Press Releases

Scott Introduces Resolution Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

Wednesday | May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a leading advocate for school choice, introduced a resolution celebrating National Charter Schools Week and commending charter schools for their contributions to education.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott and HBCU Caucus Colleagues Fight to Improve HBCU Infrastructure

Friday | May 7, 2021

This week, Senators Scott and Coons, along with Representatives Alma Adams and French Hill, rolled out their IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act. The bill will invest in infrastructure at HBCUs, allowing them to maintain and expand their transformational work.

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Senator Tim Scott Attends Inaugural Opportunity Internship Fair

Friday | May 7, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) celebrated the success of the inaugural Opportunity Internship Fair. On Wednesday, Senator Scott addressed participating employers and students from Burke High School, Military Magnet Academy, North Charleston High School, and Senator Scott’s alma mater R.B Stall High School at the Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Stops in Hartsville to Discuss Economic Development

Tuesday | May 4, 2021

Yesterday, Senator Tim Scott delivered remarks and answered questions at the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce on the development and expansion of Opportunity Zones in South Carolina, ongoing infrastructure negotiations, and more.

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Scott, Manchin Reintroduce Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

Friday | April 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reintroduced the Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act, which seeks to increase transparency for those looking to acquire student loans on a federal level. The goal is to provide applicants with a clear and succinct disclosure form, empowering them to be responsible borrowers.

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WTAS: Senator Scott’s Response to the Joint Address

Friday | April 30, 2021

In case you missed it, Senator Tim Scott delivered the official Republican response to President Biden’s joint address on Wednesday night.

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REMARKS: SENATOR SCOTT RESPONSE TO THE JOINT ADDRESS

Wednesday | April 28, 2021

Common Sense Makes Common Ground

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Support Growing for Scott’s College Transparency Act

Tuesday | April 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) yesterday announced 25 senators have signed their names onto the bipartisan College Transparency Act (CTA). 

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Scott Introduces Resolution Declaring April Financial Literacy Month

Wednesday | April 21, 2021

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial

Tuesday | April 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd:

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Urge Administration To Investigate Planned Parenthood Affiliates For Violating PPP Eligibility and Not Returning PPP Loans

Monday | April 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senate Small Business Committee Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Ranking Member Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and the committee’s other Republican members in sending letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Inspector General Mike Ware, and SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, requesting their immediate attention and investigation into the unlawful participation of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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151 Organizations Endorse Bipartisan College Transparency Act

Monday | April 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today announced an overwhelming show of support for the College Transparency Act (CTA) from 151 organizations representing everything from educational institutions, student organizations, and employers.

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Senator Tim Scott Announces Opportunity Internships

Monday | April 5, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced the latest initiative in his Opportunity Agenda: “Opportunity Internships.” The Office of Senator Scott, along with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and United Way Association of South Carolina, will be co-sponsoring an Opportunity Internship Fair this spring, with the goal of encouraging and celebrating the critical pathways that lead to successful careers. Specifically, the job fair will connect South Carolina employers to students from Title I high schools, a population often unable to tap into meaningful and early access to high-paying careers.

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Scott, Graham Reintroduce Broadband Expansion Bill

Monday | March 29, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) recently reintroduced the State Fix Act to expand broadband access to underserved rural areas.

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Scott, Hirono, Capito, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Seniors’ Access to All CDC-Recommended Vaccines

Friday | March 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2021, legislation that would provide Medicare beneficiaries access to all recommended vaccines at no additional cost, including shingles and tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap). Immunization coverage currently varies by vaccine under Medicare. Some immunizations are covered under Medicare Part B without any out-of-pocket costs, while some vaccines covered under Medicare Part D require significant out-of-pocket costs, contributing to low uptake.

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Scott, Casey, Wyden, Crapo Call on Biden Administration to Collect and Release Nursing Home Covid-19 Vaccination Data

Thursday | March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Aging Committee Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Aging Committee Chair Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) asked the Biden administration to collect and make public data on COVID-19 vaccination rates in the nation’s nursing homes at the facility level.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott on Ruthless Podcast

Thursday | March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Scott joined Ruthless Podcast for an interview on the dangers of woke culture and equity mandates, contrasted with his vision for an America of opportunity. He also highlighted the Democrats’ hypocrisy on the filibuster and warned against the liberal power grab that is S. 1. 

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ICYMI: Scott Op-Ed on “Woke” Culture and Experience with Racism

Wednesday | March 24, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) penned an opinion piece published in The Washington Post warning about the dangers of “woke” culture and outlining his alternative vision for equality through opportunity. 

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Senator Tim Scott Honors Mom, SC Trailblazers for Women’s History Month

Monday | March 22, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is kicking off his Women’s History Month video series with a sit-down interview with his mother, Frances Scott. 

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Scott, Aging Committee Members Hold First Hearing Addressing Health Care Needs for Older Americans

Thursday | March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chairman Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and members of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging heard from a panel of witnesses about the ongoing health care needs of older Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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