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Tim Scott: Bringing people into financial systems could help bridge racial wealth gaps

Monday | November 22, 2021

by Fadel Allassan

Bringing more people into financial systems like banks could be key to bridging racial wealth disparities, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told Axios at an event Wednesday.

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Tim Scott's 'opportunity zones' drew $29B to low-income areas: 'Changing the game'

Wednesday | November 10, 2021

by Ronn Blitzer

Designated low-income areas known as "opportunity zones" that attract investments by offering tax-related benefits have resulted in positive impacts in many states across the U.S., generating tens of billions of dollars for the affected neighborhoods, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

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Scott: ‘We won’t stand’ for Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate

Friday | November 5, 2021

by Patrick Phillips

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott joined 41 of his Senate colleagues in an effort to nullify a new federal vaccine mandate that would affect approximately 80 million workers.

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Sen. Tim Scott calls Democrats' reconciliation bill a 'great American shakedown'

Saturday | October 30, 2021

by Audrey Conklin

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., called Democrats' reconciliation bill a "great American shakedown."

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Americans Doing “Quite Well” Saving For Retirement Says Senate Aging Committee Lead Republican

Thursday | October 28, 2021

by Ted Knutson

Americans are doing “quite well” saving for retirement, says a new report from Senate Aging Committee Ranking Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina.

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Sen. Tim Scott presents Congressional honor to Bennettsville police chief

Wednesday | October 20, 2021

by Tonya Brown

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R) presented Bennettsville Police Chief Kevin Miller with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his invaluable and meritorious service as a first responder in the State of South Carolina.

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Republicans rip direct SBA lending in Dems' reconciliation bill: 'Inefficient, costly and inequitable'

Wednesday | October 6, 2021

by Megan Henney

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 15 GOP senators – led by Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina – sounded the alarm over the authorization of nearly $4.5 billion over the next decade for the SBA to issue directly the popular 7(a) loans and $2.8 billion for 504 loans in the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill. 

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Sen. Tim Scott: The left is 'putting politics over people' regarding police reform

Sunday | September 26, 2021

by Lindsay Kornick

"Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy" invited Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., to discuss his efforts on police reform despite the recent setbacks for the legislation.

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Senator Scott thanks first responders in 9/11 tribute video

Friday | September 10, 2021

by Matt Dillane

Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) was in the Lowcountry to produce a 9/11 tribute video to first responders.

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Tim Scott calls for hard look into Democratic spending proposals

Wednesday | September 8, 2021

by Matthew Christian

Tim Scott is among the Republicans who want to take a look at the Democrats’ spending proposals.

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FEMA ends policy that denied disaster aid to thousands of Black families

Friday | September 3, 2021

by Shawna Chen

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday that it will no longer require disaster survivors living on inherited land to prove homeownership before they can access federal assistance for rebuilding.

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Young, Scott join Republican colleagues in questioning firing of Social Security commissioner

Thursday | August 26, 2021

U.S. Sens. Todd Young (R-IN), Tim Scott (R-SC) and several GOP colleagues earlier this week posed several questions related to a recent change in leadership at the Social Security Administration (SSA). 

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Federal loans for fintech lenders offered under bipartisan Scott bill

Friday | August 13, 2021

Financial technology (fintech) lenders would be able to access certain federal small business loans under bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

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Senate passes bill to award Congress' highest honor to first Black NHL player

Monday | August 2, 2021

by Veronica Stracqualursi

The US Senate passed legislation this week to grant Congress' highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League.

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USDA announces Heirs’ Property Relending Program

Saturday | July 31, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will begin implementation of the Heirs’ Property Relending Program, an initiative spearheaded by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Got a photo of your meal? U.S. Sen. Tim Scott wants to see it

Thursday | July 29, 2021

by Chris Trainor

Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott tweeted a social media summer challenge on Wednesday, encouraging South Carolina residents to share photos or videos of their most beloved foods. The senator from North Charleston wants people to use the hashtag #SCeats when they share those food pictures on social media.

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Scott’s bill supports senior-owned small businesses

Friday | July 16, 2021

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has offered a bipartisan bill to establish a training curriculum related to businesses owned by older individuals within the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Lawmaker pressures CMS on status of national quality measures for HCBS

Tuesday | July 13, 2021

by Alicia Lasek

The ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging is turning up the heat on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, asking the agency’s chief to describe its efforts to establish quality measures for Medicaid home- and community-based services such as those provided by some assisted living operators.

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Hilton Head Island businesses adapt to repeated flooding

Tuesday | June 22, 2021

by Tyler Manion

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott recently helped re-introduce a bill that he says will assist repeatedly flooded areas in the Palmetto State.

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Sen. Scott meets with small businesses at Charleston Tech Center

Saturday | June 19, 2021

by Steven Ardary

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Lawmakers met with small businesses on Friday in downtown Charleston to tour the newly opened Charleston Tech Center and discuss the economic impact of opportunity zones.

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