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Sen. Scott chosen for leadership role on Senate Special Committee on Aging

Wednesday | February 10, 2021

by Matt Dillane

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is taking on a new leadership role in Washington.

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Sen. Tim Scott co-sponsors amendment to prevent $15 minimum wage during pandemic

Saturday | February 6, 2021

by Tony Fortier-Bensen

Late Thursday night, Sen. Tim Scott co-sponsored an amendment to the budget that would prevent the federal minimum wage to jump to $15 dollars during the pandemic.

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GOP Sens. Roy Blunt, Tim Scott introduce amendment to withhold funds from schools that don’t reopen

Thursday | February 4, 2021

by Bradford Betz

Republican Sens. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Tim Scott of South Carolina have introduced an amendment to the budget that will withhold federal relief funds if public schools don't resume in-person learning even after its teachers have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Senator Tim Scott announces virtual tour of SC

Thursday | February 4, 2021

by Chase Laudenslager

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) on Thursday announced a virtual tour of South Carolina, set to commence this week.

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Tim Scott: ‘America Is a Good Place — I Believe in the Goodness of This Nation’

Tuesday | February 2, 2021

by Jeff Poor

“The bottom line is that, I, like most Americans, believe that there’s dignity in all work,” Scott said. “We believe that hard work pays off. I, like most Americans, believe that my value comes from God, not from government. We believe in hand-ups, not hand-outs. We believe that we should help those that cannot help themselves, not those who will not help themselves.”

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Sen. Tim Scott: COVID taught us this lesson -- school choice matters more than ever

Thursday | January 28, 2021

by Tim Scott

It is not a coincidence that support for school choice is steady and growing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sen. Scott introduces resolution to mark start of National School Choice Week

Monday | January 25, 2021

by Matt Dillane

Senator Tim Scott, who also serves as the Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, has introduced a resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week.

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Janet Yellen's response to job losses from minimum wage increase ‘disappointing,’ Sen. Tim Scott says

Tuesday | January 19, 2021

by Lucas Manfredi

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., slammed President-elect Joe Biden's Treasury Secretary nominee, Janet Yellen, for giving a 'disappointing' answer Tuesday on the impact a $15 federal minimum wage would have on small businesses that are already struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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After deadly Columbia gas leak, Congress mandates CO detectors in public housing

Tuesday | December 29, 2020

by Rebecca Liebson

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he was pleased to see the provision receive unequivocal support from his colleagues in the House and Senate. Prompted by the two deaths at Allen Benedict Court, Scott co-wrote an earlier Senate bill that would have required detectors.

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Opinion: Congress Should Invest in Internet Connectivity for Underserved Students

Friday | December 18, 2020

by Tim Scott

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted disparities throughout our country in issues from health care to education. As we seek to address these disparities, we need to prioritize closing existing gaps in access to high-speed internet, particularly for rural and underserved communities. ... While my state tried numerous solutions, including setting up hot spots in rural areas and using public access television to deliver lesson plans in certain locations, we clearly need to do more as a nation … Continue Reading


Senate Passes FASTER Act, As Clock Ticks on Sesame’s Allergy Status

Wednesday | December 9, 2020

by Gwen Smith

In an important win for the food allergy community, the U.S. Senate on Dec. 9 unanimously passed the FASTER (Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research) Act.

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EDITORIAL: ‘Boeing of agriculture’ big for S.C.

Wednesday | November 4, 2020

The $314 million investment planned for Hampton County — which will create a massive greenhouse and packing operation and up to 1,500 jobs in five years — represents one of the most significant economic development announcements ever in that Lowcountry rural region of South Carolina.

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Scott named SC Chamber Public Servant of the Year

Monday | October 19, 2020

by Matthew Christian

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has been named the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year. 

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Scott named SC Chamber Public Servant of the Year

Monday | October 19, 2020

by Matthew Christian

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has been named the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year. 

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Commentary: Tim Scott: Baseless Democratic attacks can't stop Judge Barrett

Monday | October 19, 2020

by Tim Scott

Amy Coney Barrett is one of the most well-prepared nominees for the Supreme Court in recent memory. I witnessed this firsthand when I met with her last month, and her performance in her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee proved that beyond a doubt.

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Opinion: Made in America Act would improve access to medicines, provide jobs in SC

Sunday | October 18, 2020

by Lou Kennedy and Sam Konduros

Sen. Tim Scott is championing draft legislation that would help bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the US. The Manufacturing API, Drugs, and Excipients (MADE) in America Act would incentivize pharmaceutical and PPE manufacturing in designated “Opportunity Zones,” using tax credits to encourage production of vital products and ingredients in America. With 135 eligible Opportunity Zones in South Carolina, thousands of acres could be leveraged for this powerful growth opportunity.

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Editorial: Bringing AFRICOM to Charleston makes sense

Thursday | October 8, 2020

by The Editorial Staff

South Carolina's two Republican senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, have asked the Defense Department to relocate the United States African Command to the Charleston area. It is a good idea that national military leaders should pursue, not just for Charleston's benefit but for the nation's. The potential move of AFRICOM's headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany, to elsewhere in Europe or the United States is part of President Donald Trump's plan to cut troop levels in Germany, partly in … Continue Reading


National recognition sought for SC sites involved in fight to end segregation in schools

Monday | October 5, 2020

by Adam Benson

A National Historic Site about how segregation was outlawed in America's public schools should be expanded to South Carolina to recognize the pivotal role of a lawsuit that started here, historians said Monday. ... Historians and family members of the South Carolinians who courageously fought for the education of Black children, starting in the late 1940s, made their announcement in front of the downtown Columbia home of pioneering civil rights leader Modjeska Monteith … Continue Reading


Scott, Graham respond to report Marine Corps is considering closing Parris Island

Thursday | October 1, 2020

by Patrick Phillips

South Carolina's two U.S. senators are responding to reports that the Marine Corps is considering a plan to close its two boot camp locations, including Parris Island in South Carolina. ... Military.com reported that entry-level training is "a long way off" from meeting a Congressional order to have training bases support gender-integrated training. That, the report says, is leading the service to consider opening a third base where men and women could train together in a new location rather … Continue Reading


Trump nominates conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Courtare

Saturday | September 26, 2020

by Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro, and Mary Clare Jalonick

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. ... Republican senators are lining up for a swift confirmation of Barrett ahead of the Nov. 3 election, as they aim to lock in conservative gains in the federal judiciary before a potential transition of power. Trump, meanwhile, is hoping the … Continue Reading

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