This bill follows recent actions made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on minors having access to vape and other tobacco products. The bill is also named in honor of the departing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who has had a tough stance on the vaping industry and youth’s use of tobacco products. The bill has bipartisan support with Democrat Congressman Rep. Juan Vargas coming on as a co-sponsor of the bill.
“I applaud Congressman Aderholt for his leadership on this issue. The SCOTT Act aims to reduce the number of young people using tobacco products, hopefully decreasing the number of Americans that acquire a harmful addiction,” commented Rep. Vargas.
Aderholt serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee of Commerce, Justice and Science, and Related Agencies for the House Appropriations Committee. He is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Agriculture Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.
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