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Korean War veterans to be recognized by Sen. Scott

Monday | July 8, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will recognize Korean War veterans Saturday, July 27, for their sacrifice and service on the 60th anniversary of the cease-fire ending the war. Scott has invited Korean War veterans to USC Upstate for a ceremony at 9 a.m.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott stops in for open forum, part of 46-county tour

Monday | July 8, 2013

Hall, a U.S. Army veteran, put in an application for disability to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and it was "just sitting there" for 18 months. After a community meet-and-greet event Wednesday at Saluda Town Hall, Scott called his constituent service office and put Hall in touch with them on the spot. … Continue Reading


Senator comes calling

Monday | July 8, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott introduced himself to Walterboro Tuesday. When Mayor Bill Young had been in Washington D.C. for his annual visit with the legislators who represent the city in Congress, he had invited the freshman senator to visit. Tuesday, Scott took the mayor up on that invitation.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott visits Hardeeville

Monday | July 8, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott gave updates from the Senate during a “meet and greet” session at Hardeeville City Hall on Tuesday. Scott said his focus while serving are education and economic empowerment.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott talks security in visit to SRS

Monday | July 8, 2013

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., expressed his support of MOX and the Savannah River Site's security efforts during his trip to the site on Wednesday. Scott visited the site as part of his multiple-county tour of the state this week. The senator is speaking in 10 counties throughout the state in a three-day period.… Continue Reading


Sen. Scott kicks off 10-county tour in Hardeeville

Wednesday | July 3, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-Charleston, began a three-day visit to 10 South Carolina counties in Hardeeville on Tuesday, answering questions about education, immigration and improving the state's roads. Scott told a crowd of about 75 people at Hardeeville City Hall that he would focus on improving education during his time in the Senate. … Continue Reading


OP-ED: IRS targeting scandal shows need for reform

Sunday | June 30, 2013

A year ago last week, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the President Barack Obama’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance was a tax on the American people. This has proven to be one of the most significant parts of the current administration’s efforts to grow government and attack individual freedoms.… Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott to host ceremony honoring Korean War veterans

Friday | June 28, 2013

A ceremony next month at USC Upstate will honor Korean War-era veterans. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host the event at 9 a.m., July 27 at the University of South Carolina Upstate Readiness Center.… Continue Reading


Korean War-era vets to be honored

Wednesday | June 26, 2013

Korean War-era veterans will be recognized by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on July 27 as part of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the armistace that led to the Korean cease-fire.… Continue Reading


GOP blasts FDA for promoting ObamaCare

Friday | June 21, 2013

Republicans on the Senate health committee are wondering why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is promoting ObamaCare to the public. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, GOP senators asked her to provide legal justification for email alerts encouraging people to sign up for the law's new insurance exchanges.… Continue Reading


You likely won't have to put up pro-union posters at your work site; NLRB loses again

Tuesday | June 18, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., also welcomed the court's ruling. "The NLRB was established as an unbiased arbiter, but President Obama has turned it into a pro-union, anti-right-to-work organization that often oversteps its bounds," Scott said. "I applaud this court decision, which recognizes that the board has taken on an unintended activist role."… Continue Reading


Senator Scott Speaks at Palmetto Boys' State Graduation

Saturday | June 15, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott strolled onto the stage Saturday at Anderson University’s Henderson Auditorium with a confidence he did not have as a teen.… Continue Reading


Senate Education Committee Considers NCLB Bill

Wednesday | June 12, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced an amendment that would have...made it clear that states can change their standards without the permission of the secretary of education—an emerging issue, since many states made participation in the common-core standards a piece of their waiver plans. Harkin called the amendment "a direct attack on Common Core"—and Scott happily agreed.… Continue Reading


Senators: Review California health exchange secrecy

Friday | June 7, 2013

Five Republican U.S. senators said Friday they have asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate whether California is inappropriately concealing details of contracts for its health insurance exchange. Their letter was sent in response to a report last month by The Associated Press, which revealed that Covered California appears unique among states in the level of secrecy it is afforded.… Continue Reading


Senator Scott, American Legion Post 147 ceremony remembers true meaning of Memorial Day

Tuesday | May 28, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., shook hands with dozens of those who attended the event — many of them veterans — and spoke briefly during the ceremony. “We’ve got a lot to be thankful for in this country,” Scott said. He paid special tribute to Pfc. Barrett Austin, 20, of Easley, who died in April after the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.… Continue Reading


Keep MOX plant moving forward

Wednesday | May 22, 2013

South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, are taking a lead role in urging the administration to maintain funding for the Savannah River Site MOX facility. They’re on the right track. … Continue Reading


GOP senators on committee target three labor nominees

Friday | May 17, 2013

While the nomination of Pearce, a former Buffalo labor lawyer, to a full five-year term proved to be the least controversial of the three, he endured tough questioning from both Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., about whether the labor board had made it too easy for unions to organize. They said they were especially concerned that the board was sanctioning the formation of “micro-unions” that include as few as two employees.… Continue Reading


SC, Ga. senators voice MOX support to White House

Thursday | May 16, 2013

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina and Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia wrote to President Obama this week that efforts to slow funding for the mixed-oxide fuel program could hurt both states' relationships with the federal government.… Continue Reading


Scott stresses education, hard work to students

Monday | May 13, 2013

UNION — A life that includes education, hard work, positive role models, choosing the right friends, and having a backup plan is a successful life U.S. Sen. Tim Scott told Union County High School students Friday morning. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott impressed by reactor project, Fairfield

Friday | May 10, 2013

A May 3 visit by Sen. Tim Scott to sites 2 and 3 at the V.C. Summer nuclear facility left him impressed with the state of the art technology being constructed in Fairfield County.… Continue Reading

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