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US Sen. Tim Scott says he is disappointed by lack of charges in Breonna Taylor death

Friday | September 25, 2020

by Kirk Brown

Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina expressed disappointment Thursday over the lack of criminal charges stemming from the fatal police shooting of a Black woman named Breonna Taylor on March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky. In a written statement emailed Thursday evening, Scott also said he is praying for two Louisville police officers who were shot during unrest Wednesday night after a grand jury indicted one of the three police officers involved in Taylor's death on charges … Continue Reading

Joint Base Charleston proposed as new AFRICOM HQ

Tuesday | September 22, 2020

by Chase Laudenslager

Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott (R-SC) on Monday wrote to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper offering Joint Base Charleston (JBC) as the new United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) Headquarters, should a "suitable location" not be found in Africa. Currently, AFRICOM HQ is stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, however the Department of Defense (DoD) is working on a relocation. The SC Senators argued the merits of JBC based on three major factors: existing infrastructure, geostrategic location, … Continue Reading

Company will bring 1,500 jobs to Hampton County's ag campus

Saturday | September 19, 2020

S.C. Governor Henry McMaster was in Hampton County Sept. 2 with other state officials to announce a new agriculture technology campus that will offer 1,500 jobs. Located in the new Opportunity Zone, an initiative sponsored by State Senator Tim Scott in an effort to bring jobs to distressed counties, the 150,000-square-foot distribution center of the Agriculture Technologies Campus (ATC) will be a packing, distribution and processing company that will make South Carolina the leader in … Continue Reading

Farmers say new SC agriculture campus a ‘shot in the arm’ for struggling local economy

Monday | September 14, 2020

by Lana Ferguson and Kate Hidalgo Bellows

A recently announced 1,000-plus acre agriculture development in Hampton County has thrilled local and state officials because of the infusion of many new jobs and the boost to the local economy.

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Tim Scott, Cory Booker introduce Sickle Cell Awareness Month resolution

Friday | September 11, 2020

by Matthew Christian

Sen. Tim Scott continues his efforts to fight sickle cell disease. 

Scott and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced a resolution Thursday designating September as Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need to combat it. 

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Sens. Scott, Graham secure $21.6 million grant for SC Ports that will lead to new jobs

Thursday | September 10, 2020

by Tony Fortier-Bensen

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Tim Scott worked together to help South Carolina Ports Authority secure a $21.6 million grant that will help create new jobs in Ridgeville.

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First-of-its-kind agricultural center a boon to Hampton County, SC consumers

Wednesday | September 2, 2020

by David Wren

EARLY BRANCH — Billed as the nation’s largest investment in an opportunity zone development, a high-tech agricultural campus announced Wednesday aims to ensure a safer and more reliable food source for South Carolina consumers while bringing hundreds of jobs to this rural part of the Lowcountry.

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We must expand broadband access to provide more opportunities for South Carolinians

Tuesday | September 1, 2020

by Senator Tim Scott

It is critical that we continue to find pathways to increase connectivity for all Americans to ensure that they are equipped with the tools necessary to thrive.

And although it has been a problem for too long, I believe that we can bridge the divides in our states and across our country to empower all Americans, ultimately giving hope and opportunity in these times.

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Op-ed: 5 ways Congress can support startups to power the U.S. economy’s revival

Friday | August 14, 2020

BY SENATORS TIM SCOTT AND CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO From America's big cities like Las Vegas to its small towns like Sumter, S.C., startups power new jobs. Other businesses tend to hire consistently from year to year, but startups manufacture entirely new positions. In 2019, startups less than a year old created over 3 million jobs, and over much of the past decade, slightly under a third of new jobs were attributable to startups. Given their power in our economy, startups deserve support and … Continue Reading

US lawmakers introduce bill to encourage preventive health care

Tuesday | August 11, 2020

by Basil John

Warner and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott have introduced the GET CARE Act, which would start a campaign to educate the public on the importance of resuming medical procedures and health screenings.

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Nonprofit compensation bill becomes law, broadband bills introduced

Friday | August 7, 2020

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., recently introduced three bills he says will address the impact of COVID-19 across the country and the Palmetto State.

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Senators Graham, Scott introduce legislation promoting broadband in underserved areas

Tuesday | August 4, 2020

by Chase Laudenslager

Two Senators from SC are among those introducing the Governor’s Broadband Development Fund, legislation aimed at providing broadband connectivity in underserved areas.

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Op-ed: ‘Never let the challenges of life make you bitter’

Monday | August 3, 2020

by Senator Tim Scott

No one could have imagined that 2020 would look like this. Our economy was booming, unemployment numbers were down, and we were looking forward to the warmer months here in South Carolina. Then came one calamity after another, and the world seemingly came to a halt.

In a year already filled with so much loss, the passing of my good friend John Lewis is yet another devastating blow to our nation.

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South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says he still hopes to revive police reform bill

Wednesday | July 29, 2020

by Lisa Riley Roche

Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, said time is running out to get his police reform bill, drafted in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, through Congress in an election year and warned it would be “bad news for communities of color to wait,” during a webinar sponsored by former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s foundation.

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Hatch Center hosts Senator Tim Scott for symposium on race and civility

Wednesday | July 29, 2020

In his remarks, Senator Scott spoke to the prospects of police reform passing this year: “If it doesn’t happen between now and next week, it probably does not happen before the election,” said Scott. “And that would be a shame, in my opinion.” During the Q&A portion of the program, Senator Scott explained in detail the conversation he had with President Trump after Charlottesville and how instrumental this meeting was in advancing opportunity zone legislation that has brought $75 billion in earmarked private-sector funds to struggling communities. 

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Now Is the Time to Advance School-Choice Policy

Monday | July 27, 2020

by Alexandra DeSanctis

Senators Tim Scott (R., S.C.) and Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) have teamed up to offer a bill that would redirect some coronavirus-relief funding to school-choice programs, so families could continue sending their children to the schools that are best for them even during the pandemic and recession.

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Senate GOP bill fulfills Trump request with 100% deduction for business meals

Monday | July 27, 2020

by Jay Heflin

Senate Republicans' pandemic relief bill released Monday includes a 100% deduction for business meals and beverages provided by restaurants through the end of 2020.

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Opinion: Why Congress, state lawmakers must address police reform

Thursday | July 23, 2020

by Andrew Yates

The bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by South Carolina’s Tim Scott that was blocked recently would institute a number of worthwhile reforms at the federal level. It would also support state efforts to prioritize community safety, focusing officers’ time and effort on the most serious problems. 

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Rep. Cunningham, Sen. Scott, others to help in donation of 250,000 masks in Charleston

Thursday | July 23, 2020

by Tony Fortier-Bensen

Rep. Joe Cunningham, Sen. Tim Scott and Mayor John Tecklenburg helped distribute 250,000 KN95 masks to frontline medical workers and first responders in Charleston on Thursday.

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Opportunity abounds when government gets out of the way

Tuesday | July 21, 2020

by Salena Zito

[Anyone] who has said it would be impossible to transform one of the poorest ZIP codes in the country into a role model for achieving economic prosperity has never listened to Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina discuss the promise of Opportunity Zones. And they have definitely underestimated the determination of Erie’s local civic, foundation, and business leaders to not give up the ship.

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