Press Releases

Scott, Wicker, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Minority Business Support to Rural Areas

Tuesday | October 27, 2020

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Would Be Hubs for Entrepreneurship WASHINGTON - In order to help provide education, training, and technical assistance to rural minority businesses, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), along with U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), have introduced the Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act (S.4873). This important legislation would authorize the Department of Commerce's Minority … Continue Reading


Scott Votes to Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Monday | October 26, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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SENATOR SCOTT VOTES TO AID WORKERS AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE NATION

Tuesday | October 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement after the Senate Democrats voted against expanding the Paycheck Protection Program for American workers and businesses.

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SCOTT VOTES TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN

Wednesday | September 30, 2020

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the Senate’s vote on the continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11:

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Senator Scott Statement and Photos After Meeting with SCOTUS Nominee

Wednesday | September 30, 2020

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement and photos below following his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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Scott Statement on SCOTUS Nomination

Saturday | September 26, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Senator Scott Statement on Parris Island Reports

Friday | September 25, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below regarding reports that the U.S. Marine Corps is considering a proposal to close both Parris Island and their training base in San Diego, CA.

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on Breonna Taylor, Louisville Protests

Thursday | September 24, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding the charges announced against an officer involved in the events that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, as well as last night’s protests in Louisville, KY.

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SCOTT, WARNER INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO INCREASE ACCESS FOR DIABETES CARE

Thursday | September 24, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced 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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SCOTT COSPONSORS BICAMERAL BILL TO COMMEMORATE MULTI-STATE BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION SITES

Thursday | September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) cosponsored legislation to honor and commemorate the historic sites that contributed to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Introduced by Chris Coons (D-Del.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), this legislation is to expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to include historic sites in South Carolina and designate National Park Service (NPS) Affiliated Areas in other states. It would recognize the importance of the additional sites that catalyzed litigation in Delaware, South Carolina, Kansas, Virginia, and Washington, DC, and expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. The legislation was crafted in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In the Senate, the bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

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Scott, Graham Introduce State Fix Act to Promote Broadband Access

Wednesday | September 16, 2020

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) today introduced The State Fix Act to help promote rural and underserved broadband access in South Carolina and around the nation.  The legislation builds upon legislation the South Carolina senators introduced earlier this year, The Governors Broadband Development Fund.

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Scott, Booker Introduce Resolution Naming September Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Thursday | September 10, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating September as Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need to combat it. The resolution was cosponsored by Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.),  Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

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Scott Votes For Coronavirus Relief, Improved Educational Access

Thursday | September 10, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below this afternoon after voting for a targeted coronavirus relief package. The legislation includes the Senator’s School Choice Now Act, as well as a Scott provision doubling the charitable tax deduction to encourage giving through the end of 2020.

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Huge Opportunity Zone Announcement, 1,500 Permanent Jobs Coming to South Carolina

Wednesday | September 2, 2020

This is the exact sort of investment we expected in creating Opportunity Zones, and is a classic example of the potential for zones across the country. These 1,500 new full-time jobs and 500 seasonal jobs will help power rural Hampton County’s economy for years to come.

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New Report: $75 Billion Committed to Opportunity Zones

Monday | August 24, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), author of Opportunity Zones, released the following statement after the release of The White House Council of Economic Advisers’ assessment of Opportunity Zones.

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Scott Urges Awareness of COVID-Related Scams

Monday | August 10, 2020

North Charleston, S.C. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more and more Americans are being solicited by scammers seeking to prey on peoples’ fears and insecurities. The office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was made aware of one such scam today, which involves criminals posing as Senator Scott and other public figures offering “emergency grant dollars” in exchange for a percentage of the promised amount. The perpetrators utilize WhatsApp or Gmail accounts to reach their targets, and have asked for anywhere between $450 and $10,000 in exchange for a larger amount later.

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SCOTT, WARNER INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO BOOST PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Friday | August 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) introduced legislation to encourage Americans to seek preventive care in order to avoid an increase in more serious health conditions down the line. The Getting Early Treatment and Comprehensive Assessments Reduces Emergencies (GET CARE) Act would authorize a public awareness campaign to educate the public on the importance of resuming routine procedures and screenings – something Americans were discouraged from doing for a period of time during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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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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