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Senators Introduce Breakthrough Bill For Paid Internships, Push Diverse Recruitment At State Department

Thursday | March 4, 2021

by Ali Shahbaz

This week, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Department of State Student Internship Program Act, to tackle issues of equity as part of the State Department’s signature internship program. The bill pushes for paid internship opportunities to provide minimum wage as well as housing and travel stipends.

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Tim Scott Criticizes Democrats for ‘George Floyd’ Bill After Filibustering His Police Reforms

Tuesday | March 2, 2021

by Joel Pollak

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) criticized House Democrats on Tuesday over their forthcoming police reform bill, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (JIPA), after Senate Democrats filibustered his JUSTICE Act last year, despite bipartisan support.

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Senator Tim Scott hosts virtual meeting aimed at bettering HBCUs, advancing Black community

Wednesday | February 24, 2021

by Kristen Cheatam

UPSTATE, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott is striving to improve relationships, funding and opportunities for students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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EDITORIAL: Small business to be crucial in COVID recovery

Monday | February 22, 2021

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott and Minnesota Democratic Sen. and former presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar may not be seen as allies on many issues, but they are in putting emphasis on the major problems being faced by small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Erie leaders urge Biden administration to continue Opportunity Zone program

Thursday | February 18, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Erie Downtown Development Corporation is entering its fourth year, continuing $100 million worth of construction in downtown Erie. They continue work on the future site of new apartments, a grocery store, and food hall.

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Tim Scott: Why I’m voting against Biden’s nominee for Education secretary

Thursday | February 18, 2021

Education is the closest thing to magic we have in America: It is the great equalizer and our generation’s modern civil rights issue. Yet it seems that just weeks into his presidency, instead of uniting the country, President Biden is rallying behind the hardly uniting principles of far-left progressivism. The latest in this progressive wish list: listening to teacher unions over parents, dismantling successful, commonsense education reform measures such as charter schools and private-school choice and sending mixed signals on reopening schools nationwide.

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Tim Scott blasts Dems’ proposed $15 minimum wage, says killing millions more jobs is ‘not common sense’

Wednesday | February 17, 2021

by Stephanie Giang-Paunon

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Wednesday on "America’s Newsroom" the proposed $15 minimum wage increase will continue to kill millions of jobs during the pandemic and argued there is no "common sense" behind the move. 

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Senator Scott Fights Job-Killing Artificial Minimum Wage Hike

Monday | February 15, 2021

Last week, the Senate unanimously agreed to a budget amendment co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to prevent an artificial minimum wage hike to $15 during the pandemic, which would destroy jobs and crush small businesses already on life support.

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Sen. Scott chosen for leadership role on Senate Special Committee on Aging

Wednesday | February 10, 2021

by Matt Dillane

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is taking on a new leadership role in Washington.

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Sen. Tim Scott co-sponsors amendment to prevent $15 minimum wage during pandemic

Saturday | February 6, 2021

by Tony Fortier-Bensen

Late Thursday night, Sen. Tim Scott co-sponsored an amendment to the budget that would prevent the federal minimum wage to jump to $15 dollars during the pandemic.

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GOP Sens. Roy Blunt, Tim Scott introduce amendment to withhold funds from schools that don’t reopen

Thursday | February 4, 2021

by Bradford Betz

Republican Sens. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Tim Scott of South Carolina have introduced an amendment to the budget that will withhold federal relief funds if public schools don't resume in-person learning even after its teachers have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Senator Tim Scott announces virtual tour of SC

Thursday | February 4, 2021

by Chase Laudenslager

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) on Thursday announced a virtual tour of South Carolina, set to commence this week.

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Tim Scott: ‘America Is a Good Place — I Believe in the Goodness of This Nation’

Tuesday | February 2, 2021

by Jeff Poor

“The bottom line is that, I, like most Americans, believe that there’s dignity in all work,” Scott said. “We believe that hard work pays off. I, like most Americans, believe that my value comes from God, not from government. We believe in hand-ups, not hand-outs. We believe that we should help those that cannot help themselves, not those who will not help themselves.”

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Sen. Tim Scott: COVID taught us this lesson -- school choice matters more than ever

Thursday | January 28, 2021

by Tim Scott

It is not a coincidence that support for school choice is steady and growing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sen. Scott introduces resolution to mark start of National School Choice Week

Monday | January 25, 2021

by Matt Dillane

Senator Tim Scott, who also serves as the Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, has introduced a resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week.

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Janet Yellen's response to job losses from minimum wage increase ‘disappointing,’ Sen. Tim Scott says

Tuesday | January 19, 2021

by Lucas Manfredi

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., slammed President-elect Joe Biden's Treasury Secretary nominee, Janet Yellen, for giving a 'disappointing' answer Tuesday on the impact a $15 federal minimum wage would have on small businesses that are already struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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After deadly Columbia gas leak, Congress mandates CO detectors in public housing

Tuesday | December 29, 2020

by Rebecca Liebson

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he was pleased to see the provision receive unequivocal support from his colleagues in the House and Senate. Prompted by the two deaths at Allen Benedict Court, Scott co-wrote an earlier Senate bill that would have required detectors.

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Opinion: Congress Should Invest in Internet Connectivity for Underserved Students

Friday | December 18, 2020

by Tim Scott

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted disparities throughout our country in issues from health care to education. As we seek to address these disparities, we need to prioritize closing existing gaps in access to high-speed internet, particularly for rural and underserved communities. ... While my state tried numerous solutions, including setting up hot spots in rural areas and using public access television to deliver lesson plans in certain locations, we clearly need to do more as a nation … Continue Reading

Senate Passes FASTER Act, As Clock Ticks on Sesame’s Allergy Status

Wednesday | December 9, 2020

by Gwen Smith

In an important win for the food allergy community, the U.S. Senate on Dec. 9 unanimously passed the FASTER (Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research) Act.

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EDITORIAL: ‘Boeing of agriculture’ big for S.C.

Wednesday | November 4, 2020

The $314 million investment planned for Hampton County — which will create a massive greenhouse and packing operation and up to 1,500 jobs in five years — represents one of the most significant economic development announcements ever in that Lowcountry rural region of South Carolina.

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