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Sen. Tim Scott’s amendment in tax plan aims to help low-income communities without a gov’t program

Monday | March 12, 2018

by Sally Persons

Sen. Tim Scott said Monday that his amendment aims to uplift communities in crisis without creating another government agency or program. "We could see major private sector dollars being invested in distressed communities - no new bureaucracy, no new government programs - simply an incentive package to provide access to opportunities for kids who grew up in single-parent households, like myself," Mr. Scott, South Carolina Republican, said on Fox News. The senator introduced the Investing in … Continue Reading


Finding opportunity for those in distressed communities

Friday | March 9, 2018

Today, more than 52 million Americans live in a distressed community. I grew up in one of those neighborhoods, where hope seemed like nothing more than a mirage. I watched so many friends and neighbors lose the sense that they could accomplish something meaningful, and end up in jail, or worse, dead. At the same time, I watched my mom work 16-hour days just to keep a roof over her children's heads, showing the kind of passion and work ethic on which the American Dream is built. I know that … Continue Reading


Scott, Booker introduce sickle cell disease legislation

Wednesday | March 7, 2018

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have introduced a new initiative in the fight against sickle cell disease - the Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment Act. There is currently no national framework in place to accurately measure the current number of Americans affected by SCD, and this new bipartisan legislation would increase efforts to collect data on the disease and reauthorize the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott introduces bill aimed at protecting children from identity theft

Tuesday | March 6, 2018

by Briana Rivas

Senator Tim Scott announced his plan to introduce a bipartisan bill aimed at protecting children from identity theft via a Facebook post Tuesday morning. In the post, Scott references a recent study that found one in every ten children had their Social Security Number used by someone else to fraudulently open bank accounts or credit cards. "It is simply inconceivable," said Scott, "that a criminal would seek to exploit a child's identity and personal information for their … Continue Reading


From 'victim' to 'victor,' Sen. Tim Scott shares his life's story

Thursday | February 22, 2018

by Larry Wood

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., returned to his roots Thursday, speaking at Wagener-Salley High's Black History Month program. Scott's family is from nearby Salley. His mother still owns property there. "Every family reunion I went to early on brought us back to the land of the Chitlin' Strut. Had a good time," said Scott, whose family later moved to North Charleston. During his motivational speech, Scott told the student's his life story and how he became a victor instead of a … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott featured on PBS News Hour

Friday | February 16, 2018

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Sen. Tim Scott: New tax law will spur opportunity in distressed communities

Wednesday | February 14, 2018

Poverty has long been one of the most challenging social crises of our time. Despite good-intentioned efforts to generate positive change, currently 52 million Americans continue to face the dire circumstances of a lack of jobs, education, and the confidence that things will get better. I will be at the White House on Wednesday with President Trump, administration officials and community leaders to discuss the Investing In Opportunity Act. The IIOA, which was included in last year's tax … Continue Reading


Trump promotes ‘opportunity zones’ for investors to rebuild in distressed communities

Wednesday | February 14, 2018

President Trump hosted a meeting of local leaders and investors at the White House Wednesday to call attention to a feature in his tax-cut law that encourages private investment in distressed communities. The programs target "opportunity zones" in all 50 states where investors will qualify for lower capital-gains tax rates and the ability to pool their money in "opportunity funds" to spend on projects in blighted or under-served communities. Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican who … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott joins bipartisan group pushing for investigation into Olympic Committee

Wednesday | February 7, 2018

by Zachary Watson

Senator Tim Scott is part of a bipartisan group of senators pushing to establish a special committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. The group wants to find out how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts for decades. The senators wants the committee to investigate the USOC and bodies, including USA Gymnastics, and find out the extent to which these organizations were complicit in the criminal or negligent behavior of … Continue Reading


Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America

Tuesday | January 30, 2018

by Jim Tankersley

A little-noticed section in the $1.5 trillion tax cut that President Trump signed into law late last month is drawing attention from venture capitalists, state government officials and mayors across America. The provision, on Page 130 of the tax overhaul, is an attempt to grapple with a yawning hole in the recovery from the Great Recession: the fact that, in huge swaths of the country, the economic recovery has yet to arrive. The law creates "Opportunity Zones," which will use tax incentives … Continue Reading


