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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

Ceremony honors veterans who may not have received recognition

Friday | August 1, 2014

A ceremony this weekend honors veterans of a war who may not have received the gratitude of their country for their service.… Continue Reading

Summerville teen talks sickle cell disease with Congress

Thursday | July 24, 2014

The congressional sickle cell caucus is recruiting well-known sickle cell patients as national spokesmen and spokeswomen for a campaign to raise awareness about the disease. Rice is a member of the bipartisan group and Scott, R-S.C., is its co-chairman.… Continue Reading

Ceremony to honor Vietnam-era vets

Tuesday | July 22, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War-era veterans.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott plans Vietnam vets honor ceremony

Friday | July 18, 2014

Aug. 2, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin, a confrontation between the USS Maddox and several North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats was the spark that led to an escalating U.S. presence in Vietnam. Now, 50 years later, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is organizing a special ceremony for Vietnam War-era veterans.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Supports Bill to Permanently Block Taxes on Internet Access

Wednesday | July 16, 2014

Senator puts spotlight on recognizing, helping veterans

Monday | July 14, 2014

Sen. Scott to honor Vietnam War veterans

Monday | July 14, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony to honor Vietnam War veterans and their families Aug. 2. During a telephone interview Thursday, Scott said the ceremony is an “awesome opportunity” to honor the sacrifice of those who served. In the past, Scott has hosted similar ceremonies for World War II and Korean War veterans.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott to hold ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Saturday | July 12, 2014

The importance of South Carolina recognizing its veterans cannot be overlooked, said U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who is gearing up for a celebratory event to honor those who have served. Scott is hosting the Vietnam Era Veterans Honor Ceremony on Aug. 2 in Columbia. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. Scott said each veteran will receive a Senatorial Certificate of Appreciation, as well as a pin.… Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Scott to host Vietnam vets in Columbia

Friday | July 11, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. The event is free.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott still waiting for answers on veterans care at South Carolina VA facilities

Sunday | June 29, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Scott is trying to get answers about the care veterans are getting in Columbia and at other VA facilities around the state.… Continue Reading

VA review finds 'chronic' failures; Sen. Tim Scott calls for S.C. specifics

Saturday | June 28, 2014

As lawmakers continue the call for answers into the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system, including South Carolina's Sen. Tim Scott, the White House released findings Friday describing "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott wants answers directly from VA hospitals

Friday | June 27, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has not yet responded to Sen. Tim Scott's two-week-old request for information about the existence of secret waiting lists at South Carolina VA facilities, prompting the senator to ask the hospital directors themselves, his office will announce Friday.… Continue Reading

Labor board scrambles after hundreds of decisions thrown into doubt by court ruling

Friday | June 27, 2014

The Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that invalidated three appointments made by President Obama to the National Labor Relations Board has thrown hundreds of the board's decisions into question. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told Fox News that he hopes every case decided during that period will come back before the NLRB for another hearing.… Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott: Education is the Key to Prosperity

Wednesday | June 25, 2014

"Unemployment is a symptom; education is the problem," said Scott, a conservative who was elected to the Senate in 2012. "We need to try to create lifelong learners."… Continue Reading

Senate GOP unveils ‘working families’ agenda ahead of midterms

Wednesday | June 18, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has introduced legislation, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act, to reform the federal government’s Jobs Corps and other adult education and vocational rehabilitation programs.… Continue Reading

Scott wants audit of S.C. veteran facilities

Tuesday | June 17, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Thursday asked the Veterans Administration for information about its S.C. facilities, telling the acting department secretary that he continues to be troubled. “I am concerned South Carolina’s veterans may not be getting the best possible care,” Scott, R-S.C., said in a letter to Sloan Gibson. “I know you agree with me that while we owe our veterans a debt that we cannot repay, the least we can do is ensure nothing but the best care for them and their families.”… Continue Reading

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