Scott Votes For Coronavirus Relief, Improved Educational Access

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.

“Since the pandemic began, I have worked to find solutions on the health care, jobs, and education fronts,” Scott said. “The legislation I voted for today would accomplish all three of those goals, including a historic improvement to our nation’s educational systems through the School Choice Now Act. It also includes a critical provision to double the charitable tax deduction, which will help non-profits and community groups continue the amazing work they do helping those in need. Unfortunately, as they have multiple times this year, Senate Democrats have stymied critical legislation – be it the initial CARES Act, police reform or a host of other important issues – putting their political dreams ahead of the American people. Shameful.”

Not a single Senate Democrat voted in favor of today’s relief package.