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Backlash over administration decision to relinquish control of Internet overseer

Tuesday | March 18, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., according to Politico, cautioned that it would be a "scary thought" to be in a situation where nations like China or Russia "could take a firm hold on the Internet." … Continue Reading

Local students nominated for service academies

Thursday | March 13, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott has nominated 59 students from all over South Carolina to be considered for an appointment to one of the nation's military academies.… Continue Reading

Scott sounds the charge for school choice

Thursday | March 13, 2014

Sen. Scott is emerging as an effective, high-profile advocate for an uplifting cause - school choice - that should transcend partisan divisions.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott's Conservative Education Proposal

Tuesday | March 11, 2014

In January, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) revealed his “opportunity agenda,” consisting of two Senate bills on education reform. Last Friday, Scott promoted his education initiatives at CPAC.… Continue Reading

Officials react to budget proposal that would freeze MOX

Friday | March 7, 2014

Scott said, “The administration is also breaking an agreement with the people of South Carolina, who agreed to host the MOX facility under the impression the nuclear material would be processed into usable fuel for commercial power reactors – not sit in South Carolina indefinitely.”… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott: The American Dream Starts With Education

Friday | March 7, 2014

In an exclusive interview with Townhall after his speech, Scott elaborated on some of the points he made on stage. He explained why education really does open the door to opportunity and the American Dream, and how his Opportunity Agenda will help all Americans realize their potential.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott boosts school choice in CPAC appearance

Friday | March 7, 2014

Focusing on education, the South Carolina Republican drew applause when he told the Conservative Political Action Conference that school choice is a parental right. "Parents, and not bureaucrats in Washington, should decide the path of their child's education," Scott said.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: ‘When the Parents Have a Choice, the Kids Have a Chance’

Friday | March 7, 2014

“Kids, not unions, should be the focus of our public education,” Scott said, and parents should be free to choose what is best for their child: “When the parents have a choice, the kids have a chance,” he said to applause.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Responds to Obama Budget

Wednesday | March 5, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said the decision signals a willingness to break an agreement with Russia to dispose of 68 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium, half of which is in Russia.… Continue Reading

OP-ED: Sen. Tim Scott: I have lived the power of the American Dream

Monday | February 24, 2014

America's economy has the potential to transform lives like no other force on Earth, but too often in recent years we have seen Washington act as an anchor. … Continue Reading

Major insurer brings 450 new jobs to Upstate

Friday | February 21, 2014

"We are excited to welcome Esurance and the 450 jobs they are creating to the Upstate. When I think about our workforce in South Carolina, I think of highly-qualified, hardworking individuals, and I know the people of Greenville will welcome this great news with open arms,” added Senator Tim Scott, who was instrumental in recruiting Esurance to the Upstate.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott delivers valentines to patients at MUSC Children's Hospital

Friday | February 14, 2014

Pediatric patients at the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital got surprise valentines from U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Friday.… Continue Reading

Senator Scott's Opportunity Agenda, Q&A with Huffington Post

Wednesday | February 12, 2014

Scott has eased into his role in the Senate, keeping a relatively low profile. He combines a very conservative voting record with more moderate political rhetoric, but what sets him apart from some other Republicans is that he is calling for the GOP to focus its solutions on lower- and middle-class Americans rather than big business.… Continue Reading

South Carolina's U.S. Senators rail against Common Core as "coercion"

Thursday | February 6, 2014

South Carolina's two U.S. senators are teaming up in opposition to Common Core education standards, announcing plans to introduce a resolution denouncing what they say was President Barack Obama's coercion of states into adopting Common Core state standards.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott's Unconventional Listening Tour of South Carolina

Tuesday | February 4, 2014

"Are you Tim Scott?" "You look like that representative fellow."… Continue Reading

A Personal Story from Senator Tim Scott

Sunday | February 2, 2014

GOP senators offer education proposals to close 'income inequality' gap

Thursday | January 30, 2014

Scott's CHOICE Act is aimed at giving more education flexibility to military families, those with children facing physical challenges and students in impoverished areas. Scott, who grew up in a single-parent home, says he realized how important education was when he nearly flunked out of high school and a mentor took him under his wing.… Continue Reading

GOP measure would promote ‘school choice’

Wednesday | January 29, 2014

Republicans are positioning “school choice” — sending public dollars to charter schools, vouchers, virtual schools and other alternatives to traditional public schools — as a way to address income inequality in this election year and connect with low-income, minority voters. Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), a former education secretary, and Tim Scott (S.C.), one of only two African Americans in the Senate, will propose far-reaching “choice” legislation on Tuesday that would take the $24 billion in federal money spent annually to help educate 11 million students in poverty or with disabilities and convert it into block grants to the states, among other changes.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott convenes panel of past and present black senators

Monday | January 27, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott is part of a very small community of African-Americans who have served in the U.S. Senate, but that doesn’t mean these figures haven’t had an impact. In honor of Black History Month, the South Carolina Republican is convening a panel — to which all living black senators of the past and present have been invited.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott's Not Taking the Bait

Friday | January 24, 2014

Scott, who grew up poor with a single mother, has a unique perspective on what he calls "the opportunity agenda." He's filed legislation to expand school choice and job training.… Continue Reading

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