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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

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

Sen. Tim Scott remembers Emanuel victims on Senate floor

Friday | June 17, 2016

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R, SC) spoke about the victims of the Emanuel AME Church massacre and the Orlando attack when he addressed the U.S. Senate on Thursday, a day before the one-year anniversary of the Charleston, SC tragedy.… Continue Reading

Scott and Graham give emotional reflections on anniversary of Emanuel AME Church shooting

Friday | June 17, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott spoke in a deep sorrowful baritone from prepared remarks about the night of June 17, 2015, when Dylann Roof admitted to ending a Bible study by opening fire and killing nine black parishioners.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott releases moving tribute to Emanuel 9 victims

Friday | June 17, 2016

en. Tim Scott releases moving tribute to Emanuel 9 victims … Continue Reading

Hundreds gather to remember Charleston shooting victims

Friday | June 17, 2016

Scott talked of the “unbelievable” grace shown by victims’ family members in telling Roof they forgave him and how the state’s unity resulted in the lowering of the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.… Continue Reading

'Forever changed' Charleston stronger, more faithful on anniversary of Emanuel shooting

Friday | June 17, 2016

Scott said he saw it happen and has watched it over and over again, but he still thinks it impossible for so many family members to offer forgiveness so soon after such a heartbreaking act of violence.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott on the one year anniversary of the Charleston shooting

Tuesday | June 14, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., reflects on the anniversary of the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. that left nine people dead on June 17, 2015. … Continue Reading

Remembering Charleston: ‘I asked him if he was OK. He never responded.’

Tuesday | June 14, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott got the first call around 9 o’clock on a Wednesday night a year ago. A deputy sheriff told him there were reports of a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. His first thought was to check in with his friend the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor.… Continue Reading

Officials, organizations from Carolinas react to Orlando shooting

Monday | June 13, 2016

Senator Tim Scott tweeted the following: My prayers are with the victims and their families following this morning's horrific attack in Orlando.… Continue Reading

From Failing Civics and Talking in Class to the Senate

Tuesday | June 7, 2016

Eventually, Scott said he learned “the notion of enlightened self-interest — that it’s in your best interest to first serve others before asking for something for yourself.” “I think that’s part of the journey of America, right? [President John F.] Kennedy said it in a different way but it’s always — it’s first do what you can before expecting someone to do what they can. If we all did that then we would be in, of course, better shape,” he said. … Continue Reading


Friday | June 3, 2016

“The overtime rule stops a kid like me from experiencing the first level of being a supervisor,” Scott said. “It slows down the ability of kids trapped in poverty looking for a way out.”… Continue Reading

The Obama Administration’s Secret Slush Funds

Wednesday | May 25, 2016

OP-ED: The American people have shown us over the past decade that they will no longer put up with Washington’s back room deals and slush fund spending. There are no more Bridges to Nowhere, and bailouts using taxpayer dollars, such as those initially required by Obamacare, are met with ferocious opposition. While Washington still spends and taxes too much, the American people have made their opinion on these matters unmistakable. … Continue Reading

South Carolina likely to be especially affected by new federal rules on overtime pay

Saturday | May 21, 2016

Scott, who has proposed legislation to nix the regulations, wrote in a blog post Thursday that he feared unintended consequences from the move would hurt workers.… Continue Reading

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