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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

Acosta sworn in as 27th US labor secretary

Friday | April 28, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence has sworn in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott to speak at 10th annual ACE Awards

Tuesday | April 25, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will be the keynote speaker for the 10th annual ACE (Advocates for Character and Education) Awards, honoring 70 young unsung heroes from Greenville County Schools.… Continue Reading

Expanding options for military families – Sen. Tim Scott, podcastED

Thursday | April 20, 2017

Scott’s bill would also encourage states to create school choice programs for children with special needs, and expand the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides vouchers to low-income students in the nation’s capital.… Continue Reading

Bill honoring Larry Doby being introduced in Washington

Monday | April 10, 2017

A bill has been introduced to honor Camden native and 1998 National Baseball Hall of Fame enshrinee Larry Doby, who on July 5, 1947 broke the American League’s color barrier by playing for the Cleveland Indians, with the Congressional Gold Medal.… Continue Reading

Federal delegation praises Gorsuch appointment

Monday | April 10, 2017

South Carolina’s federal delegation is standing behind Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch, who was sworn in Monday at the White House.… Continue Reading

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

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