I come from a military family, and have two brothers currently serving. I know the sacrifices made by not only our service members themselves, but their families as well. Every day our men and women in uniform work to keep the rest of us safe, and we must keep our promises to them.
That’s why I’ve voted against legislation that damages our military, from the poorly conceived sequester created by the Budget Control Act to the recent budget agreement that cut military pensions. Our homeland depends on a strong, robust military, and an inadequately funded and ill-equipped Armed Forces is no way to fulfill a constitutional obligation to defend our nation. We must commit to protecting America in an increasingly dangerous world and continue to invest in our military strength. Our men and women in uniform deserve nothing less.
As those who serve our country leave the military, be it through retirement or the end of their commitment, we must ensure they receive the honor and respect they have earned. There are approximately 400,000 veterans in the state of South Carolina, and we must protect what has been promised to them.
We must keep our promises, and protect our veterans health benefits moving forward. That is why I have fought to end the claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and voted against veterans’ pensions cuts. I have also introduced the SEA Jobs Act as part of my Opportunity Agenda, which creates a veterans workforce training program to help our veterans find employment in the energy industry.
Thursday | January 11, 2018
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), chairman of the Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Urban Affairs, joined U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to introduce the Protecting Veterans from Predatory Lending Act of 2018.Read More
Tuesday | December 12, 2017
Scott released the following statement after President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY18Read More
Wednesday | September 20, 2017
This Friday, September 22, Senator Tim Scott's three South Carolina offices will hold open information sessions regarding the Military Academy nomination process. Interested students, parents and guidance counselors are encouraged to stop by any office to speak to staff members and ask questions they may have about the process.Read More
Tuesday | August 1, 2017
The 2017 Military Academy Nomination process is in full swing! The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is accepting applications for Service Academy Nominations through Friday, October 13th at 5PM.Read More
Tuesday | August 1, 2017
In keeping with his steadfast devotion to the U.S. military and our service members, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) supported the passage of two major Veterans Affairs reform bills last night; one overhauling the Veterans Affairs (VA) appeals process, and another extending the Veterans Choice Program, an initiative that helps veterans access private care within their communities.Read More
Tuesday | June 6, 2017
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) supported the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which passed unanimously in the Senate. This bipartisan legislation that would reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by allowing the secretary to dismiss bad employees and ensure appropriate due process protections for whistleblowers.Read More
Friday | March 17, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Scott today announced the nominations of 45 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2021, including the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.Read More