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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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Information session on military academy nomination process on Friday

Thursday | September 21, 2017

This Friday, Sen. Tim Scott's three South Carolina offices will hold open information sessions regarding the military academy nomination process.… Continue Reading


Federal flood insurance is stressed as South Carolina forces seek reforms

Sunday | August 27, 2017

PEW worked with Scott on a bill to require flood-prone communities to consider and invest in protections — voluntary homeowner buyouts, better drainage and other infrastructure — or face sanctions. It would provide some federal buy-out money.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott visits North Charleston Head Start program

Tuesday | August 22, 2017

United States Sen. Tim Scott getting into the back-to-school spirit. He visited Mary Ford Child and Family Development Center in North Charleston to hear about its Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Head Start South Carolina is a federal program that promotes school readiness for low-income families.… Continue Reading


Transcript: Sen. Tim Scott on "Face the Nation," August 20, 2017

Sunday | August 20, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, joined "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Scott, the Senate's only black Republican, has called Mr. Trump's comments "indefensible," and said his "moral authority is compromised."… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott: Our country is “more divided” under Trump

Saturday | August 19, 2017

Scott told VICE News about one unintended result of Trump’s response to Charlottesville: “It does not encourage the team to work as hard as we should on those priorities, because there’s so much headwind that you can’t see straight.”… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott: Fight hatred, fear and domestic terror with American ideals

Monday | August 14, 2017

OP-ED: There is nothing "right" about racism and hate. It’s a learned disease, and the best antidote is unity. This weekend’s events involving white supremacist groups are as disturbing and disgusting as they are heartbreaking. The attack was a stark reminder of the darkness of hate. We must come together, as we have before, to confront the issues that chip away at the very foundation of who we are and what we stand for as a country.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott: 'More impactful' had Trump denounced white supremacists days earlier

Monday | August 14, 2017

In a statement, the South Carolina Republican called Trump's newer remarks "clear and specific," but added "they would have been more impactful on Saturday.… Continue Reading


Republicans to Weigh Surplus of Tax Policy Options

Friday | August 11, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, another Republican on the Finance Committee, has also introduced several bills that could be wrapped into a broader overhaul of the tax code. One measure would provide a federal tax credit to companies that utilize apprenticeship programs. Another aims to bolster private investment in economically disparate regions by creating targeted funding pools.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott on "hybrid" immigration policy that meets economic, family needs

Thursday | August 3, 2017

A GOP bill to overhaul legal immigration to the U.S. will likely face an uphill battle in Congress. South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the realities of immigration reform and the challenges of the GOP health care bill.… Continue Reading


Scott taking applications for service academy nominations

Thursday | August 3, 2017

The office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, is accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott reacts to Trump's pick for FBI director

Tuesday | August 1, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott issued a statement on Tuesday after Pres. Trump tapped Christopher Wray for FBI director.… Continue Reading


Scott co-sponsors measure to overturn CFPB anti-arbitration rule

Sunday | July 30, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), a co-sponsor of the U.S. Senate measure to scrap the rule, said the CFPB has time and time again overreached and hurt consumers.… Continue Reading


South Carolina Senator Tim Scott speaks out about Friday's healthcare vote

Saturday | July 29, 2017

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott took to Facebook Saturday morning to speak on the 51-49 Senate vote not to overhaul Obamacare.… Continue Reading


U.S. House passes measure to overturn CFPB 'anti-arbitration' rule; Scott co-sponsor of Senate version

Wednesday | July 26, 2017

Every Republican member of the South Carolina Congressional delegation yesterday voted to pass a measure to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rule to prohibit class-action waivers in virtually all financial consumer-service agreements.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott: Our plan replaces failing Obamacare

Tuesday | July 25, 2017

Senator Scott wrote an op-ed on health care and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott reacts to Senate's vote to move forward on health care debate

Tuesday | July 25, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott issued the following statement after the vote: I committed to the voters of South Carolina seven years ago, three years ago and again last year that I would work to repeal and replace Obamacare with a health care system that focuses on patients and doctors, not bureaucrats in Washington. Today we took a step towards that goal, and I look forward throughout the week to discussing with my colleagues the importance of repealing and replacing Obamacare.… Continue Reading


Senator Scott Receives John Lewis-Amo Houghton Leadership Award for Faith & Leadership

Tuesday | July 25, 2017

This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) received the 2017 John Lewis-Amo Houghton Leadership Award from the Faith and Politics Institute (FPI) in recognition of his exhibited qualities of conscience, courage, and compassion as a leader and public servant. Representative John Lewis (D-GA), one of the award’s namesakes, presented the award to Senator Scott.… Continue Reading

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