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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

Sen. Scott’s bill would boost growth in poor communities

Friday | May 6, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott this week 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

TIM SCOTT: FAA reauthorization puts Americans first

Tuesday | May 3, 2016

COLUMN: That’s why I recently voted for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act (S. 2658), which passed the Senate by a vote of 95-3. It is not lost on me that folks who purchase plane tickets are purchasing a service, and therefore deserve to be treated as such.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: Bipartisan bill would help struggling communities

Saturday | April 30, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott talks about a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate that would help struggling communities.… Continue Reading

Scott unveils Investing in Opportunity Act

Friday | April 29, 2016

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) recently unveiled his Investing in Opportunity Act, which is aimed at economic growth and job creation for economically distressed areas all over the nation.… Continue Reading

Senator Scott Welcomes Gov. Haley's Testimony on Guantanamo

Thursday | April 28, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency regarding the dangers of moving the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities to South Carolina.… Continue Reading

Legislation aims to boost investment in economically distressed areas

Wednesday | April 27, 2016

“Our goal is to make sure we see the private sector engage with their resources in a way they have not in the past,” said Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.… Continue Reading

Department of labor overtime rule is a roadblock to a bright career path

Tuesday | April 26, 2016

Senator Tim Scott recently introduced the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (PWAOA), which nullifies the Department of Labor’s proposed rule and requires the DOL to go back to the drawing board in regards to analyzing the impact to small business. … Continue Reading

Empowering opportunity through financial literacy

Tuesday | April 26, 2016

COLUMN: April is National Financial Literacy Month, and I believe that one of the best things we can do for our youth is empower them to become financially literate.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: IRS has 'gotten worse'

Monday | April 25, 2016

For a member of the United States Senate, Tim Scott comes from an unusual background. Instead of the affluence or familial political legacy that characterizes members of the chamber, he recalls growing up in poverty. And he says that experience, coupled with his Christian faith, define who he is today.… Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott Shows Support at National 4-H Congressional Breakfast

Monday | April 25, 2016

Last Wednesday, Senator Tim Scott showed his support of 4-H at the third annual 4-H Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill. The event provided an opportunity for 4-H to share stories of 4-H youth impact with members of Congress and to thank them for their continued support of 4-H programming and learning.… Continue Reading

Honor Flight ‘uplifting’ for local Korean War veterans

Wednesday | April 20, 2016

The veterans were greeted in Washington by U.S. Senator Tim Scott, and thanked by several strangers — including an eighth-grade group from Tulsa and a Northwestern University student.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott: Faith and poverty shaped how I view role in Senate

Monday | April 18, 2016

Faith has played a significant role in defining how South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott views his role in Congress, he told the Washington Examiner, and teaches the need both for "individual responsibility and the need for a compassionate approach.… Continue Reading

Scott nominates three local students to service academies

Friday | April 15, 2016

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2020, including the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. In advance of this round of nominations, staff from Scott’s state offices hosted 12 information sessions across the state.… Continue Reading

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