Scott Garrett

Scott Garrett

NEW JERSEY's 5th DISTRICT

Rep. Garrett Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winners

2015/05/29

NEWTON, NJ – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.  This year’s top honor went to Norwood resident and Academy of the Holy Angels student Na Young Lee for her piece, “Crammed.”  This year’s competition featured 95 student entries and was hosted at Sussex County Community College in Newton. Meagan Khoury and Sherry Fitzgerald, both of Sussex County Community College, judged the competition.  The winners were announced at a ceremony on Saturday, May 16th.

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Garrett Bill to Modernize SEC Disclosures Passes Committee with Unanimous Support

2015/05/21

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, issued the following statement after the Financial Services Committee passed his bill, H.R. 1525, the Disclosure Modernization and Simplification Act of 2015 with unanimous support. 

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Garrett: Congress Should Put the Export-Import Bank Out of Business

2015/05/19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement after joining fellow members of the House Freedom Caucus and other concerned lawmakers at a press conference this morning to urge Congress to let the Export-Import Bank expire on June 30:

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Garrett: Congress Must Ensure that Iran Never Gains Nuclear Weapons

2015/05/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement after voting against the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, H.R. 1191, today because it did not ensure that Iran never gains nuclear weapons:

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Garrett: USA Freedom Act Doesn’t Do Enough to Protect American Privacy

2015/05/13

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, issued the following statement after voting against the USA Freedom Act, H.R. 2048, today because it did not do enough to protect the privacy of innocent Americans:

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Garrett Calls on DOT and OMB to Finalize Hazardous Materials Rule for DOT-111 Tank Cars

2015/04/29

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) yesterday called on Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and OMB Director Shaun Donovan to complete their final review of a rule regarding DOT-111 tank cars by their May 2015 deadline.  This rule could protect New Jersey from a potential hazardous materials disaster by ensuring freight cars have adequate safety standards. 

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Reps. Garrett, Maloney Introduce the Restoring Main Street Investor Protection and Confidence Act of 2015

2015/04/23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), Chairman of the House Financial Services Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee, and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, today introduced H.R. 1982, the Restoring Main Street Investor Protection and Confidence Act of 2015.

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Garrett Announces 2015 United States Service Academy Nominees from NJ-05 at Bergen County Community College

2015/04/16

PARAMUS, NJ - Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) is proud to announce the nomination of 36 Fifth District students to United States service academies, including the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.  This year’s nominees were honored by the Congressman at a reception at Bergen County Community College in Paramus on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

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Garrett: Cuba Should Not Be Removed from Terrorist Sponsor List

2015/04/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today issued the following statement after President Obama announced that he will remove Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list:

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Garrett Statement on Framework for Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program

2015/04/02

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today issued the following statement after President Obama announced that the administration has a framework for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program:

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Contact Information

2232 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4465
Fax 202-225-9048
garrett.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Budget

Financial Services

On January 3, 2013, Congressman Scott Garrett was sworn in to the United States House of Representatives, representing New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.  Since his election to Congress in 2002, Scott has burnished himself with a reputation as a leading advocate of tax relief and pro-growth economic policies, earning him awards and accolades from a number of national taxpayer and small business groups.

As a senior member of the House Budget Committee, Scott is on the frontline of House Republican efforts to rein in runaway government spending and shrink our country’s ballooning national debt.

A member of the House Financial Services Committee since his election to Congress, Scott has been at the forefront of public policy deliberations dealing with issues related to the financial services industry, developing considerable expertise in areas ranging from securities and finance to insurance and regulatory oversight.

At the beginning of the 112th Congress, Scott was selected to serve as the Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Market and Government-Sponsored Enterprises.  In this role, Scott presides over the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  In addition, the subcommittee also handles all matters related to capital markets activities such as business capital formation and venture capital, as well as derivative instruments.

As founder and Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, Scott is highly respected among his House colleagues as an authority on constitutional issues.  Founded in 2005, the Constitution Caucus provides an effective forum for education on constitutional principles and discussion on the appropriate limitations of congressional action.

Born in Englewood, Scott has spent much of his life living in North Jersey, which has instilled in him a great appreciation for the outdoors.  He is a leading proponent of preserving open space and protecting such natural treasures as the Highlands, the Musconetcong River and the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge.

Prior to his election to Congress, Scott served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1990 to 2002, as the senior Assemblyman for the 24th Legislative District, Assistant Majority Leader, and Chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee.  During his tenure, he also served on the Education, Transportation, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committees, as well as the Joint Committee on Public Schools.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University and his Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law – Camden.

Scott resides in Wantage Township in Sussex County with his wife, Mary Ellen, and their two daughters, Jennifer and Brittany.


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Tom MacArthur

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