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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

C’mon, have a heart and get a dog

Saturday | February 14, 2015

Tim Scott’s usually right.… Continue Reading

GOP Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss School Choice at Washington Forum

Wednesday | February 11, 2015

As Congress gets to work on rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., hosted a school choice jamboree Monday, headlined by some big names in the Republican Party and attended by charter school and voucher-program advocates, teachers, principals, parents, and students from the Washington area.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott to speak at S.C. State

Tuesday | February 10, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the commencement address to nearly 400 students at South Carolina State University’s spring commencement ceremony, university officials announced Monday.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott hosts school choice forum

Tuesday | February 10, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott believes where a child lives should not determine the quality of his or her education.… Continue Reading

Vouchers have new champions on the Hill

Monday | February 9, 2015

GOP lawmakers including Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana are busy lobbying peers, proposing sweeping voucher bills and nudging school choice into conversations around the 2016 primaries.… Continue Reading

OP-ED: An education system for the 21st century

Monday | February 9, 2015

We need to create a modern educational system for the modern challenges future generations will face — a competitive, interconnected global economy, where students from Charleston and Baton Rouge will compete with those from Chengdu and Bombay. Creating that system involves reforms large and small — but three guiding principles.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott holds workshop for veterans in Lowcountry

Wednesday | February 4, 2015

Veterans in the Lowcountry are getting some in-depth job training from Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) office to help them transition into the workforce.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: Conservative policies key for nation, GOP growth

Tuesday | February 3, 2015

Republicans can find common ground with President Barack Obama, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott said Monday as he met with college students from Atlanta's historically black campuses.… Continue Reading

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