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Editorial: Affordable housing shortage needs work at local, state and federal level

Monday | April 5, 2021

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is among a bipartisan group of six senators who have signed onto the legislation, which President Joe Biden also has included in his American Jobs Plan. “Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream, and for far too long too many people have had to face an uphill climb to owning their own property,” Mr. Scott said. “The Neighborhood Homes Investment Act will help first time homebuyers across the United States further their dreams of being homeowners.”

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Sen. Scott reacts to deadly Capitol incident leaving officer dead

Friday | April 2, 2021

by Charles Creitz

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., joined "America Reports" in the aftermath of the incursion of the Capitol complex that occurred Friday.

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Panama City launches hotel project to recover from Hurricane Michael

Wednesday | March 31, 2021

by Drew Dixon

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina helped to break ground on the Hotel Indigo at the site of the old Panama City City Hall Wednesday. Image via St. Joe Co.
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Pandemic Or Not, There’s A Bipartisan Plan To Kickstart A New Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Wednesday | March 31, 2021

by Caitlyn Kim

Many businesses have struggled or closed due to the pandemic. Rep. Jason Crow, a Democrat from Aurora who sits on the House Small Business Committee, said he kept hearing something over and over again from people in his district.

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Graham, Scott introduce bill to expand broadband access

Friday | March 26, 2021

by Patrick Phillips

WASHINGTON (WCSC) - U.S. Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott have introduced a bill designed to expand broadband internet access to underserved rural areas nationwide.

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IMPACT Act Looks to Boost Minority Participation in Telecom

Friday | March 26, 2021

by Michael Balderson

WASHINGTON—The Improving Minority Participation and Careers in Telecommunications (IMPACT) Act has been introduced into the Senate by Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.). The bill is designed to provide funds to minority-serving institutions to develop job training programs for students.

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Tim Scott fires back at liberal media critics over 'woke supremacy' remark: Left has 'intolerance' for dissent

Wednesday | March 24, 2021

by David Rutz

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., fired back at left-wing media figures angered by his recent "woke supremacy" remarks in a Washington Post op-ed on Wednesday, arguing that ignoring both "woke" and White supremacists endangered the country's future.

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Opinion: Tim Scott: Let’s set the record straight on ‘woke supremacy’ and racism

Tuesday | March 23, 2021

I was criticized in this newspaper last week for saying that “woke supremacy” is as bad as white supremacy.

My comments, of course, were not comparing the long history of racial hate to the very short history of wokeism. That would be ludicrous. I am painfully aware that four centuries of racism, bigotry and killings does not compare to the nascent woke movement. As a country, we continue to pay a heavy price for our original sin.

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Scott Touts Success of Opportunity Zones

Friday | March 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC — The Ripon Society hosted a virtual discussion on Tuesday with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who spoke about what his priorities look like this year on Capitol Hill. According to Scott, creating opportunities for Americans across the country remains a primary focus.

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Sen. Scott, Colleagues introduce State Fiscal Flexibility Act

Tuesday | March 16, 2021

by Karlee Gibson

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, along with his Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee, have introduced the State Fiscal Flexibility Act.

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Lankford and Scott Introduce Senate Bill to Protect Faith-Based Adoption Providers from Discrimination

Thursday | March 11, 2021

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) joined Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Wednesday to introduce the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would protect faith-based child welfare providers from being discriminated against for acting in accordance with their deeply held religious beliefs.  

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Sen. Tim Scott blasts COVID relief bill passed by Senate: 'If you don't need help, you shouldn't get it'

Monday | March 8, 2021

by Michael Quinlan

Scott joined "Fox News Primetime" to address the COVID-19 stimulus bill that passed the Senate over the weekend, describing it as a "progressive payment plan" for "cities, states and prisoners."

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Senators Introduce Breakthrough Bill For Paid Internships, Push Diverse Recruitment At State Department

Thursday | March 4, 2021

by Ali Shahbaz

This week, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Department of State Student Internship Program Act, to tackle issues of equity as part of the State Department’s signature internship program. The bill pushes for paid internship opportunities to provide minimum wage as well as housing and travel stipends.

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Tim Scott Criticizes Democrats for ‘George Floyd’ Bill After Filibustering His Police Reforms

Tuesday | March 2, 2021

by Joel Pollak

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) criticized House Democrats on Tuesday over their forthcoming police reform bill, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (JIPA), after Senate Democrats filibustered his JUSTICE Act last year, despite bipartisan support.

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Senator Tim Scott hosts virtual meeting aimed at bettering HBCUs, advancing Black community

Wednesday | February 24, 2021

by Kristen Cheatam

UPSTATE, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott is striving to improve relationships, funding and opportunities for students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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EDITORIAL: Small business to be crucial in COVID recovery

Monday | February 22, 2021

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott and Minnesota Democratic Sen. and former presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar may not be seen as allies on many issues, but they are in putting emphasis on the major problems being faced by small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Erie leaders urge Biden administration to continue Opportunity Zone program

Thursday | February 18, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Erie Downtown Development Corporation is entering its fourth year, continuing $100 million worth of construction in downtown Erie. They continue work on the future site of new apartments, a grocery store, and food hall.

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Tim Scott: Why I’m voting against Biden’s nominee for Education secretary

Thursday | February 18, 2021

Education is the closest thing to magic we have in America: It is the great equalizer and our generation’s modern civil rights issue. Yet it seems that just weeks into his presidency, instead of uniting the country, President Biden is rallying behind the hardly uniting principles of far-left progressivism. The latest in this progressive wish list: listening to teacher unions over parents, dismantling successful, commonsense education reform measures such as charter schools and private-school choice and sending mixed signals on reopening schools nationwide.

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Tim Scott blasts Dems’ proposed $15 minimum wage, says killing millions more jobs is ‘not common sense’

Wednesday | February 17, 2021

by Stephanie Giang-Paunon

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Wednesday on "America’s Newsroom" the proposed $15 minimum wage increase will continue to kill millions of jobs during the pandemic and argued there is no "common sense" behind the move. 

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Senator Scott Fights Job-Killing Artificial Minimum Wage Hike

Monday | February 15, 2021

Last week, the Senate unanimously agreed to a budget amendment co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to prevent an artificial minimum wage hike to $15 during the pandemic, which would destroy jobs and crush small businesses already on life support.

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