Scott Garrett

Scott Garrett

NEW JERSEY's 5th DISTRICT

Garrett Statement on SEC Pay Ratio Rule

2015/08/05

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 after the SEC announced a finalized pay ratio rule as required by Dodd-Frank:

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Garrett Introduces Bill to Ensure U.S. Never Assists Iran’s Nuclear Program

2015/07/29

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today introduced H.R. 3273, the Prohibiting Assistance to Nuclear Iran Act, to ensure that no U.S. funds or resources would ever be used to help and defend Iran’s nuclear program. Garrett’s bill would prohibit U.S. assistance to Iran to develop, use, or protect their nuclear technology as requested in the nuclear agreement President Obama delivered to Congress earlier this month.

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A Bad Deal for the U.S. and its Allies

2015/07/23

After 20 months of negotiations, this week President Obama announced a nuclear arms deal that will give Iran sanctions relief and a path to obtaining a nuclear weapon.

The Iranian regime has done nothing to prove that it has earned the trust or respect of the international community and should not be rewarded with sanctions relief. This deal will only further destabilize an increasingly volatile region.

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Garrett Calls on SEC Chair to Review Universal Proxy Ballot Rulemaking

2015/07/22

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, called on SEC Chair Mary Jo White to express concern about her announcement last month that SEC staff will develop rulemaking recommendations related to universal proxy ballots.

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Garrett Statement on Fifth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank

2015/07/21

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 to mark the five year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act:

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Garrett: Today's Hearing Again Proves Fed's Lack of Transparency

2015/07/15

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 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony before the House Financial Services Committee today.

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Garrett to Obama: Prioritize the Extradition of Murderous Fugitives

2015/07/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on President Obama to demand that Cuban officials extradite New Jersey cop-killer Joanne Chesimard and New York City terrorist William Morales as the United States announces the reopening of embassies in both countries. Chesimard and Morales are convicted felons who escaped to Cuba and were granted political asylum by the Castro regime.

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Garrett Statement on Iran Nuclear Arms Deal

2015/07/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement on the nuclear arms agreement with Iran:

“As I’ve said since the beginning of these negotiations, any agreement that allows Iran to acquire, build, or proliferate nuclear weapons—now or in the future—is a threat to the United States and its allies. The Iranian regime has done nothing to prove that it has earned the trust or respect of the international community, and therefore should not be rewarded with good faith gestures or sanctions relief.

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Garrett Votes to End Common Core Coercion

2015/07/08

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today voted to give control of our children’s education back to parents, teachers, and school boards by supporting H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. The Student Success Act replaces the current national testing system with state-led accountability measures.

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Garrett: Crony Capitalism is Alive and Well at FHFA

2015/07/01

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 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


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.


Serving With

Frank LoBiondo

NEW JERSEY's 2nd DISTRICT

Tom MacArthur

NEW JERSEY's 3rd DISTRICT

Christopher Smith

NEW JERSEY's 4th DISTRICT

Leonard Lance

NEW JERSEY's 7th DISTRICT

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NEW JERSEY's 11th DISTRICT

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