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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

Sen. Tim Scott says new overtime rule will negatively impact small businesses, workers

Thursday | May 19, 2016

The Obama Administration recently published a final rule that changes eligibility requirements for receiving overtime pay. Under the new rule, the salary threshold for eligibility for overtime was more than doubled — and, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said, will lead to problems and dire consequences for American workers.… Continue Reading

Sen Tim Scott: Fight poverty by investing in opportunity

Wednesday | May 18, 2016

Growing up in poverty was not fun. To be certain, there was a lot of love in my house, and I will never be able to repay my mother for the sacrifices she made to keep a roof over our head. But when you are using the oven to heat your house, or your grandmother is walking miles upon miles each day to work as a maid because she could not afford the bus, I can say that it is easy for hope to slip away. … Continue Reading

Tim Scott's school choice inspiration

Wednesday | May 18, 2016

It's clear to Scott that the education status quo isn't working, especially for families in poverty, and needs dramatic change. "For us to provide as much access to opportunity as possible, it requires us to take a step back from what we think is the right way to provide education and look at it very differently."… Continue Reading

Senator Scott Questions about Overtime Rule

Wednesday | May 18, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott introduced the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, which would stop the Department of Labor from redefining the overtime threshold and require them to ensure that any new rule considers the impact on the nation’s economy.… Continue Reading

Gov. Haley, Sens. Scott and Graham, show 'appreciation' for military with energy positions, says local veteran leader

Tuesday | May 17, 2016

There are more than 400,000 veterans living in South Carolina, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and many of them will be marking May as "Military Appreciation Month." William L. Schachte, Real Admiral U.S. Navy (ret)., the volunteer chair of South Carolina Vets4Energy, says that one way we can show appreciation for our military is by advocating for policies that boost domestic energy production.… Continue Reading

Safe And Effective Clean Energy Is Already Here

Monday | May 16, 2016

COLUMN: When the federal government creates energy policy, it should do so with three things in mind: keeping costs low for American families, ensuring our energy independence, and protecting our national security. One source of clean energy has already proven safe, effective, and reliable across the country – nuclear energy. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stimulate Local Economies in Impoverished Communities

Monday | May 9, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, has introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill proposing a new solution to encourage economic growth and job creation in economically distressed communities. … Continue Reading

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