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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

Scott accepting applications for service academy nominations

Thursday | June 27, 2019

by Kayla Robins

One of a limited number of people, who can nominate a person to be accepted to one of four service academies, is now accepting applications. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, will accept applications through Friday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. for rising high school seniors or graduates interested in attending the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. A candidate may seek a nomination from either a member of the U.S. House of Representatives who … Continue Reading

TIM SCOTT: A booming economy means big things for South Carolina

Wednesday | June 26, 2019

Approximately one month ago, I joined many others in Congress and our nation in celebrating National Small Business Week, where we recognized more than 30 million small businesses across the nation. As I reflect on that important week, I can't help but also reflect on the conditions that make it possible for these businesses to grow and thrive. It's no secret our economy has been booming and beating the expert's forecasts yet again after two recent positive jobs reports. As I … Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sen. Tim Scott on campus anti-Semitism, free speech, and more

Monday | June 24, 2019

by Emma Meshell

Earlier this year, Sen. Tim Scott (R- SC) sponsored the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, a bill that seeks to fight the spread of anti-semitism on college campuses. Campus Reform's Emma Meshell joined Scott in his Washington, D.C. office for an exclusive interview to discuss the bill and get his perspective on the state of higher education today. Citing a sharp increase in anti-Semitism on college campuses in the past three years, Scott explained that his legislation seeks to establish a … Continue Reading

New laws help rural black families fight for their land

Thursday | June 20, 2019

by April Simpson

When Karama Neal's mother passed away in 2010, Neal became one of more than 150 heirs to 160 acres of family land in Arkansas first purchased in 1888 by her great-great-grandfather, Griffin Henry Belk, a former slave. No one had lived on the property since the 1980s, when Neal's great-uncle died. Neal was excited about being a co-property owner among many. She began looking for family members, until her father, who's an attorney, warned that any one could force a partition sale, often leading … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Kaine, Lankford, Tester Introduce Bill to Protect Federal Student Aid for Gold Star Families

Friday | June 14, 2019

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), James Lankford (R-OK), and Jon Tester (D-MT) reintroduced the Protecting our Gold Star Families' Education Act, legislation that would expand the Pell Grant program to include the children and dependents of those killed in action in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 to offset their educational expenses. "Gold Star families have paid the … Continue Reading

SC Senator Scott, Alabama Senator Jones propose bipartisan legislation aimed at fighting obesity in the US

Wednesday | June 12, 2019

by Ella Wilkie

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott and Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones have introduced a new bipartisan bill that looks at preventing, and combating obesity in the United States. The legislation, dubbed the 'Better Tools For Healthy Living Act,' is designed to empower state and local governments with tools to start the journey toward hindering and fighting significant weight gain. According to a press release from Senator Scott's office, studies estimate more than 20% of … Continue Reading

Ms. Ramey goes to Washington

Wednesday | June 12, 2019

by Ed Welsh

CENTRAL - During a typical semester, Madison Ramey conducts tours of the Southern Wesleyan University campus as a presidential ambassador; this past spring, she was conducting tours through the United States Capitol Building. That was one of Ramey's routine jobs while she interned at the office of South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.). She was in Washington, D.C. as part of CCCU's American Studies Program (ASP), which connects students and their faith to the institutions and leaders who … Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott visits Palmetto Boys State at Anderson University

Monday | June 10, 2019

Ted Phaeton was in attendance at Anderson University as Sen. Tim Scott addressed the young men of the Palmetto Boys State. The Senator encouraged the young men ahead of their week-long leadership training - something he participated in himself. Check out the video at the link … Continue Reading

Congress remembers D-Day ahead of Thursday’s 75th anniversary

Tuesday | June 4, 2019

by Niels Lesniewski

World leaders, including members of Congress, will gather Thursday overlooking the beaches of Normandy to honor the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion and the heroism of those who served to save the world from Nazi terror. But on Tuesday, a much smaller (though perhaps no less emotional) ceremony took place in the Capitol complex. Organized in conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, members of Congress took time to listen to Steven Joseph Fenves, a Holocaust survivor … Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott marks 75th anniversary of D-Day with special event

Tuesday | June 4, 2019

by Tim Renaud

WASHINGTON (WCBD) - South Carolina Senator Tim Scott on Tuesday commemorated the 75thAnniversary of D-Day with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The special ceremony happened at the United States Capitol where he was joined by Senators Ben Cardin, Martha McSally, Tom Udall, Tim Kaine and Congressman Dan Crenshaw. The program included readings and remarks from elected officials, representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Mr. Steven Fenves, a Holocaust survivor who was … Continue Reading

Columbia Housing Authority 'glad' HUD makes $5 million available for CO2 detectors

Tuesday | May 21, 2019

by Jenna Kurzyna

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (WLTX) -- The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is making $5 million in federal money available to make public housing safer.This money is to help public housing authorities purchase carbon monoxide detectors. "We are glad that HUD has stepped in and made this a nationwide approach to addressing this issue," Columbia Housing Authority Director of Administration Taleshia Stewart said. More than five months since carbon monoxide poisoning killed two men at Allen … Continue Reading

HUD agrees to provide $5 million for carbon monoxide detectors in public housing after deaths

Monday | May 20, 2019

by Suzy Khimm

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that it would provide $5 million to install carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, after an NBC News investigation revealed the lack of protections for millions of low-income tenants who live in federally subsidized rental units. The funding for public housing authorities represents "the first time HUD is targeting grants specifically for the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide detectors," the department said in a … Continue Reading

Opportunity Zones Already Making A Difference

Friday | May 10, 2019

by John Hammer

Encouraging development in East Greensboro is topic that has been on the front burner for years with limited success. Sixth District Congressman Mark Walker and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott were in at the Gateway Research Park at 2901 E. Gate City Blvd in Greensboro on Friday, May 10 to talk about Opportunity Zones which were created by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They said the Opportunity Zone tax incentive program is going to spur development in economically distressed areas … Continue Reading

Amid a crisis of inequality, $2 trillion of tax-free investing in Opportunity Zones could benefit both rich and poor

Monday | May 6, 2019

by R. Paul Herman & Noah Strouse

How can a formerly failing freshman in a South Carolina high school ultimately build a path to prosperity for millions of poor people nationwide? Through the U.S. tax code, of course. Born into poverty in North Charleston, South Carolina, and raised by a single mother, Tim Scott struggled economically and educationally early in life, like many of the 39 million low-income Americans facing a poverty threshold of $25,750 per year for a family of four. Ultimately, Scott found a mentor, graduated … Continue Reading

Tim Scott: Spartanburg’s Franklin School ‘a national model’

Tuesday | April 23, 2019

by Bob Montgomery

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., called the Northside's new Franklin School "a national model that everybody can follow" on Tuesday. "This highlights the success story of an integrated community," said Scott at his fifth visit to Spartanburg's Northside community. "My role is to be a conduit for greatness, to find ways to fund it and communicate it." The $11.5 million early childhood learning center opened in January, funded with about $4.5 million in public money and $7 million in private … Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott tours site of Greenville Unity Park on visit to Greenville

Tuesday | April 23, 2019

Tim Scott met with Mayor Knox White and toured the scene of the future Unity Park in Greenville. Watch the full video … Continue Reading

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