In The News

New bill aims to break cycle of repeated flooding and rebuilding

Tuesday | July 30, 2019

by Anjali Patel

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) says the cycle of repeated flooding and rebuilding needs to be broken, which is why he and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced a new bill-- the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act-- which aims to better protect flood-prone communities. Senator Scott hopes to break that costly cycle by compelling local governments to do something about those properties that have flooded over and over again. "This is a chance for us to tell local communities … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott introduces bill to strengthen relationships between the SBA and HBCU’s

Thursday | July 25, 2019

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Promoting Robust Opportunities for Minority Institutions and Strengthening Entrepreneurship (PROMISE) Act. This legislation would require the Small Business Administration to produce an annual public report detailing its relationship with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), strengthening the relationship between the two organizations. "Investing in our students at HBCU's is an investment that will reap … Continue Reading


O'Ree humbled by consideration for Congressional Gold Medal

Thursday | July 25, 2019

by William Douglas

WASHINGTON -- Willie O'Ree met Thursday with the lead U.S. senators who sponsored a bill to award the NHL's first black player the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. "He's earned it, we're late in giving him the medal he has earned," Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who co-sponsored the bill with Sen. Debbie Stabenow D-Mich. Scott and Stabenow said O'Ree is worthy of the honor not only for becoming the League's first black player but for his post-playing career … Continue Reading


Getting busy to resolve land issues

Wednesday | July 24, 2019

A provision of the 2018 Farm Bill is important in providing "fair access" to U.S. Department of Agriculture programs. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., worked with Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., to help "heirs' property" owners - thousands of minority and other landowners whose family land has been passed through the generations often without a formal title - utilize USDA services to which they have not had access without proper documentation certifying their possession of the land. Thousands of … Continue Reading


Graham, Scott Support 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

Wednesday | July 24, 2019

South Carolina's senators are doing their part to ease the burden of those who responded after 9/11. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott voted yesterday to permanently support the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. The measure passed 97-to-2. Graham tweeted he's very pleased the families of those affected will never have to worry about their claims being paid, and Scott said we will never forget the sacrifices of those who responded heroically after the … Continue Reading


Bill to require carbon monoxide detectors introduced in Senate

Thursday | July 18, 2019

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is sponsoring a bill that would require carbon monoxide detectors in federal assisted housing. This comes six months after two men tied in a Columbia housing project from carbon monoxide. Watch the video at the link … Continue Reading


Two senators encourage heirs’ property provision be implemented

Thursday | July 18, 2019

In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Doug Jones (D-AL) are urging the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately implement provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill that would benefit owners of heirs' property. Heirs' property is land that has been informally passed down within families, often for several generations, and can often lead to legal complications and prevent landowners from qualifying for federal assistance. The letter focuses on a … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Investment in US Manufacturing

Thursday | July 18, 2019

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced legislation to increase investment in American small manufacturers. The Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America (SIGMA) Act would support American manufacturers through increasing affordable loans, incentivizing operation growth, and expanding financial resources and education assistance to small manufacturers. A companion bill in the House was introduced by U.S. Representatives Tim … Continue Reading


Scott accepting fall internship application

Wednesday | July 17, 2019

by Kayla Robins

College and graduate students in South Carolina who want a front seat to governmental offices have the chance to intern with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, this fall. Applications for congressional internships in Scott's Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices are now open. The internship program, which runs September through mid-December, offers undergraduate and graduate students "practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Schatz Aim to Preserve and Protect Flood-Prone Communities across America

Friday | July 12, 2019

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced S.2088, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which aims to ensure stronger protections for flood-prone communities. The Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act provides the first step towards breaking the costly cycle of repeated flooding and rebuilding by providing our communities with more tools to take proactive steps to reduce flood risk. "Having grown up along South Carolina's coast, I know all … Continue Reading


Op-ed: Higher standards needed for higher education

Friday | July 12, 2019

by Stephen Gilchrist

As graduation season winds down, students across the country are thinking about their next step. For college graduates entering the work force, the transition often leads to one burdening question: what's next? While we focus on transitioning students to college, I challenge our federal legislators that we are not doing enough to ensure that students are leaving post-secondary institutions better-off than they were with a high school diploma in-hand. For every fine institution across South … Continue Reading


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

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