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OpEd: ‘Never let the challenges of life make you bitter’

Monday | August 3, 2020

by Senator Tim Scott

No one could have imagined that 2020 would look like this. Our economy was booming, unemployment numbers were down, and we were looking forward to the warmer months here in South Carolina. Then came one calamity after another, and the world seemingly came to a halt.

In a year already filled with so much loss, the passing of my good friend John Lewis is yet another devastating blow to our nation.

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South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says he still hopes to revive police reform bill

Wednesday | July 29, 2020

by Lisa Riley Roche

Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, said time is running out to get his police reform bill, drafted in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, through Congress in an election year and warned it would be “bad news for communities of color to wait,” during a webinar sponsored by former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s foundation.

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Hatch Center hosts Senator Tim Scott for symposium on race and civility

Wednesday | July 29, 2020

In his remarks, Senator Scott spoke to the prospects of police reform passing this year: “If it doesn’t happen between now and next week, it probably does not happen before the election,” said Scott. “And that would be a shame, in my opinion.” During the Q&A portion of the program, Senator Scott explained in detail the conversation he had with President Trump after Charlottesville and how instrumental this meeting was in advancing opportunity zone legislation that has brought $75 billion in earmarked private-sector funds to struggling communities. 

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Now Is the Time to Advance School-Choice Policy

Monday | July 27, 2020

by Alexandra DeSanctis

Senators Tim Scott (R., S.C.) and Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) have teamed up to offer a bill that would redirect some coronavirus-relief funding to school-choice programs, so families could continue sending their children to the schools that are best for them even during the pandemic and recession.

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Senate GOP bill fulfills Trump request with 100% deduction for business meals

Monday | July 27, 2020

by Jay Heflin

Senate Republicans' pandemic relief bill released Monday includes a 100% deduction for business meals and beverages provided by restaurants through the end of 2020.

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Opinion: Why Congress, state lawmakers must address police reform

Thursday | July 23, 2020

by Andrew Yates

The bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by South Carolina’s Tim Scott that was blocked recently would institute a number of worthwhile reforms at the federal level. It would also support state efforts to prioritize community safety, focusing officers’ time and effort on the most serious problems. 

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Rep. Cunningham, Sen. Scott, others to help in donation of 250,000 masks in Charleston

Thursday | July 23, 2020

by Tony Fortier-Bensen

Rep. Joe Cunningham, Sen. Tim Scott and Mayor John Tecklenburg helped distribute 250,000 KN95 masks to frontline medical workers and first responders in Charleston on Thursday.

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Opportunity abounds when government gets out of the way

Tuesday | July 21, 2020

by Salena Zito

[Anyone] who has said it would be impossible to transform one of the poorest ZIP codes in the country into a role model for achieving economic prosperity has never listened to Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina discuss the promise of Opportunity Zones. And they have definitely underestimated the determination of Erie’s local civic, foundation, and business leaders to not give up the ship.

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Better Medicare Alliance Honors Top Congressional Champions of Medicare Advantage for 2020

Wednesday | July 15, 2020

Better Medicare Alliance also recognized a new category of “2020 Breakthrough Champions” not previously honored by Better Medicare Alliance who stood out in efforts to strengthen Medicare Advantage coverage for seniors. Recipients of the first-ever Breakthrough Champion award include Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Representatives Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), Chrissy Houlihan (D-PA), and Terri Sewell (D-AL).

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Scott’s Police Reform Could Be a Key for GOP

Monday | July 13, 2020

by Ronda Ross

Sen. Tim Scott’s personal experience with racism and poverty, along with his eloquence and his seemingly singular ability to bring out the best in President Trump, are tailor made for these tumultuous times.

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SC law firms, churches, builders, sports teams received major federal COVID-19 lifelines

Saturday | July 11, 2020

by Jessica Holdman and Seanna Adcox

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, who called for better guidance of the program’s ambiguous terms, has said he wants to ensure any future relief phases focus on the small businesses that haven’t been able to access the money.

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Nonprofit reimbursement bill reaches White House

Friday | July 10, 2020

A bipartisan nonprofit unemployment reimbursement bill introduced by Sen. Tim Scott was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday and is bound for White House approval.

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Editorial: Don’t give up on police reform on the federal level

Friday | July 10, 2020

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said Wednesday that he hopes his much-needed police reform bill, killed by a Democratic filibuster in the Senate last month, might have a Lazarus moment and be revived.

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Sen. Tim Scott on race, police reform, and why ending qualified immunity is a nonstarter for the GOP

Tuesday | July 7, 2020

by Jane Coaston

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only Black Republican serving in the US Senate, has an additional, unenviable task beyond his usual legislative portfolio: talking to his colleagues, and Republicans in general, about the issues of race and policing with which he has an intimate familiarity.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Fourth of July challenges – as in times past we will unite, progress and hope, always

Friday | July 3, 2020

by Senator Tim Scott

Independence Day is a day familiar to us all. The streets are dressed in red, white and blue, and the sky serves as a canvas for an endless night of fireworks. We enjoy parades and time with loved ones – all while saluting our nation and our freedoms. As we celebrate America’s 244th year as an independent nation, however, the face of our country looks different.

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Tim Scott Didn’t Ask For This

Wednesday | July 1, 2020

by Declan Garvey

South Carolina’s junior senator didn’t set out to have a political career defined by his race. But his unique perspective has made him perhaps the most influential legislator in the Trump era.

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If only woke protesters knew how close they were to meaningful police reform

Wednesday | July 1, 2020

by Kelsey Bolar

Shamelessly denying Republicans the 60 votes needed to openly debate a GOP-proposed bill, Senate Democrats stripped Americans of the opportunity to pass meaningful reforms for an issue that’s turned the nation upside down.

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Republican senator sees effort this week to revive police reform debate in U.S. Congress

Sunday | June 28, 2020

by David Morgan

U.S. lawmakers will try this week to revive efforts to enact police reform legislation in Congress, a Republican senator said on Sunday, after moves to address police misconduct following the death of George Floyd deteriorated into partisan bickering.

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Tim Scott’s frustrating and fated fight for police reform: ‘This is my issue’

Saturday | June 27, 2020

by Caitlin Byrd

Scott recognized the moment sooner than the rest of his party. On June 3, he approached Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell at a closed-door Republican luncheon and asked to write his party’s bill — their response — on police reform. Scott’s pitch was direct: He told McConnell he is the only Republican senator who has experienced racial profiling and discrimination.

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Democrats Play Politics on Police Reform

Thursday | June 25, 2020

by Shay Hawkins

The Justice Act, a law-enforcement reform bill written by Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and introduced by Senate Republicans, has much in common with the Justice in Policing Act, favored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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