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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

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

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