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Sen. Tim Scott shares life turnaround story with youthful offenders

Monday | December 16, 2013

Scott spent an hour sharing how he turned around his life with teens just entering the legal system at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice’s Midlands Evaluation Center in Columbia. The Lowcountry businessman who has risen quickly in politics in recent years flunked out of high school and lacked direction before deciding to stop being a victim.… Continue Reading

SC statements on the passing of Nelson Mandela

Thursday | December 5, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston: “Nelson Mandela was a transformational figure, a man who truly changed the world. He walked a long road to freedom and embraced the fundamental human belief in equality."… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott to speak in Greenville, Rock Hill today

Tuesday | December 3, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to speak in Greenville and Rock Hill today.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Visits Helping Hands Children's Shelter

Wednesday | November 27, 2013

“We have a unified front, and it's important to have the entire congressional delegation working together on this topic,” Scott said. “We're trying to get the government to get out of the way, sign the check and let these professionals continue their work.” … Continue Reading

Health Website Deadline Nears

Wednesday | November 27, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) said he expected more problems. "We haven't even started talking about paying claims, answering tough questions. This is just getting started," he said.… Continue Reading

Graham, Scott want tougher Iran sanctions

Tuesday | November 26, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., also said he has “serious reservations” about the Iran nuclear deal. “We need to make sure Iran’s nuclear capabilities are halted — not slowed down, but halted,” Scott said in a statement.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott serving dinner at children's shelter

Tuesday | November 26, 2013

The children staying at a Lexington County shelter will receive their meal from a distinguished visitor tonight. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, a first-term Republican from North Charleston, will help serve dinner at the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter, which provides housing for children in crisis. … Continue Reading

Tim Scott says parents, not government, hold key to education

Monday | November 25, 2013

Scott said the question on how to improve public education is to ask, "How do we turn opportunity into a manifested, tangible result of fewer people struggling to make ends meet?" Free enterprise and free markets are the answers, he said. Scott notes several challenges public education faces, including that some children enter the system unprepared, which may require more focus on reaching children when they're four or five or younger, he said.… Continue Reading

The future of SRS: Budget fight at the federal level

Monday | November 25, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said he has been in communication with DOE by submitting several letters to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz. For example, Scott recently submitted a letter on Nov. 20 regarding radioactive waste removal. Much like Graham, Scott said he feels that a lack of funding will cause DOE to miss deadlines at the Site.… Continue Reading

Editorial: 'Fix' makes ACA worse than it was

Wednesday | November 20, 2013

The sloppy implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues to eviscerate a law that was doomed to be ineffective to begin with. Recent changes, however, may mean that this law could struggle to meet even its most noble goal of providing access to affordable health care for those least able to obtain it.… Continue Reading

Tribute to veterans in Walterboro

Monday | November 11, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott was also among those paying tribute at the ceremony. Scott said, "My mom always said give them roses while they're living and this is our opportunity to do so. There are so many folks that are coming back with PTSD, with missing limbs. Here's an opportunity for us to celebrate their success on behalf of a grateful world."… Continue Reading

Scott Supports Measure to Limit Abortions

Friday | November 8, 2013

“We have an obligation to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves,” Scott told McClatchy. “It’s especially important that we protect unborn children who are capable of experiencing pain and suffering.”… Continue Reading

Another Obamacare promise broken

Friday | November 8, 2013

Meanwhile, that website remains a mess wrought of stunning incompetence. Sen. Scott summed up the unseemly spectacle well Wednesday: “ has become synonymous with failure, and this administration’s complete lack of accountability only continues to reinforce what we already knew — Obamacare is a disaster. Premiums are skyrocketing, millions of Americans are losing their current plans, contrary to the president’s promise, and now we have seen concrete evidence of the security issues in play on the website.”… Continue Reading

Nagging worries persist on health site’s security

Thursday | November 7, 2013

“It is unfortunate that the Obama administration apparently required a Senate hearing with an Obamacare administrator in order to resolve such a dramatic breach of privacy,” Scott said. “While I am certainly pleased we were able to force a solution to this matter, it took CMS far too long to even determine if they could find a solution to this problem, much less put it in place.”… Continue Reading official questioned about website security

Thursday | November 7, 2013

Dougall eventually contacted Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., a member of the Senate health committee, who chided Tavenner about the incident at Tuesday’s hearing. Scott, who called the debut “one of the greatest website disasters in history,” said that Dougall wanted his personal information removed from the site but that HHS staffers could not help him. … Continue Reading

Notes Reveal Chaotic White House Talks on Health Care Site

Thursday | November 7, 2013

Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, told Ms. Tavenner he was not satisfied. “This is an example of critically defective security measures on that risk the private information of millions of Americans,” Mr. Scott said.… Continue Reading

OP-ED: Shutdown revealed failures

Sunday | November 3, 2013

My op-ed in the Greenville News on the importance of responsible budgeting.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott encourages students to set high goals

Friday | November 1, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, spoke to a group of about 100 Dorman High School students Friday as part of a four-stop tour of the Upstate.… Continue Reading

Lessons from his grandfather: Sen. Tim Scott on building the GOP and preaching conservatism

Thursday | October 31, 2013

In an easy and self-deprecating tone, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) admitted he isn’t much of a handyman. And his 92-year-old grandfather has let him hear about it.… Continue Reading

Great Scott!

Thursday | October 31, 2013

Tim Scott is not a type-A personality, which makes interviewing him an interesting experience. So many members of Congress lean forward in their chairs, spit words forcefully and rapidly, shuffle in late and then duck out early, headed toward the next vote, the next speech, the next fundraiser.… Continue Reading

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