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UNCF Commends the Passage of the FUTURE Act

Tuesday | September 17, 2019

Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2486, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act. This bill, introduced by Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), extends important mandatory funding in Title III, Part F of the Higher Education Act of 1965 until Fiscal Year 2021 for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), … Continue Reading


House passes $300 million bill requiring carbon monoxide detectors in public housing

Tuesday | September 10, 2019

by Suzy Khimm

The House passed a bill Tuesday requiring carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, after more than a dozen tenants died from the gas in the last 16 years. "It will prevent tragic and completely needless deaths," said Rep. Jesús "Chuy" García, D-Ill., the lead sponsor of the bill, which provides about $300 million over three years to install carbon monoxide detectors in federally subsidized housing for poor families. "This is a bill that will save lives and help make us all … Continue Reading


Tri-County leaders: ‘Take Dorian seriously’

Tuesday | September 3, 2019

by Patrick Phillips

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - One of the key messages from leaders from across Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties at a Tuesday afternoon news conference was to avoid letting Hurricane Dorian's weaker intensity give a false sense of security. Leaders said now is the time to evacuate because once sustained winds reach 40 mph, Charleston County EMS will not be responding to calls. Sen. Tim Scott spokesman Joe McKeown said the senator has been in contact with the Federal … Continue Reading


Photos: Pints & Politics hosts U.S. Sen. Tim Scott

Friday | August 9, 2019

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott participated in The Post and Courier's third Pints & Politics event at Baker and Brewer in Charleston. Pictures at the link … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott’s bid to help SC heirs’ property owners gets ‘listening session’ in D.C.

Thursday | August 8, 2019

by David Slade

Provisions in the federal farm bill designed to aid owners of heirs' property, who have historically been excluded from farm assistance programs, were approved in late 2018. They currently are going through public comment sessions with the Farm Service Agency. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., co-sponsored the heirs' property language in the bill. Heirs' property is land that's been handed down through a family without a will, typically resulting in property with multiple part-owners but no clear … Continue Reading


New bill aims to break cycle of repeated flooding and rebuilding

Tuesday | July 30, 2019

by Anjali Patel

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) says the cycle of repeated flooding and rebuilding needs to be broken, which is why he and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced a new bill-- the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act-- which aims to better protect flood-prone communities. Senator Scott hopes to break that costly cycle by compelling local governments to do something about those properties that have flooded over and over again. "This is a chance for us to tell local communities … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott introduces bill to strengthen relationships between the SBA and HBCU’s

Thursday | July 25, 2019

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Promoting Robust Opportunities for Minority Institutions and Strengthening Entrepreneurship (PROMISE) Act. This legislation would require the Small Business Administration to produce an annual public report detailing its relationship with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), strengthening the relationship between the two organizations. "Investing in our students at HBCU's is an investment that will reap … Continue Reading


O'Ree humbled by consideration for Congressional Gold Medal

Thursday | July 25, 2019

by William Douglas

WASHINGTON -- Willie O'Ree met Thursday with the lead U.S. senators who sponsored a bill to award the NHL's first black player the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. "He's earned it, we're late in giving him the medal he has earned," Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who co-sponsored the bill with Sen. Debbie Stabenow D-Mich. Scott and Stabenow said O'Ree is worthy of the honor not only for becoming the League's first black player but for his post-playing career … Continue Reading


Getting busy to resolve land issues

Wednesday | July 24, 2019

A provision of the 2018 Farm Bill is important in providing "fair access" to U.S. Department of Agriculture programs. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., worked with Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., to help "heirs' property" owners - thousands of minority and other landowners whose family land has been passed through the generations often without a formal title - utilize USDA services to which they have not had access without proper documentation certifying their possession of the land. Thousands of … Continue Reading


Graham, Scott Support 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

Wednesday | July 24, 2019

South Carolina's senators are doing their part to ease the burden of those who responded after 9/11. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott voted yesterday to permanently support the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. The measure passed 97-to-2. Graham tweeted he's very pleased the families of those affected will never have to worry about their claims being paid, and Scott said we will never forget the sacrifices of those who responded heroically after the … Continue Reading


