Scott Garrett

Scott Garrett


Garrett Leads Bipartisan Effort Against the Unfair Practice of Civil Asset Forfeiture


Garrett joins a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers that want to
change the unfair practice of civil asset forfeiture with the FAIR Act.
(From Left to Right: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI),
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ),Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN))

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Garrett: Mr. President, Join Us


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement tonight after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress:

“As outlined in tonight’s speech, President Obama is pressing hard to continue to advance his ideological agenda at the expense of our economy.  The president talks about bringing in ‘more revenue’ and ‘investing’ it.  But you and I both know that this is a fancy way of saying he wants to tax you more so he can spend more.

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Garrett Starts 114th Congress by Introducing Nine Bills


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement after introducing nine bills on the first day of the 114th Congress:

“The American people deserve leadership and fresh ideas to fix the problems facing our country.  I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and the new Senate majority to send these bills to President Obama’s desk, so we can get our country moving again.”

Below is a list of the bills that were introduced: 

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Garrett Takes Oath for 114th Congress


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement today after being sworn-in to represent New Jersey’s Fifth District in the 114th Congress:

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Garrett: It’s Time for New Leadership in the House


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today issued the following statement after voting for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) for Speaker of the House:

“With a new Republican majority in the Senate, a large number of my constituents have called on me to demand new leadership in the House.  I hear you, and I agree.  Accordingly, I support Representative Daniel Webster for the role of Speaker of the House.”


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Opinion: Tax reform: a tall order


By Rep. Scott Garrett

The code is also unfair, as many of the loopholes target small numbers of high-income individuals, while New Jersey’s middle-class families get stuck with the tab. It should come as no surprise that New Jersey has one of the highest tax burdens in the nation when you figure in the tidal wave of local, state and federal taxes.

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Garrett Opposes Executive Amnesty with ‘No’ Vote on Omnibus


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) issued the following statement after voting against the $1.1 trillion spending bill that included funding for President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty.

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Garrett Statement on Today’s Tax-Extender Vote


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) issued the following statement today after voting ‘no’ on a short-term tax extension bill.

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Garrett bill on SEC disclosure rules sails through House


The Securities and Exchange Commission would be required to simplify some of the disclosures that public companies must make under a bill sponsored by Rep. Scott Garrett that won unanimous approval in the House.

Garrett, R-Wantage, was one of the sponsors of a 2012 law intended to make it easier for startups to raise funds through financial markets, and the law included a section directing the SEC to study disclosure simplification.

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House Unanimously Passes Garrett Jobs Bill


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4569, the Disclosure Modernization and Simplification Act of 2014.  H.R. 4569 will help countless American workers and small business owners by eliminating overly burdensome governmental red tape.

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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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