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GOP measure would promote ‘school choice’

Wednesday | January 29, 2014

Republicans are positioning “school choice” — sending public dollars to charter schools, vouchers, virtual schools and other alternatives to traditional public schools — as a way to address income inequality in this election year and connect with low-income, minority voters. Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), a former education secretary, and Tim Scott (S.C.), one of only two African Americans in the Senate, will propose far-reaching “choice” legislation on Tuesday that would take the $24 billion in federal money spent annually to help educate 11 million students in poverty or with disabilities and convert it into block grants to the states, among other changes.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott convenes panel of past and present black senators

Monday | January 27, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott is part of a very small community of African-Americans who have served in the U.S. Senate, but that doesn’t mean these figures haven’t had an impact. In honor of Black History Month, the South Carolina Republican is convening a panel — to which all living black senators of the past and present have been invited.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott's Not Taking the Bait

Friday | January 24, 2014

Scott, who grew up poor with a single mother, has a unique perspective on what he calls "the opportunity agenda." He's filed legislation to expand school choice and job training.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott tells students to 'work hard in the Word'

Wednesday | January 22, 2014

“I lived life like a person who thought life wasn’t fair,” U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said Tuesday.… Continue Reading


State leaders commemorate MLK day

Tuesday | January 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, said in a statement: “Once in a generation, if we are lucky, our nation is blessed with a transformational leader that changes the world. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of those leaders. His belief in equality, justice and a better life for all served as the bedrock for the civil rights movement, and continues to inspire us today."… Continue Reading


Follow Sen. Tim Scott’s understanding lead

Tuesday | January 21, 2014

Scott, in his column, also touted his “opportunity agenda” as “targeting micro-financing and tax reform to increase economic freedom, expanding school choice so every child has a chance at a quality education, and providing alternatives for single parents to work their 40 hours a week by allowing for wider use of comp time.”… Continue Reading


Tim Scott challenges both parties on poverty

Thursday | January 16, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott, the only Republican African American member of Congress, challenged conservatives and liberals alike Wednesday to use new tactics to help poor Americans, in an impassioned appeal that swung from offering his personal story to a harsh political attack on the nation’s first black president.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott goes ‘undercover’ to gain job experience

Thursday | January 16, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said he tried out a number of low-wage jobs to help collect experiences for his recently drafted economic empowerment reform package. Bagging groceries, waiting on tables, riding on a public bus through Charleston and sweeping the floor at a fast-food restaurant were all part of his low-key research, he said.… Continue Reading


U.S. Sen. Tim Scott shares 2014 legislative agenda in West Columbia + VIDEO

Tuesday | January 14, 2014

Scott shared details of his 2014 legislative agenda, which includes introducing bills aimed at allowing a more flexible workday for some working parents, increasing school-choice opportunities, encouraging business growth, and retraining workers to qualify for higher-skilled, higher-paying jobs.… Continue Reading


OP-ED: Senator Tim Scott Launches Opportunity Agenda

Tuesday | January 14, 2014

That is the power of opportunity in America. In a single lifetime, families can go from not being given a fair chance to read to graduating from college. We only need a level playing field to start from, a fair chance to succeed, and an appreciation for education and hard work.… Continue Reading


Senator Scott Introduces Bill to Protect 40 Hour Work Week from Obamacare

Friday | January 10, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, said he filed an amendment to the unemployment insurance extension bill to define full-time employment under the Affordable Care Act as 40 hours per week.… Continue Reading


WWII Veteran honored for service

Wednesday | January 8, 2014

Billy Thomas, an 85-year-old WWII veteran who graduated from the Citadel in 1945, was honored for his service in a ceremony at Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet on Wednesday morning. Mr. Thomas was presented with several awards, including the WWII Victory Medal and certificate, signed by Governor Haley, and letters signed by Rep. Tom Rice and Senator Tim Scott.… Continue Reading


State senators say 'no' to proposed federal budget

Wednesday | December 18, 2013

“I'm encouraged by the willingness we've seen from both sides to sit down and negotiate a budget agreement for the first time in years, but the details of this plan make me unable to support it,” Scott wrote in the newsletter.… Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott glad to see Nativity scene return to Shaw AFB following dispute

Tuesday | December 17, 2013

"We are pleased the Nativity scene has been restored at Shaw Air Force Base," said the note, attributed to Republican U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with 5th District U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott shares life turnaround story with youthful offenders

Monday | December 16, 2013

Scott spent an hour sharing how he turned around his life with teens just entering the legal system at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice’s Midlands Evaluation Center in Columbia. The Lowcountry businessman who has risen quickly in politics in recent years flunked out of high school and lacked direction before deciding to stop being a victim.… Continue Reading


SC statements on the passing of Nelson Mandela

Thursday | December 5, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston: “Nelson Mandela was a transformational figure, a man who truly changed the world. He walked a long road to freedom and embraced the fundamental human belief in equality."… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott to speak in Greenville, Rock Hill today

Tuesday | December 3, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to speak in Greenville and Rock Hill today.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Visits Helping Hands Children's Shelter

Wednesday | November 27, 2013

“We have a unified front, and it's important to have the entire congressional delegation working together on this topic,” Scott said. “We're trying to get the government to get out of the way, sign the check and let these professionals continue their work.” … Continue Reading


Health Website Deadline Nears

Wednesday | November 27, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) said he expected more problems. "We haven't even started talking about paying claims, answering tough questions. This is just getting started," he said.… Continue Reading


Graham, Scott want tougher Iran sanctions

Tuesday | November 26, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., also said he has “serious reservations” about the Iran nuclear deal. “We need to make sure Iran’s nuclear capabilities are halted — not slowed down, but halted,” Scott said in a statement.… Continue Reading

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