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World leaders request more sanctions after Nigerian kidnappings

Wednesday | May 7, 2014

The U.S. Senate also officially condemned the abduction of the girls. A group of lawmakers, including...Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, on Tuesday gathered outside the Capitol to take part in a moment of silence for the victims.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Speaks at Lander University Graduation

Monday | May 5, 2014

Lander University hosted its 149th commencement ceremony Saturday in Finis Horne Arena. Several hundred graduates received their degrees and were cheered on by a capacity crowd of family, friends and well-wishers. Saturday’s commencement speaker was U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.… Continue Reading

MOX dodges more than 1,000 layoffs

Thursday | April 24, 2014

Graham and Scott said other members of the Senate have been advocating to keep funding flowing for construction of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX project – a move that still remains in jeopardy since the federal government proposes placing the program in a cold stand-by while officials explore other options.… Continue Reading

OP-ED: Obamacare Must Go Regardless of Who is Obama’s Next HHS Nominee!

Wednesday | April 16, 2014

At the end of the day, we all want Americans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare, but Obamacare is the wrong path to get to that goal.… Continue Reading

Bill aims to spur job growth for the unemployed

Tuesday | April 15, 2014

In a rare show of bipartisanship, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., have teamed up in an effort to spur job growth by introducing a bill to increase the number of registered apprenticeships in the U.S. As an incentive, the bill will also offer a tax credit to employers.… Continue Reading

Jokes, memorials, cannon blast start 46th RBC Heritage

Monday | April 14, 2014

Defending champion Graeme McDowell launched a tee shot into Calibogue Sound using a hickory-shafted club after a ceremony filled with quips from McDowell, Heritage Foundation honorary chairman Don Calhoon and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: No Doubt Sebelius 'Had to Go'

Sunday | April 13, 2014

Following the resignation Friday of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the focus on confirming her successor should be on putting Americans first over Obama administration policies, says South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.… Continue Reading

Obama's new health secretary nominee draws early Republican fire

Sunday | April 13, 2014

"We are going to have an opportunity to discuss with Director Burwell her approach to making sure that the American people are the primary objective and not politics," Scott added.… Continue Reading

Black senators push to aid minority youths

Wednesday | April 9, 2014

The only two African-American senators, a Democrat and a Republican, reached across the partisan divide Wednesday to introduce legislation targeting the high unemployment rate among minority youth.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott snaps first selfie

Wednesday | April 9, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott is taking a page out of President Obama and Ellen DeGeneres’ Twitter playbooks by snapping his first selfie.… Continue Reading

Politics: Scott takes to radio

Monday | April 7, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott gave the Republicans’ weekly radio address Saturday and talked about his humble beginnings and how that influenced his bill to create jobs, known as the Skills Act. “As someone who grew up in poverty, I know the hard choices facing so many families every night,” he said. “As a former small business owner, I know the importance of ensuring the next generation of Americans is the most well-trained, best-educated workforce the world has ever seen.”… Continue Reading

Tim Scott: Democrats Playing Politics With Skills Act Opposition

Monday | April 7, 2014

Creating jobs is most important issue facing the nation, and Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who has introduced legislation to help with the issue, says Senate Democrats have blocked his plan for political reasons.… Continue Reading

GOP senator spars with Obama on jobs

Monday | April 7, 2014

President Obama may have campaigned on job creation, but his administration has produced "no measurable end results" and done little to reverse the trend of unemployment around the country, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said Saturday in the weekly Republican address.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott Gives GOP Weekly Address on Empowering Americans

Monday | April 7, 2014

In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina talks about what he describes as the most important issue facing our nation today -- job creation. Scott discusses legislation he's introduced that would consolidate duplicate federal workforce training programs and help the unemployed and underemployed learn new job skills.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott Talks About Job Creation

Monday | April 7, 2014

The South Carolina politician talks about what he describes as the most important issue facing our nation today.… Continue Reading

Scott links South Atlantic OCS access bill to jobs growth plan

Thursday | April 3, 2014

US Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill that would reverse the Obama administration’s exclusion of four South Atlantic coastal states from active offshore oil and gas resource development planning. It is the third part of Scott’s broader legislative Opportunity Agenda to create jobs and increase educational opportunities, he said on Apr. 2. “The Southern Energy Access Jobs Act will allow our nation’s energy sector to innovate and grow while meeting several important needs, including creating more opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, increasing job opportunities for our nation’s veterans, and helping ease the burden of energy for families,” said Scott, who is an Energy and Natural Resources Committee member.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott, Free-Speech Savior?

Monday | March 31, 2014

Senator Scott is one of the few who’ve looked into the Obama administration’s Internet-regulation decision, and he has serious concerns about the preservation of free speech if the transition goes through. … Continue Reading

Gowdy, Scott talk about health care reform in lecture at Wofford College

Monday | March 31, 2014

"Would you spend $1.5 trillion to provide access to health insurance for about 5 percent of the nation's population at a higher cost, with higher deductibles, higher out of pocket expenses and no real ability to reign it all in?" Scott said. He said the question they should be asking is how to control health care costs in order to have a "serious conversation about health care."… Continue Reading

Scott: Only Possible Reason for Obama Admin’s Internet Surrender Is Appeasement

Wednesday | March 26, 2014

On Fox News on Monday, Senator Tim Scott (R., S.C.) worried about the repercussions of handing control of the internet over to “an unknown body,” particularly if it could potentially be done without congressional approval. “Whatever the reason for turning over any aspect of the Internet at this point, I think it’s a bad decision by the administration,”? he said.… Continue Reading

Congressmen Scott, Gowdy to speak at health care lecture series

Wednesday | March 26, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will be guest speakers at Wofford College Friday as part of a guest lecture series on health care policy and administration.… Continue Reading

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