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On Diversity of Top Staff, Senate Republicans Outpace Democrats

Wednesday | March 29, 2017

Senate Democrats apparently could take some tips from Senate Republicans in hiring more racially diverse senior staff. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., noting that Republicans have an edge on Democrat colleagues in this department, said he wants to encourage his colleagues to find and bring on board qualified minority applicants.… Continue Reading


New bill does hard job of injecting capital into needy communities

Tuesday | March 28, 2017

In the midst of the most geographically divided economic recovery on record, it’s no surprise that communities desperate for economic growth often turn to expensive corporate tax incentives designed to produce a quick fix by luring or retaining local jobs and investment. Such incentives totaled a whopping $45 billion in 2015 alone.… Continue Reading


SCOTT: Gorsuch well-qualified, right man for Supreme Court

Monday | March 27, 2017

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Judge Gorsuch in my office. He was genuine, knowledgeable, and made it clear that he would exercise judiciary independence when interpreting the law. After our conversation, I walked away convinced that he has the right temperament to fill the ninth seat of the highest court in our nation.… Continue Reading


Healing race relations over dinner

Sunday | March 26, 2017

Can the racial divide be bridged with a meal? That's the very simple idea behind an initiative started by Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma: "Solution Sundays."… Continue Reading


Scott announces 45 SC students’ nominations to Military Service Academies

Thursday | March 23, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced last week the nominations of 45 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2021, including the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.… Continue Reading


Rep. Gowdy to hold telephone town hall with Tim Scott on Wednesday

Wednesday | March 22, 2017

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R, SC) will host a town hall meeting via telephone along with Sen. Tim Scott (R, SC) Wednesday evening.… Continue Reading


Rep. Rice, Sen. Scott introduce legislation to modify Nuclear Production Tax Credit

Tuesday | March 21, 2017

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) recently introduced legislation that would modify the U.S. tax code to enable nonprofit partners in nuclear power facilities to effectively utilize the nuclear production tax credit (PTC).… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott introduces nuclear production tax credit bill

Monday | March 20, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) recently introduced legislation aimed at enabling more efficient use of the nuclear production tax credit (PTC) by altering a portion of the U.S. tax code.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott nominates two Grand Strand students to U.S. military service academies

Monday | March 20, 2017

Senator Tim Scott has nominated 45 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2021, including two students from the Grand Strand.… Continue Reading


Trey Gowdy to hold telephone town hall with Tim Scott

Monday | March 20, 2017

South Carolina Congressman Rep. Trey Gowdy plans to hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday with guest Sen. Tim Scott.… Continue Reading


Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Facilitate Local Investments

Friday | March 17, 2017

Starting a business is risky and expensive. Many businesses struggle to get off the ground because of funding. Republican Senator Tim Scott and Democratic Congressman Ron Kind say they've got the fix to help kickstart the economy in rural and underserved areas.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott On The Black Community’s Perception of President Trump

Thursday | March 16, 2017

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Brian for a wide-ranging interview on Kilmeade & Friends. The two discussed healthcare, interest rates, wiretapping, school choice and the black community’s perception of President Donald Trump.… Continue Reading


South Carolina lawmakers to find good and bad in Donald Trump's 'skinny budget'

Thursday | March 16, 2017

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget contains a major boost in defense spending that will be considered a win for South Carolina, which is heavy in military installations.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott calls out GOP colleague for race-charged tweet

Monday | March 13, 2017

South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the only African-American Republican in the Senate, carefully condemned a tweet from one of his GOP colleagues that has been interpreted as thinly veiled white nationalism. … Continue Reading


LETTER: Sen. Scott's Medicare support is helping me be healthy

Wednesday | March 8, 2017

Like most people, as I started to age the more I worried about my health. When I turned 65 I immediately chose a Medicare Advantage plan. I am extremely grateful for the decision to choose a plan that benefits my health for the long run, not just for right now, and I thank our leaders in congress, especially Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., for supporting this plan.… Continue Reading


SCSU receives key backing at all levels

Tuesday | March 7, 2017

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott received a Trailblazer Award. The Republican lawmaker was most recently instrumental in bringing Clark, Claflin University President Henry Tisdale and presidents of other historically black colleges and universities to Washington meetings with President Donald Trump and congressional leaders about boosting support for HBCUs.… Continue Reading


Scott announcing congressional internship applications

Friday | March 3, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for summer 2017.… Continue Reading


GOP’s Tim Scott uses distinctive role in Senate as fodder for zingers

Thursday | March 2, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott delivered a humorous and often biting speech at a press charity dinner on Wednesday night that centered on his experience as the only black Republican in the Senate. … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott helps Republicans lead on HBCUs

Tuesday | February 28, 2017

Democrats have long claimed the bulk of black voters and the issues important to them. But some Republicans who recognize their party can't survive without expanding their base are seizing on what they think could be a winning cause: historically black colleges and universities. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the Senate's only black Republican, on Tuesday helped facilitate a day-long conference at the Library of Congress with more than 90 presidents of HBCUs from across the country.… Continue Reading


Watch: Black Senators Discuss Issues Affecting The Community

Tuesday | February 28, 2017

Moving the African-American community forward was a topic of discussion among the U.S. Senate’s three Black lawmakers Monday night. Moderated by U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tim Scott (R-SC) agreed that the economic well-being of the community is a paramount concern.… Continue Reading

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