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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

Sen. Tim Scott joins Vice President Pence on trip to West Point

Thursday | February 9, 2017

On Thursday evening, while his colleagues were preparing to debate a controversial Cabinet nominee into the early hours of Friday morning, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was miles away from the action, engaging in a very different sort of exercise.… Continue Reading

Pence celebrates Black History Month with West Point cadets

Thursday | February 9, 2017

Accompanied by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Second Lady Karen Pence and several White House aides, the vice president toured the historic grounds of the esteemed military institution and held a sit-down meeting with black student leaders.… Continue Reading

SC’s Scott takes aim at intolerant liberals in Senate speech

Thursday | February 9, 2017

In a speech Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the Senate’s only African-American Republican, defended President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Scott said he would vote for Sessions – later confirmed – but also hold him accountable.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott #Persisted

Thursday | February 9, 2017

On Wednesday evening, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., took to the floor of the Senate to read a sampling of the racist hate mail he's received since announcing support for the confirmation of Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott Confronts Critics Over His Support for Jeff Sessions

Wednesday | February 8, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the Senate’s only black Republican, described in unusually candid language on the Senate floor Wednesday the difficulties of being a black conservative and in particular the anger he has faced for supporting Sen. Jeff Sessions’s nomination to be U.S. attorney general.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott, the lone black GOP senator, rises to Sessions' defense

Wednesday | February 8, 2017

Tim Scott, the lone black Republican senator, gave a passionate defense of Sen. Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, reading a series of tweets from critics that accused him of being a “House Negro” and a “disgrace to the black race” for supporting President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general.… Continue Reading

Senate confirms Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Tuesday | February 7, 2017

Both of South Carolina's senators — Republicans Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott — backed DeVos, who they have openly supported for weeks against a rising tide of criticism coming from Democrats, educators, and President Donald Trump opponents both inside and outside the state.… Continue Reading

Sens. Scott and Rubio Ready to Work with Trump to Revive Manufacturing

Friday | February 3, 2017

If President Trump is serious about fulfilling his campaign promise to revive manufacturing and skills-based jobs, he should look no further than Sens. Tim Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio. Both men have been working hard to revive occupational education.… Continue Reading

Bipartisan Group Eyes Tax Overhaul for Anti-Poverty Push

Thursday | February 2, 2017

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping its anti-poverty legislation will become law this year as part of a broader push for a tax overhaul. “We are teed up for success in this Congress,” Sen. Tim Scott said. “The realistic opportunity for tax reform was not last Congress. It’s this Congress.” … Continue Reading

Scott introduces C.H.O.I.C.E. act for military families, parents of students with disabilities and low income families

Wednesday | February 1, 2017

In conjunction with National School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act (S. 235), or CHOICE Act. The CHOICE Act would give military families, families of students with disabilities, and low-income students in Washington, D.C. – together totaling more than 6.2 million students nationwide - access to greater educational opportunity.… Continue Reading

COMMENTARY: Why I support Betsy DeVos

Tuesday | January 31, 2017

Being pro-school choice does not mean you want to tear down public schools, in fact the goal is the opposite. We believe that by introducing competition, we can make every school perform better. That goes for public, charter, and private schools. The notion that Betsy DeVos or anyone else wants to destroy our public school systems is flat wrong.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: Give DeVos 'yes' vote for Cabinet

Tuesday | January 31, 2017

I grew up poor, went to four schools by the fifth grade and almost failed out of high school. I know the challenges facing low-income and minority students. Still, every neighborhood is unique, every student learns in a different manner and every teacher teaches in his own fashion. We need to ensure that students and their families have a variety of educational options. My belief in school choice stems directly from that notion and is a primary driver of my support for Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: Why I support Betsy DeVos

Tuesday | January 31, 2017

Over the past week, my office has received quite a few calls from across South Carolina and the nation in regards to Mrs. DeVos’ nomination. I want to take this opportunity to explain my support for her, and why I believe we need a strong, consistent reformer to head the United States Department of Education. … Continue Reading

Scott, Rubio have 'concerns' about Trump's travel ban

Monday | January 30, 2017

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says he and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are working to find clarification and changes to the Visa Waiver Program amid President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration.… Continue Reading

Lawmakers weigh in on President Trump's executive order

Monday | January 30, 2017

Two lawmakers are speaking out amidst a mix of both support and confusion from the American people, following an executive order from President Donald Trump concerning extreme vetting measures.U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following joint statement regarding the President's executive order… Continue Reading

New bill offers glimpse of how Washington could use federal funding to expand school vouchers

Thursday | January 26, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott, the South Carolina Republican who is one of the most ardent supporters of vouchers and charter schools on Capitol Hill, this week introduced a bill that offers some insight into where and how the new Congress and Trump administration could make good on their promises to push for the expansion of alternatives to traditional public schools.… Continue Reading

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