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Legislation to hold Veterans Affairs employees accountable faces major Senate hurdle

Sunday | April 9, 2017

A bill to give Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin authority to quickly fire incompetent employees faces a major battle in the Senate, although it has his backing and has already passed the House.… Continue Reading

SC lawmakers back Trump's Syria strike

Saturday | April 8, 2017

South Carolina’s federal delegation on Friday said they stand behind President Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian air base that was used to launch a chemical attack which left nearly 80 people dead.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott recognizes Gamecock WBB on Senate floor

Friday | April 7, 2017

On Thursday Tim Scott and Senators Lindsey Graham congratulated the University of South Carolina Women's Basketball team and Coach Dawn Staley from the Senate floor. … Continue Reading

Lawmakers introduce bill honoring baseball legend, civil rights pioneer Larry Doby with Congressional Gold Medal

Thursday | April 6, 2017

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and several others have introduced legislation to honor Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the American League, with the Congressional Gold Medal for his career and contributions to the American civil rights movement. In joining the American League, Doby effectively integrated all of professional baseball. This year is the 70th Anniversary of Doby’s debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1947.… Continue Reading

South Carolina GOP Sens. Graham and Scott vote for 'nuclear option' to confirm Supreme Court justice

Thursday | April 6, 2017

Both of South Carolina's U.S. senators voted Thursday to change the body's rules, cementing a dramatic shift that GOP leaders deemed necessary to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham among lawmakers seeking to honor Camden native and baseball great Larry Doby with Congressional Gold Medal

Tuesday | April 4, 2017

South Carolina’s two U.S. Senators and six other lawmakers want to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the late Larry Doby, a Camden native who was one of the first African Americans to play Major League Baseball.… Continue Reading

Congress Works To Prevent IRS From Unjustifiably Seizing Your Assets

Monday | April 3, 2017

In a bipartisan effort, Congress is working to prevent the government from wrongfully seizing Americans’ assets by attempting to limit its use of civil asset forfeiture. … Continue Reading

Lawmakers reintroduce bill to curb IRS's ability to seize funds

Monday | April 3, 2017

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate are reintroducing legislation aimed at making it more difficult for the IRS to seize taxpayers’ assets.… Continue Reading

Gorsuch the right pick for Supreme Court

Saturday | April 1, 2017

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Judge Neil Gorsuch in my office. He was genuine, knowledgeable and made it clear he would exercise independence when interpreting the law.… Continue Reading

Republicans implore Mnuchin to end systemically important financial institutions

Friday | March 31, 2017

Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee are urging Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to pursue an end to the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) ability to designate systemically important financial institutions and stop future bank bailouts.… Continue Reading

Key Senators Support Trump in Fight Against Too Big To Fail

Thursday | March 30, 2017

The Trump Department of Justice recently decided to oppose the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in court, thus joining a legal effort to have the structure of the Obama-era agency declared unconstitutional.… Continue Reading

On Diversity of Top Staff, Senate Republicans Outpace Democrats

Wednesday | March 29, 2017

Senate Democrats apparently could take some tips from Senate Republicans in hiring more racially diverse senior staff. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., noting that Republicans have an edge on Democrat colleagues in this department, said he wants to encourage his colleagues to find and bring on board qualified minority applicants.… Continue Reading

New bill does hard job of injecting capital into needy communities

Tuesday | March 28, 2017

In the midst of the most geographically divided economic recovery on record, it’s no surprise that communities desperate for economic growth often turn to expensive corporate tax incentives designed to produce a quick fix by luring or retaining local jobs and investment. Such incentives totaled a whopping $45 billion in 2015 alone.… Continue Reading

SCOTT: Gorsuch well-qualified, right man for Supreme Court

Monday | March 27, 2017

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Judge Gorsuch in my office. He was genuine, knowledgeable, and made it clear that he would exercise judiciary independence when interpreting the law. After our conversation, I walked away convinced that he has the right temperament to fill the ninth seat of the highest court in our nation.… Continue Reading

Healing race relations over dinner

Sunday | March 26, 2017

Can the racial divide be bridged with a meal? That's the very simple idea behind an initiative started by Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma: "Solution Sundays."… Continue Reading

Scott announces 45 SC students’ nominations to Military Service Academies

Thursday | March 23, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced last week the nominations of 45 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2021, including the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.… Continue Reading

Rep. Gowdy to hold telephone town hall with Tim Scott on Wednesday

Wednesday | March 22, 2017

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R, SC) will host a town hall meeting via telephone along with Sen. Tim Scott (R, SC) Wednesday evening.… Continue Reading

Rep. Rice, Sen. Scott introduce legislation to modify Nuclear Production Tax Credit

Tuesday | March 21, 2017

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) recently introduced legislation that would modify the U.S. tax code to enable nonprofit partners in nuclear power facilities to effectively utilize the nuclear production tax credit (PTC).… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott introduces nuclear production tax credit bill

Monday | March 20, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) recently introduced legislation aimed at enabling more efficient use of the nuclear production tax credit (PTC) by altering a portion of the U.S. tax code.… Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott nominates two Grand Strand students to U.S. military service academies

Monday | March 20, 2017

Senator Tim Scott has nominated 45 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2021, including two students from the Grand Strand.… Continue Reading

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