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Tim Scott: Democrats Playing Politics With Skills Act Opposition

Monday | April 7, 2014

Creating jobs is most important issue facing the nation, and Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who has introduced legislation to help with the issue, says Senate Democrats have blocked his plan for political reasons.… Continue Reading


GOP senator spars with Obama on jobs

Monday | April 7, 2014

President Obama may have campaigned on job creation, but his administration has produced "no measurable end results" and done little to reverse the trend of unemployment around the country, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said Saturday in the weekly Republican address.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott Gives GOP Weekly Address on Empowering Americans

Monday | April 7, 2014

In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina talks about what he describes as the most important issue facing our nation today -- job creation. Scott discusses legislation he's introduced that would consolidate duplicate federal workforce training programs and help the unemployed and underemployed learn new job skills.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott Talks About Job Creation

Monday | April 7, 2014

The South Carolina politician talks about what he describes as the most important issue facing our nation today.… Continue Reading


Scott links South Atlantic OCS access bill to jobs growth plan

Thursday | April 3, 2014

US Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill that would reverse the Obama administration’s exclusion of four South Atlantic coastal states from active offshore oil and gas resource development planning. It is the third part of Scott’s broader legislative Opportunity Agenda to create jobs and increase educational opportunities, he said on Apr. 2. “The Southern Energy Access Jobs Act will allow our nation’s energy sector to innovate and grow while meeting several important needs, including creating more opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, increasing job opportunities for our nation’s veterans, and helping ease the burden of energy for families,” said Scott, who is an Energy and Natural Resources Committee member.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott, Free-Speech Savior?

Monday | March 31, 2014

Senator Scott is one of the few who’ve looked into the Obama administration’s Internet-regulation decision, and he has serious concerns about the preservation of free speech if the transition goes through. … Continue Reading


Gowdy, Scott talk about health care reform in lecture at Wofford College

Monday | March 31, 2014

"Would you spend $1.5 trillion to provide access to health insurance for about 5 percent of the nation's population at a higher cost, with higher deductibles, higher out of pocket expenses and no real ability to reign it all in?" Scott said. He said the question they should be asking is how to control health care costs in order to have a "serious conversation about health care."… Continue Reading


Scott: Only Possible Reason for Obama Admin’s Internet Surrender Is Appeasement

Wednesday | March 26, 2014

On Fox News on Monday, Senator Tim Scott (R., S.C.) worried about the repercussions of handing control of the internet over to “an unknown body,” particularly if it could potentially be done without congressional approval. “Whatever the reason for turning over any aspect of the Internet at this point, I think it’s a bad decision by the administration,”? he said.… Continue Reading


Congressmen Scott, Gowdy to speak at health care lecture series

Wednesday | March 26, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will be guest speakers at Wofford College Friday as part of a guest lecture series on health care policy and administration.… Continue Reading


Backlash over administration decision to relinquish control of Internet overseer

Tuesday | March 18, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., according to Politico, cautioned that it would be a "scary thought" to be in a situation where nations like China or Russia "could take a firm hold on the Internet." … Continue Reading


Local students nominated for service academies

Thursday | March 13, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott has nominated 59 students from all over South Carolina to be considered for an appointment to one of the nation's military academies.… Continue Reading


Scott sounds the charge for school choice

Thursday | March 13, 2014

Sen. Scott is emerging as an effective, high-profile advocate for an uplifting cause - school choice - that should transcend partisan divisions.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott's Conservative Education Proposal

Tuesday | March 11, 2014

In January, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) revealed his “opportunity agenda,” consisting of two Senate bills on education reform. Last Friday, Scott promoted his education initiatives at CPAC.… Continue Reading


Officials react to budget proposal that would freeze MOX

Friday | March 7, 2014

Scott said, “The administration is also breaking an agreement with the people of South Carolina, who agreed to host the MOX facility under the impression the nuclear material would be processed into usable fuel for commercial power reactors – not sit in South Carolina indefinitely.”… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott: The American Dream Starts With Education

Friday | March 7, 2014

In an exclusive interview with Townhall after his speech, Scott elaborated on some of the points he made on stage. He explained why education really does open the door to opportunity and the American Dream, and how his Opportunity Agenda will help all Americans realize their potential.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott boosts school choice in CPAC appearance

Friday | March 7, 2014

Focusing on education, the South Carolina Republican drew applause when he told the Conservative Political Action Conference that school choice is a parental right. "Parents, and not bureaucrats in Washington, should decide the path of their child's education," Scott said.… Continue Reading


Tim Scott: ‘When the Parents Have a Choice, the Kids Have a Chance’

Friday | March 7, 2014

“Kids, not unions, should be the focus of our public education,” Scott said, and parents should be free to choose what is best for their child: “When the parents have a choice, the kids have a chance,” he said to applause.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Responds to Obama Budget

Wednesday | March 5, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said the decision signals a willingness to break an agreement with Russia to dispose of 68 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium, half of which is in Russia.… Continue Reading


OP-ED: Sen. Tim Scott: I have lived the power of the American Dream

Monday | February 24, 2014

America's economy has the potential to transform lives like no other force on Earth, but too often in recent years we have seen Washington act as an anchor. … Continue Reading


Major insurer brings 450 new jobs to Upstate

Friday | February 21, 2014

"We are excited to welcome Esurance and the 450 jobs they are creating to the Upstate. When I think about our workforce in South Carolina, I think of highly-qualified, hardworking individuals, and I know the people of Greenville will welcome this great news with open arms,” added Senator Tim Scott, who was instrumental in recruiting Esurance to the Upstate.… Continue Reading

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