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Members of Congress express outrage after Maher slur

Saturday | June 3, 2017

Several members of Congress condemned comedian Bill Maher Saturday in the wake of his use of a racial epithet on his HBO show.… Continue Reading


Jesse Jackson wishes MLK 'had gotten to meet' LeBron James, compares him to Ali

Thursday | June 1, 2017

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott praised James' response. Scott said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports: “I thought LeBron had a very poignant response to an ugly situation. He could have responded with anger, but instead opened his heart to the cameras and delivered a message that I hope will resonate with people around our nation.… Continue Reading


South Carolina senator honored for support of marine industry

Thursday | June 1, 2017

The States Organization for Boating Access presented its 2017 Congressional Award to Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., during the May 15-17 American Boating Congress.… Continue Reading


Sens. call for codification of life protection order

Wednesday | May 31, 2017

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined with 18 colleagues in sending a letter to State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) requesting that language be included in the FY2018 Appropriations bill to protect human life in U.S. global health assistance and prohibit funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). … Continue Reading


Police body cameras focus on big picture

Saturday | May 27, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has renewed his efforts to provide federal funds to outfit police with body cameras. It's a good idea, and Congress should follow through with its support.… Continue Reading


Army Corps funds beach renourishment for Grand Strand

Thursday | May 25, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their 2017 Work Plan Wednesday night which included $16 million in funding for the Myrtle Beach Shore Protection Project.… Continue Reading


Myrtle Beach given $16 million for beach renourishment

Thursday | May 25, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Myrtle Beach $16 million in funds to go towards beach renourishment, according to officials.… Continue Reading


South Carolinians Respond to Manchester Tragedy

Tuesday | May 23, 2017

As we continue to learn more about the deadly Manchester attacks, South Carolina Lawmakers and other prominent figures are speaking out. … Continue Reading


Tim Scott serves as ‘Celebrity Chef’ in March of Dimes event

Tuesday | May 23, 2017

Food brings people together and, today, it helped lawmakers on Capitol Hill put politics aside. The 35th Annual March of Dimes gala took place in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina joined democrats and republicans to serve as a Celebrity Chef.… Continue Reading


Give cops an impartial eye

Tuesday | May 23, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has renewed his efforts to provide federal funds to outfit police with body cameras. It’s a good idea, and Congress should follow through with its support. … Continue Reading


As health care debate ramps up in the U.S. Senate, here's where South Carolina Sens. Scott and Graham stand on the sticking points

Saturday | May 13, 2017

Republicans Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, however, both have ideas for how to overhaul the system and what they'd like to see included in their party's eventual proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.… Continue Reading


U.S. Sen. Tim Scott: 'I thank God for my Mom'

Friday | May 12, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott might be a busy man, but that doesn't mean he's skipping out on Mother's Day. The Republican from North Charleston was in Greenville Friday to speak at the ACE Awards for Greenville County students and said he'll be taking his mom, Frances, out to eat on Sunday.… Continue Reading


U.S. Sen. Tim Scott recognizes 'unsung heroes'

Friday | May 12, 2017

If there’s one thing U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has learned it’s this: a person’s past does not determine his future.… Continue Reading


Gala to feature Sen. Scott as Celebrity Chef

Thursday | May 11, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, will serve as a celebrity chef at the 35th Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala in Washington, D.C. The March of Dimes Gourmet Gala, one of the most anticipated fundraisers in the nation’s capital, unites more than 50 U.S.Senators and Representatives in a bipartisan cook-off.… Continue Reading


For Sen. Tim Scott and chief of staff Jennifer DeCasper, a close bond and 'divine' partnership

Friday | May 5, 2017

In a world that can feel isolating and even soul-crushing, members of Congress tend to rely heavily on their chiefs of staff, forming close bonds of mutual respect and trust. Few of these partnerships, however, are likely to have evolved in quite the same way as the one between U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and Jennifer DeCasper.… Continue Reading


Big boost for black college students in new 2017 federal budget: More generous aid

Friday | May 5, 2017

For Walker, though, the victory was bittersweet. His district includes North Carolina A&T State University, and Scott represents a state with eight public and private two and four-year HBCU’s, including South Carolina State University and Benedict College. Walker and Scott had sent a letter to the House of Representatives and Senate Appropriation committees last month outlining the importance of year-round Pell to black college students. “During a recent congressional fly-in of HBCU presidents and chancellors, year-round Pell garnered nearly unanimous support of those in attendance,” Walker and Scott wrote.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott tapped as Allen University’s graduation speaker

Thursday | May 4, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will give the commencement speech at Allen University’s graduation ceremony Saturday. … Continue Reading


South Carolina Sens. Graham and Scott vote against $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep government open; passes anyway

Thursday | May 4, 2017

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said that despite the boosted defense spending and funding for education priorities, including a school voucher program in Washington, D.C., he has championed, there were too many problems for him to overlook.… Continue Reading


Republican senators urge new labor secretary to delay, review fiduciary rule

Thursday | May 4, 2017

A group of Republican senators are urging newly-confirmed Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to delay implementation of the DOL’s fiduciary rule until after an extensive review has been conducted.… Continue Reading


SC Senator Tim Scott pleased with guilty plea deal in Walter Scott shooting

Wednesday | May 3, 2017

“While there is absolutely nothing that can be done to ease the pain of losing a loved one in such a senseless and infuriating manner, I was relieved to see that a guilty plea was officially filed in the case,” Scott said in a statement.… Continue Reading

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