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Trey Gowdy to hold telephone town hall with Tim Scott

Monday | March 20, 2017

South Carolina Congressman Rep. Trey Gowdy plans to hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday with guest Sen. Tim Scott.… Continue Reading


Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Facilitate Local Investments

Friday | March 17, 2017

Starting a business is risky and expensive. Many businesses struggle to get off the ground because of funding. Republican Senator Tim Scott and Democratic Congressman Ron Kind say they've got the fix to help kickstart the economy in rural and underserved areas.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott On The Black Community’s Perception of President Trump

Thursday | March 16, 2017

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Brian for a wide-ranging interview on Kilmeade & Friends. The two discussed healthcare, interest rates, wiretapping, school choice and the black community’s perception of President Donald Trump.… Continue Reading


South Carolina lawmakers to find good and bad in Donald Trump's 'skinny budget'

Thursday | March 16, 2017

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget contains a major boost in defense spending that will be considered a win for South Carolina, which is heavy in military installations.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott calls out GOP colleague for race-charged tweet

Monday | March 13, 2017

South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the only African-American Republican in the Senate, carefully condemned a tweet from one of his GOP colleagues that has been interpreted as thinly veiled white nationalism. … Continue Reading


LETTER: Sen. Scott's Medicare support is helping me be healthy

Wednesday | March 8, 2017

Like most people, as I started to age the more I worried about my health. When I turned 65 I immediately chose a Medicare Advantage plan. I am extremely grateful for the decision to choose a plan that benefits my health for the long run, not just for right now, and I thank our leaders in congress, especially Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., for supporting this plan.… Continue Reading


SCSU receives key backing at all levels

Tuesday | March 7, 2017

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott received a Trailblazer Award. The Republican lawmaker was most recently instrumental in bringing Clark, Claflin University President Henry Tisdale and presidents of other historically black colleges and universities to Washington meetings with President Donald Trump and congressional leaders about boosting support for HBCUs.… Continue Reading


Scott announcing congressional internship applications

Friday | March 3, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for summer 2017.… Continue Reading


GOP’s Tim Scott uses distinctive role in Senate as fodder for zingers

Thursday | March 2, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott delivered a humorous and often biting speech at a press charity dinner on Wednesday night that centered on his experience as the only black Republican in the Senate. … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott helps Republicans lead on HBCUs

Tuesday | February 28, 2017

Democrats have long claimed the bulk of black voters and the issues important to them. But some Republicans who recognize their party can't survive without expanding their base are seizing on what they think could be a winning cause: historically black colleges and universities. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the Senate's only black Republican, on Tuesday helped facilitate a day-long conference at the Library of Congress with more than 90 presidents of HBCUs from across the country.… Continue Reading


Watch: Black Senators Discuss Issues Affecting The Community

Tuesday | February 28, 2017

Moving the African-American community forward was a topic of discussion among the U.S. Senate’s three Black lawmakers Monday night. Moderated by U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tim Scott (R-SC) agreed that the economic well-being of the community is a paramount concern.… Continue Reading


Building A Bridge To A Brighter Future

Wednesday | February 22, 2017

Restoring hope and opportunity is critical to lifting up our communities who feel like they have been left behind. We have people all across the country living paycheck to paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should pay for heat in the winter or purchase necessary medications. Our country has witnessed underemployment rates soar, high school graduation rates drop, and poverty numbers remain stagnant.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott visits African-American history museum with Trump

Tuesday | February 21, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was part of a delegation Tuesday to tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture with President Donald Trump.… Continue Reading


New Anti-Poverty Legislation Aimed at Private Investors

Tuesday | February 21, 2017

A bipartisan group of congressmen recently introduced a new bill intended to reinvigorate America’s poorest communities. The Investing in Opportunity Act (IOA) will allow investors to temporarily delay paying capital-gains taxes on their investments if they choose to reinvest the money into “opportunity zones” or distressed communities across the country.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott, Cory Booker’s plan to create more jobs for young Americans

Monday | February 20, 2017

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have partnered once again to reintroduce a piece of legislation designed to create thousands of paid apprenticeships across various industries, including construction and manufacturing.… Continue Reading


Black History Month: Tim Scott on What His Election Meant, and What Obama's Election Meant to His Grandfather

Wednesday | February 15, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott sees a lot of progress in his election and the election of the first African-American president more than eight years ago. Both show “what’s possible,” he said. … Continue Reading


Scott meets with U.S. Supreme Court nominee

Wednesday | February 15, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott met Wednesday with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick for the nation’s highest court. If confirmed, Gorsuch would replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in spring 2016.… Continue Reading


Facebook to host free workshop for small businesses

Monday | February 13, 2017

The seminar will kick off with welcoming remarks from U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and will be followed by a presentation from a Facebook small business expert on the latest Facebook best practices and strategies for success.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Joins Senate Colleagues to Encourage President to Strengthen GITMO mission

Monday | February 13, 2017

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined a team of Republican colleagues to send a letter to the President encouraging him to assess the future operations and detention of detainees held at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO) in a letter spearheaded by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and also signed by Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).… Continue Reading


Why I supported DeVos for secretary of education

Friday | February 10, 2017

SCOTT: When a neighborhood school is failing its students, for many the first response is to suggest that more funding is needed. While it might be the case that increased funding helps in certain situations, the fact remains that too many students are not getting access to the education they deserve. We saw this all too well earlier this month, when it was reported that the Obama administration’s $7 billion investment in our nation’s lowest-performing schools, “failed to produce meaningful results.”… Continue Reading

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