Press Releases

Scott Applauds House Passage of CO ALERTS Act

Tuesday | September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the passage of the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident to Safety Act (CO ALERTS Act) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The CO ALERTS Act ensures that more than 1.3 million highly vulnerable Americans in federally assisted housing are protected from this silent killer.

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Scott Statement On Budget Vote

Thursday | August 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting against a $2.7 trillion dollar budget proposal.

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Scott, Portman, Isakson Urge USTR to Tailor China Tariffs to Help American Manufacturing

Thursday | August 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today urging him to remove proposed tariffs on 96 products because of the harmful impact it will have on U.S. importers, manufacturing, and the economy.  These same tariffs were removed from the list during the last supplemental trade action proposed by the administration.

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Photo Release: Scott, Stabenow, National Hockey League Announce Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

Thursday | July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)  today announced their bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree, the first black player to compete in the National Hockey League. Known as the “Jackie Robinson of Hockey,” O’Ree played 21 years of professional hockey including for an Original Six franchise, the Boston Bruins. The Senators are leading efforts to award the Congressional Gold Medal to O’Ree to recognize his lifetime of contributions to the sport of hockey and to our nation.

 

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Scott Introduces HEROES Act to Help Place Veterans in America’s Schools

Thursday | July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after introducing his Heroes Entering Roles of Education Service Act (HEROES Act). "Our nation's veterans possess a unique set of skills that make them ideal candidates for a wide array of careers after their service," said Senator Scott. "It is absolutely critical that we work to make their transition back to civilian life as smooth as possible. With that in mind, I am proud to introduce the HEROES Act to encourage … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on the Mueller Hearing

Wednesday | July 24, 2019

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the Robert Mueller Hearings in the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees: "The continuation of this drawn out saga has finally come to a close. No new information has come out of this unnecessary interrogation and we are all left with the same conclusion we had months ago - no collusion. I sincerely hope we can now close this chapter in American history and build on the good work we've done in the past two and … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Votes to Support 9/11 First Responders

Tuesday | July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON ­- Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) voted for legislation (HR 1327) that supports 9/11 survivors and first responders by authorizing them to receive full benefits by reauthorizing and permanently funding the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. The measure passed the United States Senate with a vote of 97 to 2."We are forever grateful for the first responders who willingly rushed to save lives that had been shaken by the heinous attacks on American soil," Senator Scott said. … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Confirmation of New Defense Secretary

Tuesday | July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following his vote to confirm Dr. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense. Esper's confirmation passed the Senate by a vote of 90-8."In an ever-dangerous world, it is critical that we have an experienced, thoughtful and decisive Secretary of Defense," Scott said. "Dr. Mark Esper has served our nation admirably in the military, as well as the executive and legislative branches, and I know he will continue to do so in his new … Continue Reading


Senators Tim Scott and Doug Jones Urge USDA to Immediately Implement Heirs’ Property Provisions Secured in 2018 Farm Bill

Thursday | July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON - In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Doug Jones (D-AL) are urging the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately implement provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill that would benefit owners of heirs' property. Heirs' property is land that has been informally passed down within families, often for several generations, and can often lead to legal complications and prevent landowners from qualifying for federal assistance. The letter … Continue Reading


Scott Introduces bipartisan CO ALERTS Act to Safeguard American Families from Carbon Monoxide

Thursday | July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident to Safety Act (CO ALERTS Act), a bipartisan bill, to ensure that the highly vulnerable 1.3 million Americans in public and rural housing are protected from this silent killer. Secretary Carson has made this a priority issue and supports legislative efforts to install carbon monoxide alarms in public housing.

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Scott, Coons Introduce Bill to Strengthen Relationships between the SBA and HBCU’s

Tuesday | July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON - This morning, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Promoting Robust Opportunities for Minority Institutions and Strengthening Entrepreneurship (PROMISE) Act. This legislation would require the Small Business Administration to produce an annual public report detailing its relationship with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), strengthening the relationship between the two organizations. "Investing in our students at HBCU's is an … Continue Reading


Scott joins bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support investment in US manufacturing

Tuesday | July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced legislation to increase investment in American small manufacturers. The Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America (SIGMA) Act would support American manufacturers through increasing affordable loans, incentivizing operation growth, and expanding financial resources and education assistance to small manufacturers. A companion bill in the House was introduced by U.S. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Internships

Friday | July 12, 2019

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2019. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students with the ability to work with and learn from public service professionals. … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Schatz aim to Preserve and Protect Flood-Prone Communities across America

Thursday | July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced S.2088, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which aims to ensure stronger protections for flood-prone communities.

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Scott, Manchin Introduce Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

Thursday | June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act, which seeks to increase transparency for those looking to acquire student loans on a federal level. The goal is to provide applicants with a clear and succinct disclosure form to avoid leading prospective borrowers astray. The disclosure form, which clearly outlines the costs and terms of potential loans, strives to empower loan applicants to be responsible borrowers.

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Scott Secures South Carolina Wins in FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act

Thursday | June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the final passage of the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act:

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Scott Votes for Emergency Humanitarian Aid At The Border

Wednesday | June 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following this afternoon’s bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate on $4.5 billion in emergency supplemental funding to provide humanitarian aid, including shelter, food and medical care, at the border. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 84-8.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Wednesday | June 26, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) 2019 Military Academy Nomination Application is now open. The Office of Sen. Scott will be accepting applications through Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Candidates interested in attending one of the four service academies - U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - may submit applications and other necessary documents. "I am thankful for those that desire to serve our country," … Continue Reading


Scott, Cardin Introduce PAID Act

Wednesday | June 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Ben Cardin (D-M.D.) introduced the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act to allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide information directly to non-health insurers when settling overlapping claims of Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers. Non-health insurers include liability, workers compensation, and no fault (auto) insurers, as well as self-insured entities such as large retailers, grocers and supermarket chains, the hospitality industry, and many others.  

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Scott, Booker Reintroduce Integration of Baseball Commemoration Act Marking the 75th Anniversary of the Integration of Major League Baseball

Tuesday | June 25, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Integration of Baseball Commemoration Act, authorizing the United States Mint to produce a coin honoring the 75th anniversary of the integration of Major League Baseball (MLB)."Throughout modern history, many Americans have turned to our national pastime to celebrate the ideals that define us as a people: hard work, perseverance, and a fierce determination to succeed," said Senator Scott. "I am honored to pay … Continue Reading

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