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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

GOP Effort Against Labor Nominee Gains Steam

Wednesday | May 8, 2013

"Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., backed by ranking member Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said he planned to object Wednesday afternoon to a generally agreed upon rule that allows committees to meet after the Senate has been in session for more than two hours. As a result, Harkin was forced to reschedule the vote for May 16. Scott, who believes Perez took a heavy hand in his state in enforcing the 1964 Voting Rights Act, would not rule out a filibuster of his nomination. “It seems like there is still a red state bias and the notion of a partisan approach is not necessarily needed at the Department of Labor,” Scott said."… Continue Reading

Upstate veterans visit D.C. war memorials

Tuesday | May 7, 2013

On Tuesday, a group of 75 WWII veterans from across the Upstate departed from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport for the experience of a lifetime. The group, accompanied by sixty guardians, doctors, nurses and support staff, traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II, Vietnam, Korean and Marine Corps War Memorials in addition to viewing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.… Continue Reading

Funding advances to avoid SRS furloughs

Tuesday | May 7, 2013

There is apparently good news for threatened Savannah River Site employees, as the federal funds to avoid furloughs are one step closer to the finish line. More than 2,500 employees have been subject to reduced working hours; however, if these funds are not OK’d by May 22, up to 900 of those employees will lose all working hours. In the Senate, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., sits on the Armed Services Committee. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., pledged his support to expediting the funds getting to SRS.… Continue Reading

Funding advances to avoid SRS furloughs

Monday | May 6, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., pledged his support to expediting the funds getting to SRS. “SRS is important to our nation and to the world. I have strongly supported giving agencies additional flexibility to adjust to the sequester, and it is good news that the president’s budget office has finally approved a plan to avoid furloughs at the site,” Scott said Monday. “I will continue working with my colleagues to ensure the reprogramming request is approved before the deadline.” … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Visits Oconee County

Friday | May 3, 2013

Scott, who was sworn in Jan. 3 after Gov. Nikki Haley appointed him to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, was making his first visit to Oconee County as a U.S. senator. He and U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-District 3, were featured during an Oconee Chamber of Commerce Meet and Greet event at the International Deli. Scott said education and economic development issues are the best opportunities for finding common ground between the two parties. He suggested efforts may be made to send more block grant money to states for education to “allow the states to control their own destiny.” … Continue Reading

Senator and Congressman visit Easley

Thursday | May 2, 2013

Area residents got the opportunity this afternoon to meet one of the nation’s newest senators, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of Charleston, and to learn of his conservative approach government.… Continue Reading

Lawmakers talk port improvements in Charleston

Wednesday | May 1, 2013

Most of the nation's harbor deepening projects — including projects in Charleston and Savannah, Ga., — could be paid for if a national harbor trust fund wasn't raided for other purposes, a trio of federal lawmakers said Wednesday. "In order for us to achieve our exporting goals as a nation, one of the ports that helps us get there the fastest — an American port that happens to be in Charleston — is in fact part of the solution," Scott said.… Continue Reading

Legislators link up with Greer Middle Charter students

Monday | April 29, 2013

Greer Middle College Charter High School welcomed United States legislators into their classroom. Teacher Nathan Gallion and his U.S. History class hosted a Skype visit with Senator Tim Scott and 4th District Representative Trey Gowdy. The legislators shared their backgrounds and paths into Congress as well as answered questions from students. … Continue Reading

From the House to the Senate

Monday | April 22, 2013

When Republican senator Tim Scott addresses an audience, he paces back and forth on the stage. He doesn’t use notes or look at a teleprompter. He punctuates with his hands, pointing his index finger outward or turning his palms upward. He looks and sounds like a revivalist preacher or a motivational speaker. When he asks his audience a question, he expects to hear an answer.… Continue Reading

GOP Weekly Address: 'We Will Stand Together for Boston'

Saturday | April 20, 2013

(WASHINGTON) -- In this week's Republican address, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina asks Americans to join him in praying for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families. "The Boston Marathon bombing has left us all with a heavy heart and we pray for the victims and their families," he says. … Continue Reading

Obama’s Labor Nominee Faces G.O.P. Critics in Senate

Thursday | April 18, 2013

Questioning the role of politics in Mr. Perez’s challenges to voting laws, Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, brought up the Justice Department’s move to block that state’s voter identification law in 2011 on the grounds that it would discourage minority voters. “As I look at your management style, it seems to have a political perspective, a political bias in the management style,” Mr. Scott said. “It seems not to be open and not to be balanced and certainly not to be fair.”… Continue Reading

Sen. Scott shares his inspirational story

Monday | April 15, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott worked his way out of poverty in a single-parent home and grew up to become a successful small businessman and congressman. Scott is the keynote speaker for the "Cherokee Education Liftoff," a special event set for Friday, April 12, at Broad River Electric Co-Op Auditorium. He will discuss how education and hard work can help people move up the economic ladder as part of the official kickoff event for Know(2). Cherokee, Charleston and Marlboro counties were chosen last year to become pilot sites for a Know(2) education initiative developed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Cherokee County leaders will announce their own vision and goals for education before more than 1,000 invited guests at the Cherokee Education Liftoff. "Scores of folks in the Gaffney area have been working at a truly grassroots level for more than two years on this initiative — and not only do they know exactly what Know(2) is about, but they can't wait for everyone else to find out," Know(2) community leader Oscar Fuller said. "In the months ahead, more information is going to be shared — stoking questions, conversations and interest, all leading up to this event on April 12. The anticipation of it is a big part of the fun — and, it's just what we need to get the whole community engaged in it." … Continue Reading

Scott urges administration to back MOX

Wednesday | April 10, 2013

On the eve of the rollout of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget and a much-rumored cut in funding for the MOX project, a South Carolina senator pushed hard for answers and support from the administration – and it wasn’t Sen. Lindsey Graham. During the confirmation hearings of Energy Secretary nominee Dr. Ernest Moniz, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., repeatedly asked pointed, and weighted questions looking to gauge Moniz’s position on the mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility. Moniz did not take a position, rather stating, if confirmed, he would investigate this as a “high priority.” Moniz, though, was heavily involved in the process which saw the MOX project selected to be the disposition project for 34 metric tons of U.S. plutonium. … Continue Reading

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