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Trump promotes ‘opportunity zones’ for investors to rebuild in distressed communities

Wednesday | February 14, 2018

President Trump hosted a meeting of local leaders and investors at the White House Wednesday to call attention to a feature in his tax-cut law that encourages private investment in distressed communities. The programs target "opportunity zones" in all 50 states where investors will qualify for lower capital-gains tax rates and the ability to pool their money in "opportunity funds" to spend on projects in blighted or under-served communities. Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican who … Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott joins bipartisan group pushing for investigation into Olympic Committee

Wednesday | February 7, 2018

by Zachary Watson

Senator Tim Scott is part of a bipartisan group of senators pushing to establish a special committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. The group wants to find out how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts for decades. The senators wants the committee to investigate the USOC and bodies, including USA Gymnastics, and find out the extent to which these organizations were complicit in the criminal or negligent behavior of … Continue Reading

Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America

Tuesday | January 30, 2018

by Jim Tankersley

A little-noticed section in the $1.5 trillion tax cut that President Trump signed into law late last month is drawing attention from venture capitalists, state government officials and mayors across America. The provision, on Page 130 of the tax overhaul, is an attempt to grapple with a yawning hole in the recovery from the Great Recession: the fact that, in huge swaths of the country, the economic recovery has yet to arrive. The law creates "Opportunity Zones," which will use tax incentives … Continue Reading

Letter to the editor: Sen. Tim Scott supports the state's manufacturers

Monday | January 22, 2018

by Matt Krause

I’m writing to thank Sen. Tim Scott for standing with South Carolina manufacturers by opposing Scott Garrett as the head of the Export-Import Bank...With his vote, Senator Scott is supporting President Trump’s vision for American manufacturing and ensuring U.S. workers have the tools they need to succeed – I encourage his colleagues to follow his lead and get the Export-Import Bank running at full strength when they return this month.

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GOP Senator to Block Two Trump Nominees Over Trade Concerns

Wednesday | January 17, 2018

by William Mauldin, Siobhan Hughes

Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday that he would hold up nominees for two deputy U.S. trade representative posts because the head of the trade office, Robert Lighthizer, hadn’t returned a call or answered a trade-related question.

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S.C.'s Tim Scott joins Lindsey Graham on Senate Armed Services Committee

Tuesday | January 9, 2018

by Colin Demarest

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., will serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over U.S. Department of Defense and military … Continue Reading

Scott: Final passage of tax reform “Big win for middle class families, U.S. economy”

Wednesday | December 20, 2017

Earlier this morning, after months of deliberation and discussion, the U.S. Senate successfully passed the historic tax reform package, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a yearlong process U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has been intimately involved with since the working group first launched. The final bill will protect more of Americans' money from being taxed, enhances significant credits like the Child Tax Credit, and maintains important features like the Earned Income Tax Credit, and deductions for … Continue Reading

Why USC's President Pastides said 'thank you' to this SC senator

Tuesday | December 19, 2017

by Bristow Marchant

South Carolina's junior senator got a big "thank you" for his work on the GOP tax bill Tuesday from University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides. Pastides gave a "shout out" Tuesday to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, whom Pastides credits with protecting colleges and universities in the final version of the bill, which passed a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday and could become law by the end of the week. "I just want to send a great 'thank you' to Sen. Scott," Pastides … Continue Reading

How Sen. Marco Rubio Won a Concession on the GOP Tax Bill

Friday | December 15, 2017

by Richard Rubin

“No one raised a hand of support for the Rubio position besides myself,” Mr. Scott said in describing the meetings with tax negotiators.

