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Senator Scott Welcomes Gov. Haley's Testimony on Guantanamo

Thursday | April 28, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency regarding the dangers of moving the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities to South Carolina.… Continue Reading


Legislation aims to boost investment in economically distressed areas

Wednesday | April 27, 2016

“Our goal is to make sure we see the private sector engage with their resources in a way they have not in the past,” said Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.… Continue Reading


Department of labor overtime rule is a roadblock to a bright career path

Tuesday | April 26, 2016

Senator Tim Scott recently introduced the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (PWAOA), which nullifies the Department of Labor’s proposed rule and requires the DOL to go back to the drawing board in regards to analyzing the impact to small business. … Continue Reading


Empowering opportunity through financial literacy

Tuesday | April 26, 2016

COLUMN: April is National Financial Literacy Month, and I believe that one of the best things we can do for our youth is empower them to become financially literate.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott: IRS has 'gotten worse'

Monday | April 25, 2016

For a member of the United States Senate, Tim Scott comes from an unusual background. Instead of the affluence or familial political legacy that characterizes members of the chamber, he recalls growing up in poverty. And he says that experience, coupled with his Christian faith, define who he is today.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Shows Support at National 4-H Congressional Breakfast

Monday | April 25, 2016

Last Wednesday, Senator Tim Scott showed his support of 4-H at the third annual 4-H Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill. The event provided an opportunity for 4-H to share stories of 4-H youth impact with members of Congress and to thank them for their continued support of 4-H programming and learning.… Continue Reading


Honor Flight ‘uplifting’ for local Korean War veterans

Wednesday | April 20, 2016

The veterans were greeted in Washington by U.S. Senator Tim Scott, and thanked by several strangers — including an eighth-grade group from Tulsa and a Northwestern University student.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott: Faith and poverty shaped how I view role in Senate

Monday | April 18, 2016

Faith has played a significant role in defining how South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott views his role in Congress, he told the Washington Examiner, and teaches the need both for "individual responsibility and the need for a compassionate approach.… Continue Reading


Scott nominates three local students to service academies

Friday | April 15, 2016

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2020, including the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. In advance of this round of nominations, staff from Scott’s state offices hosted 12 information sessions across the state.… Continue Reading


Griffiin DesMarteau nominated to U.S. Merchant Marine Academ

Thursday | April 14, 2016

Griffin DesMarteau, a student at Waccamaw High School, has been nominated by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. DesMarteau attends Waccamaw High School.… Continue Reading


South Carolina senators criticize Obama’s plan to scrap MOX facility

Friday | April 8, 2016

Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham on Friday wrote to the U.S. Department of Energy noting “insurmountable” problems with the Obama Administration’s plan to scrap the MOX program.… Continue Reading


S.C. Sens. Graham, Scott call on Supreme Court to block Obama immigration orders

Monday | April 4, 2016

Scott, Graham and their colleagues contend that Obama went beyond his authority to extend legal status to, and defer deportation of certain undocumented immigrants and their families. … Continue Reading


Commentary: Bill would protect workers, jobs

Friday | April 1, 2016

Senator Scott wrote an op-ed in the Greenville News on protecting working families. … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott nominates 50 SC students to military academies

Tuesday | March 29, 2016

Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has nominated 50 young South Carolinians to the military academies class of 2020. Sen. Scott says he was impressed with the list of applicants from the Palmetto state.… Continue Reading


Greer area students nominated to military academies

Tuesday | March 29, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students, including five from Greer-area schools, to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2020. … Continue Reading


Branchville teen among students nominated to military academies

Tuesday | March 29, 2016

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2020, including Sean Bernstel of Branchville High School.… Continue Reading


Pentagon official: Release of Guantanamo detainees has led to American deaths

Wednesday | March 23, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said in statement Wednesday that Lewis’s comments “are a clear admission” by the Obama administration that attempts to close the detention center entirely are detrimental to natural security.… Continue Reading


Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office unveils memorial to honor law enforcement officers killed in duty

Tuesday | March 22, 2016

Law enforcement officers from across the area were joined by elected officials including U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and Sen. Tim Scott, and the families of fallen officers during the ceremony.… Continue Reading


‘Victory in the valley’: Members of Congress learn lessons in Charleston, but solutions prove elusive

Sunday | March 20, 2016

“We’ve heard so much about the power of forgiveness, so much about an active form of love, that hopefully we as members of Congress can go back to Washington and take the seeds of connection, the ability to bring people together,” U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Sunday.… Continue Reading


Stories, tears: Civil rights tour stops here

Saturday | March 19, 2016

South Carolina Congressmen Jim Clyburn and Joe Wilson, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, Georgia Congressman John Lewis and a number of other lawmakers visited Orangeburg during the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to South Carolina on Friday.… Continue Reading

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