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Scott Statement on House Tax Reform Proposal

Thursday | November 2, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member on the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the House Committee on Ways and Means put forth their tax reform proposal this morning

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Sen. Scott Statement on Trump Declaring National Health Emergency Regarding Opioids

Thursday | October 26, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following President Trump's declaration of a nationwide health emergency regarding the opioid epidemic. "Today's announcement by President Trump is an important step in tackling the opioid epidemic that has had dire consequences for so many families across the nation. We must do everything possible to both help those struggling with addiction and stop the further spread of opioid abuse. I look forward to working with my … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on House Passing Budget

Thursday | October 26, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement after the House passed a budget measure that will provide a pathway to tax reform: "Today the House took another important step towards tax relief for hardworking American families. This is our opportunity, after 30 years, to help American families see a pay increase and ensure the jobs of the future are created here in America. I will continue our work on tax reform, which began nearly a year ago, with the simple goal of … Continue Reading


ICYMI: After White House Meeting, Sen. Scott Discusses How Tax Reform Will Help American Families #KeepYoMoney

Thursday | October 19, 2017

Washington - Following the bipartisan Senate Finance Committee meeting with President Donald Trump yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) spoke on the Senate Floor about the Republican tax reform plan and why it is essential to creating more jobs in America and helping middle-class, hardworking Americans keep more of their paychecks. "Tax Reform is about two very simple pillars - how do we increase the take home pay of the average person in this country and how do we make sure the jobs of … Continue Reading


Scott: Budget is Important Step For American Families

Thursday | October 19, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting to approve the FY 2018 budget resolution, which will provide a pathway to tax reform that will help more American families keep more of their paycheck: "If we are going to get serious about helping those who are living paycheck-to-paycheck keep more of their money, we must understand that the time is now," Scott said. "It has been 30 years since we last reformed our tax system, and we have the great … Continue Reading


Scott Introduces Bipartisan Increasing Access to Care Act

Wednesday | October 18, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan Increasing Access to Care Act, which will allow individuals over the age of 30 to purchase catastrophic health care plans. The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, currently does not allow for Americans over the age of 30 to purchase these plans; this sort of catastrophic coverage can help prevent medical bankruptcy and ensure all families have access to affordable care in case of a medical emergency. Senators Tom Carper … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Iran

Friday | October 13, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the statement below following President Donald Trump's announcement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: "There are no surprises with Iran - they are bad actors who have been funding terrorist actions around the globe for decades. The United States must stand strong against Iran's rogue actions, and the President made it clear today we will not idly stand by when it comes to Iran. I look forward to a spirited debate in Congress over the coming weeks regarding … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Reacts to Healthcare Executive Order

Thursday | October 12, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) made the following statement regarding President Trump's healthcare executive order signed earlier today: "During a time when South Carolinians, and Americans across the country, stand on the verge of facing more steep premium increases, this is a welcomed action from the administration. Today's announcement is a clear example of how we can help folks gain access to health insurance by increasing affordable options and empowering small businesses to … Continue Reading


Scott, Tester Demand IRS Rescind $7 Million Equifax Contract

Thursday | October 5, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are demanding that the IRS rescind its recently issued $7 million Equifax contract after the company was breached jeopardizing the personal financial data of more than 145 million Americans. Following the massive data breach that put names, Social Security numbers, addresses, driver's licenses, and birthdates at risk, the IRS last week issued a multi-million dollar contract to Equifax to verify taxpayers' … Continue Reading


Scott To Equifax CEO: “I Find Your Side of the Story Hard to Believe”

Wednesday | October 4, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott questioned former Equifax CEO Richard Smith this morning regarding Equifax's security breach that left the personal information of millions of Americans vulnerable, as well as the behavior of Equifax executives after the breach was found. Three Equifax executives sold $1.8 million of company stock in the days following the breach, while the American people were not told of the breach for six weeks. Senator Scott highlighted the timeline below: On July … Continue Reading


Scott, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Package

Wednesday | October 4, 2017

Washington- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined a bipartisan group of senators today to reintroduce the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017, which would recalibrate prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, target violent and career criminals and save taxpayer dollars. The legislation permits more judicial discretion at sentencing for offenders with minimal criminal histories and helps inmates successfully reenter society, while tightening penalties for violent criminals and … Continue Reading


Senator Scott's Bipartisan Resolution to Advocate for Sickle Cell Awareness Passed by Senate

Friday | September 29, 2017

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed U.S. Senator Tim Scott's resolution designating September Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. He was joined in this effort to help educate communities across the country regarding sickle cell disease by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). … Continue Reading


Senator Scott on Tax Reform: Helping American Families #KeepYoMoney

Wednesday | September 27, 2017

Washington - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Pat Toomey and others to introduce the Republican tax reform plan."Tax Reform is about helping the single mothers of the world have an opportunity to see more of their money stay in their paycheck, because we're taking less of it out of their paychecks" "If I … Continue Reading


Scott, Durbin, Menendez, Young, Donnelly, Duckworth Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Children In Federally-Assisted Housing From Lead Exposure

Thursday | September 21, 2017

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Todd Young (R-IN), Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today introduced the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017, which would require the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to adopt prevention measures and update its lead regulations to protect children from the risk of lead exposure. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott's Offices to hold Military Academy Information Sessions THIS FRIDAY

Wednesday | September 20, 2017

This Friday, September 22, Senator Tim Scott's three South Carolina offices will hold open information sessions regarding the Military Academy nomination process. Interested students, parents and guidance counselors are encouraged to stop by any office to speak to staff members and ask questions they may have about the process. … Continue Reading


Scott Supports Graham-Cassidy Health Care Solution

Wednesday | September 20, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below in support of the Cassidy-Graham health care bill. … Continue Reading


Scott Votes in Support of FY18 Defense Spending Bill

Monday | September 18, 2017

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) voted in support of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act. Read his full statement below: "Whatever the crisis or mission, our service members stand ready to protect and defend our national interests around the globe. They take on a broad range of missions, often risking their own safety, to tackle anything from fighting terror and extremism, to carrying out humanitarian aid missions like we recently saw in regions affected by … Continue Reading


Scott Supports Emergency Aid Package in Response to Hurricane Harvey

Thursday | September 7, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement after supporting a $15.25 billion aid package in response to Hurricane Harvey … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on New FBI Director

Tuesday | August 1, 2017

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting in support of Christopher Wray to serve as our new FBI Director: "Our men and women at the FBI deserve to have a leader that understands the immense privilege associated with leading our nation's top law enforcement agency. I am confident that the newly-confirmed Director Wray is prepared to take on this responsibility and has demonstrated he will be focused on doing what is best for the bureau and the … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Votes in Support of Better Care for our Veterans

Tuesday | August 1, 2017

In keeping with his steadfast devotion to the U.S. military and our service members, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) supported the passage of two major Veterans Affairs reform bills last night; one overhauling the Veterans Affairs (VA) appeals process, and another extending the Veterans Choice Program, an initiative that helps veterans access private care within their communities. … Continue Reading

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