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Fauci praises South Carolina’s coronavirus response as one he would ‘almost want to clone’

Tuesday | May 12, 2020

by Caitlin Byrd

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert who has become a key figure in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, praised South Carolina for its handling of the virus as it prepares to further relax its restrictions next week.

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Boeing delivers protective equipment for MUSC workers

Tuesday | May 12, 2020

by Patrick Hoff

Three Boeing Dreamlifters, which are 747-400 jumbo jets converted to large cargo freighters, were used to transport the medical supplies. The supplies were held in the lower section of the planes while 787 component parts were flown in the main deck cargo hold.

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Sen. Scott supports act that would help families with newborns receive coronavirus relief funds

Monday | May 11, 2020

by Tim Renaud

The push continues on Capitol Hill for new parents to quickly receive an additional $500 per child in coronavirus relief.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is among the lawmakers who introduced the bi-partisan proposal.

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers and José Andrés want to empower FEMA to meet America’s growing hunger crisis

Thursday | May 7, 2020

by Tim Carman

Which is one reason a bipartisan group of lawmakers has been working with chef and humanitarian José Andrés and his nonprofit organization, World Central Kitchen, to introduce the FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries Act, a bill that will expand the range of people eligible for FEMA assistance. It will allow local and state governments to partner with restaurants and nonprofit groups to feed all those in need during covid-19, with the federal agency picking up the costs of the programs.

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SC's Tim Scott: 'Justice must be served' in shooting of unarmed black man in Georgia

Thursday | May 7, 2020

by Emma Dumain

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is choosing again to enter the fray with public remarks condemning the shooting of an unarmed black man.

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RCSD deputies pass out masks in Richland County

Wednesday | May 6, 2020

by Brittany Breeding

A South Carolina company donated thousands of masks in hopes of making our community safer.

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Senator Tim Scott requests more COVID-19 testing for nursing homes, communities of color

Thursday | April 30, 2020

by Chase Laudenslager

US Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) sent letters to US Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, and Governor Henry McMaster, urging them to increase COVID-19 capacity for high-risk groups.

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S.C. political leaders review business assistance, reopening

Thursday | April 30, 2020

by Molly Hulsey

Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham advocated for federal assistance targeted at “Main Street” America at a Womble Bond Dickinson-hosted webinar Thursday, while Gov. Henry McMaster said he looks forward to opening restaurants soon.

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South Carolina receives 1.3 million masks from China as coronavirus cases rise Read more here: https://www.islandpacket.com/news/coronavirus/article242302071.html#storylink=cpy

Sunday | April 26, 2020

by Noah Feit

More than a million masks have been delivered from China to South Carolina.

The Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, will be distributed among Prisma hospitals and medical facilities across the state to shield health professionals treating patients with COVID-19, according to Prisma spokeswoman Tammie Epps in a press release.

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Coronavirus highlighted SC’s broadband problem. Leaders are under pressure to fix it

Thursday | April 23, 2020

by Emma Dumain

Scott “intends to advocate for significant increases in federal investment” in broadband deployment “as the Senate negotiates future relief packages.”

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SMALL BUSINESS TO GET $320 BILLION IN AID

Wednesday | April 22, 2020

US Senators approved a $320 billion boost for the Payroll Protection Program.

They also approved $60 billion more for small business disaster loans Tuesday night.

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Paying Americans Not to Work

Wednesday | April 22, 2020

That includes Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Tim Scott (S.C.,) and Rick Scott (Fla.), who bravely spoke up when they saw the final language of the relief bill that was negotiated by other GOP Senators. Perhaps because they represent states with thousands of small businesses, they understood the incentive issues better than others who think every American business operates likeExxon and Apple.

The Senators were attacked in the media, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called them “cruel.” But they turned out to be right. 

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Senator Tim Scott on Coronavirus Relief Package

Tuesday | April 21, 2020

by Chase Laudenslager

On Tuesday, the US Senate unanimously passed a $484 billion Coronavirus Relief Package.

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Tim Scott: Pelosi holding small-business funding 'hostage' during economic crisis

Monday | April 20, 2020

Republican Sen. Tim Scott accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of holding funding for small businesses across the country "hostage" during a financial crisis.

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Sen. Tim Scott among lawmakers pushing for virtual diabetes prevention program

Thursday | April 16, 2020

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) are working to provide access to Medicare beneficiaries to virtual suppliers in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

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S.C. Senator Says Getting COVID-19 Information To African Americans Will 'Save Lives'

Wednesday | April 15, 2020

by Rachel Martin

In an interview Wednesday with NPR's Morning Edition, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) stressed the importance of federal government outreach to African Americans about preventive measures like wearing face coverings and hand-washing.

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After coronavirus empties parishioners’ pockets, churches get a government boost

Friday | April 10, 2020

by Emma Dumain and Francesca Chambers

Scott has also had his own full schedule of webinars, virtual town halls and Zoom conferences to speak to pastors and faith leaders about how to access the new loan program and discuss other challenges churches are facing in the current environment.

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for help getting young adults home

Friday | April 10, 2020

by Rebecca and Lenny Bernier

During these alarming times our country is enduring, I must take the time to bring to your attention the incredible assistance received from U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (Toby Tyler) and Tim Scott (Deb Blickenstaff), as well as U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham (April Derr) who provided unwavering support, assistance and guidance through this ordeal.

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Sen. Tim Scott, S.C. Chamber take questions from business owners about economic stimulus package

Friday | April 3, 2020

by Cameron Crowe

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce held a teleconference to answer questions from state business owners on the economic relief package passed last week in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tim Scott: CARES Act will help us as we battle COVID-19 together

Thursday | March 26, 2020

by Senator Tim Scott

To that end, the CARES Act that was passed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, though imperfect, will help stem the relentless tide crashing on our nation’s amazing health care workers while providing immediate, efficient relief to small businesses, those who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic and our economy as a whole.

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