Letter to the editor: Sen. Tim Scott supports the state's manufacturers

Monday | January 22, 2018

by Matt Krause

I’m writing to thank Sen. Tim Scott for standing with South Carolina manufacturers by opposing Scott Garrett as the head of the Export-Import Bank...With his vote, Senator Scott is supporting President Trump’s vision for American manufacturing and ensuring U.S. workers have the tools they need to succeed – I encourage his colleagues to follow his lead and get the Export-Import Bank running at full strength when they return this month.

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GOP Senator to Block Two Trump Nominees Over Trade Concerns

Wednesday | January 17, 2018

by William Mauldin, Siobhan Hughes

Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday that he would hold up nominees for two deputy U.S. trade representative posts because the head of the trade office, Robert Lighthizer, hadn’t returned a call or answered a trade-related question.

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S.C.'s Tim Scott joins Lindsey Graham on Senate Armed Services Committee

Tuesday | January 9, 2018

by Colin Demarest

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., will serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over U.S. Department of Defense and military … Continue Reading


Scott: Final passage of tax reform “Big win for middle class families, U.S. economy”

Wednesday | December 20, 2017

Earlier this morning, after months of deliberation and discussion, the U.S. Senate successfully passed the historic tax reform package, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a yearlong process U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has been intimately involved with since the working group first launched. The final bill will protect more of Americans' money from being taxed, enhances significant credits like the Child Tax Credit, and maintains important features like the Earned Income Tax Credit, and deductions for … Continue Reading


Why USC's President Pastides said 'thank you' to this SC senator

Tuesday | December 19, 2017

by Bristow Marchant

South Carolina's junior senator got a big "thank you" for his work on the GOP tax bill Tuesday from University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides. Pastides gave a "shout out" Tuesday to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, whom Pastides credits with protecting colleges and universities in the final version of the bill, which passed a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday and could become law by the end of the week. "I just want to send a great 'thank you' to Sen. Scott," Pastides … Continue Reading


How Sen. Marco Rubio Won a Concession on the GOP Tax Bill

Friday | December 15, 2017

by Richard Rubin

“No one raised a hand of support for the Rubio position besides myself,” Mr. Scott said in describing the meetings with tax negotiators.

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How SC’s Tim Scott will decide what America’s tax bill looks like

Tuesday | December 12, 2017

by Bristow Marchant

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-N. Charleston, was named Thursday to the conference committee negotiating the final version of the GOP's tax reform plan. The proposal will be voted on by the House and Senate sometime before the end of the year, if congressional Republicans can keep to schedule. Scott was one of 51 Republicans who voted to approve the Senate version of the tax plan. He now will have a say in how differences between that bill and the House-passed version are … Continue Reading


Today in Taxes: Naming the Last of the Negotiators

Friday | December 8, 2017

Senate Republicans announced their conference committee members late Wednesday: Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, John Cornyn of Texas, John Thune of South Dakota, Rob Portman of Ohio, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

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SC leaders react to Trump announcement on Jerusalem

Wednesday | December 6, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, also said the president’s decision recognizes facts on the ground. “For all intents and purposes, Jerusalem is and has been the capital of Israel,” Scott said. “Their legislature is seated there, as well as their prime minister.

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Sen. Tim Scott tours Giti Tire's South Carolina plant

Tuesday | December 5, 2017

 

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was introduced to the world of tire making on Dec. 4 during his tour of the Giti Tire Group's $560 million tire plant in Richburg.

Mr. Scott, the junior senator from South Carolina, spoke to several employees during the tour and learned about the tire-making process at the state-of-the-art facility.

"I found the Giti employees to be friendly and professional," Mr. Scott said. "They are very happy to be here, and I can see why. It is a very clean and healthy environment...a great example of the future in manufacturing."

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