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Tim Scott: Pelosi holding small-business funding 'hostage' during economic crisis

Monday | April 20, 2020

Republican Sen. Tim Scott accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of holding funding for small businesses across the country "hostage" during a financial crisis.

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Sen. Tim Scott among lawmakers pushing for virtual diabetes prevention program

Thursday | April 16, 2020

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) are working to provide access to Medicare beneficiaries to virtual suppliers in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

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S.C. Senator Says Getting COVID-19 Information To African Americans Will 'Save Lives'

Wednesday | April 15, 2020

by Rachel Martin

In an interview Wednesday with NPR's Morning Edition, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) stressed the importance of federal government outreach to African Americans about preventive measures like wearing face coverings and hand-washing.

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After coronavirus empties parishioners’ pockets, churches get a government boost

Friday | April 10, 2020

by Emma Dumain and Francesca Chambers

Scott has also had his own full schedule of webinars, virtual town halls and Zoom conferences to speak to pastors and faith leaders about how to access the new loan program and discuss other challenges churches are facing in the current environment.

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for help getting young adults home

Friday | April 10, 2020

by Rebecca and Lenny Bernier

During these alarming times our country is enduring, I must take the time to bring to your attention the incredible assistance received from U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (Toby Tyler) and Tim Scott (Deb Blickenstaff), as well as U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham (April Derr) who provided unwavering support, assistance and guidance through this ordeal.

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Sen. Tim Scott, S.C. Chamber take questions from business owners about economic stimulus package

Friday | April 3, 2020

by Cameron Crowe

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce held a teleconference to answer questions from state business owners on the economic relief package passed last week in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tim Scott: CARES Act will help us as we battle COVID-19 together

Thursday | March 26, 2020

by Senator Tim Scott

To that end, the CARES Act that was passed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, though imperfect, will help stem the relentless tide crashing on our nation’s amazing health care workers while providing immediate, efficient relief to small businesses, those who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic and our economy as a whole.

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Senator Tim Scott on the trailblazer who inspires him

Wednesday | February 26, 2020

Senator Tim Scott joins CBS News to highlight the trailblazer who inspires him.

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Sen. Tim Scott on his trailblazer

Wednesday | February 26, 2020

Click the image to view the video For Black History Month, hear from trailblazers about who has inspired them. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott says he found inspiration in Booker T Washington, who founded the famed Tuskegee Institute, one of the premiere universities for African Americans at a time when there were few options. In 2014, Scott became the first black senator from the South since … Continue Reading

Tim Scott: Dems' South Carolina debate turned into a 'hot mess,' was another win for Trump

Wednesday | February 26, 2020

by Joshua Nelson

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on Wednesday that the latest Democratic debate in South Carolina turned into a win for President Trump, as Democrats ripped at each other and "pandered" to African-American voters during a mostly chaotic forum.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Sanders' rivals face a 'make-or-break moment' in South Carolina debate

Tuesday | February 25, 2020

by Julia Musto

Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Scott said that South Carolina is the "entire field's make-or-break moment."

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GOP Sen. Tim Scott: Bernie Sanders poses greatest threat to Trump's reelection – aside from Trump himself

Monday | February 24, 2020

by William Cummings

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Tim Scott said Monday that he thinks the Democratic candidate who has the best chance of defeating President Donald Trump in November is Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

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'That is game over': Tim Scott predicts Trump's black support will rise 50% from 2016

Friday | February 21, 2020

by Andrew Mark Miller

Sen. Tim Scott believes that President Trump will see a 50% increase in his share of the black vote from 2016 and could earn as much as 15%.

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Tim Scott: If Trump gets 14 percent of the African-American vote in November, it's 'game over'

Saturday | February 8, 2020

by Charles Creitz

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Tuesday President Trump's key to reelection this November is the African-American vote, which has been one of the Democrats' key constituencies in recent decades.

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President Trump recognizes Opportunity Zones in State of the Union Address

Wednesday | February 5, 2020

by Devin Johnson

AIKEN S.C. (WJBF) - South Carolina Senator Tim Scott started the "Opportunity Zone Program" in 2017. It focuses on low-income areas where businesses can get tax breaks for investing, Aiken County is taking part. "Jobs and investments are pouring into 9,000 previously neglected neighborhoods, thanks to opportunity zones," said President Donald Trump. "A plan spearheaded by Senator Tim Scott." It's an initiative for inclusive development in low-income areas. … Full article … Continue Reading

President Trump congratulates Senator Tim Scott at State of the Union Address

Tuesday | February 4, 2020

by Zuri Anderson

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address Tuesday night for his work on Opportunity Zones.

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U.S. Senator Tim Scott visits with seniors

Wednesday | January 29, 2020

by Michaele Duke

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R - SC) chatted for nearly an hour with seniors at the Williamsburg County Vital Aging Center in Kingstree, answering questions and concerns regarding a variety of topics.

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Senator Mulls Bill Giving States A Mulligan On Choosing Opportunity Zones Read more at:

Wednesday | January 29, 2020

by Matthew Rothstein

One of the opportunity zone bill's original sponsors is coming around to revising the program.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said at the United States Conference of Mayors on Wednesday that he is considering a bill that would allow local and state governments to revisit a small percentage of the census tracts that were, or were not, designated opportunity zones in 2018, Bloomberg Tax reports.

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Senator Tim Scott Considers Bill to Modify Opportunity Zones

Monday | January 27, 2020

by Stephanie Few and Michael Cashin

Last week at the United States Conference of Mayors, Senator Tim Scott (R – S.C.) announced that he was considering a bill to let state and local governments amend the census tracts they chose to designate as part of the Opportunity Zone (OZ) program.

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Sen. Tim Scott: 'I've heard nothing to convince me of impeachable offenses'

Friday | January 24, 2020

by Julia Musto

There has been no evidence provided thus far in the Senate impeachment trial to substantiate allegations that President Trump committed impeachable offensesSen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Friday.

Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with hosts Sandra Smith and Ed Henry, Scott remarked that each of the first four days of the trial has felt like the classic Bill Murray film "Groundhog Day."

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