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Senator Tim Scott Delivers Fiery Speech on Senate Floor After Senate Democrats Stonewall Legislation on Police Reform Across America

Wednesday | June 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), leader of the JUSTICE Act taskforce, took to the Senate Floor after the Senate Democrats stonewalled legislation on police reform in American communities.

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Senate Democrats Block Police Reform from Coming to Communities Across America

Wednesday | June 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and members of the JUSTICE Act task force released the following statements after Senate Democrats’ obstruction of the JUSTICE Act today.

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JUSTICE Act Continues to Gain Nationwide Support

Monday | June 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and his Senate colleagues introduced the JUSTICE Act, legislation providing long-term solutions focused on police reform.

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JUSTICE Act Reaches 47 Cosponsors, Video Explainer Released

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Following his introduction of the JUSTICE Act last Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott released a video in which he explains the contents of the bill.

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Sens. Scott, Cruz, Rubio Introduce Bill to Expand PPP Eligibility to Chambers of Commerce and Destination Marketing Organizations

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – With small businesses working to re-open their doors, it’s never been more important to equip job creators with the resources they need to jumpstart the economy. That’s why U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill to expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to local chambers of commerce, which provide valuable resources to small businesses across the country, as well as Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), which play an important role in creating a vibrant tourism industry.

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SCOTT, BROWN, WYDEN, GRASSLEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP NONPROFITS

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, bipartisan legislation to help nonprofits, state and local governments and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sen. Tim Scott Speaks on Senate Floor on Race Relations and Police Reform

Wednesday | June 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott, in a raw and tearful speech, shared his reflections on the anniversary of the Mother Emanuel Shooting from 2015 and race relations on the Senate Floor. Joined by his GOP colleagues, Scott introduced the JUSTICE Act, his legislation addressing police reform across America. 

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JUSTICE Act Introduced in United States Senate

Wednesday | June 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – This morning, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) announced the introduction of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The legislation provides long-term solutions focused on police reform, accountability and transparency, while also promoting efforts to find solutions to systemic issues affecting people of color such as education and health disparities.

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Senator Scott introduces bipartisan FLIGHT Act to expand diversity in military, support HBCUs

Monday | June 15, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), joined by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), introduced legislation to provide new resources for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions, with special emphasis on support for flight training. The lawmakers hope to include the FLIGHT Act, or the Fostering Leadership and Inclusion by Growing HBCU Training Act, in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which funds the Department of Defense.

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Senator Scott: Chokeholds Are A Policy Whose Time Has Come And Gone

Sunday | June 14, 2020

This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Meet the Press and Face the Nation to discuss police reform efforts and the JUSTICE Act. Highlights are below.

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ICYMI: Sen. Scott Discusses JUSTICE Act, Police Reform Efforts on TODAY Show

Thursday | June 11, 2020

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined NBC’s TODAY to discuss his JUSTICE Act and police reform. Senator Scott has been working on this type of legislation since the 2015 murder of Walter Scott.

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Scott, Grassley, Ernst, Lankford Renew Call For Passage of Walter Scott Notification Act

Wednesday | June 3, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was joined by Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) in reintroducing the Walter Scott Notification Act. This critical legislation requires states receiving federal law enforcement funding to report a number of details surrounding officer-related shootings.

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Scott Pushes For Rural Broadband Expansion

Tuesday | June 2, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and the members of the South Carolina congressional delegation sent a letter to congressional leadership urging the importance of including robust measures to expand broadband access in underserved areas in future stimulus packages.

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Senators Scott, Booker, Hassan, Loeffler Call on Education Department to Support Students Whose Financial Aid Eligibility is Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday | May 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the Department of Education to make important changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and website to account for disruptions in a student’s financial situation, such as lost job or income, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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REVIEWS ARE IN: SKILLS RENEWAL ACT IS A WIN

Tuesday | May 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and three Senate colleagues introduced the bipartisan Skills Renewal Act, which will create a flexible skills training credit in the amount of $4,000 per person that may be applied to cover the cost of a wide range of training programs that build skills expected to be in high demand by employers in the coming months. The credit will be made available to any worker who has lost their job as a result of the pandemic in 2020 and the credit may be applied to cover training expenses incurred through the end of 2021.

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Scott, Cardin Praise Senate Passage of Resolution Marking National Minority Health Month

Friday | May 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) applaud the passage of the resolution recognizing April as Minority Health Month. As in previous years, the Senators introduce this resolution to raise awareness of the disparities in health care and health outcomes faced by minority populations including American Indians, Alaska Natives, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic places an urgency on this issue, as preliminary data suggests that minority groups have been disproportionately impacted by the disease. Targeted solutions to help communities of color are critical to closing gaps in health outcomes and improving efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

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SCOTT/CARTER INTRODUCE PROPOSAL TO ENCOURAGE AMERICA'S PHARMACEUTICAL INDEPENDENCE

Thursday | May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA-01) introduced a proposal today to make the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain less dependent on foreign countries such as China.

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Scott: Ratcliffe Great Choice As Intelligence Director

Thursday | May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the Senate’s confirmation of Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) as Director of National Intelligence (DNI). 

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Helping Gig Economy Workers Act

Thursday | May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), , and Congresswoman Caroline Miller (R-WV) will introduce the Helping Gig Economy Workers Act, which will allow businesses to provide contractors with employee assistance without being penalized by miscategorizing them as full-time employees.

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Scott, Booker, Sasse, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Help Unemployed American Workers Access Skills Training Programs During Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday | May 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to help American workers attain the skills they need to compete as we confront the coronavirus pandemic. The Skills Renewal Act will create a flexible skills training credit in the amount of $4,000 per person that may be applied to cover the cost of a wide range of training programs that build skills expected to be in high demand by employers in the coming months. The credit will be made available to any worker who has lost their job as a result of the pandemic in 2020 and the credit may be applied to cover training expenses incurred through the end of 2021.

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