Scott Garrett

Scott Garrett


Garrett: Crony Capitalism is Alive and Well at FHFA


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) decision to raise the compensation for the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from $600,000 to $4 million:

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Garrett Statement on King v. Burwell Ruling


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell:

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Garrett Statement on Vote Against Trade Promotion Authority


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement after he voted against the Trade Promotion Authority bill:

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Repair infrastructure before taking on new projects


The Record

By Rep. Scott Garrett

By reducing funding to the program that gives grant money to transit agencies for new projects by 4 percent, Congress could have fully funded our nation's rail safety and operations.

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Garrett Introduces Amendment to Increase Funding to Rail Safety and Operations


Reps. Garrett, Capuano Introduce Bill to Limit Fed’s Bailout Authority


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 Mike Capuano (D-MA), member of the Financial Services Committee, today introduced H.R. 2625, the Bailout Prevention Act of 2015.

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House Passes Garrett Amendment to Bar DOJ from Applying Disparate Impact









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Rep. Garrett Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winners


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


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


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 Joins Squawk Box to Discuss Partisanship at the Fed

2015-02-26 14:51:05

Garrett discusses transparency at the Federal Reserve on Bloomberg

2015-02-10 15:25:57

Rep. Garrett Discusses the President’s Budget with Trish Regan

2015-02-02 22:06:06

Rep. Garrett Reacts to the President's Budget on Fox News

2015-02-02 20:22:05

Rep. Garrett Recaps His Work in 2014

2014-12-10 20:06:42

Garrett Discusses Obama's Unconstitutional Amnesty Announcement on Fox Business Network

2014-11-21 17:27:15

Rep. Garrett Honors the Memory of Joan D’Alessandro on the House Floor

2014-09-16 15:11:08

Rep. Garrett Discusses the House Bills Waiting for Senate Consideration

2014-07-31 21:36:23

Rep. Garrett to Treasury Secretary Lew: It's time for the stonewalling to stop

2014-06-24 15:44:37

House Passes Garrett Bill to Rename Waldwick Post Office for Fallen Marine Joseph D'Augustine

2014-06-17 21:20:08

Rep. Garrett Discusses Fair Value Accounting on CNBC

2014-06-12 15:13:20

ICYMI: Rep. Garrett to SEC Chair White: "Are the Markets Rigged?"

2014-04-29 16:24:59

Rep. Garrett's Statement in Support of the FY 2015 Path to Prosperity Budget Plan

2014-04-02 15:08:42

Rep. Garrett Joins Stuart Varney to Discuss the NSA and Obamacare

2014-03-14 16:12:10

Rep. Garrett Questions Fed Chair Janet Yellen

2014-02-11 18:17:20

Rep. Garrett Discusses Data Mining at the CFPB on Fox Business Network

2014-02-04 14:23:03

Rep. Garrett Reacts to the State of the Union Address

2014-01-29 15:07:37

Rep. Garrett Debates H.R. 2274 in Support of Main Street Jobs On the House Floor

2014-01-14 18:50:47

Rep. Garrett Recaps the First session of the 113th Congress

2013-12-17 14:27:47

Rep. Garrett Grills Secretary Lew About Transparency, IRS Targeting and the Volcker Rule

2013-12-12 16:27:46

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Committee Assignments


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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