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Scott, Grassley, Colleagues Introduce Expanded Bill on Opportunity Zone Reporting Requirements

Friday | December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was joined today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) in the introduction the IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country. Opportunity Zones were initially proposed by Scott's … Continue Reading


Scott Leads Bipartisan Passage of the FUTURE Act To Help Students

Thursday | December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON— The United States Senate today passed a bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act sponsored by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to make permanent $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 20 million American families, and streamline income-driven repayment for nearly 8 million borrowers.

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Scott, Blackburn Introduce Modern Worker Empowerment Act to Enhance Gig Economy Workers

Wednesday | December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Modern Worker Empowerment Act, which would ensure that government regulation matches 21st century workforce advances. The American economy has fundamentally transformed with the introduction of new technology lowering barriers to entry for independent entrepreneurship, yet the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from the 1930s has not been updated to match. "One of the many jobs I have the privilege of doing … Continue Reading


Scott, Colleagues Propose Bipartisan Solution to Permanently Fund HBCUs

Wednesday | December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to release a bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act to make permanent $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions, simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid … Continue Reading


ICYMI: CBS Sports Highlights Opportunity Zones Initiative

Monday | December 2, 2019

CBS Sports: Derrick Morgan: NFL Today Feature StoryFull video here.On Thanksgiving Day, CBS Sports aired a special feature on former NFL Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan. The feature, part of the "NFL Today" series, caught up with Morgan since his retirement over the summer. The feature starts with a montage of Morgan's hometown: Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The steel mill that used to be the economic driver of the area is empty and desolate, out of use for decades. Some locals quip how many … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Joined By Colleagues to Lead Senate Effort To Protect Health Services For Mothers & Babies

Thursday | November 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), David Perdue (R-GA), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to allow March of Dimes to continue its lifesaving work on behalf of all moms and babies.

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Scott, Coons Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Designating November as National College Application Month

Wednesday | November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate has now adopted a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) designating November 2019 as "National College Application Month." "This National College Application Month, I encourage all students to spend time considering their goals for the future, and I applaud those who are taking steps to apply to institutes of higher education," said Senator Scott. "Education is a sure path to opportunity, and I wish every student who … Continue Reading


Scott Commends Treasury Decision Preserving State-Based Insurance Systems

Thursday | November 14, 2019

Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to continue protecting the United States insurance regulatory system and resisting efforts to shift to a European-modeled Insurance Capital Standard (ICS). Scott discussed the matter with Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin by phone earlier this week, and recently led a letter to Treasury on the matter that was signed by 30 Senators.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Congratulates 2019 Angels in Adoption Recipient Becky Donovan

Thursday | November 14, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) met 2019 Angels in Adoption recipient, Ms. Becky Donovan of Rock Hill, S.C. Sen. Scott offered his congratulations and expressed his appreciation for the important work Ms. Donovan does. "Ms. Donovan is an outstanding example of a committed and courageous South Carolinian whose work on adoption education as a compassionate choice has saved many lives," said Senator Scott. "I congratulate her on this well-deserved accomplishment and hope her work … Continue Reading


Scott Responds to Democrat Efforts to Destroy Opportunity

Wednesday | November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the introduction of two Democratic bills, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC), that would hurt low-income communities across the country by limiting the effectiveness of Opportunity Zones. Senator Scott said, "This is the second misguided attempt by Congressional Democrats in the last two weeks to wreck the Opportunity Zone initiative under the guise of 'improvement.' Make … Continue Reading


Scott Leads Letter to Treasury Regarding International Insurance Capital Standard Negotiations

Tuesday | November 12, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), along with Senator Mike Rounds, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and 27 Senators lead a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, urging members of Team USA to seek a clear pathway to formal recognition of the U.S. insurance regulatory system as "comparable" or "outcome equivalent" to the ICS. Additionally, they call on members of Team USA to oppose adoption of the reference International Capital Standard (ICS), if the International … Continue Reading


Scott Speaks on Importance of CO ALERTS Act in Senate Banking Hearing

Thursday | November 7, 2019

WASHINGTON - This morning, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) spoke at the Senate Banking Committee hearing "Examining Bipartisan Bills to Promote Affordable Housing Access and Safety". Sen. Scott questioned Ms. Ivory N. Mathews, Interim Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, after she gave witness testimony regarding the January 2019 Carbon Monoxide deaths of Calvin Witherspoon Jr. and Derrick Caldwell Roper in a Columbia, SC public housing complex. "This tragedy only … Continue Reading


Scott Praises HHS Decision to Protect Religious Liberty in South Carolina

Friday | November 1, 2019

CHARLESTON-Today, United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement following the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) decision to repeal the regulation that threatened faith-based foster care and adoption agencies in South Carolina."It is fitting that this National Adoption Month, HHS has sided with our most vulnerable children in restoring the rights of the faith-based adoption agencies who care for them," said Senator Scott. "South Carolinians can rest assured … Continue Reading


Scott, Warner Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Improved Access to Care for Diabetes Patients

Wednesday | October 30, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) led a bipartisan letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, urging them to make CDC-recognized virtual Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) providers eligible for reimbursement in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model. The total direct and indirect costs of diabetes in the United States is … Continue Reading


Scott Applauds Passage of Heirs' Property Amendment

Monday | October 28, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bill for the Department of Agriculture. This amendment would appropriate funds for the Secretary to implement the pilot project for USDA to provide loans to help resolve heirs' property issues. The amendment passed the Senate by a vote of 91-1. "Heirs' property overwhelmingly impacts African-American land ownership, and in turn, prevents many farmers and … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Permanently Authorize SOAR Act

Thursday | October 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Senators Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.),  and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced legislation Wednesday to permanently authorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, and ensure that students and their families in the District of Columbia have continued choice and increased opportunity for their education through the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OPS). 

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Scott, GOP Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Mass Shootings

Wednesday | October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today joined a group of Senate Republicans in introducing the Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening, and Promoting Our Nation's Safety Efforts (RESPONSE) Act, legislation containing provisions to reduce mass violence and make communities safer. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are cosponsors of the legislation, which was spurred by shootings in El Paso, … Continue Reading


Scott Introduces Bipartisan Amendment to Fight Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Wednesday | October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today introduced his CO ALERTS Act as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Bill. Scott was joined by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), David Perdue (R-GA), and Doug Jones (D-AL) in the effort to attach the CO ALERTS Act to THUD and ensure that more than 1.3 million highly vulnerable Americans in federally … Continue Reading


Scott Sends Letter Urging Senate to Take Up Landmark Retirement Legislation

Tuesday | October 15, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) led a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging immediate Senate consideration of the bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, or SECURE Act. Scott was joined on the letter by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cory Gardner (R-CO) Rob Portman (R-OH), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Thom Tillis (R-NC). "This bipartisan legislation would expand access to retirement plans for millions of … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Recognizes 2019 Angels in Adoption Recipient Becky Donovan

Friday | October 4, 2019

North Charleston, SC - Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) would like to recognize and congratulate Ms. Becky Donovan of York County, SC as his 2019 Angels in Adoption recipient. Ms. Donovan has worked with the Palmetto Women's Center in various positions for over 21 years, including as a client advocate, administrative assistant, volunteer and Executive Director. Palmetto Women's Center is a faith-based non-profit organization that helps women across the state by offering support and information during … Continue Reading

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