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Room to Grow: How 'Conservative Reform For the Middle Class' Can Reach the GOP

Wednesday | May 28, 2014

Senator Scott focused on education opportunity for children. "Education," he said, "seems to be the gateway for the American dream." Having had a rough time in high school himself, Scott introduced the CHOICE Act earlier this year, which would create pilot programs around the country for military families and expand on the successes of the DC Opportunity Scholarship program. "I always hear labels being put on poor kids: "at-risk kids." What an awful label. We are high-potential children," Scott said.… Continue Reading

Offshore drilling would benefit South Carolina

Tuesday | May 27, 2014

The legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, known as the “Southern Energy Access Jobs Act,” does not allow drilling into our coastline with blind disregard for the environment. Rather, Sen. Scott’s legislation takes a measured approach to exploring and identifying what resources lie off our coast and approximately how much exists. … Continue Reading

Scott, senators seek VA probe

Thursday | May 22, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is asking the U.S. Senate to investigate the Department of Veterans Affairs’ treatment of military veterans seeking health care.… Continue Reading

Scott seeks US Senate investigation of veteran care deficiencies at the VA

Thursday | May 22, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is asking the U.S. Senate to investigate the Department of Veterans Affairs’ treatment of military veterans seeking health care. … Continue Reading

SEA Jobs Act Promises to Strengthen the US Energy Market

Wednesday | May 21, 2014

The recently introduced Southern Energy Access Jobs Act (SEA Jobs Act) advises to create jobs, strengthen America’s energy independence, and encourage science, technical, engineering and mathematical (STEM) education while helping to lower energy prices for low-income families. SEA Jobs Act will reverse the Obama administration’s moratorium on offshore Atlantic energy production and increase responsible offshore energy production in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia, while creating one single “South Atlantic” offshore energy planning area. … Continue Reading

Air Force Academy celebrates 60th anniversary

Wednesday | May 21, 2014

Participating in the evening’s festivities were four graduates of the Academy’s first Class of 1959 and six new appointees to the Academy from South Carolina, including three from the Charleston area. Among the distinguished guests attending the dinner were U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis.… Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott Discusses Conservative Solutions to Poverty on NPR with Michel Martin

Tuesday | May 20, 2014

Senator Tim Scott Discusses the Conservative Solution to Poverty on NPR's "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014… Continue Reading

Brown vs. Board of Education: Historic ruling, enduring task

Tuesday | May 20, 2014

Stall High School graduate Tim Scott, the first black U.S. senator from the South since the late 1800s, on Friday issued a statement that aptly hailed the Brown vs. Board ruling while acknowledging the remaining challenges in fulfilling its aims: "We also remember that education is one of the strongest opportunities that too many children trapped in chronically failing schools are denied. I hope this anniversary reminds everyone to recommit themselves to the vital work of providing true opportunity to all, regardless of background."… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott urges CofC graduates to never quit

Monday | May 12, 2014

Underneath the canopy of oak trees that dot the lawn of the Cistern, Sen. Tim Scott on Saturday told the 2014 class of graduates at the College of Charleston three important life lessons that he'd learned.… Continue Reading

The undercover senator

Thursday | May 8, 2014

In the almost year and a half since [joining] the Senate...Scott, a conservative Republican, has embarked on an unconventional listening tour, wandering his state in blue jeans, talking to folks without ever saying who he is. He’s mopped up the floors of a burrito joint, manned a shoe shop and ridden the bus through rough neighborhoods in Charleston.… Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott praises graduates of financial literacy program

Thursday | May 8, 2014

Students at Westwood High School got a shout out Tuesday from U.S. Sen. Tim Scott for taking steps toward financial independence.… Continue Reading

Letter: Legislators supportive of SRS

Thursday | May 8, 2014

The 10th anniversary celebration was attended by many community leaders, Department of Energy officials, and by U.S. Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and U.S. House Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. It was appropriate that these elected officials be in attendance because, over the years, the South Carolina delegation has been very supportive of SRS.… Continue Reading

World leaders request more sanctions after Nigerian kidnappings

Wednesday | May 7, 2014

The U.S. Senate also officially condemned the abduction of the girls. A group of lawmakers, including...Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, on Tuesday gathered outside the Capitol to take part in a moment of silence for the victims.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Speaks at Lander University Graduation

Monday | May 5, 2014

Lander University hosted its 149th commencement ceremony Saturday in Finis Horne Arena. Several hundred graduates received their degrees and were cheered on by a capacity crowd of family, friends and well-wishers. Saturday’s commencement speaker was U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.… Continue Reading

MOX dodges more than 1,000 layoffs

Thursday | April 24, 2014

Graham and Scott said other members of the Senate have been advocating to keep funding flowing for construction of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX project – a move that still remains in jeopardy since the federal government proposes placing the program in a cold stand-by while officials explore other options.… Continue Reading

OP-ED: Obamacare Must Go Regardless of Who is Obama’s Next HHS Nominee!

Wednesday | April 16, 2014

At the end of the day, we all want Americans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare, but Obamacare is the wrong path to get to that goal.… Continue Reading

Bill aims to spur job growth for the unemployed

Tuesday | April 15, 2014

In a rare show of bipartisanship, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., have teamed up in an effort to spur job growth by introducing a bill to increase the number of registered apprenticeships in the U.S. As an incentive, the bill will also offer a tax credit to employers.… Continue Reading

Jokes, memorials, cannon blast start 46th RBC Heritage

Monday | April 14, 2014

Defending champion Graeme McDowell launched a tee shot into Calibogue Sound using a hickory-shafted club after a ceremony filled with quips from McDowell, Heritage Foundation honorary chairman Don Calhoon and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.… Continue Reading

Obama's new health secretary nominee draws early Republican fire

Sunday | April 13, 2014

"We are going to have an opportunity to discuss with Director Burwell her approach to making sure that the American people are the primary objective and not politics," Scott added.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: No Doubt Sebelius 'Had to Go'

Sunday | April 13, 2014

Following the resignation Friday of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the focus on confirming her successor should be on putting Americans first over Obama administration policies, says South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.… Continue Reading

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