Press Releases

Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Solidify U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Wednesday | August 10, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced the Solidify Iran Sanctions Act (SISA) to make the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 permanent. With Iran continuing to pursue a nuclear weapon and carrying out malign activity in the Middle East, our sanctions regime is our best tool to restrain Iran’s ability to fund operations that endanger Israel, Arab partners, and even U.S. military personal.

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Scott Statement on Democrats’ Latest Spending Spree

Sunday | August 7, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after voting against the Democrats' latest big-government spending package.

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Scott Pushes to Redirect Dems’ IRS Funding to Parents for Education Purposes

Sunday | August 7, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today offered a motion to amend the Democrats’ latest spending spree. The Democrats’ plan puts $45 billion toward enlarging the IRS and hiring thousands of new agents to shake down hardworking Americans. Sen. Scott’s motion would have redirected that money to parents, empowering them to get their children back on track after months — and in some cases, years — of learning loss caused by school closures. All 50 Senate Democrats voted against the motion.

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Scott Introduces Bill to Empower Parents to Solve the Learning Loss Crisis

Wednesday | August 3, 2022

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Raising Expectations with Child Opportunity Vouchers for Educational Recovery (RECOVER) Act to empower parents to solve the learning loss crisis facing today’s students.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2022 Internships

Wednesday | August 3, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is now accepting applications for internships in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices for the fall of 2022. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to work with public service professionals and gain practical experience in constituent services, government policy, and more.

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ICYMI: Scott Op-Ed Previews Bill to Empower Parents to Solve the Learning Loss Crisis

Wednesday | August 3, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) penned an opinion piecein the Wall Street Journal, previewing his new bill—the Raising Expectations with Child Opportunity Vouchers for Educational Recovery (RECOVER) Act—to empower parents to solve the crisis of learning loss facing today’s students.

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Scott, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Lifting Local Communities Act

Wednesday | August 3, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and several of his colleagues in introducing the Lifting Local Communities Act. Faith-based organizations are some of our nation’s best social service providers, but they often face unjust barriers and uncertainty when applying to administer federally funded services in their communities. This act will make it easier for faith-based organizations to apply for, and receive, government grants and other types of funding without fear of arbitrary religious limitations and vindictive litigation. 

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Scott, Sullivan, and Senate Colleagues Support Visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi

Tuesday | August 2, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and 24 of their colleagues today issued the following joint statement in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopping in Taiwan during her diplomatic trip to Asia. 

Scott, Sullivan, and Senate Colleagues Support Visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi

 

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Address Violent Crime

Thursday | July 28, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 22 Republican colleagues in introducing a comprehensive package aimed at strengthening the violent crime laws related to homicide, bank robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and other offenses. The Combating Violent and Dangerous Crime Act resolves discrepancies brought on by conflicting court decisions and clarifies congressional intent regarding crimes of violence and respective penalties.

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Scott, Cruz, and Lummis Introduce Resolution Affirming Historic Definition of a Recession

Thursday | July 28, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) this week introduced a resolution to affirm the historic definition of an economic recession. Historically, an economic recession has been defined as two consecutive negative quarters of GDP growth.

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Scott Joins Call for IG Audit of Biden’s $10 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Public Education Campaign

Tuesday | July 26, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and several other Republican colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Christi Grimm requesting an audit of the Biden administration’s $10 billion COVID-19 vaccine public education campaign, which was launched in March 2021 to increase vaccine awareness and confidence. 

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Scott, Banking Republicans Criticize Gensler for Stonewalling Congressional Inquiry Into SEC’s Proposed Climate Rule

Friday | July 22, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with fellow Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler, criticizing the SEC’s lack of transparency and disregard for a congressional oversight request concerning the SEC’s 500-page proposed climate disclosure rule—a sweeping new regulation that will harm consumers, workers and the entire U.S. economy at a time when energy prices are skyrocketing.

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Scott, Tillis, and Other Senate Banking Republicans Raise Concerns with Race-Based Housing Subsidies

Thursday | July 21, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and other Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee in a joint a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Sandra Thompson raising significant concerns with the Equitable Housing Finance Plans that contemplate race-based housing subsidies. 

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Scott, Hickenlooper, and House Colleagues Urge SBA to Help Entrepreneurs by Allowing Fintech Firms to Participate in Small Business Lending Programs

Wednesday | July 20, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was joined by Senator John Hickenlooper (R-Colo.) and Representatives Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) in sending a letter to urge Small Business Administrator Isablla Guzman to lift the SBA’s moratorium on allowing financial technology firms (fintechs) to serve as Small Business Lending Companies (SBLC) and to broaden the criteria of the SBA’s flagship 7(a) small business loan program to include fintechs. 

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Senator Scott Slams Democrats’ Economic Plans on Newsmax

Monday | July 18, 2022

On Newsmax with Greta Van Susteren, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) highlighted the disconnect between what the Democrats want and what Americans need.

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Senator Scott Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging President Biden to Strengthen Abraham Accords During Middle East Visit

Wednesday | July 13, 2022

As President Biden begins his visit to the Middle East, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Representatives Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), co-chairs of the Senate and House Abraham Accords Caucuses, on a bipartisan and bicameral letter urging the president to deepen and expand the Abraham Accords, and to condemn Iraq’s recent law criminalizing relations with Israel during his engagements with foreign leaders.

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Scott, Boozman Urge Biden Nominee for Agricultural Trade Negotiator to Support U.S. Producers

Tuesday | July 12, 2022

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.) led 19 of their Senate colleagues on a letter to Doug McKalip, President Biden’s nominee to be the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) chief agricultural negotiator. The senators point out the Biden administration’s disastrous trade policies that have weakened America’s farmers and ranchers, and they urge McKalip, if confirmed, to seek trade agreements that support U.S. producers.

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Scott Condemns Left’s Attacks on Conservative Minorities

Thursday | June 30, 2022

In an appearance on Jesse Watters Primetime, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) condemned the Left’s attacks against Justice Clarence Thomas and conservative minorities.

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Following Sens. Scott, Ossoff Successful Push, FEMA Distributes $350 Million in Disaster Relief to Heirs Property Owners

Wednesday | June 29, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.)'s successful push to reform FEMA policies that discriminated against Black homeowners has helped tens of thousands of people get the help they need after natural disasters.

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Sen. Tim Scott Statement on SCOTUS Dobbs Decision

Friday | June 24, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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