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Parents group rallies at Capitol for school choice

Tuesday | July 21, 2015

“When you give parents the choice, you really do give the kid a better chance,” Scott told The Hill. “You really open that child’s minds to amazing opportunities that they would not have seen before."… Continue Reading


Editorial: Criminal justice reform remains a worthy cause

Sunday | July 19, 2015

Scott said earlier this year that he and other Republicans in the state are eying sweeping criminal justice reforms that could include the decriminalization of minor drug offenses.… Continue Reading


Amendment would allow greater school choice for all low-income children

Thursday | July 16, 2015

Affirming his belief that every child should have access to a high quality education, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading voice for school choice in the U.S. Senate, has offered S.Amdt. 2132 to the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) to allow Title I funds to follow low-income children and strengthen educational options for their parents. … Continue Reading


Senate ESEA Debate: What to Expect This Week

Sunday | July 12, 2015

An amendment from Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., that would allow Title I funding for low-income students to follow them to the public school of their choice.… Continue Reading


Title I funding portability is key to ESEA reform

Thursday | July 9, 2015

Scott’s Title I amendment should be a key piece of the ESEA reauthorization. It reduces administrative costs, increases funding equality, gives parents more power, and gives administrators an incentive to provide the best education possible to underserved kids… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott discusses gun laws after Emanuel AME shooting

Wednesday | July 8, 2015

Scott said it was amazing to see the families making efforts in the names of their loved ones so soon after the shooting in Charleston on June 17. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Sees Barriers Coming Down, After Charleston Church Attack

Tuesday | July 7, 2015

Having Mr. Scott stand on the Senate floor, holding back tears as he spoke about the victims of the Charleston shootings, left a deep impression on many colleagues, who stood in silence and watched. “Tim Scott was a House member from where the first shots were fired in Fort Sumter,” Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, said in an interview.… Continue Reading


Clyburn, Scott to headline Emanuel AME Church benefit in D.C.

Tuesday | July 7, 2015

Politics will be cast aside and House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., will make remarks Wednesday at a Washington event to support the families of the nine victims murdered in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last month. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott’s decision on trade was the right one for South Carolina

Sunday | July 5, 2015

Recently, Sen. Tim Scott voted for legislation that enables Congress to play its important constitutional role in formulating and directing U.S. trade policy. This legislation will benefit South Carolina workers and communities by opening markets for U.S. goods and services worldwide. … Continue Reading


Aiken legislators, Rural Health Services CEO react to Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

Friday | June 26, 2015

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, the two United States Senators from South Carolina, are both Republicans, and both issued statements that denounced the Supreme Court’s ruling and blasted the Affordable Care Act.… Continue Reading


Striking the Confederate battle flag an importantsymbol of S.C. progress

Thursday | June 25, 2015

In the Senate chamber in Washington, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., led an emotional tribute. “What we saw from the nine families at last Friday’s bond hearing was simple, was powerful, and absolutely the best of who we are as Americans,” Scott told fellow senators who gathered around him. “We are Charleston. We are South Carolina. And, we are absolutely united.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott chokes up on Senate floor remembering shooting victims

Thursday | June 25, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, teared up while delivering an emotional speech on the events in his home state on Wednesday.… Continue Reading


Both SC senators discuss mass murder on Senate floor

Thursday | June 25, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott was overcome with emotion Wednesday night discussing his conversation with one of the victim's sons.… Continue Reading


Senate halts for emotional salute to 9 Charleston victims

Wednesday | June 24, 2015

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says the nation is committed to replacing "sadness with love" in the grief-stricken aftermath of the Charleston church murders. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott tears up talking about Charleston

Wednesday | June 24, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) teared up while speaking from the Senate floor Wednesday about the attack in Charleston. Scott said he spoke with the son of one of the victims who told him, "God cares for His people. God still lives."… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott, black SC Republican, wants Confederate flag down from Statehouse

Monday | June 22, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott, black SC Republican, wants Confederate flag down from Statehouse.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott mourns, denounces fatal shootings at historic Charleston, S.C.

Thursday | June 18, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott mourned and denounced Wednesday’s shooting in a historic Charleston, S.C., African-American church that left nine people dead. … Continue Reading


Tim Scott’s positive lesson

Thursday | June 18, 2015

Young people learn by example. And in the grand realm of elevating examples, it’s hard to beat Tim Scott, who gave another inspiring lesson last week at the annual Palmetto Boys State meeting in Anderson.… Continue Reading


Gowdy, Scott: Trade Promotion Authority fears are unfounded

Wednesday | June 17, 2015

International trade accounts for more than one in five jobs in South Carolina, and in the Upstate alone exports support more than 64,000 jobs. To put it simply, our state is a trading powerhouse.… Continue Reading


Scott tells of his struggles during stop at Goodwill

Tuesday | June 9, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott stopped by Greenwood's Goodwill Industries on Monday afternoon during his Upstate visit to Greenwood, Anderson and Abbeville counties to talk to local residents.… Continue Reading

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