Bill to require carbon monoxide detectors introduced in Senate

Thursday | July 18, 2019

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is sponsoring a bill that would require carbon monoxide detectors in federal assisted housing. This comes six months after two men tied in a Columbia housing project from carbon monoxide. Watch the video at the link … Continue Reading


Two senators encourage heirs’ property provision be implemented

Thursday | July 18, 2019

In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Doug Jones (D-AL) are urging the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately implement provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill that would benefit owners of heirs' property. Heirs' property is land that has been informally passed down within families, often for several generations, and can often lead to legal complications and prevent landowners from qualifying for federal assistance. The letter focuses on a … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Investment in US Manufacturing

Thursday | July 18, 2019

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced legislation to increase investment in American small manufacturers. The Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America (SIGMA) Act would support American manufacturers through increasing affordable loans, incentivizing operation growth, and expanding financial resources and education assistance to small manufacturers. A companion bill in the House was introduced by U.S. Representatives Tim … Continue Reading


Scott accepting fall internship application

Wednesday | July 17, 2019

by Kayla Robins

College and graduate students in South Carolina who want a front seat to governmental offices have the chance to intern with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, this fall. Applications for congressional internships in Scott's Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices are now open. The internship program, which runs September through mid-December, offers undergraduate and graduate students "practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Schatz Aim to Preserve and Protect Flood-Prone Communities across America

Friday | July 12, 2019

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced S.2088, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which aims to ensure stronger protections for flood-prone communities. The Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act provides the first step towards breaking the costly cycle of repeated flooding and rebuilding by providing our communities with more tools to take proactive steps to reduce flood risk. "Having grown up along South Carolina's coast, I know all … Continue Reading


Op-ed: Higher standards needed for higher education

Friday | July 12, 2019

by Stephen Gilchrist

As graduation season winds down, students across the country are thinking about their next step. For college graduates entering the work force, the transition often leads to one burdening question: what's next? While we focus on transitioning students to college, I challenge our federal legislators that we are not doing enough to ensure that students are leaving post-secondary institutions better-off than they were with a high school diploma in-hand. For every fine institution across South … Continue Reading


Greenville will host SC Opportunity Zone Summit in Oct.

Friday | July 12, 2019

by Camiell Foulger

The Greenville Convention Center will be holding the South Carolina Opportunity Zone Summit on Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will summarize how participants can maximize the impact of Opportunity Zones, which help stimulate economic growth in South Carolina. Several business leaders, community stakeholders, and industry experts will be speaking at the event. "I am honored to have been invited to speak at the SC Opportunity Zone Summit this fall, and I look forward to discussing the … Continue Reading


A.G. William Barr, Sens. Graham, Scott laud First Step Act during Edgefield prison visit

Wednesday | July 10, 2019

by Colin Demarest

EDGEFIELD - U.S. Attorney General William Barr spent Monday in South Carolina, first traveling to Columbia and then to Edgefield, ultimately praising a law that aims to reform the country's criminal justice system. Barr had breakfast with law enforcement at the University of South Carolina, an event hosted by U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon. The conversation there touched on violent crime and the opioid epidemic, according to a related announcement from the Department of Justice. That … Continue Reading


Sumter native chosen for internship with Sen. Tim Scott

Tuesday | July 2, 2019

Sumter native Danielle deHoll has been chosen to participate in U.S. Sen. Tim Scott's summer internship program in his Washington, D.C., office. DeHoll, a graduate of Wilson Hall, is a rising junior at the University of Georgia majoring in Consumer Journalism. "I'm excited to welcome Danielle to the office. She has been a great asset to the office, and I very much appreciate her service to the people of South Carolina," Scott said. "She has shown professionalism and maturity in handling all … Continue Reading


Scott, Cardin Introduce PAID Act

Friday | June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Ben Cardin (D-M.D.) introduced the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act to allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide information directly to non-health insurers when settling overlapping claims of Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers. Non-health insurers include liability, workers compensation, and no fault (auto) insurers, … Continue Reading

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