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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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Sen. Tim Scott: U.S. House, Senate will agree on tax reform

Monday | December 4, 2017

by David Thackham

Scott said Monday morning he believes the two chambers can reach agreement. He said the proposed tax reform efforts will positively impact individuals, small businesses and large companies.

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Sen. Tim Scott goes to school to learn about LENA

Monday | November 13, 2017

by Scott Powell

 U.S. Sen. Tim Scott met with a parent class at Alma Elementary Friday to learn how young children are developing their language skills through the power of parent talk.

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Sen. Tim Scott attends Upstate Veterans Day celebration

Sunday | November 12, 2017

by Madeleine Hackett

The cold weather couldn’t stop more than 100 people from gathering and sharing their appreciation for the men and women who preserve our freedoms.

A Vietnam War-era veterans pinning ceremony took place in downtown Greenville on Saturday, honoring the men and women who put their lives on the line.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was in attendance, and pinned certain veterans. “Every day should be Veterans Day,” Scott said. “But this day we should stop and say thank you to every single veteran that we see.”

Young and old veterans gathered to be recognized. Asheton Breland, who served in Afghanistan attended the ceremony as a volunteer at Starbucks, sharing free coffee with other veterans.

"I was definitely honored to be here with the older veterans who served in Desert Storm or Vietnam.” Breland said. “It's amazing to learn their stories and be around these guys and hear what they had to go through."

Scott said the pinning ceremony was especially special for him.

“What I realized looking into their eyes was the amount of gratitude that they have that we as a community take time to celebrate their significant contribute to this nation,” Scott said. “It was really heart warming."

Helen Massey lost her oldest son in the Vietnam War. Forty years later she still comes to ceremonies like these to pay her respects to all those who put their lives on the line.

"When you come to something like this it's just in a good memory of (my son). And when I hear the taps it's just like hearing it the day he was buried. (It) brings all of it back," Massey said.

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South Carolina realtors and colleges among those awaiting impact of tax overhaul effort

Saturday | November 11, 2017

by Jamie Lovegrove

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become one of the lead salesmen on the effort, extolling the virtues of a tax overhaul in broad terms publicly while working on the nuts and bolts behind closed doors on the Senate finance committee.

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Local Korean War veterans honored at VFW luncheon

Friday | November 10, 2017

by Zach Fox

Smith and the seven other veterans were awarded certificates from the office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott along with medals and Korea Veteran hats to commemorate their service.

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson visits Spartanburg with Sen. Tim Scott to tour redevelopment programs

Monday | November 6, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott brought Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to the Upstate on Monday to showcase community development initiatives, including an attempt to cure a "food desert."

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Ben Carson, Tim Scott tout city’s public-private partnerships

Monday | November 6, 2017

Meeting Street Academy was the third and final stop on a visit to Spartanburg Monday by South Carolina’s junior senator and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The visit’s purpose was to meet local leaders and see firsthand the successes of community projects that have involved private investment.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Lawmakers plan to have a detailed tax reform proposal done by Thanksgiving

Thursday | October 26, 2017

“So we’re going to have to go through the process of understanding and appreciating the impact that will have on our ability to lower taxes for the average, hard-working person in the middle class,” he said.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Tax plan reduces burden on American workers

Thursday | October 19, 2017

SCOTT: Well, I think we're in good shape with the budget. We will have the 51 votes to get it passed, so that we can get to tax reform, which really is the biggest opportunity we have to help hardworking Americans keep more of their money.

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Senator Tim Scott Emerges as GOP's Secret Weapon to Sell Tax Reform to Everyday Voters

Wednesday | October 11, 2017

Scott, a conservative Republican from the South, is uniquely positioned for the task of messaging the bill. Scott is a tax policy enthusiast. His first bill in the House of Representatives prior to his Senate promotion was a tax reform bill. It earned him a spot on the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax legislation. He is one of a few senators who have regular meetings to discuss the issue with Speaker Ryan.

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Scott recounts his journey to God at FCA banquet in Greenwood

Wednesday | October 11, 2017

by Adam Benson

Football was going to be his way out — but not as a Blue Hose. As a child, Timothy Eugene Scott grew up in working-class poverty alongside his two brothers while his mother, Frances, logged 16 hour days to raise her family. Scott, who is South Carolina’s first black U.S. Senator, developed a knack for the game in high school and was on a path toward success when fate intervened in the summer of 1981.

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GOP senators renew effort to bridge US racial divide with 'Solution Sundays'

Tuesday | October 10, 2017

Republican Sens. James Lankford (Okla.) and Tim Scott (S.C.) are continuing their efforts to break down racial barriers within the United States by encouraging American households to share a Sunday meal with a family of a different race — an effort they dubbed "Solution Sundays."

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'Welcome home': Community unites to dedicate home to war vet, family

Monday | October 9, 2017

The Marine’s story is one that not only touched the Summerville area but also made news at the U.S. Capitol where a flag was flown in his honor, thanks to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. Because the legislator was unable to attend Monday’s dedication, he sent a representative from his office to speak on his behalf and honor the Brooking family.

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47 years later, SC Vietnam Veteran receives 10 medals

Friday | October 6, 2017

A South Carolina Vietnam veteran was awarded with 10 medals he should have received 47 years ago. US Senator Tim Scott presented Sgt. Willie Norwood with the medals which include a purple heart and bronze star.

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Upstate Vietnam vet receives Purple Heart, Bronze Star, 8 other medals decades after war

Friday | October 6, 2017

It took three years to get the medals confirmed, but then they were lost in the mail. Norwood tried to track them down to no avail, and that's when he contacted U.S. Sen. Tim Scott's office. Scott's office got a new set of medals issued, and Scott pinned them on Norwood during a morning ceremony at the Clemson Military Heritage Plaza.

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Senators unveil bipartisan criminal justice reform package

Wednesday | October 4, 2017

A broad coalition of senators lined up Wednesday behind the bill, including Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Roy Blunt of Missouri, and Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Cory Booker of New Jersey.

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South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott tells Equifax CEO the 'pure luck' of executive stock-sales timing 'hard to believe'

Wednesday | October 4, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott doubted Wednesday that Equifax executives had no knowledge of a massive data breach that affected more than 145 million people when they chose 48 hours later to sell their shares in the company for nearly $2 million.

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Senators Rip Credit-Reporting Model in Wake of Equifax Breach

Wednesday | October 4, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) said the executives must have been “the luckiest investors…to sell the stock at the best price,” before it dropped significantly after Equifax disclosed the breach.

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