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Scott kicks off National School Choice week at Charleston School

Monday | January 23, 2017

Monday Morning Sen. Tim Scott kicked off National School Choice Week in South Carolina at the Charleston Charter School For Math and Science. Scott started the morning by visiting a 7th-grade classroom to first-hand see project-based learning at a public charter school.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott: Building a better health-care system

Friday | January 20, 2017

COLUMN: Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it. Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were forced into a health-care system that is unable to keep the promises on which it was sold.… Continue Reading


Scott comments on first votes of Obamacare repeal process

Wednesday | January 18, 2017

Early Thursday morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) voted to pass the 2017 budget resolution, the first step to repealing and replacing Obamacare. Scott released the following statement immediately following the vote… Continue Reading


Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott to introduce Nikki Haley at Senate hearing

Tuesday | January 17, 2017

Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham will introduce Haley before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday as the two-term South Carolina governor looks for confirmation to be the next United States ambassador to the United Nations.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott joins Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington

Monday | January 16, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., honored Martin Luther King Jr. with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Monday, the federal holiday to commemorate the civil rights leader's life and work.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott explains why he corrected a troll who called him a ‘house n—-“

Wednesday | January 11, 2017

“I have three or four pages of that kind of crap because of the Sessions nomination,” he said. “There were so many n-words and racially insensitive words coming at me over the Budget Control Act in 2011 that my employees were crying. Unfortunately, people feel like they have a license to say stupid stuff, and too often it comes from liberals. So I thought it was a good time to tell people what I thought.”… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Graham & Scott congratulate Tigers on Senate floor

Wednesday | January 11, 2017

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott took to the Senate floor Wednesday in Washington to congratulate Clemson on their first national title since 1981. Both Scott and Graham were in Clemson ties, with Senator Scott draping a Clemson flag over the podium prior to speaking.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott on how race affects education and jobs

Wednesday | January 11, 2017

The South Carolina senator describes racial inequality when it comes to education and jobs… Continue Reading


Someone called Sen. Tim Scott the N-word on Twitter. The South Carolina senator shut it down with one word.

Wednesday | January 11, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, shut down a racist tweet Wednesday with a pithy one-word response. The tweet, which has since been deleted from a Twitter account that has also disappeared from the Internet, called Scott a “house n----a.” “Senate,” Scott, the Republican senator from South Carolina, tweeted back.… Continue Reading


SC’s Scott, Graham endorse Trump’s nominee for attorney general

Tuesday | January 10, 2017

Scott, the lone African-American Republican senator, is known as a strong voice on racial issues. “After his nomination I invited Sen. Sessions to Charleston, South Carolina, in December of 2016 to meet with African-American pastors, law enforcement and leaders of color,” Scott said. “We had what both the attendees and I believe to be a very productive conversation, which gave us all a clearer picture of not only Jeff’s policy positions, but what is in his heart.” … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott's statement on sentencing in Charleston trial

Tuesday | January 10, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on today's sentencing in the Charleston trial: “Nineteen months ago, a heartless murderer attempted to start a race war. He believed the damage his racist hands wrought would undo Charleston, South Carolina, and maybe even the nation. … Continue Reading


Vice President Biden performs ceremony for Senator Tim Scott

Thursday | January 5, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was sworn in to his first full term in the United States Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in a ceremony performed by Vice President Joe Biden on the Senator’s floor. Scott will roll out his Opportunity Agenda in the coming weeks, introducing legislation to ensure every American family has the opportunity to succeed. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Sworn-In to New Term

Tuesday | January 3, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was sworn-in to his first full term in the United States Senate this afternoon in a ceremony on the Senator floor. Scott will roll out his Opportunity Agenda in the coming weeks, introducing legislation to ensure every American family has the opportunity to succeed.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott sworn in to new term, keeps key committee assignments

Tuesday | January 3, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was sworn-in to his first full term in the United States Senate this afternoon in a ceremony on the Senator floor. Scott will roll out his Opportunity Agenda in the coming weeks, introducing legislation to ensure every American family has the opportunity to succeed. f… Continue Reading


Senator Scott Sworn In to First Full Term

Tuesday | January 3, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott is sworn in to his first full term at the beginning of the 115th Congress. He was joined by Senator Lindsey Graham and former Senator Jim DeMint.… Continue Reading


Scott: We cannot stand on the sidelines in Israeli matters

Monday | December 26, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott issued the following statement Monday, reacting to the United States’ abstention during a vote condemning Israeli settlements by the United Nations Security Council.… Continue Reading


Newsmakers: Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy

Sunday | December 25, 2016

One of Capitol Hill's most well-established friendships is between two of the Republican Party's more tandem lawmakers: Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy.… Continue Reading


Hicks column: Sen. Tim Scott, AG nominee Jeff Sessions meet in Charleston

Friday | December 16, 2016

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Attorney General, isn't making house calls on all his colleagues. Just Tim Scott.… Continue Reading


Column: Scott: Museum should honor Justice Thomas

Wednesday | December 14, 2016

Editor’s note: Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sent a letter last week to top officials of the Smithsonian Institution and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. … Continue Reading


SC’s Scott: Justice Thomas’ story should be told at African American museum

Tuesday | December 6, 2016

South Carolina’s first African American U.S. senator has asked the Smithsonian Institution to reconsider its omission of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas from the exhibits in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.… Continue Reading

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