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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

AP: Tim Scott wants South Carolina veterans facility audit

Friday | June 13, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Thursday asked the Veterans Administration for information about its South Carolina facilities, telling the acting department secretary that he continues to be troubled.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott hears veterans concerns traveling SC

Monday | June 9, 2014

South Carolina veterans shared their frustrations in getting Veterans Affairs health care with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Friday amid news that new VA facilities could ease the problem of getting care along the coast.… Continue Reading

Veterans meet with Senator Tim Scott to discuss VA concerns

Monday | June 9, 2014

"To me, this is how we honor the contract that we made with the veterans many, many years ago, some as long as 50 or 60 years ago," said Scott, R-S.C., who spoke individually with many of the veterans and their families at the Charleston County Council chambers. "The fact of the matter is the only way for us to serve the vets at the highest level possible is to hear specifically from them."… Continue Reading

Scott travels Palmetto State listening to vets about VA health system

Monday | June 9, 2014

Complaints are still coming in about delays in care that lead to more veterans' deaths in South Carolina. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott crisscrossed the state asking veterans to tell him the truth about the Department of Veterans Affairs.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott Earns the Coveted Title of “Taxpayer Super Hero”

Wednesday | June 4, 2014

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2013 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect and save the taxpayers’ money, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests.… Continue Reading

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

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