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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

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

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