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Jul 24, 2014 | Post and Courier

Summerville teen talks sickle cell disease with Congress

Issues: Health Care

The congressional sickle cell caucus is recruiting well-known sickle cell patients as national spokesmen and spokeswomen for a campaign to raise awareness about the disease. Rice is a member of the bipartisan group and Scott, R-S.C., is its co-chairman.

Jul 22, 2014 | Anderson Independent-Mail

Ceremony to honor Vietnam-era vets

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War-era veterans.

Jul 18, 2014 | Greenwood Index Journal

Sen. Scott plans Vietnam vets honor ceremony

Aug. 2, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin, a confrontation between the USS Maddox and several North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats was the spark that led to an escalating U.S. presence in Vietnam. Now, 50 years later, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is organizing a special ceremony for Vietnam War-era veterans.

Jul 14, 2014 | Spartanburg Herald Journal

Sen. Scott to honor Vietnam War veterans

Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony to honor Vietnam War veterans and their families Aug. 2. During a telephone interview Thursday, Scott said the ceremony is an “awesome opportunity” to honor the sacrifice of those who served. In the past, Scott has hosted similar ceremonies for World War II and Korean War veterans.

Jul 12, 2014 | Aiken Standard

Sen. Scott to hold ceremony for Vietnam veterans

The importance of South Carolina recognizing its veterans cannot be overlooked, said U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who is gearing up for a celebratory event to honor those who have served. Scott is hosting the Vietnam Era Veterans Honor Ceremony on Aug. 2 in Columbia. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. Scott said each veteran will receive a Senatorial Certificate of Appreciation, as well as a pin.

Jul 11, 2014 | The State

U.S. Sen. Scott to host Vietnam vets in Columbia

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. The event is free.

Jun 29, 2014 | WIS-TV (Columbia)

Sen. Scott still waiting for answers on veterans care at South Carolina VA facilities

U.S. Senator Tim Scott is trying to get answers about the care veterans are getting in Columbia and at other VA facilities around the state.

Jun 28, 2014 | Charleston Post and Courier

VA review finds 'chronic' failures; Sen. Tim Scott calls for S.C. specifics

As lawmakers continue the call for answers into the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system, including South Carolina's Sen. Tim Scott, the White House released findings Friday describing "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.