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Senator Scott says we need to ‘reimagine’ America’s economic future in address to Charleston Metro Chamber

Tuesday | July 26, 2016

The key to America’s future economic and national security is figuring out how to “bring the diverse American family together,” said U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in a conversation with Charleston Metro Chamber investors held earlier today at the Chamber in North Charleston.… Continue Reading


Voices: Time to come together over race

Wednesday | July 20, 2016

Senator Scott writes a column in USA Today on the topic of race, strengthening relationships with law enforcement, and the need to have a real conversation about solutions. … Continue Reading


Three Good Men Talk About Race

Thursday | July 14, 2016

Tim Scott, 50, the first African-American U.S. senator from South Carolina, spoke on the floor of the Senate about what it is to be him, and black.… Continue Reading


Scott accepting applications for service academy nominations

Thursday | July 14, 2016

The Office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is accepting applications for Service Academy Nominations through 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. High school students interested in attending one of the four service academies – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy– are all encouraged to submit applications and other necessary documents.… Continue Reading


Scott outlines ideas to improve relationships between police, communities

Thursday | July 14, 2016

Scott said solutions to improve trust between police officers and communities, particularly members of the black community, will require work from multiple sources. … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott: Angry, hurting ‘American family’ needs to sit down, talk

Monday | July 11, 2016

On Monday, Scott returned to Washington, D.C., to deliver the first in a three-part series of speeches on the Senate floor. For each address he plans to draw on his personal experiences and offer perspectives on how to achieve unity in a moment of rampant anger and distrust.… Continue Reading


State leaders to attend Prayer Vigil for fallen Dallas officers

Sunday | July 10, 2016

Several area Pastors and state leaders will be at the vigil to stand in solidarity and pray. The state leaders who are said to both attend and speak at the event include, Senator Tim Scott and Representative Samuel Rivers. … Continue Reading


SC politicians urge respect for law enforcement, black community in wake of shootings

Saturday | July 9, 2016

In a post on the blogging platform Medium, Sen. Tim Scott drew a parallel between the shooting deaths of Castile and Sterling with that of Walter Scott, who was fatally shot in the back by a North Charleston police officer while running away in April 2015.… Continue Reading


EDITORIAL: Scott’s opportunity message

Friday | July 8, 2016

Sen. Scott knows firsthand what it’s like to be raised by a single mom in a low-income home, as he was in North Charleston. He also knows, from his time as a near dropout at Stall High School, the life-changing difference that caring guidance from extended family and friends can make for a youngster teetering between future success and futility.… Continue Reading


WATCH: Sen. Tim Scott releases video statement about Dallas tragedy

Friday | July 8, 2016

US Sen. Tim Scott (R, SC) released a video statement about the tragedy in Dallas, TX that claimed the life of five police officers and wounded seven others.… Continue Reading


Senator Scott to host Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremonies in Greenville and Charleston

Friday | July 8, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremonies in Greenville and Charleston on August 27. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott proposes revoking Hillary Clinton’s security clearance

Thursday | July 7, 2016

While Rep. Trey Gowdy was grilling FBI Director James Comey in a hearing Thursday about his finding that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prosecute Hillary Clinton, his fellow South Carolina Republican, Sen. Tim Scott, was introducing legislation to revoke the former secretary of state’s security clearance. … Continue Reading


SC senator proposes legislation to revoke Hilary Clinton's security clearance

Thursday | July 7, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, along with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, introduced legislation Thursday that would revoke Clinton's security clearance, as well as the security clearance of her colleagues who worked with her during her time as Secretary of State. … Continue Reading


Apply for Service Academy nominations

Thursday | July 7, 2016

The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is accepting applications for Service Academy Nominations through Thursday, October 13th at 5PM. High school students interested in attending one of the four service academies – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – may to submit applications and other necessary documents.… Continue Reading


Clinton playing by different set of rules

Wednesday | July 6, 2016

While U.S. Attorney Gen. Loretta Lynch announced that no charges will be brought against Hillary Clinton, the FBI’s findings made it painfully obvious that Secretary Clinton put our national security and classified information at risk, and even that her email was probably hacked by foreign operatives.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott wants to fix poverty, one human interaction at a time

Monday | July 4, 2016

Scott already has an agenda, which he didn’t neglect to mention. It’s called the “Opportunity Agenda,” and it’s actually a series of Senate bills focused on doing just that. There’s a bill that would give tax credits to employers who create apprenticeships. Another would give parents more flexibility on where they send their children to school. His most recent proposal has “opportunity” in its title and deals specifically with poverty.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott places friendly wager on College World Series

Friday | July 1, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is getting behind the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers baseball team as they get set to take on the Arizona Wildcats in the College World Series final on Thursday. … Continue Reading


Analysis: Scott proposes fix to federal housing programs

Friday | June 24, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development this week introduced the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), which would streamline and reform federal housing programs to expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income families in high-opportunity neighborhoods with lower crime and better schools, improve the quality of life for public housing residents, strengthen work incentives, reduce homelessness and cut red tape.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott to host briefing on Sickle Cell disease on Thursday

Thursday | June 23, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Congressmen Danny Davis (D-IL), and Charles Rangel (D-NY), co-chairs of the Congressional Sickle Cell Caucus, will host a briefing highlighting the unique medical issues facing children with sickle cell disease on Thursday, June 23.… Continue Reading


7 percent of SC children have an incarcerated parent

Wednesday | June 22, 2016

In South Carolina, 73,000 children – some 7 percent of the state’s childhood population – have experienced the incarceration of a parent. Having grown up without a father, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., says he can relate.… Continue Reading

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