Press Releases

Sen. Tim Scott Statement on SCOTUS Dobbs Decision

Friday | June 24, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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Scott, Bicameral Group Call on Biden Admin to Reverse its Plan to Circumvent U.S. Law by Creating an Unofficial U.S. Consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem

Thursday | June 23, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Representative Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), and more than 80 members of Congress on a bicameral joint statement, calling on the Biden administration to reverse course on its plan to erode the full and faithful implementation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 by moving the Palestinian Affairs Unit (PAU) out of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel’s reporting chain of command and renaming the PAU the “U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs” that would serve as an unofficial U.S. consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem.

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Scott Blasts Biden Admin’s Mishandling of the Economy on Fox Business

Friday | June 17, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Fox Business’s Charles Payne to discuss how the Biden administration’s economic plan has failed struggling Americans and how the GOP’s plan can help restore access to the American Dream.

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Scott, Thune, Senate Republicans Introduce Political BIAS Emails Act

Thursday | June 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Republican whip and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband; Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Republican leader; John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference; Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee; Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), vice chair of the Senate Republican Conference; Rick Scott (R-Fla.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee; and 20 of their Republican colleagues in introducing the Political Bias in Algorithm Sorting (BIAS) Emails Act. This legislation would hold Big Tech platforms accountable for using biased algorithms that take control away from consumers and alter the way users are able to see emails from political campaigns. It would also create more transparency for consumers by revealing the censoring practices Big Tech platforms, including Google, use to filter certain emails.

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Scott, Cassidy, Daines, Young Introduce Educational Choice for Children Act

Thursday | June 16, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Educational Choice for Children Act. The legislation expands education freedom and opportunity for millions of students by providing a charitable donation incentive for individuals and businesses to fund scholarship awards for students to cover expenses related to K-12 public and private education, amounting to $10 billion on an annual basis.

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Senators Scott, Brown Introduce Bill to Increase Retirement Security

Wednesday | June 15, 2022

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Advancing Auto-Portability Act of 2022, a bill that would allow a worker’s 401(k) savings account to be automatically rolled over from a previous employer to a new employer. 

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Scott, Rosen Introduce Bill to Halt UNHRC’s Commission of Inquiry on Israel

Tuesday | June 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Elimination Act to withhold U.S. funding for the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) targeted investigation into and blatant bias against Israel. The fund would be withheld until the U.S. Secretary of State certifies that the UNHRC has abolished its COI. 

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Scott, Warner Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Hiring of Caregivers for Seniors

Tuesday | June 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) re-introduced the Ensuring Seniors’ Access to Quality Care Act, which would bolster the nursing home workforce by allowing more facilities to train Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and enabling facilities to access a comprehensive background check database when hiring employees. Sens. Scott and Warner first introduced this legislation 2019.

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Scott, Hoeven Oppose SEC Proposal to Impose Unworkable Regulations on Agriculture Producers

Friday | June 10, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today pushed back on a proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would place unworkable climate disclosure regulations on farmers, ranchers and agriculture producers.

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Scott, Barrasso Send Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra on Transitioning from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Friday | June 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and 24 Senate colleagues in urging Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to provide Congress, patients, and providers with additional insight on HHS’s plans for transitioning out of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The senators pointed out the inconsistencies in the administration’s public health response and urged greater transparency moving forward.

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Scott, Marshall Introduce Bill to Allow COVID Money to be Used to Secure Schools

Thursday | June 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.) and U.S. Congressman Mike Garcia (R-Calif.) in introducing the Safe Schools Act, to allow schools to use unspent COVID relief dollars allocated through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund for security measures, including locks, panic buttons, individual room security systems, video surveillance, and hiring and paying the salaries of armed school resource officers. The legislation would exempt expenses for school security improvements from current ESSER guidelines that require expenses to be related to COVID-19.

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Scott, Finance Committee Republicans Demand Oversight of State, Local Funds in American Rescue Plan

Tuesday | June 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and all other Finance Committee Republicans, requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) provide a detailed accounting of the $350 billion of COVID relief funds appropriated to governments of states, localities, territories, and tribes under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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Scott, 47 Senators Will Vote to Block Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

Wednesday | June 1, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter signed by 45 other pro-life senators to Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, pledging that they will vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion, or any other pro-life protections.

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NY Post: How Tim Scott rose from poverty to become our only black GOP senator

Tuesday | May 31, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) discussed his life story and path to becoming a conservative leader in a recent interview with Salena Zito for the New York Post. Read excerpts from the interview below.

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Senator Scott, Finance Committee Republicans Raise Concerns with Disturbing IRS Document Destruction

Thursday | May 26, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and committee Republicans wrote to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Chuck Rettig raising concerns and questions about the IRS’s destruction of an estimated 30 million paper-filed documents in March 2021 reportedly due to a backlog in processing paper documents.  A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report brought the IRS’s destruction of the paperwork to light. 

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Scott Questions FDA Commissioner on Baby Formula Shortage

Thursday | May 26, 2022

WASHINGTON – At today’s Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned Dr. Robert Califf, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, on how to help families struggling with the baby formula shortage and keep a similar crisis from happening again.

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on Biden's Policing Executive Order

Wednesday | May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) issued the following statement on President Biden's policing executive order. 

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Scott, Shaheen, Tillis, Colleagues Request Biden Admin Swiftly Advance NATO Applications for Sweden & Finland

Wednesday | May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group co-chairs Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and 79 other colleagues on a letter urging President Biden to expedite the executive branch’s process to advance Sweden and Finland’s applications for NATO membership and pledging to work with the administration to ensure swift ratification of the Washington Treaty.

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Scott, Casey, Cassidy Introduce Bill to Improve Care for Dually Eligible Individuals

Thursday | May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), ranking member of the Senate Aging Committee, introduced the Advancing Integration in Medicare and Medicaid (AIM) Act, along with Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), the committee’s ranking member, and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.). The AIM Act would require states to develop strategies to integrate and coordinate care for “dual eligibles,” people who receive both Medicare and Medicaid.

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Senator Scott Statement on Vote for Defense Spending Amid Ukraine War

Thursday | May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a statement on his vote to approve defense spending amid Russia's attack on Ukraine. 

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