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Distinguished veterans to keynote Korean War Era Honor Ceremonies

Friday | July 19, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott announced recently that two distinguished military veterans will deliver keynote remarks at ceremonies honoring Korean War era veterans and their families later this month.… Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott Visits Saluda County

Monday | July 15, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott made his first official visit to Saluda County since being appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to fill the unexpired term of Jim DeMint, who resigned. Scott held a 45-minute meeting at Saluda Town Hall on Wed., July 3, as part of his goal to visit all 46 counties in the state.… Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott makes first speech on Senate floor

Tuesday | July 9, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., made his maiden speech Monday on the Senate floor, mentioning those who helped him grow up and what the country must do to get its economy on track.… Continue Reading

Scott urges more local control over education spending

Tuesday | July 9, 2013

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of Charleston used his maiden speech on the Senate floor Monday to promote more local control over public education, the focus of the first piece of education-related legislation he is co-sponsoring. Scott, a conservative Republican who joined the Senate in January, said he wants more national debate on charter schools, public and private school choice, homeschooling and “whatever it takes” to improveeducation.… Continue Reading

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

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