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Sen. Tim Scott: Impeachment trial witness debate about 'removing at least four' GOP senators from office

Monday | January 20, 2020

by Victor Garcia

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told "The Story with Martha MacCallum" Monday that the debate over whether to call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial isn't about whether to remove President Trump from office, but about making vulnerable senators facing reelection later this year take "tough votes."

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Republican Senator Tim Scott says 'American people are now solidly behind Trump' over impeachment trial and the Democrats' 'greatest fears are coming true'

Monday | January 20, 2020

by Ross Ibbetson

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) told Fox News: 'They're pretty concerned and I think they believe that the American people are now solidly behind President Donald Trump and their greatest fears are coming true.'

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Tim Scott on Dems' impeachment focus: 'They're pretty concerned' because Americans 'now solidly behind' Trump

Sunday | January 19, 2020

by Talia Kaplan

Scott appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” one day after House impeachment managers filed their brief to the Senate, claiming the evidence against Trump “overwhelmingly” established abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Tim Scott calls for objective approach to Senate impeachment trial

Friday | January 17, 2020

by Matthew Christian

Sen. Tim Scott on Friday called for civility and a fact-based approach to the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Scott was commenting during a meet-and-greet event in Florence.

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‘Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris’: Tim Scott on being a black conservative

Wednesday | January 15, 2020

by Paula Farris

On a special season of “Journeys of Faith,” ABC News’ Paula Faris sits down with 2020 presidential candidates and other political figures to discuss how faith and religion have shaped their politics. In this episode, Paula speaks with Sen. Tim Scott.

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Military Kids Change School Up to 9 Times. So Let’s Make It Easier.

Wednesday | January 8, 2020

by Frances Tilney Burke

Another bill, the CHOICE Act, sponsored by Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, is also stalled in committee. In terms of scope, the CHOICE Act is targeted and smaller. It would authorize $10 million per year, rather than the ESA Act’s $1.2 billion per year. Though both bills are funded through the Department of Education, if the CHOICE Act advances through the legislative process, it would most likely be attached to the annual defense budget.

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Tim Scott: Pelosi not taking Trump impeachment battle 'seriously': 'The wacky House process is just a joke'

Saturday | December 28, 2019

by Victoria Garcia

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., ripped House Democrats for their impeachment process and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding on to the articles of impeachment rather than sending them to the Republican-controlled Senate for trial, saying the speaker isn't taking the issue "seriously." "Well, the wacky House process is just a joke. And unfortunately, for one of the most important and consequential decisions the House could have made, to impeach the president, you would expect an expeditious process … Continue Reading


Tim Scott: Trump's Ukraine call not 'perfect' but also not impeachable

Saturday | December 21, 2019

by Sam Dorman

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on Saturday that while President Trump's call with Ukraine wasn't "perfect," it also wasn't impeachable.

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SENATE BILL FUNDING HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CEMENTS TRUMP’S SUPPORT OF HBCUS

Saturday | December 14, 2019

by John Burnett

A staunch supporter of HBCUs is South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R), who stated, “It is critical we ensure that every American family has access to a high-quality education, and today’s action is a big step in that direction. Our HBCUs will have more certainty in their financial planning, and millions of students will benefit from a streamlined FAFSA form. I’m thankful we were able to reach a bipartisan, common-sense solution to help students across the country.”

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IRS Finalizes OZ Regulations Just As Senators Take New Aim

Monday | December 9, 2019

by Matthew Rothstein

The long-awaited finalization of the rules governing opportunity zone investing are finally ready - but there's one final step. On Friday, the IRS and Treasury Department submitted their final set of regulations to the Office of Management and Budget, which will now review them before they can be released to the public. There is no set deadline for the OMB's review process, but the White House is exerting pressure to finish before the end of the year, said Steve Glickman, who helped craft … Continue Reading


Scott Leads Bipartisan Passage of the FUTURE Act to Annually Fund American HBCUs and MSIs

Monday | December 9, 2019

WASHINGTON-The United States Senate today passed a bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act sponsored by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to make permanent $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), simplify the Free Application for … Continue Reading


Warner, Scott introduce bill to improve hiring, retention of senior caregivers

Saturday | December 7, 2019

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Ensuring Seniors Access to Quality Care Act to help senior living facilities caring for aging adults to better screen, hire, and retain quality staff. The Ensuring Seniors Access to Quality Care Act would provide nursing home operators with access to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) - an existing national criminal background check system - a move that would give employers greater ability to screen and vet potential … Continue Reading


What's in a Bipartisan Pitch to Simplify the FAFSA

Friday | December 6, 2019

by Andrew Ujifusa

A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a pitch to simplify the process of applying for federal student aid for higher education. The proposal to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid-known by one and all as the FAFSA-represents possible progress for those hoping that Congress will make it easier for K-12 students to make the transition to higher education. The concept of making the form easier for students has been the subject of several proposals in recent years. Some … Continue Reading


Senate passes bipartisan bill to permanently fund historically black colleges

Thursday | December 5, 2019

by Justine Coleman

A bipartisan bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions passed in the Senate Thursday. The bill intends to provide $255 million annually for these institutions using money obtained from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Act. It will also simplify the FAFSA application by removing 22 questions and get rid of the "bureaucratic verification nightmare for most students," according to a release. The … Continue Reading


Permanent funding for HBCUs may get Senate, House approval

Thursday | December 5, 2019

by Bradley Harris

After stalling a bill that allocates nearly $300 million in federal money for historically black colleges and universities, the U.S. Senate has proposed an amendment to make the funding permanent. The House is expected to go along with the change. The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act provides $255 million in funding for HBCUs and minority-serving institutions within Title III of the Higher Education Act. On Dec. 4, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. -- … Continue Reading


U.S Senator Tim Scott visits Tri-County Tech for meet and greet

Tuesday | November 26, 2019

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Scott makes quick Laurens visit

Tuesday | November 26, 2019

by John Clayton

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) held a short question-and-answer session Tuesday at the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, addressing some of the problems facing local farmers, immigration and the high price of health care. Scott's staff arranged the visit through the Chamber and the Laurens County Development Corporation and spoke to a small crowd of around 40 people. Glen Easter, owner of Eastglen Dairy Farm in Laurens, voiced concerns over the falling price of dairy due in part to the Trump … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tim Scott talks opportunity zones in Rock Hill, S.C.

Tuesday | November 26, 2019

by Alex Zietlow

U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Tim Scott, visited Rock Hill on Tuesday afternoon to talk about his legislation - opportunity zones - and community development. Video at the link … Continue Reading


Opinion: Why Health Insurance Tax could mean skyrocketing premiums

Sunday | November 24, 2019

Whether I am home in Charleston or visiting with South Carolinians in Washington, D.C., I hear this concern echoed time and again: Health care costs are too high for too many. Indeed, the latest government projections show that health-care spending continues to increase at a rate of 5.5% annually - faster than wages or inflation - and will consume nearly 20 percent of our economy by 2027. In light of this trend, you'd think Congress would be taking steps to lower consumers' health-care … Continue Reading


Opportunity zones attract developers to hard-hit communities

Thursday | November 21, 2019

by John Jeter

Let's say you just made a tidy haul in real estate, stock trades or hedge funds or from selling your business - with capital-gains taxes as high as 23%. Now, you can invest those returns in a low-income neighborhood, and IRS will thank you with a tax deferral for years. Welcome to "opportunity zones," an economic-development initiative that South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott and New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker tucked into the congressional 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In … Continue Reading

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