Press Releases

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


Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Spring 2020 Internships

Friday | October 4, 2019

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the spring of 2020. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students with the ability to work with and learn from public service professionals. … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on the Confirmation of Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary

Wednesday | September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following his vote to confirm Eugene Scalia as Secretary of Labor. Scalia's confirmation passed the Senate by a vote of 53-44. "Mr. Scalia has proven time and time again to be an expert in labor, employment, and regulatory law. With an unmatched resume of experience in both the private and public sector, I have no doubt that Secretary Scalia will continue the good work already done at the Department of Labor and build on … Continue Reading


Scott Introduces Resolution Naming September Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Wednesday | September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) 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. His efforts are joined by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Doug Jones (D-AL), Todd Young (R-IN), and … Continue Reading


Scott, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Enhance Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

Tuesday | September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus Co-Chairs Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act. As recent research has demonstrated that rates of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. have fallen near a 40 year low, the Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act would require the Secretary of Commerce to work with partners at all relevant government agencies to conduct a comprehensive study into the … Continue Reading


Scott Applauds House Passage of CO ALERTS Act

Tuesday | September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the passage of the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident to Safety Act (CO ALERTS Act) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The CO ALERTS Act ensures that more than 1.3 million highly vulnerable Americans in federally assisted housing are protected from this silent killer.

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Scott Statement On Budget Vote

Thursday | August 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting against a $2.7 trillion dollar budget proposal.

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Scott, Portman, Isakson Urge USTR to Tailor China Tariffs to Help American Manufacturing

Thursday | August 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today urging him to remove proposed tariffs on 96 products because of the harmful impact it will have on U.S. importers, manufacturing, and the economy.  These same tariffs were removed from the list during the last supplemental trade action proposed by the administration.

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Photo Release: Scott, Stabenow, National Hockey League Announce Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

Thursday | July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)  today announced their bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree, the first black player to compete in the National Hockey League. Known as the “Jackie Robinson of Hockey,” O’Ree played 21 years of professional hockey including for an Original Six franchise, the Boston Bruins. The Senators are leading efforts to award the Congressional Gold Medal to O’Ree to recognize his lifetime of contributions to the sport of hockey and to our nation.

 

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Scott Introduces HEROES Act to Help Place Veterans in America’s Schools

Thursday | July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after introducing his Heroes Entering Roles of Education Service Act (HEROES Act). "Our nation's veterans possess a unique set of skills that make them ideal candidates for a wide array of careers after their service," said Senator Scott. "It is absolutely critical that we work to make their transition back to civilian life as smooth as possible. With that in mind, I am proud to introduce the HEROES Act to encourage … Continue Reading

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