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Ranking Member Scott Leads Senate Hearing on Potential Frameworks to Address Future Pandemic Risk

Thursday | July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led his first hearing as Ranking Member of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to receive relevant stakeholder perspectives on potential approaches to manage and mitigate financial losses that may arise from future pandemics.

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Scott Statement at Future Pandemic Risk Framework Hearing

Thursday | July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, delivered the following remarks at a hearing entitled “Examining Frameworks to Address Future Pandemic Risk.”

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Senator Scott Statement on Non-Existent Infrastructure Bill

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his “no” vote on cloture for the non-existent infrastructure bill. 

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Scott, Manchin Reintroduce Legislation to Increase Access to Credit and Opportunity

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reintroduced the Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2021 to expand access to credit for an estimated 45 million Americans with either no credit history or a credit history that is too scarcely populated to generate a credit score. This bipartisan legislation would permit landlords and utility and telecom providers to report on-time payments data to credit reporting agencies, giving consumers the opportunity to develop a positive credit history by establishing a track record of paying these bills on time.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2021 Internships

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is now accepting applications for internships in his North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices for the fall of 2021. 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: Senator Scott Talks Police Reform at NBA Roundtable

Monday | July 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and various NBA professionals for a roundtable discussion on police reform that aired over the weekend. Senator Scott highlighted the need for bipartisan, bicameral reform that strengthens both law enforcement entities and communities of color. 

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Resolution in Support of the Cuban People

Thursday | July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing a Senate resolution (S. Res. 303) in support of the courageous Cuban people as they lead historic protests throughout the island against six decades of repression and tyranny from the Castro and Díaz-Canel regime. The resolution highlights the dictatorship’s long record of oppression against pro-democracy leaders, political opponents, and civic movements. Following this weekend’s wave of peaceful protests, the regime has arbitrarily detained José Daniel Ferrer, leader of Cuba's Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, leader of the San Isidro Movement, and 200 Cubans.  

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Ranking Member Scott, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Senior Entrepreneurs Build and Grow Small Businesses

Wednesday | July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced the Golden-preneurship Act that would catapult senior-owned small businesses to the next level of success.

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Scott, Booker, Bass Statement on Police Reform Negotiations

Thursday | June 24, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the status of police reform negotiations: "After months of working in good faith, we have reached an agreement on a framework addressing the major issues for bipartisan police reform. There is still more work to be done on the final bill, and nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to. Over the next few weeks we look forward to continuing … Continue Reading


Scott, Warner Reintroduce the Prevent Diabetes Act

Tuesday | June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), along with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), reintroduced the PREVENT DIABETES Act. This legislation would increase access to the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model by allowing CDC-recognized virtual suppliers to participate in the program. 

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Senator Scott Statement on SCOTUS Decision Protecting Faith-Based Foster Care Providers

Thursday | June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the Fulton V. Philadelphia case.

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Scott, Schatz Reintroduce Bill to Preserve and Protect Flood-Prone Communities

Thursday | June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which aims to ensure stronger protections for flood-prone communities. This important legislation provides the first step towards breaking the costly cycle of repeated flooding and rebuilding by providing our communities with more tools to take proactive steps to reduce flood risk.

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Scott, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Encourage America’s Pharmaceutical Independence

Wednesday | June 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) reintroduced a proposal today to make the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain less dependent on adversarial countries such as China. Congressmen Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) and Congressman Darren Soto (D-Fla.) introduced companion legislation in the House.

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Scott, Duckworth, Collins & Cardin Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Tuesday | June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship members Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), along with Committee Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation to help increase support to female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. The Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise Act would reauthorize the Interagency Committee for Women’s Business Enterprise (ICWBE) to help coordinate federal resources to encourage the formation, growth and success of women-owned businesses. U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY-06) today introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Scott Visits Clarendon County in Virtual Tour of South Carolina

Friday | June 11, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the next installment of his virtual county tour across South Carolina featuring a stop in Clarendon County. This stop included participants from the Holy Donut Shoppe, which uses its proceeds to support a domestic violence shelter; as well as representatives of Provalus­— an IT services company who has partnered with Holy Donut Shoppe. Senator Scott’s state-wide county tour highlights community organizations, local businesses and everyday South Carolinians to show what makes each county unique.

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Senator Scott Statement on Endless Frontiers Act

Tuesday | June 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate held a vote on the Endless Frontiers Act.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott the First Guest on Trey Gowdy’s Sunday Night in America

Monday | June 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Trey Gowdy’s Sunday Night in America on Fox News yesterday to discuss the current state of our union and how we must seek to overcome challenges together. Senator Scott also shared how he balances the pain of our nation’s past, the great hope he has for our nation’s future, and the promise of America.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Tuesday | June 1, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced 2021 Military Academy Nomination Applications are now open. 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 through October 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Senator Scott will nominate up to 40 students from across South Carolina to be considered for an appointment.

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Scott Statement on President Biden’s 2022 Budget

Friday | May 28, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement on President Biden’s 2022 budget proposal.

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Scott, Casey Applaud Unanimous Passage of Resolution Commemorating Older Americans Month

Thursday | May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chairman Bob Casey (D-Penn.) released the following statements on the unanimously passed bipartisan resolution declaring the month of May Older Americans Month. The resolution recognizes the strong foundation older Americans have built for our nation and acknowledges the important role they play in our society. 

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