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OP-ED: School Choice, Part of the Solution to Our Broken Education System

Monday | July 29, 2013

By Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Tim Scott, Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander One of the most important things we do as a society is educate our kids. Opportunity in education is the gateway to opportunity everywhere else -- in our economy, in our society and in our democracy.… Continue Reading

Korean conflict veterans gather to mark armistice anniversary

Sunday | July 28, 2013

The Korean conflict veterans drank sweet tea, lemonade and punch and they nibbled on cookies. They sang patriotic songs and saluted when their branch of the service was recognized. “These men and women we will never forget,” said Sen. Tim Scott, R-Charleston.… Continue Reading

Veterans of 'forgotten war' honored at USC Upstate

Saturday | July 27, 2013

Korean War veterans often say they served in the “forgotten war.” But those veterans were anything but forgotten on the campus of USC Upstate on Saturday. A standing room crowd of well over 500 people, including family, friends and other veterans, honored the Upstate's Korean War veterans. The event, organized by Sen. Tim Scott, was one of two in the state meant to pay tribute to South Carolina's thousands of Korean War-era troops – thanking those still alive and remembering those who have passed.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott preaches the power of education at North Charleston book reading

Tuesday | July 23, 2013

Returning to his hometown, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott spoke to local at-risk students Monday about the power of education. The Carolina Youth Development Center’s Freedom School in North Charleston hosted Scott for its summer enrichment program, where the senator spoke about his life experiences while reading to the class. … Continue Reading

Korean War vets gathering Saturday at USC Upstate

Tuesday | July 23, 2013

On the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, hundreds of South Carolina veterans will gather to be thanked and celebrated. Sen. Tim Scott is hosting ceremonies for the veterans in Spartanburg and Charleston on Saturday, July 25 — the date of the signing of the armistice which ended the war. The ceremony at USC Upstate is expected to draw hundreds from across the region, including dozens from Spartanburg County.… Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott talks about his effectiveness, the sequester and re-election

Saturday | July 20, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is settling into his role as the state’s junior senator and says he is busier than ever. He talked this week with reporter Robert Behre about everything from his goals to Trayvon Martin to his political plans.… Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott Says Law Enforcement is the 'Secret Sauce'

Friday | July 19, 2013

Sen. Tim Scott was the featured speaker on Friday at graduation exercises for the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Law Enforcement Session 602.… Continue Reading

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

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