies and NFL football teams. In August 2010, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell appointed Taylor to the Virginia War Memorial Board of Trustees. He served on the board of the Underwater Demolition Team/SEAL Association and the Virginia Beach Forum, an organization that promotes civic discourse. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Political Stances

National security

Taylor supported President Donald Trump’s 2017 executive order to impose a temporary ban on entry to the U.S. to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. He stated that “While I do not agree with some of the rhetoric, taking a pause, figuring out if we are properly vetting people, and making changes if necessary to continue our American principles is prudent and needed. The safety and protection of our citizens must remain our number one priority.”[11]

Taylor was one of eighteen Republican congressmen to urge President Trump not to end Barack Obama’s DACA policy.[12]

Cannabis legalization

On February 27, 2017, Taylor was an original cosponsor for bill H.R. 1227 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.[13]

Healthcare

On May 4, 2017, Taylor voted Yes on H.R. 1628 (AHCA of 2017).[citation needed]

Energy and the environment

During Taylor’s unsuccessful Congressional primary campaign in 2010, he voiced support for offshore oil drilling along Virginia’s coast.[14] When Taylor was elected to Congress in 2016, he avoided taking a stance on the issue. In 2018, after President Donald Trump announced plans to expand offshore oil drilling to the East Coast, Taylor reversed his earlier stance, citing widespread opposition in his district. Taylor suggested that his new position on the issue was also due to recent developments in fracking that had led to increased availability of natural gas.

Committee Assignments

Appropriations Committee

  • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
  • Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch

Rep. Taylor is a member of the following caucuses:

  • 115th Class Caucus
  • Bi-Partisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
  • Congressional Air Force Caucus
  • Congressional Army Caucus
  • Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
  • Congressional Central America Caucus
  • Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus
  • Congressional Coast Guard Caucus
  • Congressional Cyber Security Caucus
  • Congressional Mentoring Caucus
  • Congressional Military Mental Health Caucus
  • Congressional National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
  • Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus
  • Congressional Small Business Caucus
  • Congressional Special Operations Forces Caucus
  • Congressional Submarine Caucus
  • Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
  • Mental Health Caucus
  • Congressional Navy & Marine Corps Caucus
  • Autism Caucus
  • Warriors Caucus
  • Small Brewers Caucus
  • Climate Solutions Caucus

Campaign Finance

From Ballotpedia

Contributions:  $892,444
Disbursements: $425,983
Cash on Hand: $531,429

Recent Election Results

Policy Positions

As of Sept. 9, 2018, we could not find any positions statements by Scott Taylor on either his government or his candidate website. As soon as a Curator is found for District 2, he or she will reach out to Taylor’s campaign for his policy positions.

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Rep. Scott Taylor: We need to come together, reduce tensions
Published: Aug. 19, 2017  Fox News

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