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Senators right to rescue service for public safety

Friday | December 26, 2014

Three days after the announcement came a reminder how important search-and-resuce capability is in a coastal area: A helicopter from Air Facility Charleston helped rescue four people from a burning boat off Murrells Inlet.… Continue Reading

Guest Opinion: ‘Tis the Season to Remember Our Blessings

Wednesday | December 24, 2014

I came into the U.S. Senate with the expectation of making a significant difference in Americans’ lives - the Americans who lack hope and do not have access to many opportunities that would help them achieve the American Dream. As 2015 winds to a close and a new year greets us, I will continue to fight for those opportunities.… Continue Reading

The year in politics, as told by the Internet

Tuesday | December 23, 2014

Selfies. There were a lot of them. The only good one was this one with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)… Continue Reading

Scott: education and staying positive the keys to success

Friday | December 19, 2014

Jackson, a member of the school's football and track teams and JROTC, said he felt empowered to pursue his goals of joining the military or earning a master's degree in business administration after graduation. "He showed he had been through the struggle," Jackson said.… Continue Reading

Employer Groups Express Disappointment With NLRB Final Rule on Union Elections

Friday | December 19, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who also sits on the HELP committee, agreed. “Today’s rule issued by the NLRB is perhaps the most pro-union action taken by the current administration, which is quite a feat in itself,” Scott said in a statement.… Continue Reading

Tom Cotton, Tim Scott to join Senate Banking Committee

Tuesday | December 16, 2014

South Carolina's Tim Scott, fresh off a special election victory, also will join the Banking Committee, according to a list sent out by the office of incoming Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Republicans will have 12 members on the committee, two more than this year.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: Why Marriage Matters for Fighting Poverty

Tuesday | December 16, 2014

In a speech at the 2014 Heritage Antipoverty Forum, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., described his vision to lift more Americans out of poverty. Scott’s speech emphasized an often-overlooked factor contributing to opportunity: marriage. He spoke of the significance of marriage and the challenges for single-parent households from his personal experience living with a single mom after his parents’ divorce.… Continue Reading

Coast Guard rescues four people from boat fire in Murrells Inlet

Tuesday | December 16, 2014

The Coast Guard responded to the report by launching a MH-65D Dolphin helicopter and crew from the air facility in Charleston. They sent a boat crew on a 45-foot response boat and Medium from Coast Guard Station Georgetown also helped. The fate of that helicopter was up in the air for quite some time. Earlier this year, it was decided to close down the Charleston air facility. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott fought to keep the base open.… Continue Reading

SC Senator Tim Scott delivers GOP Radio address

Saturday | December 13, 2014

In remarks prepared for delivery in his Saturday address, South Carolina’s junior Senator, Tim Scott, said the mid-term election was a repudiation of the President’s policies and that Republicans will now “present solutions for American families, and I truly hope the President will join us.”… Continue Reading

Senator Scott previews Senate agenda in new Congress

Saturday | December 13, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) gave a preview Saturday of what the new GOP-controlled Senate will look like come January.… Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott visits county as part of statewide tour

Thursday | December 4, 2014

US Senator for South Carolina, Tim Scott, stopped by the Clock restaurant in Laurens on Sunday night to meet and mingle with some of his constituents. Scott says that he has been touring all over the state since winning his senate seat in the November special election.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott self-imposes a term limit on his time in Washington

Thursday | December 4, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott made history this week, and he's put an end date on his time in Washington.… Continue Reading

Editorial: State politics should see attitude shift with Scott

Thursday | December 4, 2014

This isn’t a major shift just based on Scott’s race. It isn’t a major shift based on his politics by any means. It’s a major shift based on the early indications that Scott has an aversion to do-noting politics.… Continue Reading

The People's Choice: Sen. Tim Scott's Historic Swearing-In

Wednesday | December 3, 2014

History-making isn't a term that the young Tim Scott would have ever dared dream might one day be applied to him. Dreams were not for people like Scott, who was being raised in a single-parent household where money was tight and, he's not too proud to admit, he was failing in high school.… Continue Reading

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott makes history

Wednesday | December 3, 2014

Scott makes history as he is sworn in to U.S. Senate

Wednesday | December 3, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said his swearing-in ceremony, which made him the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction, is a sign of progress for the state of South Carolina and the nation.… Continue Reading

Scott visits Timken Tyger River plant

Tuesday | December 2, 2014

UNION — Timken employees had an opportunity to converse with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott as he toured the plant on Monday.… Continue Reading

SC senators: Administration needs to move quickly on Hagel resignation

Tuesday | November 25, 2014

Sen Scott’s CHOICE Act would open doors for students

Thursday | November 20, 2014

We enjoy liberties in almost every aspect of life, but unfortunately, one area lags behind: choice in education. Thankfully, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is working to expand school-choice options for families with S.1909, the CHOICE Act (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education).… Continue Reading

MOX gets 10-year extension for construction

Monday | November 17, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, announced Friday that it is extending the construction completion deadline for Savannah River Site’s MOX facility an additional 10 years.… Continue Reading

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