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VA review finds 'chronic' failures; Sen. Tim Scott calls for S.C. specifics

Saturday | June 28, 2014

As lawmakers continue the call for answers into the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system, including South Carolina's Sen. Tim Scott, the White House released findings Friday describing "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott wants answers directly from VA hospitals

Friday | June 27, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has not yet responded to Sen. Tim Scott's two-week-old request for information about the existence of secret waiting lists at South Carolina VA facilities, prompting the senator to ask the hospital directors themselves, his office will announce Friday.… Continue Reading


Labor board scrambles after hundreds of decisions thrown into doubt by court ruling

Friday | June 27, 2014

The Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that invalidated three appointments made by President Obama to the National Labor Relations Board has thrown hundreds of the board's decisions into question. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told Fox News that he hopes every case decided during that period will come back before the NLRB for another hearing.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott: Education is the Key to Prosperity

Wednesday | June 25, 2014

"Unemployment is a symptom; education is the problem," said Scott, a conservative who was elected to the Senate in 2012. "We need to try to create lifelong learners."… Continue Reading


Senate GOP unveils ‘working families’ agenda ahead of midterms

Wednesday | June 18, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has introduced legislation, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act, to reform the federal government’s Jobs Corps and other adult education and vocational rehabilitation programs.… Continue Reading


Scott wants audit of S.C. veteran facilities

Tuesday | June 17, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Thursday asked the Veterans Administration for information about its S.C. facilities, telling the acting department secretary that he continues to be troubled. “I am concerned South Carolina’s veterans may not be getting the best possible care,” Scott, R-S.C., said in a letter to Sloan Gibson. “I know you agree with me that while we owe our veterans a debt that we cannot repay, the least we can do is ensure nothing but the best care for them and their families.”… Continue Reading


AP: Tim Scott wants South Carolina veterans facility audit

Friday | June 13, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Thursday asked the Veterans Administration for information about its South Carolina facilities, telling the acting department secretary that he continues to be troubled.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott hears veterans concerns traveling SC

Monday | June 9, 2014

South Carolina veterans shared their frustrations in getting Veterans Affairs health care with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Friday amid news that new VA facilities could ease the problem of getting care along the coast.… Continue Reading


Veterans meet with Senator Tim Scott to discuss VA concerns

Monday | June 9, 2014

"To me, this is how we honor the contract that we made with the veterans many, many years ago, some as long as 50 or 60 years ago," said Scott, R-S.C., who spoke individually with many of the veterans and their families at the Charleston County Council chambers. "The fact of the matter is the only way for us to serve the vets at the highest level possible is to hear specifically from them."… Continue Reading


Scott travels Palmetto State listening to vets about VA health system

Monday | June 9, 2014

Complaints are still coming in about delays in care that lead to more veterans' deaths in South Carolina. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott crisscrossed the state asking veterans to tell him the truth about the Department of Veterans Affairs.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott Earns the Coveted Title of “Taxpayer Super Hero”

Wednesday | June 4, 2014

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2013 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect and save the taxpayers’ money, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests.… Continue Reading


Room to Grow: How 'Conservative Reform For the Middle Class' Can Reach the GOP

Wednesday | May 28, 2014

Senator Scott focused on education opportunity for children. "Education," he said, "seems to be the gateway for the American dream." Having had a rough time in high school himself, Scott introduced the CHOICE Act earlier this year, which would create pilot programs around the country for military families and expand on the successes of the DC Opportunity Scholarship program. "I always hear labels being put on poor kids: "at-risk kids." What an awful label. We are high-potential children," Scott said.… Continue Reading


Offshore drilling would benefit South Carolina

Tuesday | May 27, 2014

The legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, known as the “Southern Energy Access Jobs Act,” does not allow drilling into our coastline with blind disregard for the environment. Rather, Sen. Scott’s legislation takes a measured approach to exploring and identifying what resources lie off our coast and approximately how much exists. … Continue Reading


Scott, senators seek VA probe

Thursday | May 22, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is asking the U.S. Senate to investigate the Department of Veterans Affairs’ treatment of military veterans seeking health care.… Continue Reading


Scott seeks US Senate investigation of veteran care deficiencies at the VA

Thursday | May 22, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is asking the U.S. Senate to investigate the Department of Veterans Affairs’ treatment of military veterans seeking health care. … Continue Reading


SEA Jobs Act Promises to Strengthen the US Energy Market

Wednesday | May 21, 2014

The recently introduced Southern Energy Access Jobs Act (SEA Jobs Act) advises to create jobs, strengthen America’s energy independence, and encourage science, technical, engineering and mathematical (STEM) education while helping to lower energy prices for low-income families. SEA Jobs Act will reverse the Obama administration’s moratorium on offshore Atlantic energy production and increase responsible offshore energy production in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia, while creating one single “South Atlantic” offshore energy planning area. … Continue Reading


Air Force Academy celebrates 60th anniversary

Wednesday | May 21, 2014

Participating in the evening’s festivities were four graduates of the Academy’s first Class of 1959 and six new appointees to the Academy from South Carolina, including three from the Charleston area. Among the distinguished guests attending the dinner were U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Discusses Conservative Solutions to Poverty on NPR with Michel Martin

Tuesday | May 20, 2014

Senator Tim Scott Discusses the Conservative Solution to Poverty on NPR's "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014… Continue Reading


Brown vs. Board of Education: Historic ruling, enduring task

Tuesday | May 20, 2014

Stall High School graduate Tim Scott, the first black U.S. senator from the South since the late 1800s, on Friday issued a statement that aptly hailed the Brown vs. Board ruling while acknowledging the remaining challenges in fulfilling its aims: "We also remember that education is one of the strongest opportunities that too many children trapped in chronically failing schools are denied. I hope this anniversary reminds everyone to recommit themselves to the vital work of providing true opportunity to all, regardless of background."… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott urges CofC graduates to never quit

Monday | May 12, 2014

Underneath the canopy of oak trees that dot the lawn of the Cistern, Sen. Tim Scott on Saturday told the 2014 class of graduates at the College of Charleston three important life lessons that he'd learned.… Continue Reading

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