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Sen. Tim Scott on body cams: ‘A video is worth a thousand pictures’

Thursday | May 21, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said the federal government should not mandate the use of body cameras for law enforcement agencies across the nation, but that Congress should strongly encourage their usage.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott remains optimistic on widespread use of police body cameras

Tuesday | May 19, 2015

“Our ability to make a difference in the lives of South Carolinians, sometimes it can be found in those cameras,” Scott said.… Continue Reading

Republican Senator To Deliver Impassioned Remarks On Body Cameras For Officers

Tuesday | May 19, 2015

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott will make a plea Tuesday for investment in police body cameras in a committee hearing on Capitol Hill.… Continue Reading

Anthony Foxx, Tim Scott discuss church’s role in politics

Saturday | May 16, 2015

“Never let anyone tell you you’re not the most powerful person (here),” [Scott] said. If legislators aren’t listening to your concerns, he said, “you need to remind us” at the ballot box. … Continue Reading


Saturday | May 9, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott says South Carolina State University’s graduates should continue to have faith in themselves and their alma mater. … Continue Reading

Editorial: A clear opportunity for criminal justice reform

Wednesday | May 6, 2015

Members of the South Carolina Congressional delegation are rightfully keen to consider long overdue criminal justice reform. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on Sunday that he and other Republicans in the state are eying sweeping criminal justice reforms that could include the decriminalization of minor drug offenses.… Continue Reading

After Baltimore Riots, Scott Touts Body Cameras, Conservative Ideas

Wednesday | May 6, 2015

As Baltimore lifts the curfews used to quell looting and violence prompted by the nation’s latest case of a black man dying under murky circumstances after a run-in with law enforcement, Sen. Tim Scott is touting his push for body cameras for police — and a host of conservative ideas.… Continue Reading

Letter: Thanks for helping with Honor Flight

Sunday | May 3, 2015

Illustrations of this include letters of appreciation to each honored participant from U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, also Congressman Trey Gowdy. Congressman Gowdy also personally attended GSP Airport to help send everyone off on our trip to D.C. … Continue Reading

Unanimous support to rename federal courthouse for Judge J. Waties Waring

Thursday | April 30, 2015

Hollings in March contacted U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham about the name shift. Graham and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, both South Carolina Republicans, filed the Senate version of the bill.… Continue Reading

Let’s give all parents choices in education

Wednesday | April 29, 2015

The Palmetto State has elected federal, state and local officials who have said #ITrustParents with school choice. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is a leading voice for education reform in Washington … Continue Reading

Gaffney High students chronicle stories of local Vietnam War vets

Wednesday | April 29, 2015

Gaffney High School students honored local Vietnam War veterans by presenting them with a book chronicling their experiences in the war. After a video message from U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the ceremony's featured speaker, Col. Arthur T. Ballard, addressed the crowd. … Continue Reading


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

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