Press Releases

ICYMI: Q&A with Sen. Tim Scott, GOP point person on police reform

Friday | August 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sat down with The Christian Science Monitor to discuss his years-long work on police reform and his views on justice, race, and healing in America. Read excerpts from the interview below.

 

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Scott Debunks School Choice Myths

Thursday | August 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following video debunking common misconceptions about charter schools and school choice.

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Scott, Tuberville Lead Effort to Formally Designate ‘HBCU Week’

Thursday | August 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) recently introduced a resolution to designate the week of September 6, 2021 as “National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.” The resolution would honor and recognize the contributions of HBCUs across the nation, including the eight HBCUs across South Carolina.

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Scott, Hickenlooper Introduce Bill to Encourage Rural and Minority-Owned Small Business Growth

Wednesday | August 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) introduced the Expanding Access to Credit for Small Business Act, widening the criteria of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) flagship 7(a) small business loan program to include fintech lenders. 

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Scott Slams Democrats' Reckless Spending Spree

Wednesday | August 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote against the Democrats' reckless and irresponsible $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill.

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Scott Urges Colleagues to Put Kids First and Reopen American Schools

Tuesday | August 10, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging his colleagues to support his amendment to reopen schools. Senator Scott, as part of his Opportunity Agenda, has been leading the charge to fully reopen schools and bring to light the psychological and mental effects school closures have on young Americans.

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Scott Votes No on $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill

Tuesday | August 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote against the $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Lambasts Defund the Police Movement at Banking Hearing

Thursday | August 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – At today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned the nominee for assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development and spoke against the “defund the police” movement.

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ICYMI: Sen. Scott on Access to Financial Services and Credit for Low-Income Americans

Wednesday | August 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – At this week’s U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) highlighted the role of mission-driven banks in providing financial services to low-income consumers and removing barriers to opportunity for creditworthy Americans.

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USDA Announces Implementation of Sen. Scott Heirs’ Property Relending Program

Thursday | July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would begin implementation of the Heirs’ Property Relending Program, an initiative spearheaded by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Senators Scott, Stabenow and the National Hockey League Announce Senate Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

Tuesday | July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), along with the National Hockey League (NHL), announced that the bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree passed the U.S. Senate. O’Ree was the first Black player to compete in the NHL.

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ICYMI: Sen. Scott on Telehealth, the American Supply Chain, and Post-COVID Resiliency

Tuesday | July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON—During today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) addressed several issues the nation must confront as we examine a path forward on future pandemic preparation and response. 

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Senator Scott Statement on the Passing of Mike Enzi

Tuesday | July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the passing of former senator Mike Enzi.

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ICYMI: Scott Talks Infrastructure, Inflation, Police Reform on Fox News Sunday

Monday | July 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Fox News Sunday to sound the alarm about harmful Democrat policies that are putting a financial strain on the American people. He also discussed his ongoing police reform efforts and emphasized his opposition to defunding the police.

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Ranking Member Scott Leads Senate Hearing on Potential Frameworks to Address Future Pandemic Risk

Thursday | July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led his first hearing as Ranking Member of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to receive relevant stakeholder perspectives on potential approaches to manage and mitigate financial losses that may arise from future pandemics.

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Scott Statement at Future Pandemic Risk Framework Hearing

Thursday | July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – 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, delivered the following remarks at a hearing entitled “Examining Frameworks to Address Future Pandemic Risk.”

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Senator Scott Statement on Non-Existent Infrastructure Bill

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his “no” vote on cloture for the non-existent infrastructure bill. 

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Scott, Manchin Reintroduce Legislation to Increase Access to Credit and Opportunity

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reintroduced the Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2021 to expand access to credit for an estimated 45 million Americans with either no credit history or a credit history that is too scarcely populated to generate a credit score. This bipartisan legislation would permit landlords and utility and telecom providers to report on-time payments data to credit reporting agencies, giving consumers the opportunity to develop a positive credit history by establishing a track record of paying these bills on time.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2021 Internships

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is now accepting applications for internships in his North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices for the fall of 2021. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to work with public service professionals and gain practical experience in constituent services, government policy, and more. 

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Talks Police Reform at NBA Roundtable

Monday | July 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and various NBA professionals for a roundtable discussion on police reform that aired over the weekend. Senator Scott highlighted the need for bipartisan, bicameral reform that strengthens both law enforcement entities and communities of color. 

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