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Senator Tim Scott stops by Cougar New Tech

Wednesday | October 1, 2014

Taylors school earns National Blue Ribbon designation

Wednesday | October 1, 2014

Senator Tim Scott issued a congratulatory statement to the students, teachers and staff at the Prince of Peace for being named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. "Education is the foundation for success, and has the power to truly change lives," Scott said.… Continue Reading

Session on applying to service academies scheduled Monday

Monday | September 29, 2014

The office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will hold a series of informational sessions and office hours throughout South Carolina for high school students interested in attending one of the five service academies — U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Coast Guard Academy.… Continue Reading

Upward Sports welcomes crowds to $20M complex

Monday | September 29, 2014

Scott, who played football in high school and went on to play at Presbyterian College, talked about the role faith played in his life. He led a prayer to bless the facility, asking everyone in the crowd to put their hands on someone else's shoulder.… Continue Reading

Republican senators demand answers from Kerry on Iran

Monday | September 22, 2014

A group of 31 senators warned Secretary of State John Kerry against making any nuclear concessions to Iran that would pose a threat to the U.S. In a letter spearheaded by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), the senators expressed grave concern over "troubling" reports that the administration is considering a deal that would allow Iranian nuclear centrifuges to be "disconnected" instead of "dismantled.… Continue Reading

Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina coastline 25 years ago Sunday

Monday | September 22, 2014

In remembering Hugo, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said South Carolinians pulled together to rebuild following the monster storm. "My overwhelming memory of Hugo and the days after, however, is not of tragedy but of kindness," Scott said in prepared comments.… Continue Reading

Senators: Higher energy costs could force almost 1 million into poverty

Thursday | September 18, 2014

A 10-percent increase in home energy costs could push 840,000 people into poverty, according to a new white paper by two GOP senators. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Tim Scott (S.C.) argue that lawmakers should consider the impact of policy changes and federal regulations on the energy expenses incurred by households.… Continue Reading

Senators: Spike in energy costs could push 840,000 Americans into poverty

Thursday | September 18, 2014

A 10-percent increase in home energy costs would push 840,000 more Americans below the poverty line, according to a new report from two Republican senators. Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their report on energy insecurity to highlight some of the repercussions from regulations that they say could raise energy costs, although the study does not advocate a specific policy.… Continue Reading

Senators tackle energy cost impacts

Monday | September 15, 2014

Two Republican senators will release a white paper next week arguing that regulations and legislation that increase energy costs hurt poor families. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Tim Scott (S.C.), both members of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will release their paper Plenty at Stake: Indicators of American Energy Insecurity on Sept. 18 at an event hosted by the conservative Manhattan Institute.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott Statement on President's ISIL Speech

Wednesday | September 10, 2014

Our world remains a dangerous place and requires America to show decisive leadership, principled strength and continuous resolve when confronted with threats like ISIS.… Continue Reading

Dorn VA offers credit monitoring after reporting personal information missing

Monday | September 8, 2014

"Today's announcement by Dorn is another example of why so many have lost faith in our nation's VA system," Sen. Tim Scott said in a release. "The 400,000 veterans in South Carolina deserve better from the VA. Safeguarding veteran's medical records is among one of the most basic responsibilities of VA and its medical centers. Our veterans shouldn't have to worry that that's not happening."… Continue Reading

TR man, nominated by Sen. Scott, honored with national adoption award

Thursday | September 4, 2014

Cruver was nominated by Sen. Tim Scott. Cruver "has dedicated his life, both personally and professionally, to helping some of our most vulnerable children — orphans — find homes," Scott said in a statement. "So many of these kids have unlimited promise, and the efforts of people like Dan are key in helping them unlock their potential."… Continue Reading

Tim Scott gets wet for ALS

Wednesday | August 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. Tim Scott and S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell have joined the ranks of the many politicians who have taken the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to help raise money and awareness for ALS, according to a story posted on The State's website.… Continue Reading

Protecting South Carolina’s Veterans

Tuesday | August 19, 2014

The problems at the VA nationally or Dorn and Johnson VA here in South Carolina are by no means solved, but the VA is moving in the right direction. I will continue to press for answers, accountability and access for the veterans who have worn our nation’s uniform, because they deserve nothing less.… Continue Reading

Scott: Protecting South Carolina’s veterans

Sunday | August 17, 2014

The brave men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform deserve our honor and our kept promises. South Carolina’s 400,000 veterans rely on the services provided by the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston and the 11 community-based outpatient facilities across the state.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott promotes diversity in hiring

Friday | August 15, 2014

"The ultimate goal of the resolution was to hopefully heighten awareness of the opportunities to create the workforce of the future, today," Scott, a Republican, said this week.… Continue Reading

Local Vietnam veterans get 'long-awaited thank you'

Wednesday | August 13, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s yearly tradition of honoring veterans from a different American war continued Aug. 2 at the First Baptist Church in Columbia, where more than 2,500 people attended a ceremony to recognize those who served in Vietnam.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott Says GOP Must Win ‘War of Ideas’

Sunday | August 3, 2014

Scott said Republicans should also spend more time focusing on the poor and middle-class and improving access to education, which is at the heart of what he calls an “Opportunity Agenda” he is promoting in South Carolina and in speeches across the country.… Continue Reading

Vietnam vets receive thanks decades later

Saturday | August 2, 2014

Hundreds packed the First Baptist Church in Columbia Saturday for two big reasons: One, to let these vets know the sacrifices they've made won't be forgotten. And two, to lend support in the battles they're still fighting.… Continue Reading

Vietnam-era veterans reflect at appreciation event

Saturday | August 2, 2014

Even on a feel-good day full of praise and military pomp and circumstance, the raw emotions of the Vietnam War and the cultural chaos that troops encountered back home flooded back for veterans honored at the First Baptist Church on Saturday.… Continue Reading

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