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Editorial: Move quickly on police cameras

Saturday | August 1, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott is moving decisively to help our country solve a damaging problem, and that is the suspicion and disbelief about what takes place during a police-involved shooting. The Republican U.S. senator has matched his passion for increasing the use of body-worn cameras by police officers with a new call for the federal government to help cover the costs, a deterrent in many communities.… Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Sen. Scott right to push for police body cameras

Friday | July 31, 2015

Thumbs up to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott for the leadership he is showing in Washington in regard to body camera legislation. The South Carolina Republican is pushing to provide states with $500 million in funding for body cameras. The Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act would stream $100 million for each of the next five years into a fund for agencies that are challenged to pay for cameras.… Continue Reading

Editorial: Body camera legislation is a smart push forward

Wednesday | July 29, 2015

Tim Scott’s push in the U.S. Senate to provide states with $100 million in funding for body cameras is a sensible, straightforward step.… Continue Reading

Scott seeks $100M a year for body cams

Tuesday | July 28, 2015

Scott became highly vocal in his support of body cameras after the string of deaths involving unarmed black men and white police officers, including the death of Walter Scott, a 50-year-old North Charleston black man who lived in Sen. Scott’s district.… Continue Reading

Fast-track bill that would defund Planned Parenthood

Tuesday | July 28, 2015

The latest legislation comes after a third video surfaced Tuesday, which appeared to show a Planned Parenthood official in Colorado negotiating with someone posing as a buyer of fetal tissue. … Continue Reading

Scott wants $500 million for police body cameras

Tuesday | July 28, 2015

The federal government would provide $500 million over five years to help local law enforcement buy body cameras under a proposal announced Tuesday by Sen. Tim Scott… Continue Reading

South Carolina’s Sen. Scott pushes for police body cameras

Monday | July 27, 2015

In the wake of several violent high-profile incidents involving law enforcement and citizens in his home state and across the country, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Monday unveiled a $100 million proposal to help local police agencies pay for body-worn cameras for their officers.… Continue Reading

$100 million body camera bill is personal for Sen. Scott

Monday | July 27, 2015

“Ms. Judy Scott, the mother of Walter Scott … said that her goal was to make sure mamas didn’t bury their boys,” Tim Scott said in an interview in a small office in the Capitol basement. “Here’s a part of the criminal justice debate, in my opinion — body-worn cameras — that are proven to be effective. We can stop some of that conversation immediately.”… Continue Reading

Parents group rallies at Capitol for school choice

Tuesday | July 21, 2015

“When you give parents the choice, you really do give the kid a better chance,” Scott told The Hill. “You really open that child’s minds to amazing opportunities that they would not have seen before."… Continue Reading

Editorial: Criminal justice reform remains a worthy cause

Sunday | July 19, 2015

Scott said earlier this year that he and other Republicans in the state are eying sweeping criminal justice reforms that could include the decriminalization of minor drug offenses.… Continue Reading

Amendment would allow greater school choice for all low-income children

Thursday | July 16, 2015

Affirming his belief that every child should have access to a high quality education, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading voice for school choice in the U.S. Senate, has offered S.Amdt. 2132 to the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) to allow Title I funds to follow low-income children and strengthen educational options for their parents. … Continue Reading

Senate ESEA Debate: What to Expect This Week

Sunday | July 12, 2015

An amendment from Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., that would allow Title I funding for low-income students to follow them to the public school of their choice.… Continue Reading

Title I funding portability is key to ESEA reform

Thursday | July 9, 2015

Scott’s Title I amendment should be a key piece of the ESEA reauthorization. It reduces administrative costs, increases funding equality, gives parents more power, and gives administrators an incentive to provide the best education possible to underserved kids… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott discusses gun laws after Emanuel AME shooting

Wednesday | July 8, 2015

Scott said it was amazing to see the families making efforts in the names of their loved ones so soon after the shooting in Charleston on June 17. … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott Sees Barriers Coming Down, After Charleston Church Attack

Tuesday | July 7, 2015

Having Mr. Scott stand on the Senate floor, holding back tears as he spoke about the victims of the Charleston shootings, left a deep impression on many colleagues, who stood in silence and watched. “Tim Scott was a House member from where the first shots were fired in Fort Sumter,” Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, said in an interview.… Continue Reading

Clyburn, Scott to headline Emanuel AME Church benefit in D.C.

Tuesday | July 7, 2015

Politics will be cast aside and House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., will make remarks Wednesday at a Washington event to support the families of the nine victims murdered in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last month. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott’s decision on trade was the right one for South Carolina

Sunday | July 5, 2015

Recently, Sen. Tim Scott voted for legislation that enables Congress to play its important constitutional role in formulating and directing U.S. trade policy. This legislation will benefit South Carolina workers and communities by opening markets for U.S. goods and services worldwide. … Continue Reading

Aiken legislators, Rural Health Services CEO react to Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

Friday | June 26, 2015

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, the two United States Senators from South Carolina, are both Republicans, and both issued statements that denounced the Supreme Court’s ruling and blasted the Affordable Care Act.… Continue Reading

Striking the Confederate battle flag an importantsymbol of S.C. progress

Thursday | June 25, 2015

In the Senate chamber in Washington, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., led an emotional tribute. “What we saw from the nine families at last Friday’s bond hearing was simple, was powerful, and absolutely the best of who we are as Americans,” Scott told fellow senators who gathered around him. “We are Charleston. We are South Carolina. And, we are absolutely united.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott chokes up on Senate floor remembering shooting victims

Thursday | June 25, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, teared up while delivering an emotional speech on the events in his home state on Wednesday.… Continue Reading

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