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Senate confirms Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Tuesday | February 7, 2017

Both of South Carolina's senators — Republicans Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott — backed DeVos, who they have openly supported for weeks against a rising tide of criticism coming from Democrats, educators, and President Donald Trump opponents both inside and outside the state.… Continue Reading


Sens. Scott and Rubio Ready to Work with Trump to Revive Manufacturing

Friday | February 3, 2017

If President Trump is serious about fulfilling his campaign promise to revive manufacturing and skills-based jobs, he should look no further than Sens. Tim Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio. Both men have been working hard to revive occupational education.… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Group Eyes Tax Overhaul for Anti-Poverty Push

Thursday | February 2, 2017

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping its anti-poverty legislation will become law this year as part of a broader push for a tax overhaul. “We are teed up for success in this Congress,” Sen. Tim Scott said. “The realistic opportunity for tax reform was not last Congress. It’s this Congress.” … Continue Reading


Scott introduces C.H.O.I.C.E. act for military families, parents of students with disabilities and low income families

Wednesday | February 1, 2017

In conjunction with National School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act (S. 235), or CHOICE Act. The CHOICE Act would give military families, families of students with disabilities, and low-income students in Washington, D.C. – together totaling more than 6.2 million students nationwide - access to greater educational opportunity.… Continue Reading


COMMENTARY: Why I support Betsy DeVos

Tuesday | January 31, 2017

Being pro-school choice does not mean you want to tear down public schools, in fact the goal is the opposite. We believe that by introducing competition, we can make every school perform better. That goes for public, charter, and private schools. The notion that Betsy DeVos or anyone else wants to destroy our public school systems is flat wrong.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott: Give DeVos 'yes' vote for Cabinet

Tuesday | January 31, 2017

I grew up poor, went to four schools by the fifth grade and almost failed out of high school. I know the challenges facing low-income and minority students. Still, every neighborhood is unique, every student learns in a different manner and every teacher teaches in his own fashion. We need to ensure that students and their families have a variety of educational options. My belief in school choice stems directly from that notion and is a primary driver of my support for Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott: Why I support Betsy DeVos

Tuesday | January 31, 2017

Over the past week, my office has received quite a few calls from across South Carolina and the nation in regards to Mrs. DeVos’ nomination. I want to take this opportunity to explain my support for her, and why I believe we need a strong, consistent reformer to head the United States Department of Education. … Continue Reading


Lawmakers weigh in on President Trump's executive order

Monday | January 30, 2017

Two lawmakers are speaking out amidst a mix of both support and confusion from the American people, following an executive order from President Donald Trump concerning extreme vetting measures.U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following joint statement regarding the President's executive order… Continue Reading


Scott, Rubio have 'concerns' about Trump's travel ban

Monday | January 30, 2017

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says he and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are working to find clarification and changes to the Visa Waiver Program amid President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration.… Continue Reading


New bill offers glimpse of how Washington could use federal funding to expand school vouchers

Thursday | January 26, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott, the South Carolina Republican who is one of the most ardent supporters of vouchers and charter schools on Capitol Hill, this week introduced a bill that offers some insight into where and how the new Congress and Trump administration could make good on their promises to push for the expansion of alternatives to traditional public schools.… Continue Reading


Scott kicks off National School Choice week at Charleston School

Monday | January 23, 2017

Monday Morning Sen. Tim Scott kicked off National School Choice Week in South Carolina at the Charleston Charter School For Math and Science. Scott started the morning by visiting a 7th-grade classroom to first-hand see project-based learning at a public charter school.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott: Building a better health-care system

Friday | January 20, 2017

COLUMN: Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it. Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were forced into a health-care system that is unable to keep the promises on which it was sold.… Continue Reading


Scott comments on first votes of Obamacare repeal process

Wednesday | January 18, 2017

Early Thursday morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) voted to pass the 2017 budget resolution, the first step to repealing and replacing Obamacare. Scott released the following statement immediately following the vote… Continue Reading


Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott to introduce Nikki Haley at Senate hearing

Tuesday | January 17, 2017

Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham will introduce Haley before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday as the two-term South Carolina governor looks for confirmation to be the next United States ambassador to the United Nations.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott joins Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington

Monday | January 16, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., honored Martin Luther King Jr. with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Monday, the federal holiday to commemorate the civil rights leader's life and work.… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Graham & Scott congratulate Tigers on Senate floor

Wednesday | January 11, 2017

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott took to the Senate floor Wednesday in Washington to congratulate Clemson on their first national title since 1981. Both Scott and Graham were in Clemson ties, with Senator Scott draping a Clemson flag over the podium prior to speaking.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott explains why he corrected a troll who called him a ‘house n—-“

Wednesday | January 11, 2017

“I have three or four pages of that kind of crap because of the Sessions nomination,” he said. “There were so many n-words and racially insensitive words coming at me over the Budget Control Act in 2011 that my employees were crying. Unfortunately, people feel like they have a license to say stupid stuff, and too often it comes from liberals. So I thought it was a good time to tell people what I thought.”… Continue Reading


Someone called Sen. Tim Scott the N-word on Twitter. The South Carolina senator shut it down with one word.

Wednesday | January 11, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, shut down a racist tweet Wednesday with a pithy one-word response. The tweet, which has since been deleted from a Twitter account that has also disappeared from the Internet, called Scott a “house n----a.” “Senate,” Scott, the Republican senator from South Carolina, tweeted back.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott on how race affects education and jobs

Wednesday | January 11, 2017

The South Carolina senator describes racial inequality when it comes to education and jobs… Continue Reading


SC’s Scott, Graham endorse Trump’s nominee for attorney general

Tuesday | January 10, 2017

Scott, the lone African-American Republican senator, is known as a strong voice on racial issues. “After his nomination I invited Sen. Sessions to Charleston, South Carolina, in December of 2016 to meet with African-American pastors, law enforcement and leaders of color,” Scott said. “We had what both the attendees and I believe to be a very productive conversation, which gave us all a clearer picture of not only Jeff’s policy positions, but what is in his heart.” … Continue Reading

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