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How SC’s Tim Scott will decide what America’s tax bill looks like

Tuesday | December 12, 2017

by Bristow Marchant

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-N. Charleston, was named Thursday to the conference committee negotiating the final version of the GOP's tax reform plan. The proposal will be voted on by the House and Senate sometime before the end of the year, if congressional Republicans can keep to schedule. Scott was one of 51 Republicans who voted to approve the Senate version of the tax plan. He now will have a say in how differences between that bill and the House-passed version are … Continue Reading

Today in Taxes: Naming the Last of the Negotiators

Friday | December 8, 2017

Senate Republicans announced their conference committee members late Wednesday: Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, John Cornyn of Texas, John Thune of South Dakota, Rob Portman of Ohio, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

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SC leaders react to Trump announcement on Jerusalem

Wednesday | December 6, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, also said the president’s decision recognizes facts on the ground. “For all intents and purposes, Jerusalem is and has been the capital of Israel,” Scott said. “Their legislature is seated there, as well as their prime minister.

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Sen. Tim Scott tours Giti Tire's South Carolina plant

Tuesday | December 5, 2017


U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was introduced to the world of tire making on Dec. 4 during his tour of the Giti Tire Group's $560 million tire plant in Richburg.

Mr. Scott, the junior senator from South Carolina, spoke to several employees during the tour and learned about the tire-making process at the state-of-the-art facility.

"I found the Giti employees to be friendly and professional," Mr. Scott said. "They are very happy to be here, and I can see why. It is a very clean and healthy environment...a great example of the future in manufacturing."

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Sen. Tim Scott: U.S. House, Senate will agree on tax reform

Monday | December 4, 2017

by David Thackham

Scott said Monday morning he believes the two chambers can reach agreement. He said the proposed tax reform efforts will positively impact individuals, small businesses and large companies.

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Sen. Tim Scott goes to school to learn about LENA

Monday | November 13, 2017

by Scott Powell

 U.S. Sen. Tim Scott met with a parent class at Alma Elementary Friday to learn how young children are developing their language skills through the power of parent talk.

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Sen. Tim Scott attends Upstate Veterans Day celebration

Sunday | November 12, 2017

by Madeleine Hackett

The cold weather couldn’t stop more than 100 people from gathering and sharing their appreciation for the men and women who preserve our freedoms.

A Vietnam War-era veterans pinning ceremony took place in downtown Greenville on Saturday, honoring the men and women who put their lives on the line.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was in attendance, and pinned certain veterans. “Every day should be Veterans Day,” Scott said. “But this day we should stop and say thank you to every single veteran that we see.”

Young and old veterans gathered to be recognized. Asheton Breland, who served in Afghanistan attended the ceremony as a volunteer at Starbucks, sharing free coffee with other veterans.

"I was definitely honored to be here with the older veterans who served in Desert Storm or Vietnam.” Breland said. “It's amazing to learn their stories and be around these guys and hear what they had to go through."

Scott said the pinning ceremony was especially special for him.

“What I realized looking into their eyes was the amount of gratitude that they have that we as a community take time to celebrate their significant contribute to this nation,” Scott said. “It was really heart warming."

Helen Massey lost her oldest son in the Vietnam War. Forty years later she still comes to ceremonies like these to pay her respects to all those who put their lives on the line.

"When you come to something like this it's just in a good memory of (my son). And when I hear the taps it's just like hearing it the day he was buried. (It) brings all of it back," Massey said.

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South Carolina realtors and colleges among those awaiting impact of tax overhaul effort

Saturday | November 11, 2017

by Jamie Lovegrove

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become one of the lead salesmen on the effort, extolling the virtues of a tax overhaul in broad terms publicly while working on the nuts and bolts behind closed doors on the Senate finance committee.

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Local Korean War veterans honored at VFW luncheon

Friday | November 10, 2017

by Zach Fox

Smith and the seven other veterans were awarded certificates from the office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott along with medals and Korea Veteran hats to commemorate their service.

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson visits Spartanburg with Sen. Tim Scott to tour redevelopment programs

Monday | November 6, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott brought Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to the Upstate on Monday to showcase community development initiatives, including an attempt to cure a "food desert."

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Ben Carson, Tim Scott tout city’s public-private partnerships

Monday | November 6, 2017

Meeting Street Academy was the third and final stop on a visit to Spartanburg Monday by South Carolina’s junior senator and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The visit’s purpose was to meet local leaders and see firsthand the successes of community projects that have involved private investment.

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