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Senator Tim Scott visits county as part of statewide tour

Thursday | December 4, 2014

US Senator for South Carolina, Tim Scott, stopped by the Clock restaurant in Laurens on Sunday night to meet and mingle with some of his constituents. Scott says that he has been touring all over the state since winning his senate seat in the November special election.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott self-imposes a term limit on his time in Washington

Thursday | December 4, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott made history this week, and he's put an end date on his time in Washington.… Continue Reading


Editorial: State politics should see attitude shift with Scott

Thursday | December 4, 2014

This isn’t a major shift just based on Scott’s race. It isn’t a major shift based on his politics by any means. It’s a major shift based on the early indications that Scott has an aversion to do-noting politics.… Continue Reading


The People's Choice: Sen. Tim Scott's Historic Swearing-In

Wednesday | December 3, 2014

History-making isn't a term that the young Tim Scott would have ever dared dream might one day be applied to him. Dreams were not for people like Scott, who was being raised in a single-parent household where money was tight and, he's not too proud to admit, he was failing in high school.… Continue Reading


South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott makes history

Wednesday | December 3, 2014

Scott makes history as he is sworn in to U.S. Senate

Wednesday | December 3, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said his swearing-in ceremony, which made him the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction, is a sign of progress for the state of South Carolina and the nation.… Continue Reading


Scott visits Timken Tyger River plant

Tuesday | December 2, 2014

UNION — Timken employees had an opportunity to converse with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott as he toured the plant on Monday.… Continue Reading


SC senators: Administration needs to move quickly on Hagel resignation

Tuesday | November 25, 2014

Sen Scott’s CHOICE Act would open doors for students

Thursday | November 20, 2014

We enjoy liberties in almost every aspect of life, but unfortunately, one area lags behind: choice in education. Thankfully, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is working to expand school-choice options for families with S.1909, the CHOICE Act (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education).… Continue Reading


MOX gets 10-year extension for construction

Monday | November 17, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, announced Friday that it is extending the construction completion deadline for Savannah River Site’s MOX facility an additional 10 years.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott speaks out against Obama’s Internet regulation plan

Monday | November 17, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has issued a statement opposing President Barack Obama’s plan to protect net neutrality, saying the President should not “shove a square peg in a round hole” by pushing for government regulation on the Internet.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott questions Obama 'blank check' for ISIS fight

Wednesday | November 12, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is questioning how the Obama administration would use $5.6 billion the White House is asking Congress to approve for the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). On Fox News’s “On the Record,” Scott described the request as a “blank check with no strategy.” … Continue Reading


U.S. Sen. Tim Scott announces more veterans job-training workshops

Wednesday | November 12, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott announced additional workshops this and next week as part of his statewide veterans job-training initiative. The workshops aim to help veterans transfer their military skills and certifications to the civilian workforce.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott: Key To Future is Freedom, Not Government

Thursday | November 6, 2014

When Scott expressed his concern for kids growing up in poverty, Roberts equated such concern with supporting a laundry list of liberal agenda items, implictly faulting Scott for his opposition to them. Scott responded by taking Roberts to school in an entirely undefensive manner. … Continue Reading


Closure of Coast Guard rescue operations in Charleston delayed by Senators Scott, Graham

Friday | October 31, 2014

South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott announced today that they have convinced the Coast Guard to delay closure of the Air Facility Charleston. The joint release by the two senators says that Admiral Paul Zukunft, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, has assured them that the facility will not be closed until December 15th. It was slated to shut down by November 30th.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott speaks at workshop to help veterans

Thursday | October 23, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., spoke to a number of veterans, human resources managers and community leaders in Greer on Wednesday as part of his statewide initiative to help military servicemen and women reintegrate into the civilian workforce. “We are all benefitting from our veterans who are coming home and making a difference,” he said.… Continue Reading


Editorial: The SEA Jobs Act: Connecting Industry and STEM Training

Monday | October 20, 2014

As part of my Opportunity Agenda, I introduced S. 2202, the Southern Energy Access (SEA) Jobs Act, in the Senate, which recognizes that the nexus of strong STEM education programs and a burgeoning energy economy creates wealth, prosperity and economic growth. … Continue Reading


Editorial: Yucca Mountain report should revitalize project

Sunday | October 19, 2014

Both of South Carolina’s senators have thankfully been vocal supporters of moving forward with the plans at Yucca. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham noted that the report indicates Yucca is “the right spot,” and that the only problem with it at this point is “politics.” Graham’s counterpart in the U.S. Senate, Tim Scott, described the Yucca site as “the safest, most viable location for storing our nation’s nuclear waste.”… Continue Reading


No presidential end run on Guantanamo

Saturday | October 18, 2014

In a statement last week, Sen. Scott said, "I have yet to see any plans or studies that show that transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to South Carolina or any other domestic location will make America safer.… Continue Reading


Republicans call for Senate vote on Yucca Mountain

Friday | October 17, 2014

Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said it’s past time the Senate act on the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site. “Despite politically motivated delays to the Yucca Mountain project, it is clearer than ever that this is the safest, most viable location for storing our nation's nuclear waste,” Scott said Thursday.… Continue Reading

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