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AARP Gives ‘Champion for the 50-Plus’ Legislative Leadership Award to Congressman Bobby Scott

Congressman Bobby Scott with AARP staff and volunteers.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – AARP on Monday presented U.S. Representative Bobby Scott with the 2017 ‘AARP Champion for the 50-Plus’ Legislative Leadership Award for his significant achievements during the 114 th Congress.


Scott received this recognition for leadership that benefits the lives of Virginians age 50+ and their families.  AARP Virginia staff and volunteer leaders presented Scott with the award on Monday in his Newport News office.


“Congressman Scott once again demonstrated his commitment to serve -- and his ability to work across partisan divides to get results for -- people across Virginia and the entire country," said AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau.


Scott was also a winner of the 2016 award.


As part of its ongoing efforts to recognize members of Congress for their work on issues of importance to people age 50 and older, AARP’s Congressional legislative awards program recognizes legislators who sponsored legislation, actively worked to move legislation and advocated in the public forum on issues relevant to Americans over 50.


AARP has more than 1 million members in Virginia.  Learn more about what AARP is doing in your community at; follow us on Twitter @AARPVa and like us on Facebook.


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit  or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.  



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