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After deadly Columbia gas leak, Congress mandates CO detectors in public housing

Tuesday | December 29, 2020

by Rebecca Liebson

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he was pleased to see the provision receive unequivocal support from his colleagues in the House and Senate. Prompted by the two deaths at Allen Benedict Court, Scott co-wrote an earlier Senate bill that would have required detectors.

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Opinion: Congress Should Invest in Internet Connectivity for Underserved Students

Friday | December 18, 2020

by Tim Scott

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted disparities throughout our country in issues from health care to education. As we seek to address these disparities, we need to prioritize closing existing gaps in access to high-speed internet, particularly for rural and underserved communities. ... While my state tried numerous solutions, including setting up hot spots in rural areas and using public access television to deliver lesson plans in certain locations, we clearly need to do more as a nation … Continue Reading

Senate Passes FASTER Act, As Clock Ticks on Sesame’s Allergy Status

Wednesday | December 9, 2020

by Gwen Smith

In an important win for the food allergy community, the U.S. Senate on Dec. 9 unanimously passed the FASTER (Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research) Act.

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EDITORIAL: ‘Boeing of agriculture’ big for S.C.

Wednesday | November 4, 2020

The $314 million investment planned for Hampton County — which will create a massive greenhouse and packing operation and up to 1,500 jobs in five years — represents one of the most significant economic development announcements ever in that Lowcountry rural region of South Carolina.

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Scott named SC Chamber Public Servant of the Year

Monday | October 19, 2020

by Matthew Christian

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has been named the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year. 

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Scott named SC Chamber Public Servant of the Year

Monday | October 19, 2020

by Matthew Christian

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has been named the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year. 

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Commentary: Tim Scott: Baseless Democratic attacks can't stop Judge Barrett

Monday | October 19, 2020

by Tim Scott

Amy Coney Barrett is one of the most well-prepared nominees for the Supreme Court in recent memory. I witnessed this firsthand when I met with her last month, and her performance in her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee proved that beyond a doubt.

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Opinion: Made in America Act would improve access to medicines, provide jobs in SC

Sunday | October 18, 2020

by Lou Kennedy and Sam Konduros

Sen. Tim Scott is championing draft legislation that would help bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the US. The Manufacturing API, Drugs, and Excipients (MADE) in America Act would incentivize pharmaceutical and PPE manufacturing in designated “Opportunity Zones,” using tax credits to encourage production of vital products and ingredients in America. With 135 eligible Opportunity Zones in South Carolina, thousands of acres could be leveraged for this powerful growth opportunity.

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Editorial: Bringing AFRICOM to Charleston makes sense

Thursday | October 8, 2020

by The Editorial Staff

South Carolina's two Republican senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, have asked the Defense Department to relocate the United States African Command to the Charleston area. It is a good idea that national military leaders should pursue, not just for Charleston's benefit but for the nation's. The potential move of AFRICOM's headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany, to elsewhere in Europe or the United States is part of President Donald Trump's plan to cut troop levels in Germany, partly in … Continue Reading

National recognition sought for SC sites involved in fight to end segregation in schools

Monday | October 5, 2020

by Adam Benson

A National Historic Site about how segregation was outlawed in America's public schools should be expanded to South Carolina to recognize the pivotal role of a lawsuit that started here, historians said Monday. ... Historians and family members of the South Carolinians who courageously fought for the education of Black children, starting in the late 1940s, made their announcement in front of the downtown Columbia home of pioneering civil rights leader Modjeska Monteith … Continue Reading

Scott, Graham respond to report Marine Corps is considering closing Parris Island

Thursday | October 1, 2020

by Patrick Phillips

South Carolina's two U.S. senators are responding to reports that the Marine Corps is considering a plan to close its two boot camp locations, including Parris Island in South Carolina. ... reported that entry-level training is "a long way off" from meeting a Congressional order to have training bases support gender-integrated training. That, the report says, is leading the service to consider opening a third base where men and women could train together in a new location rather … Continue Reading

Trump nominates conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Courtare

Saturday | September 26, 2020

by Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro, and Mary Clare Jalonick

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. ... Republican senators are lining up for a swift confirmation of Barrett ahead of the Nov. 3 election, as they aim to lock in conservative gains in the federal judiciary before a potential transition of power. Trump, meanwhile, is hoping the … Continue Reading

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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