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S.C. political leaders review business assistance, reopening

Thursday | April 30, 2020

by Molly Hulsey

Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham advocated for federal assistance targeted at “Main Street” America at a Womble Bond Dickinson-hosted webinar Thursday, while Gov. Henry McMaster said he looks forward to opening restaurants soon.

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South Carolina receives 1.3 million masks from China as coronavirus cases rise Read more here:

Sunday | April 26, 2020

by Noah Feit

More than a million masks have been delivered from China to South Carolina.

The Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, will be distributed among Prisma hospitals and medical facilities across the state to shield health professionals treating patients with COVID-19, according to Prisma spokeswoman Tammie Epps in a press release.

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Coronavirus highlighted SC’s broadband problem. Leaders are under pressure to fix it

Thursday | April 23, 2020

by Emma Dumain

Scott “intends to advocate for significant increases in federal investment” in broadband deployment “as the Senate negotiates future relief packages.”

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Wednesday | April 22, 2020

US Senators approved a $320 billion boost for the Payroll Protection Program.

They also approved $60 billion more for small business disaster loans Tuesday night.

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Paying Americans Not to Work

Wednesday | April 22, 2020

That includes Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Tim Scott (S.C.,) and Rick Scott (Fla.), who bravely spoke up when they saw the final language of the relief bill that was negotiated by other GOP Senators. Perhaps because they represent states with thousands of small businesses, they understood the incentive issues better than others who think every American business operates likeExxon and Apple.

The Senators were attacked in the media, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called them “cruel.” But they turned out to be right. 

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Senator Tim Scott on Coronavirus Relief Package

Tuesday | April 21, 2020

by Chase Laudenslager

On Tuesday, the US Senate unanimously passed a $484 billion Coronavirus Relief Package.

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Tim Scott: Pelosi holding small-business funding 'hostage' during economic crisis

Monday | April 20, 2020

Republican Sen. Tim Scott accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of holding funding for small businesses across the country "hostage" during a financial crisis.

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Sen. Tim Scott among lawmakers pushing for virtual diabetes prevention program

Thursday | April 16, 2020

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) are working to provide access to Medicare beneficiaries to virtual suppliers in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

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S.C. Senator Says Getting COVID-19 Information To African Americans Will 'Save Lives'

Wednesday | April 15, 2020

by Rachel Martin

In an interview Wednesday with NPR's Morning Edition, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) stressed the importance of federal government outreach to African Americans about preventive measures like wearing face coverings and hand-washing.

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After coronavirus empties parishioners’ pockets, churches get a government boost

Friday | April 10, 2020

by Emma Dumain and Francesca Chambers

Scott has also had his own full schedule of webinars, virtual town halls and Zoom conferences to speak to pastors and faith leaders about how to access the new loan program and discuss other challenges churches are facing in the current environment.

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for help getting young adults home

Friday | April 10, 2020

by Rebecca and Lenny Bernier

During these alarming times our country is enduring, I must take the time to bring to your attention the incredible assistance received from U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (Toby Tyler) and Tim Scott (Deb Blickenstaff), as well as U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham (April Derr) who provided unwavering support, assistance and guidance through this ordeal.

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Sen. Tim Scott, S.C. Chamber take questions from business owners about economic stimulus package

Friday | April 3, 2020

by Cameron Crowe

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce held a teleconference to answer questions from state business owners on the economic relief package passed last week in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tim Scott: CARES Act will help us as we battle COVID-19 together

Thursday | March 26, 2020

by Senator Tim Scott

To that end, the CARES Act that was passed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, though imperfect, will help stem the relentless tide crashing on our nation’s amazing health care workers while providing immediate, efficient relief to small businesses, those who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic and our economy as a whole.

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Senator Tim Scott on the trailblazer who inspires him

Wednesday | February 26, 2020

Senator Tim Scott joins CBS News to highlight the trailblazer who inspires him.

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Tim Scott: Dems' South Carolina debate turned into a 'hot mess,' was another win for Trump

Wednesday | February 26, 2020

by Joshua Nelson

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on Wednesday that the latest Democratic debate in South Carolina turned into a win for President Trump, as Democrats ripped at each other and "pandered" to African-American voters during a mostly chaotic forum.

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Sen. Tim Scott on his trailblazer

Wednesday | February 26, 2020

Click the image to view the video For Black History Month, hear from trailblazers about who has inspired them. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott says he found inspiration in Booker T Washington, who founded the famed Tuskegee Institute, one of the premiere universities for African Americans at a time when there were few options. In 2014, Scott became the first black senator from the South since … Continue Reading

Sen. Tim Scott: Sanders' rivals face a 'make-or-break moment' in South Carolina debate

Tuesday | February 25, 2020

by Julia Musto

Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Scott said that South Carolina is the "entire field's make-or-break moment."

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GOP Sen. Tim Scott: Bernie Sanders poses greatest threat to Trump's reelection – aside from Trump himself

Monday | February 24, 2020

by William Cummings

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Tim Scott said Monday that he thinks the Democratic candidate who has the best chance of defeating President Donald Trump in November is Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

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'That is game over': Tim Scott predicts Trump's black support will rise 50% from 2016

Friday | February 21, 2020

by Andrew Mark Miller

Sen. Tim Scott believes that President Trump will see a 50% increase in his share of the black vote from 2016 and could earn as much as 15%.

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Tim Scott: If Trump gets 14 percent of the African-American vote in November, it's 'game over'

Saturday | February 8, 2020

by Charles Creitz

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Tuesday President Trump's key to reelection this November is the African-American vote, which has been one of the Democrats' key constituencies in recent decades.

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