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Editorial: Nix notion of terrorists on South Carolina soil

Friday | September 4, 2015

Scott, who lives in Hanahan, has called the detainees “the worst of the worst,” including planners of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the attack on the USS Cole. … Continue Reading


Back to School: Sen. Tim Scott visits Summerville Elementary

Friday | September 4, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott visited Summerville Elementary School on Friday to talk with third-graders.… Continue Reading


U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan talks about toll Alzheimer's disease took on his father

Wednesday | September 2, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from Charleston who hosted Wednesday’s hearing, said Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related health problems are a key issue in South Carolina.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott blasts transferring Gitmo terrorists after touring brig

Wednesday | September 2, 2015

After accompanying Pentagon officials on a tour Wednesday of the Navy brig near Charleston, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said he remained opposed to plans to transfer terrorists now held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to a mainland U.S. prison.… Continue Reading


Guantanamo terrorists don’t belong in S.C.

Friday | August 28, 2015

Joining in opposition are South Carolina Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and Kansas U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, who authored an opinion column for the Wall Street Journal making key points about why the Obama plan is unwelcome and a very bad idea.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott to grads: ‘Hold on to your dreams’

Saturday | August 22, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott says you can get lost on the way to success and still find your way back.… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tim Scott visits Midlands, talks small business and Gitmo

Friday | August 21, 2015

It was no longer business as usual at the Red Rooster Emporium in McCormick Friday when Republican Senator Tim Scott took over the store.… Continue Reading


'No' to closing Guantanamo

Tuesday | August 18, 2015

“These detainees are the worst of the worst, including planners of the September 11th attacks and the attack on the USS Cole,” says Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, a Republican.… Continue Reading


Lowcountry teen earns full ride to Georgetown University, shares secret for success

Wednesday | August 12, 2015

Jerome Smalls comes from humble beginnings. But if pictures can tell a thousand words, he’s already on a spectacular journey. … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott accepting applications for Fall 2015 Internships

Monday | August 10, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced Monday that he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for fall 2015.… Continue Reading


Editorial: Move quickly on police cameras

Saturday | August 1, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott is moving decisively to help our country solve a damaging problem, and that is the suspicion and disbelief about what takes place during a police-involved shooting. The Republican U.S. senator has matched his passion for increasing the use of body-worn cameras by police officers with a new call for the federal government to help cover the costs, a deterrent in many communities.… Continue Reading


EDITORIAL: Sen. Scott right to push for police body cameras

Friday | July 31, 2015

Thumbs up to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott for the leadership he is showing in Washington in regard to body camera legislation. The South Carolina Republican is pushing to provide states with $500 million in funding for body cameras. The Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act would stream $100 million for each of the next five years into a fund for agencies that are challenged to pay for cameras.… Continue Reading


Editorial: Body camera legislation is a smart push forward

Wednesday | July 29, 2015

Tim Scott’s push in the U.S. Senate to provide states with $100 million in funding for body cameras is a sensible, straightforward step.… Continue Reading


Scott seeks $100M a year for body cams

Tuesday | July 28, 2015

Scott became highly vocal in his support of body cameras after the string of deaths involving unarmed black men and white police officers, including the death of Walter Scott, a 50-year-old North Charleston black man who lived in Sen. Scott’s district.… Continue Reading


Fast-track bill that would defund Planned Parenthood

Tuesday | July 28, 2015

The latest legislation comes after a third video surfaced Tuesday, which appeared to show a Planned Parenthood official in Colorado negotiating with someone posing as a buyer of fetal tissue. … Continue Reading


Scott wants $500 million for police body cameras

Tuesday | July 28, 2015

The federal government would provide $500 million over five years to help local law enforcement buy body cameras under a proposal announced Tuesday by Sen. Tim Scott… Continue Reading


South Carolina’s Sen. Scott pushes for police body cameras

Monday | July 27, 2015

In the wake of several violent high-profile incidents involving law enforcement and citizens in his home state and across the country, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Monday unveiled a $100 million proposal to help local police agencies pay for body-worn cameras for their officers.… Continue Reading


$100 million body camera bill is personal for Sen. Scott

Monday | July 27, 2015

“Ms. Judy Scott, the mother of Walter Scott … said that her goal was to make sure mamas didn’t bury their boys,” Tim Scott said in an interview in a small office in the Capitol basement. “Here’s a part of the criminal justice debate, in my opinion — body-worn cameras — that are proven to be effective. We can stop some of that conversation immediately.”… Continue Reading


Parents group rallies at Capitol for school choice

Tuesday | July 21, 2015

“When you give parents the choice, you really do give the kid a better chance,” Scott told The Hill. “You really open that child’s minds to amazing opportunities that they would not have seen before."… Continue Reading


Editorial: Criminal justice reform remains a worthy cause

Sunday | July 19, 2015

Scott said earlier this year 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

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