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Sen. Tim Scott urges calm after video surfaces of fatal South Carolina police shooting

Tuesday | April 14, 2015

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott is calling for peace and unity in his state following the death of Walter Scott. A video came to light Tuesday showing a white police officer in North Charleston shooting the 50-year-old African-American man eight times. The man appeared to be unarmed in the video, which the senator called “horrific” and “deeply troubling.”… Continue Reading


South Carolina Senator On Shooting By Cop: I Had “Tears In My Eyes…Horrified”

Tuesday | April 14, 2015

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott said he was “horrified” and brought to tears watching a video of a Charleston police officer shooting and killing an apparently unarmed black man while he was running away from the officer Saturday.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott discusses economics, responds to critic at Sun City

Monday | April 13, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott fielded questions from Sun City Hilton Head residents Monday, ranging from taxes on Social Security benefits to criticism he received earlier this year from a North Carolina NAACP leader. … Continue Reading


Senator visits Winnsboro

Tuesday | April 7, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott stopped by Winnsboro’s ABBA’s Sweet Treats and Gift Boutique on Thursday afternoon.… Continue Reading


Chamber holds awards banquet

Tuesday | April 7, 2015

An address by a US Senator and the recognition of the organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the welfare and growth of the community were all part of this year’s Union County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.… Continue Reading


US Sen. Tim Scott making tour through SC Midlands

Thursday | April 2, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is using the break from Congress to visit three communities in the South Carolina Midlands.… Continue Reading


Prisoners, politics and Holy Week

Tuesday | March 31, 2015

Spare a moment to salute U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. The South Carolina Republican’s Twitter feed on Saturday, March 14, noted that he was spending the day at two South Carolina prisons under the auspices of Proverbs 22:6, a non-profit that helps reconcile inmates and their children, and also assists the children of the incarcerated while they cope with life without a parent at hand.… Continue Reading


A Federal Funding Fight Over D.C. Vouchers

Friday | March 27, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has been spearheading the effort this year to secure funds for the scholarship program. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Scott has introduced legislation that proposes expanding student access and mandating excess carry-over funds be used to promote the program and support additional scholarships.… Continue Reading


Senators approve health insurance amendments

Friday | March 27, 2015

Senators in a 56-44 vote approved an amendment from Tim Scott (R-S.C.). Scott said ahead of the vote that his amendment would "make sure that insurance companies increase the transparency on the actual cost of the health insurance tax on monthly premiums." … Continue Reading


Tim Scott hosting another job fair for SC veterans

Wednesday | March 25, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is putting on a second job fair that's geared specifically at helping veterans find jobs in the civilian world.… Continue Reading


Bill aims to improve understanding of student loan debt

Wednesday | March 18, 2015

Two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina, introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at improving the financial literacy of college students.… Continue Reading


Event aims to prepare veterans for job fairs

Wednesday | March 11, 2015

Tri-County Technical College, in collaboration with the office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott, plans to serve as host of an event designed to prepare veterans for upcoming job fairs.… Continue Reading


Hundreds swarm veterans job fair in North Charleston

Tuesday | March 10, 2015

More than 110 employers from across the Lowcountry set up booths inside the Convention Center to collect resumes, talk about their businesses and help those with military backgrounds land a job.… Continue Reading


D.C. School Vouchers Once Again Caught Up in Federal Fiscal Fight

Wednesday | March 4, 2015

As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan begins defending the president's fiscal 2016 budget request before congressional committees this week, a bipartisan group of senators are putting the heat on the administration's proposal to reduce funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship.… Continue Reading


Republican Bill Aims to Reaffirm Validity Of Employer-Backed Wellness Plan Incentives

Wednesday | March 4, 2015

A group of House and Senate Republicans March 2 introduced legislation (H.R. 1189, S. 620) aimed at reaffirming that employers legally may offer financial incentives that reduce health insurance premiums for employees who participate in employer-sponsored wellness programs.… Continue Reading


Packed house shows up to support Fort Jackson

Friday | February 27, 2015

U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn and Joe Wilson, who addressed the gathering with taped remarks, all said the sequester should be modified or repealed.… Continue Reading


Economist Says U.S. Should Expand Use Of Apprenticeships, Citing Efficiency, Efficacy

Friday | February 27, 2015

Scott said the South Carolina apprenticeship program on which the LEAP Act is modeled has helped the state's manufacturing sector flourish.… Continue Reading


From IRS: 'Death by delay'

Thursday | February 26, 2015

When Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) prodded Koskinen for taking nearly a half-decade to approve a tea party application from his state, Koskinen agreed with his outrage.… Continue Reading


The Fed’s Own Stress Tests Aren’t as Stressful as Its Tests of Banks

Tuesday | February 24, 2015

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen was asked Tuesday on Capitol Hill who performs stress tests of the Fed. The question came from Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott part of push for broader school choice

Sunday | February 15, 2015

Two Republican senators from Tennessee and South Carolina, buoyed by their party's new majority, are teaming up to expand school choice as part of a rewrite of federal education law.… Continue Reading

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