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Republican senators demand answers from Kerry on Iran

Monday | September 22, 2014

A group of 31 senators warned Secretary of State John Kerry against making any nuclear concessions to Iran that would pose a threat to the U.S. In a letter spearheaded by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), the senators expressed grave concern over "troubling" reports that the administration is considering a deal that would allow Iranian nuclear centrifuges to be "disconnected" instead of "dismantled.… Continue Reading


Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina coastline 25 years ago Sunday

Monday | September 22, 2014

In remembering Hugo, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said South Carolinians pulled together to rebuild following the monster storm. "My overwhelming memory of Hugo and the days after, however, is not of tragedy but of kindness," Scott said in prepared comments.… Continue Reading


Senators: Higher energy costs could force almost 1 million into poverty

Thursday | September 18, 2014

A 10-percent increase in home energy costs could push 840,000 people into poverty, according to a new white paper by two GOP senators. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Tim Scott (S.C.) argue that lawmakers should consider the impact of policy changes and federal regulations on the energy expenses incurred by households.… Continue Reading


Senators: Spike in energy costs could push 840,000 Americans into poverty

Thursday | September 18, 2014

A 10-percent increase in home energy costs would push 840,000 more Americans below the poverty line, according to a new report from two Republican senators. Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their report on energy insecurity to highlight some of the repercussions from regulations that they say could raise energy costs, although the study does not advocate a specific policy.… Continue Reading


Senators tackle energy cost impacts

Monday | September 15, 2014

Two Republican senators will release a white paper next week arguing that regulations and legislation that increase energy costs hurt poor families. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Tim Scott (S.C.), both members of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will release their paper Plenty at Stake: Indicators of American Energy Insecurity on Sept. 18 at an event hosted by the conservative Manhattan Institute.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott Statement on President's ISIL Speech

Wednesday | September 10, 2014

Our world remains a dangerous place and requires America to show decisive leadership, principled strength and continuous resolve when confronted with threats like ISIS.… Continue Reading


Dorn VA offers credit monitoring after reporting personal information missing

Monday | September 8, 2014

"Today's announcement by Dorn is another example of why so many have lost faith in our nation's VA system," Sen. Tim Scott said in a release. "The 400,000 veterans in South Carolina deserve better from the VA. Safeguarding veteran's medical records is among one of the most basic responsibilities of VA and its medical centers. Our veterans shouldn't have to worry that that's not happening."… Continue Reading


TR man, nominated by Sen. Scott, honored with national adoption award

Thursday | September 4, 2014

Cruver was nominated by Sen. Tim Scott. Cruver "has dedicated his life, both personally and professionally, to helping some of our most vulnerable children — orphans — find homes," Scott said in a statement. "So many of these kids have unlimited promise, and the efforts of people like Dan are key in helping them unlock their potential."… Continue Reading


Tim Scott gets wet for ALS

Wednesday | August 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. Tim Scott and S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell have joined the ranks of the many politicians who have taken the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to help raise money and awareness for ALS, according to a story posted on The State's website.… Continue Reading


Protecting South Carolina’s Veterans

Tuesday | August 19, 2014

The problems at the VA nationally or Dorn and Johnson VA here in South Carolina are by no means solved, but the VA is moving in the right direction. I will continue to press for answers, accountability and access for the veterans who have worn our nation’s uniform, because they deserve nothing less.… Continue Reading


Scott: Protecting South Carolina’s veterans

Sunday | August 17, 2014

The brave men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform deserve our honor and our kept promises. South Carolina’s 400,000 veterans rely on the services provided by the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston and the 11 community-based outpatient facilities across the state.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott promotes diversity in hiring

Friday | August 15, 2014

"The ultimate goal of the resolution was to hopefully heighten awareness of the opportunities to create the workforce of the future, today," Scott, a Republican, said this week.… Continue Reading


Local Vietnam veterans get 'long-awaited thank you'

Wednesday | August 13, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s yearly tradition of honoring veterans from a different American war continued Aug. 2 at the First Baptist Church in Columbia, where more than 2,500 people attended a ceremony to recognize those who served in Vietnam.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott Says GOP Must Win ‘War of Ideas’

Sunday | August 3, 2014

Scott said Republicans should also spend more time focusing on the poor and middle-class and improving access to education, which is at the heart of what he calls an “Opportunity Agenda” he is promoting in South Carolina and in speeches across the country.… Continue Reading


Vietnam vets receive thanks decades later

Saturday | August 2, 2014

Hundreds packed the First Baptist Church in Columbia Saturday for two big reasons: One, to let these vets know the sacrifices they've made won't be forgotten. And two, to lend support in the battles they're still fighting.… Continue Reading


Vietnam-era veterans reflect at appreciation event

Saturday | August 2, 2014

Even on a feel-good day full of praise and military pomp and circumstance, the raw emotions of the Vietnam War and the cultural chaos that troops encountered back home flooded back for veterans honored at the First Baptist Church on Saturday.… Continue Reading


Ceremony honors veterans who may not have received recognition

Friday | August 1, 2014

A ceremony this weekend honors veterans of a war who may not have received the gratitude of their country for their service.… Continue Reading


Summerville teen talks sickle cell disease with Congress

Thursday | July 24, 2014

The congressional sickle cell caucus is recruiting well-known sickle cell patients as national spokesmen and spokeswomen for a campaign to raise awareness about the disease. Rice is a member of the bipartisan group and Scott, R-S.C., is its co-chairman.… Continue Reading


Ceremony to honor Vietnam-era vets

Tuesday | July 22, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War-era veterans.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott plans Vietnam vets honor ceremony

Friday | July 18, 2014

Aug. 2, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin, a confrontation between the USS Maddox and several North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats was the spark that led to an escalating U.S. presence in Vietnam. Now, 50 years later, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is organizing a special ceremony for Vietnam War-era veterans.… Continue Reading

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