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U.S. Senator Tim Scott visits with seniors

Wednesday | January 29, 2020

by Michaele Duke

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R - SC) chatted for nearly an hour with seniors at the Williamsburg County Vital Aging Center in Kingstree, answering questions and concerns regarding a variety of topics.

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Senator Mulls Bill Giving States A Mulligan On Choosing Opportunity Zones Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/opportunity-zones/sen-tim-scott-new-bill-opportunity-zones-do-over-102760?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser

Wednesday | January 29, 2020

by Matthew Rothstein

One of the opportunity zone bill's original sponsors is coming around to revising the program.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said at the United States Conference of Mayors on Wednesday that he is considering a bill that would allow local and state governments to revisit a small percentage of the census tracts that were, or were not, designated opportunity zones in 2018, Bloomberg Tax reports.

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Senator Tim Scott Considers Bill to Modify Opportunity Zones

Monday | January 27, 2020

by Stephanie Few and Michael Cashin

Last week at the United States Conference of Mayors, Senator Tim Scott (R – S.C.) announced that he was considering a bill to let state and local governments amend the census tracts they chose to designate as part of the Opportunity Zone (OZ) program.

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Sen. Tim Scott: 'I've heard nothing to convince me of impeachable offenses'

Friday | January 24, 2020

by Julia Musto

There has been no evidence provided thus far in the Senate impeachment trial to substantiate allegations that President Trump committed impeachable offensesSen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Friday.

Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with hosts Sandra Smith and Ed Henry, Scott remarked that each of the first four days of the trial has felt like the classic Bill Murray film "Groundhog Day."

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Tim Scott on House Democrats’ Case: ‘We’ve Not Heard Any Actual Evidence About 2020’

Wednesday | January 22, 2020

by Joel Pollak

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and John Barasso (R-WY) told reporters outside the Senate chamber Wednesday evening that the House Democrats had failed to present evidence that would prove their impeachment case against President Donald Trump.

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Sen. Tim Scott: The real motivation behind Dems' impeachment push

Wednesday | January 22, 2020

by Senator Tim Scott

With a little more than nine months until the 2020 presidential election, the national conversation should be very different. The economy is booming in every possible way you could measure. There are more job openings than job seekers, and the unemployment rate has reached its lowest point in the last 50 years. Seven million new jobs have been created, leading to African-American, Hispanic, and veteran unemployment rates setting all-time lows.

Democrats know they cannot win in this climate, and so they have decided to impeach the president.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Impeachment trial witness debate about 'removing at least four' GOP senators from office

Monday | January 20, 2020

by Victor Garcia

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told "The Story with Martha MacCallum" Monday that the debate over whether to call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial isn't about whether to remove President Trump from office, but about making vulnerable senators facing reelection later this year take "tough votes."

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Republican Senator Tim Scott says 'American people are now solidly behind Trump' over impeachment trial and the Democrats' 'greatest fears are coming true'

Monday | January 20, 2020

by Ross Ibbetson

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) told Fox News: 'They're pretty concerned and I think they believe that the American people are now solidly behind President Donald Trump and their greatest fears are coming true.'

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Tim Scott on Dems' impeachment focus: 'They're pretty concerned' because Americans 'now solidly behind' Trump

Sunday | January 19, 2020

by Talia Kaplan

Scott appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” one day after House impeachment managers filed their brief to the Senate, claiming the evidence against Trump “overwhelmingly” established abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Tim Scott calls for objective approach to Senate impeachment trial

Friday | January 17, 2020

by Matthew Christian

Sen. Tim Scott on Friday called for civility and a fact-based approach to the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Scott was commenting during a meet-and-greet event in Florence.

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‘Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris’: Tim Scott on being a black conservative

Wednesday | January 15, 2020

by Paula Farris

On a special season of “Journeys of Faith,” ABC News’ Paula Faris sits down with 2020 presidential candidates and other political figures to discuss how faith and religion have shaped their politics. In this episode, Paula speaks with Sen. Tim Scott.

