Press Releases

Senator Tim Scott Statement on the Death of Tyre Nichols

Friday | January 27, 2023

Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Sen. Scott Hosts National School Choice Student Rally At Capitol

Thursday | January 26, 2023

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, hosted his 3rd Student Rally at the nation’s Capitol to celebrate National School Choice Week. Sen. Scott spoke to Opportunity Scholarship students from 10 D.C. public charter and private schools as he reflected on the transformational power of educational freedom.  

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Scott, Cardin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create U.S. Tax Code Parity for Small Businesses

Thursday | January 26, 2023

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act (S. 45). This legislation empowers hundreds of South Carolina beauty services providers, such as barbers, manicurists, skincare specialists, and hairstylists, by expanding the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax tip credit so these businesses are treated similarly to the food and beverage sector, which is also heavily tip dependent. Today, more than 80 percent of the 1.2 million establishments that provide beauty services, such as hair and nail salons, have 10 or fewer employees and the majority are owned and operated by women and minorities. 

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Sens. Scott, Cruz, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Sale of Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China

Thursday | January 26, 2023

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other Senate Republicans in introducing the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act. This bill would prohibit the sale of American crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to any company under the control of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and prohibit the export of any crude oil from the SPR to China.  

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Sen. Tim Scott to Host National School Choice Student Rally

Tuesday | January 24, 2023

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, will host a student rally at the nation’s Capitol to celebrate National School Choice Week. Senator Scott will be joined by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy; Representative John Moolenaar, Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair; and other Members of Congress.

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Sen. Scott, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

Monday | January 23, 2023

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution designating January 22 through January 28, 2023, as National School Choice Week. Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-04) introduced the companion resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Sens. Scott, Lummis, Colleagues Raise Concerns on Biden Admin Gas Stove Ban

Friday | January 20, 2023

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), along with eight of their colleagues, sent a letter to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) demanding answers on Commissioner Richard Trumka’s proposal to ban gas ranges and stoves.

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Ahead of School Choice Week, Sen. Scott and Superintendent Ellen Weaver Visit Charleston Classical School

Wednesday | January 18, 2023

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was joined by South Carolina Education Superintendent Ellen Weaver for a tour of Charleston Classical School in North Charleston. Sen. Scott and Supt. Weaver also met with students and parents from Beautiful Gate Center, which provides educational opportunities for children and youth with developmental disabilities and autism.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Sen. Scott to Ring Closing Bell at NYSE

Thursday | January 12, 2023

On Friday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the incoming Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, will close the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Senator Scott will be accompanied by students, teachers and parents from Success Academy in New York City. 

 

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Sen. Scott Celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Monday | January 9, 2023

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on the EPA’s Regulatory Overreach

Thursday | January 5, 2023

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the recently-announced regulatory overreach from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) redefining Waters of the United States (WOTUS).

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Sen. Scott Sworn In to the 118th Congress

Tuesday | January 3, 2023

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was sworn in to his second full term in the United States Senate in a ceremony on the Senate floor. Scott will remain focused on working on the behalf of South Carolinians and advancing his Opportunity Agenda to ensure every American can reach their version of the American Dream. As a part of that mission, the senator will take over as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, a post from which he will work to increase access to capital for Americans of all backgrounds and make it easier to climb the economic ladder.

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Senator Scott 2022 Year in Review

Friday | December 30, 2022

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released his 2022 year in review, highlighting the work his office did on behalf of the people of South Carolina and advancing his Opportunity Agenda across the country.

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Senator Tim Scott Votes “No” on Bloated Omnibus Bill

Thursday | December 22, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote against the bloated and rushed omnibus spending package.

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Scott, Fischer, Duckworth, and Colleagues Press the Biden Administration on Mexico’s Proposed Ban on U.S. Corn

Tuesday | December 20, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) in authoring a bipartisan letter to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) expressing concern over Mexico’s efforts to ban certain American-grown corn. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s plans, which amount to unilaterally abandoning a long-held science-based regulatory system, would threaten the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA).

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on Passage of the NDAA

Thursday | December 15, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote to pass the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Scott Celebrates Passage of Bipartisan De-escalation Training Bill, Urges Biden to Sign

Thursday | December 15, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), released statements celebrating House passage of the bipartisan Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act. The bill, which now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature, would equip law enforcement officers with the tools to effectively and safely respond to people in crisis.

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Scott Joins Boozman and Colleagues to Protect Farmers From SEC

Thursday | December 15, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined six other senators in cosponsoring the Protect the Farmers from the SEC Act to protect family farmers and ranchers from burdensome greenhouse gas emissions reporting rules proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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REMARKS: Ranking Member Scott Opening Remarks at Hearing on Expanding Entrepreneurship and Investment Opportunities

Wednesday | December 14, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, led a hearing on increasing opportunity for and diversity among entrepreneurs and investors through capital markets.

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ICYMI: Sen. Tim Scott Spoke on the Senate Floor Against Biden Admin Charter School Rule

Wednesday | December 14, 2022

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) spoke on the Senate floor about his fight against the Biden administration’s attacks on public charter schools, which provide crucial opportunity for many American students. This afternoon, the Senate will vote on his Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation to nullify new Department of Education rules that would stifle education options for parents and students.

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