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Senator Scott Introduces Bill to Protect 40 Hour Work Week from Obamacare

Friday | January 10, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, said he filed an amendment to the unemployment insurance extension bill to define full-time employment under the Affordable Care Act as 40 hours per week.… Continue Reading

WWII Veteran honored for service

Wednesday | January 8, 2014

Billy Thomas, an 85-year-old WWII veteran who graduated from the Citadel in 1945, was honored for his service in a ceremony at Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet on Wednesday morning. Mr. Thomas was presented with several awards, including the WWII Victory Medal and certificate, signed by Governor Haley, and letters signed by Rep. Tom Rice and Senator Tim Scott.… Continue Reading

State senators say 'no' to proposed federal budget

Wednesday | December 18, 2013

“I'm encouraged by the willingness we've seen from both sides to sit down and negotiate a budget agreement for the first time in years, but the details of this plan make me unable to support it,” Scott wrote in the newsletter.… Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott glad to see Nativity scene return to Shaw AFB following dispute

Tuesday | December 17, 2013

"We are pleased the Nativity scene has been restored at Shaw Air Force Base," said the note, attributed to Republican U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with 5th District U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott shares life turnaround story with youthful offenders

Monday | December 16, 2013

Scott spent an hour sharing how he turned around his life with teens just entering the legal system at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice’s Midlands Evaluation Center in Columbia. The Lowcountry businessman who has risen quickly in politics in recent years flunked out of high school and lacked direction before deciding to stop being a victim.… Continue Reading

SC statements on the passing of Nelson Mandela

Thursday | December 5, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston: “Nelson Mandela was a transformational figure, a man who truly changed the world. He walked a long road to freedom and embraced the fundamental human belief in equality."… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott to speak in Greenville, Rock Hill today

Tuesday | December 3, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to speak in Greenville and Rock Hill today.… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Visits Helping Hands Children's Shelter

Wednesday | November 27, 2013

“We have a unified front, and it's important to have the entire congressional delegation working together on this topic,” Scott said. “We're trying to get the government to get out of the way, sign the check and let these professionals continue their work.” … Continue Reading

Health Website Deadline Nears

Wednesday | November 27, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) said he expected more problems. "We haven't even started talking about paying claims, answering tough questions. This is just getting started," he said.… Continue Reading

Graham, Scott want tougher Iran sanctions

Tuesday | November 26, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., also said he has “serious reservations” about the Iran nuclear deal. “We need to make sure Iran’s nuclear capabilities are halted — not slowed down, but halted,” Scott said in a statement.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott serving dinner at children's shelter

Tuesday | November 26, 2013

The children staying at a Lexington County shelter will receive their meal from a distinguished visitor tonight. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, a first-term Republican from North Charleston, will help serve dinner at the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter, which provides housing for children in crisis. … Continue Reading

The future of SRS: Budget fight at the federal level

Monday | November 25, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said he has been in communication with DOE by submitting several letters to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz. For example, Scott recently submitted a letter on Nov. 20 regarding radioactive waste removal. Much like Graham, Scott said he feels that a lack of funding will cause DOE to miss deadlines at the Site.… Continue Reading

Tim Scott says parents, not government, hold key to education

Monday | November 25, 2013

Scott said the question on how to improve public education is to ask, "How do we turn opportunity into a manifested, tangible result of fewer people struggling to make ends meet?" Free enterprise and free markets are the answers, he said. Scott notes several challenges public education faces, including that some children enter the system unprepared, which may require more focus on reaching children when they're four or five or younger, he said.… Continue Reading

Editorial: 'Fix' makes ACA worse than it was

Wednesday | November 20, 2013

The sloppy implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues to eviscerate a law that was doomed to be ineffective to begin with. Recent changes, however, may mean that this law could struggle to meet even its most noble goal of providing access to affordable health care for those least able to obtain it.… Continue Reading

Tribute to veterans in Walterboro

Monday | November 11, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott was also among those paying tribute at the ceremony. Scott said, "My mom always said give them roses while they're living and this is our opportunity to do so. There are so many folks that are coming back with PTSD, with missing limbs. Here's an opportunity for us to celebrate their success on behalf of a grateful world."… Continue Reading

Scott Supports Measure to Limit Abortions

Friday | November 8, 2013

“We have an obligation to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves,” Scott told McClatchy. “It’s especially important that we protect unborn children who are capable of experiencing pain and suffering.”… Continue Reading

Another Obamacare promise broken

Friday | November 8, 2013

Meanwhile, that website remains a mess wrought of stunning incompetence. Sen. Scott summed up the unseemly spectacle well Wednesday: “ has become synonymous with failure, and this administration’s complete lack of accountability only continues to reinforce what we already knew — Obamacare is a disaster. Premiums are skyrocketing, millions of Americans are losing their current plans, contrary to the president’s promise, and now we have seen concrete evidence of the security issues in play on the website.”… Continue Reading

Nagging worries persist on health site’s security

Thursday | November 7, 2013

“It is unfortunate that the Obama administration apparently required a Senate hearing with an Obamacare administrator in order to resolve such a dramatic breach of privacy,” Scott said. “While I am certainly pleased we were able to force a solution to this matter, it took CMS far too long to even determine if they could find a solution to this problem, much less put it in place.”… Continue Reading official questioned about website security

Thursday | November 7, 2013

Dougall eventually contacted Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., a member of the Senate health committee, who chided Tavenner about the incident at Tuesday’s hearing. Scott, who called the debut “one of the greatest website disasters in history,” said that Dougall wanted his personal information removed from the site but that HHS staffers could not help him. … Continue Reading

Notes Reveal Chaotic White House Talks on Health Care Site

Thursday | November 7, 2013

Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, told Ms. Tavenner he was not satisfied. “This is an example of critically defective security measures on that risk the private information of millions of Americans,” Mr. Scott said.… Continue Reading

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