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Military Kids Change School Up to 9 Times. So Let’s Make It Easier.

Wednesday | January 8, 2020

by Frances Tilney Burke

Another bill, the CHOICE Act, sponsored by Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, is also stalled in committee. In terms of scope, the CHOICE Act is targeted and smaller. It would authorize $10 million per year, rather than the ESA Act’s $1.2 billion per year. Though both bills are funded through the Department of Education, if the CHOICE Act advances through the legislative process, it would most likely be attached to the annual defense budget.

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Tim Scott: Pelosi not taking Trump impeachment battle 'seriously': 'The wacky House process is just a joke'

Saturday | December 28, 2019

by Victoria Garcia

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., ripped House Democrats for their impeachment process and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding on to the articles of impeachment rather than sending them to the Republican-controlled Senate for trial, saying the speaker isn't taking the issue "seriously." "Well, the wacky House process is just a joke. And unfortunately, for one of the most important and consequential decisions the House could have made, to impeach the president, you would expect an expeditious process … Continue Reading


Tim Scott: Trump's Ukraine call not 'perfect' but also not impeachable

Saturday | December 21, 2019

by Sam Dorman

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on Saturday that while President Trump's call with Ukraine wasn't "perfect," it also wasn't impeachable.

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SENATE BILL FUNDING HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CEMENTS TRUMP’S SUPPORT OF HBCUS

Saturday | December 14, 2019

by John Burnett

A staunch supporter of HBCUs is South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R), who stated, “It is critical we ensure that every American family has access to a high-quality education, and today’s action is a big step in that direction. Our HBCUs will have more certainty in their financial planning, and millions of students will benefit from a streamlined FAFSA form. I’m thankful we were able to reach a bipartisan, common-sense solution to help students across the country.”

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IRS Finalizes OZ Regulations Just As Senators Take New Aim

Monday | December 9, 2019

by Matthew Rothstein

The long-awaited finalization of the rules governing opportunity zone investing are finally ready - but there's one final step. On Friday, the IRS and Treasury Department submitted their final set of regulations to the Office of Management and Budget, which will now review them before they can be released to the public. There is no set deadline for the OMB's review process, but the White House is exerting pressure to finish before the end of the year, said Steve Glickman, who helped craft … Continue Reading


Scott Leads Bipartisan Passage of the FUTURE Act to Annually Fund American HBCUs and MSIs

Monday | December 9, 2019

WASHINGTON-The United States Senate today passed a bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act sponsored by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to make permanent $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), simplify the Free Application for … Continue Reading


Warner, Scott introduce bill to improve hiring, retention of senior caregivers

Saturday | December 7, 2019

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Ensuring Seniors Access to Quality Care Act to help senior living facilities caring for aging adults to better screen, hire, and retain quality staff. The Ensuring Seniors Access to Quality Care Act would provide nursing home operators with access to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) - an existing national criminal background check system - a move that would give employers greater ability to screen and vet potential … Continue Reading


What's in a Bipartisan Pitch to Simplify the FAFSA

Friday | December 6, 2019

by Andrew Ujifusa

A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a pitch to simplify the process of applying for federal student aid for higher education. The proposal to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid-known by one and all as the FAFSA-represents possible progress for those hoping that Congress will make it easier for K-12 students to make the transition to higher education. The concept of making the form easier for students has been the subject of several proposals in recent years. Some … Continue Reading


Senate passes bipartisan bill to permanently fund historically black colleges

Thursday | December 5, 2019

by Justine Coleman

A bipartisan bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions passed in the Senate Thursday. The bill intends to provide $255 million annually for these institutions using money obtained from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Act. It will also simplify the FAFSA application by removing 22 questions and get rid of the "bureaucratic verification nightmare for most students," according to a release. The … Continue Reading

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