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SENATE TO HOLD HEARINGS ON POLICE BODY CAMERAS

Monday | April 27, 2015

As the death of another black man while in police custody sparked ongoing protests in a nearby city, the Senate on Wednesday prepared to discuss more widespread use of police body cameras. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., called for the body-camera hearings following the fatal shooting in North Charleston of a black man.… Continue Reading


U.S. Sen. Tim Scott calls for Senate hearing on police body cameras

Monday | April 27, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is calling for a congressional public hearing on police officers wearing body cameras, following the shooting death of an unarmed black man in North Charleston earlier this month. … Continue Reading


Senate panel takes up No Child Left Behind rewrite

Thursday | April 16, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), proposed an amendment that would let federal dollars designed to help states educate poor children “follow the child” if that student transfers from a high-poverty school to another public school or a private school.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott backs body camera legislation as a 'greater protection'

Thursday | April 16, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott, a native of North Charleston, put his support behind the legislative effort in South Carolina to require all state and local police officers to wear body cameras.… Continue Reading


Citadel School of Business honors top leaders at Hall of Fame event

Tuesday | April 14, 2015

“I am honored to receive The Citadel School of Business Alvah H. Chapman award, named after a decorated veteran, dedicated volunteer and committed servant for those in need in his community,” said Scott. “I was inspired after learning more about Mr. Chapman and his commitment to public service. I firmly believe that each of us has a God-given responsibility to help those less fortunate.”… Continue Reading


Haley, Scott and Staley slated to speak at USC commencement

Tuesday | April 14, 2015

Scott, R-North Charleston, will address graduates of the honors college and arts and sciences programs on May 9. Both Haley and Scott will receive honorary degrees. … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott urges calm after video surfaces of fatal South Carolina police shooting

Tuesday | April 14, 2015

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott is calling for peace and unity in his state following the death of Walter Scott. A video came to light Tuesday showing a white police officer in North Charleston shooting the 50-year-old African-American man eight times. The man appeared to be unarmed in the video, which the senator called “horrific” and “deeply troubling.”… Continue Reading


South Carolina Senator On Shooting By Cop: I Had “Tears In My Eyes…Horrified”

Tuesday | April 14, 2015

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott said he was “horrified” and brought to tears watching a video of a Charleston police officer shooting and killing an apparently unarmed black man while he was running away from the officer Saturday.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott discusses economics, responds to critic at Sun City

Monday | April 13, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott fielded questions from Sun City Hilton Head residents Monday, ranging from taxes on Social Security benefits to criticism he received earlier this year from a North Carolina NAACP leader. … Continue Reading


Senator visits Winnsboro

Tuesday | April 7, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott stopped by Winnsboro’s ABBA’s Sweet Treats and Gift Boutique on Thursday afternoon.… Continue Reading


Chamber holds awards banquet

Tuesday | April 7, 2015

An address by a US Senator and the recognition of the organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the welfare and growth of the community were all part of this year’s Union County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.… Continue Reading


US Sen. Tim Scott making tour through SC Midlands

Thursday | April 2, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is using the break from Congress to visit three communities in the South Carolina Midlands.… Continue Reading


Prisoners, politics and Holy Week

Tuesday | March 31, 2015

Spare a moment to salute U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. The South Carolina Republican’s Twitter feed on Saturday, March 14, noted that he was spending the day at two South Carolina prisons under the auspices of Proverbs 22:6, a non-profit that helps reconcile inmates and their children, and also assists the children of the incarcerated while they cope with life without a parent at hand.… Continue Reading


A Federal Funding Fight Over D.C. Vouchers

Friday | March 27, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has been spearheading the effort this year to secure funds for the scholarship program. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Scott has introduced legislation that proposes expanding student access and mandating excess carry-over funds be used to promote the program and support additional scholarships.… Continue Reading


Senators approve health insurance amendments

Friday | March 27, 2015

Senators in a 56-44 vote approved an amendment from Tim Scott (R-S.C.). Scott said ahead of the vote that his amendment would "make sure that insurance companies increase the transparency on the actual cost of the health insurance tax on monthly premiums." … Continue Reading


Tim Scott hosting another job fair for SC veterans

Wednesday | March 25, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is putting on a second job fair that's geared specifically at helping veterans find jobs in the civilian world.… Continue Reading


Bill aims to improve understanding of student loan debt

Wednesday | March 18, 2015

Two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina, introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at improving the financial literacy of college students.… Continue Reading


Event aims to prepare veterans for job fairs

Wednesday | March 11, 2015

Tri-County Technical College, in collaboration with the office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott, plans to serve as host of an event designed to prepare veterans for upcoming job fairs.… Continue Reading


Hundreds swarm veterans job fair in North Charleston

Tuesday | March 10, 2015

More than 110 employers from across the Lowcountry set up booths inside the Convention Center to collect resumes, talk about their businesses and help those with military backgrounds land a job.… Continue Reading


D.C. School Vouchers Once Again Caught Up in Federal Fiscal Fight

Wednesday | March 4, 2015

As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan begins defending the president's fiscal 2016 budget request before congressional committees this week, a bipartisan group of senators are putting the heat on the administration's proposal to reduce funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship.… Continue Reading

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