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Two Republican senators will release a white paper next week arguing that regulations and legislation that increase energy costs hurt poor families. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Tim Scott (S.C.), both members of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will release their paper Plenty at Stake: Indicators of American Energy Insecurity on Sept. 18 at an event hosted by the conservative Manhattan Institute.
Our world remains a dangerous place and requires America to show decisive leadership, principled strength and continuous resolve when confronted with threats like ISIS.
"Today's announcement by Dorn is another example of why so many have lost faith in our nation's VA system," Sen. Tim Scott said in a release. "The 400,000 veterans in South Carolina deserve better from the VA. Safeguarding veteran's medical records is among one of the most basic responsibilities of VA and its medical centers. Our veterans shouldn't have to worry that that's not happening."
Cruver was nominated by Sen. Tim Scott. Cruver "has dedicated his life, both personally and professionally, to helping some of our most vulnerable children — orphans — find homes," Scott said in a statement. "So many of these kids have unlimited promise, and the efforts of people like Dan are key in helping them unlock their potential."
U.S. Rep. Tim Scott and S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell have joined the ranks of the many politicians who have taken the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to help raise money and awareness for ALS, according to a story posted on The State's website.
The problems at the VA nationally or Dorn and Johnson VA here in South Carolina are by no means solved, but the VA is moving in the right direction. I will continue to press for answers, accountability and access for the veterans who have worn our nation’s uniform, because they deserve nothing less.
The brave men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform deserve our honor and our kept promises. South Carolina’s 400,000 veterans rely on the services provided by the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston and the 11 community-based outpatient facilities across the state.
"The ultimate goal of the resolution was to hopefully heighten awareness of the opportunities to create the workforce of the future, today," Scott, a Republican, said this week.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s yearly tradition of honoring veterans from a different American war continued Aug. 2 at the First Baptist Church in Columbia, where more than 2,500 people attended a ceremony to recognize those who served in Vietnam.
Scott said Republicans should also spend more time focusing on the poor and middle-class and improving access to education, which is at the heart of what he calls an “Opportunity Agenda” he is promoting in South Carolina and in speeches across the country.