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Closure of Coast Guard rescue operations in Charleston delayed by Senators Scott, Graham

Friday | October 31, 2014

South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott announced today that they have convinced the Coast Guard to delay closure of the Air Facility Charleston. The joint release by the two senators says that Admiral Paul Zukunft, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, has assured them that the facility will not be closed until December 15th. It was slated to shut down by November 30th.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott speaks at workshop to help veterans

Thursday | October 23, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., spoke to a number of veterans, human resources managers and community leaders in Greer on Wednesday as part of his statewide initiative to help military servicemen and women reintegrate into the civilian workforce. “We are all benefitting from our veterans who are coming home and making a difference,” he said.… Continue Reading

Editorial: The SEA Jobs Act: Connecting Industry and STEM Training

Monday | October 20, 2014

As part of my Opportunity Agenda, I introduced S. 2202, the Southern Energy Access (SEA) Jobs Act, in the Senate, which recognizes that the nexus of strong STEM education programs and a burgeoning energy economy creates wealth, prosperity and economic growth. … Continue Reading

Editorial: Yucca Mountain report should revitalize project

Sunday | October 19, 2014

Both of South Carolina’s senators have thankfully been vocal supporters of moving forward with the plans at Yucca. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham noted that the report indicates Yucca is “the right spot,” and that the only problem with it at this point is “politics.” Graham’s counterpart in the U.S. Senate, Tim Scott, described the Yucca site as “the safest, most viable location for storing our nation’s nuclear waste.”… Continue Reading

No presidential end run on Guantanamo

Saturday | October 18, 2014

In a statement last week, Sen. Scott said, "I have yet to see any plans or studies that show that transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to South Carolina or any other domestic location will make America safer.… Continue Reading

Republicans call for Senate vote on Yucca Mountain

Friday | October 17, 2014

Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said it’s past time the Senate act on the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site. “Despite politically motivated delays to the Yucca Mountain project, it is clearer than ever that this is the safest, most viable location for storing our nation's nuclear waste,” Scott said Thursday.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott calls for a temporary travel ban from Ebola-Stricken nations

Friday | October 17, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement regarding travel restrictions from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa.… Continue Reading

Scott bringing Veterans Jobs Training Initiative to Greer

Thursday | October 16, 2014

Senator Tim Scott announced the launch of a statewide Veterans Job Training Initiative he will host in Greer next Wednesday at City Hall. The targeted workshops for veterans will also be held in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and North Charleston and focus on how veterans can transfer their military skills and certifications to the civilian world.… Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott calls out White House on Guantanamo Bay

Tuesday | October 14, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott reiterated his opposition to closing the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay amid reports the Obama administration is considering ways to circumvent Congress.… Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott visits DuBose

Thursday | October 9, 2014

Scott arrived in the early afternoon and did a school video interview with Thomas, during which the duo talked football, Scott’s recent trip to Texas, and what Scott likes to do in his free time. Thomas asked Scott how he keeps up with all the people he is involved with on projects like the sickle cell caucus.… Continue Reading

Scott listens to business issues during Florence visit

Thursday | October 9, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C, listened Wednesday to concerns from black business owners in Florence at a meeting hosted by the Pee Dee Black Chamber of Commerce. A little more than 20 people gathered at the Charles W. Gould Business Incubator at the Florence-Darlington Technical College campus to talk to the senator about the current business environment in the state, federal issues as well as state issues.… Continue Reading

SC Senator Tim Scott makes Kingstree part of countywide visit

Tuesday | October 7, 2014

On October 3, US Senator Tim Scott stopped by the Grand Central Station restaurant in Kingstree for an informal chat with members of the community. The South Carolina Republican has been visiting counties across the state, meeting with the people he serves, sharing his views and answering questions.… Continue Reading

Service Academies: Seeking the Best and the Brightest

Tuesday | October 7, 2014

Scott's office has been conducting a number of service academy information sessions across the state recently including one Thursday morning at Union County High School. Danielle Gibbs, Regional Director for Scott's Greenville office, addressed a group of sophomore, junior, and senior students at UCHS Thursday morning about the opportunity to be appointed to one of the nation's military service academics and the impact it could have on their lives. … Continue Reading

US Sen. Tim Scott speaks at education summit in Spartanburg

Wednesday | October 1, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott told educators about how he's seen a well-rounded education, combining STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the arts benefit students. Scott gave his remarks as the S.C. Summit on STEM and the Arts In and Out of School wound down at the Chapman Cultural Center Tuesday.… Continue Reading

SC Senator Tim Scott visits Lowcountry

Wednesday | October 1, 2014

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott visited the Lowcountry on Tuesday, visiting the food bank in Yemassee. While he was there, Scott spoke with constituents in the area about problems they saw in the community. He also spoke with a local farmer who grows food for the food bank, and Scott also took a short tour of the facility and got a very quick rundown of their operations.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott holding chats on service academies

Wednesday | October 1, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott told educators about how he's seen a well-rounded education, combining STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the arts benefit students.… Continue Reading

Taylors school earns National Blue Ribbon designation

Wednesday | October 1, 2014

Senator Tim Scott issued a congratulatory statement to the students, teachers and staff at the Prince of Peace for being named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. "Education is the foundation for success, and has the power to truly change lives," Scott said.… Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott stops by Cougar New Tech

Wednesday | October 1, 2014

Session on applying to service academies scheduled Monday

Monday | September 29, 2014

The office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will hold a series of informational sessions and office hours throughout South Carolina for high school students interested in attending one of the five service academies — U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Coast Guard Academy.… Continue Reading

Upward Sports welcomes crowds to $20M complex

Monday | September 29, 2014

Scott, who played football in high school and went on to play at Presbyterian College, talked about the role faith played in his life. He led a prayer to bless the facility, asking everyone in the crowd to put their hands on someone else's shoulder.… Continue Reading

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