Press Releases

Scott Introduces Two Bills to Expand Rural Broadband

Wednesday | August 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted disparities that American families are facing in our country. After the world began to conduct business and everyday life virtually, broadband issues have become well-known in South Carolina and underserved communities across the nation. This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott introduced two bills addressing broadband issues facing many in our country: The Connecting Minority Communities Act and the Governors Broadband Development Fund.

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SCOTT, CARDIN INTRODUCE REACH ACT

Tuesday | August 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), members of the Finance subcommittee on Health Care, introduced the REACH Act. This legislation codifies the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) REACH program, which supports locally tailored and collaborative projects aimed at combating health disparities, with a particular emphasis on chronic disease prevention and response efforts.

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SCOTT BILL TO HELP NONPROFITS BECOMES LAW

Tuesday | August 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), was signed into law. This legislation will help nonprofits, state and local governments, and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Scott Provision Aiding Restaurant Workers Included In Relief Package

Monday | July 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – As Senate Republicans unveiled the next phase of coronavirus relief and recovery this afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) formally announced his effort to aid restaurants and restaurant workers. The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act will include Scott’s Supporting America’s Restaurant Workers Act, which provides a 100% deduction for business meals through the end of 2020. Currently, the deduction is available for only 50% of such expenses. 

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Senate Passes Scott Legislation to Prevent Garnishment of Relief Payments

Friday | July 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate unanimously passed S. 3841, a bill to protect recovery payments provided in the recent CARES Act pandemic response legislation from garnishment by private debt collectors. The bill was introduced by U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

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Scott Applauds Passage of FY21 NDAA

Thursday | July 23, 2020

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Scott and Chairman Alexander Introduce School Choice Now Act

Wednesday | July 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, introduced the School Choice Now Act – legislation that ensures all students will return to their pre-pandemic educational institutions. Senator Scott was joined by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN).

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SCOTT AND WARNER INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO ENSURE VITAL SERVICES AND SUPPORTS FOR SENIORS

Wednesday | July 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R–S.C.) and Mark Warner (D–Va.) introduced the Long-Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Definition Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation, if passed, will ensure seniors requiring long-term care have access to the medication and treatments they need. 

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ICYMI: The Washington Examiner: Opportunity abounds when government gets out of the way

Tuesday | July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as a key provision to help economically distressed communities. By incentivizing investment in economically-distressed areas, it allows trillions of dollars in private capital to be used to encourage small businesses, support entrepreneurs, and develop properties in zip codes that desperately need a resurgence.

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Senator Scott Welcomed HUD Secretary Carson, U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Brooks to Charleston for Access to Capital Forum

Friday | July 17, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) welcomed U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks to Charleston for an afternoon forum focused on expanding access to capital in minority and underserved communities around the nation. Senator Scott, Secretary Carson and Comptroller Brooks met with nearly 50 bankers, developers, small businesses and advocates throughout South Carolina. The workshop featured presentations on projects already underway as well as the potential for additional initiatives.

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SCOTT BILL TO HELP NONPROFITS HEADS TO WHITE HOUSE

Thursday | July 9, 2020

WASHINGTON – After passing the U.S. House of Representatives today, the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, will head to the White House for the president’s signature. This legislation, which passed the U.S. Senate last week, was introduced by U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), to help nonprofits, state and local governments, and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Senator Scott and Attorney General Barr have Discussions with Law Enforcement and Community Leaders in South Carolina

Wednesday | July 8, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott welcomed U.S. Attorney General William Barr to South Carolina for an open dialogue with community and faith leaders and law enforcement officials to discuss justice in America. Senator Scott and Attorney General Barr met with nearly 30 community and faith leaders at Bethel A.M.E. Church, and a similar number of law enforcement officials in downtown Columbia.

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SENATE PASSES SCOTT, BROWN, WYDEN, GRASSLEY LEGISLATION TO HELP NONPROFITS

Monday | July 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate unanimously passed the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR). This legislation helps nonprofits, state and local governments, and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Senator Tim Scott Delivers Fiery Speech on Senate Floor After Senate Democrats Stonewall Legislation on Police Reform Across America

Wednesday | June 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), leader of the JUSTICE Act taskforce, took to the Senate Floor after the Senate Democrats stonewalled legislation on police reform in American communities.

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Senate Democrats Block Police Reform from Coming to Communities Across America

Wednesday | June 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and members of the JUSTICE Act task force released the following statements after Senate Democrats’ obstruction of the JUSTICE Act today.

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JUSTICE Act Continues to Gain Nationwide Support

Monday | June 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and his Senate colleagues introduced the JUSTICE Act, legislation providing long-term solutions focused on police reform.

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JUSTICE Act Reaches 47 Cosponsors, Video Explainer Released

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Following his introduction of the JUSTICE Act last Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott released a video in which he explains the contents of the bill.

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Sens. Scott, Cruz, Rubio Introduce Bill to Expand PPP Eligibility to Chambers of Commerce and Destination Marketing Organizations

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – With small businesses working to re-open their doors, it’s never been more important to equip job creators with the resources they need to jumpstart the economy. That’s why U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill to expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to local chambers of commerce, which provide valuable resources to small businesses across the country, as well as Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), which play an important role in creating a vibrant tourism industry.

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SCOTT, BROWN, WYDEN, GRASSLEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP NONPROFITS

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, bipartisan legislation to help nonprofits, state and local governments and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sen. Tim Scott Speaks on Senate Floor on Race Relations and Police Reform

Wednesday | June 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott, in a raw and tearful speech, shared his reflections on the anniversary of the Mother Emanuel Shooting from 2015 and race relations on the Senate Floor. Joined by his GOP colleagues, Scott introduced the JUSTICE Act, his legislation addressing police reform across America. 

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