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OP-ED: IRS targeting scandal shows need for reform

Sunday | June 30, 2013

A year ago last week, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the President Barack Obama’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance was a tax on the American people. This has proven to be one of the most significant parts of the current administration’s efforts to grow government and attack individual freedoms.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott to host ceremony honoring Korean War veterans

Friday | June 28, 2013

A ceremony next month at USC Upstate will honor Korean War-era veterans. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host the event at 9 a.m., July 27 at the University of South Carolina Upstate Readiness Center.… Continue Reading


Korean War-era vets to be honored

Wednesday | June 26, 2013

Korean War-era veterans will be recognized by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on July 27 as part of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the armistace that led to the Korean cease-fire.… Continue Reading


GOP blasts FDA for promoting ObamaCare

Friday | June 21, 2013

Republicans on the Senate health committee are wondering why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is promoting ObamaCare to the public. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, GOP senators asked her to provide legal justification for email alerts encouraging people to sign up for the law's new insurance exchanges.… Continue Reading


You likely won't have to put up pro-union posters at your work site; NLRB loses again

Tuesday | June 18, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., also welcomed the court's ruling. "The NLRB was established as an unbiased arbiter, but President Obama has turned it into a pro-union, anti-right-to-work organization that often oversteps its bounds," Scott said. "I applaud this court decision, which recognizes that the board has taken on an unintended activist role."… Continue Reading


Senator Scott Speaks at Palmetto Boys' State Graduation

Saturday | June 15, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott strolled onto the stage Saturday at Anderson University’s Henderson Auditorium with a confidence he did not have as a teen.… Continue Reading


Senate Education Committee Considers NCLB Bill

Wednesday | June 12, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced an amendment that would have...made it clear that states can change their standards without the permission of the secretary of education—an emerging issue, since many states made participation in the common-core standards a piece of their waiver plans. Harkin called the amendment "a direct attack on Common Core"—and Scott happily agreed.… Continue Reading


Senators: Review California health exchange secrecy

Friday | June 7, 2013

Five Republican U.S. senators said Friday they have asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate whether California is inappropriately concealing details of contracts for its health insurance exchange. Their letter was sent in response to a report last month by The Associated Press, which revealed that Covered California appears unique among states in the level of secrecy it is afforded.… Continue Reading


Senator Scott, American Legion Post 147 ceremony remembers true meaning of Memorial Day

Tuesday | May 28, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., shook hands with dozens of those who attended the event — many of them veterans — and spoke briefly during the ceremony. “We’ve got a lot to be thankful for in this country,” Scott said. He paid special tribute to Pfc. Barrett Austin, 20, of Easley, who died in April after the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.… Continue Reading


Keep MOX plant moving forward

Wednesday | May 22, 2013

South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, are taking a lead role in urging the administration to maintain funding for the Savannah River Site MOX facility. They’re on the right track. … Continue Reading


GOP senators on committee target three labor nominees

Friday | May 17, 2013

While the nomination of Pearce, a former Buffalo labor lawyer, to a full five-year term proved to be the least controversial of the three, he endured tough questioning from both Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., about whether the labor board had made it too easy for unions to organize. They said they were especially concerned that the board was sanctioning the formation of “micro-unions” that include as few as two employees.… Continue Reading


SC, Ga. senators voice MOX support to White House

Thursday | May 16, 2013

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina and Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia wrote to President Obama this week that efforts to slow funding for the mixed-oxide fuel program could hurt both states' relationships with the federal government.… Continue Reading


Scott stresses education, hard work to students

Monday | May 13, 2013

UNION — A life that includes education, hard work, positive role models, choosing the right friends, and having a backup plan is a successful life U.S. Sen. Tim Scott told Union County High School students Friday morning. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott impressed by reactor project, Fairfield

Friday | May 10, 2013

A May 3 visit by Sen. Tim Scott to sites 2 and 3 at the V.C. Summer nuclear facility left him impressed with the state of the art technology being constructed in Fairfield County.… Continue Reading


GOP Effort Against Labor Nominee Gains Steam

Wednesday | May 8, 2013

"Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., backed by ranking member Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said he planned to object Wednesday afternoon to a generally agreed upon rule that allows committees to meet after the Senate has been in session for more than two hours. As a result, Harkin was forced to reschedule the vote for May 16. Scott, who believes Perez took a heavy hand in his state in enforcing the 1964 Voting Rights Act, would not rule out a filibuster of his nomination. “It seems like there is still a red state bias and the notion of a partisan approach is not necessarily needed at the Department of Labor,” Scott said."… Continue Reading


Upstate veterans visit D.C. war memorials

Tuesday | May 7, 2013

On Tuesday, a group of 75 WWII veterans from across the Upstate departed from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport for the experience of a lifetime. The group, accompanied by sixty guardians, doctors, nurses and support staff, traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II, Vietnam, Korean and Marine Corps War Memorials in addition to viewing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.… Continue Reading


Funding advances to avoid SRS furloughs

Tuesday | May 7, 2013

There is apparently good news for threatened Savannah River Site employees, as the federal funds to avoid furloughs are one step closer to the finish line. More than 2,500 employees have been subject to reduced working hours; however, if these funds are not OK’d by May 22, up to 900 of those employees will lose all working hours. In the Senate, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., sits on the Armed Services Committee. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., pledged his support to expediting the funds getting to SRS.… Continue Reading


Funding advances to avoid SRS furloughs

Monday | May 6, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., pledged his support to expediting the funds getting to SRS. “SRS is important to our nation and to the world. I have strongly supported giving agencies additional flexibility to adjust to the sequester, and it is good news that the president’s budget office has finally approved a plan to avoid furloughs at the site,” Scott said Monday. “I will continue working with my colleagues to ensure the reprogramming request is approved before the deadline.” … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Visits Oconee County

Friday | May 3, 2013

Scott, who was sworn in Jan. 3 after Gov. Nikki Haley appointed him to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, was making his first visit to Oconee County as a U.S. senator. He and U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-District 3, were featured during an Oconee Chamber of Commerce Meet and Greet event at the International Deli. Scott said education and economic development issues are the best opportunities for finding common ground between the two parties. He suggested efforts may be made to send more block grant money to states for education to “allow the states to control their own destiny.” … Continue Reading


Senator and Congressman visit Easley

Thursday | May 2, 2013

Area residents got the opportunity this afternoon to meet one of the nation’s newest senators, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of Charleston, and to learn of his conservative approach government.… Continue Reading

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