Press Releases

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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Scott and Cortez Masto Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Lending Options For Families, Students, and Farmers

Tuesday | March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) have reintroduced the Expanding Access to Lending Options Act (S.3389), bipartisan legislation to expand access to lending options for millions of hard-working families across the country. The bill will allow credit unions more flexibility in the type of loans they may offer, providing consumers with more options and better payment plans, including student lending options and agricultural loans.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce State Fiscal Flexibility Act

Tuesday | March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with his Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the State Fiscal Flexibility Act, a bill to eliminate a provision in the American Rescue Plan that prevents states from using relief funds to cut taxes. 

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Responds to Biden’s Speech on COVID-19, Personal Attacks From the Left

Friday | March 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Scott joined America’s Newsroom on FOX News to rebut President Biden’s address to the nation a year after the pandemic was declared. He highlighted Biden’s lack of unifying leadership and addressed personal attacks against him from the “woke” Left.

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Senator Scott Delivers Message on One Year Anniversary of the Pandemic

Thursday | March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, one year after the United States went under lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a statement on the challenges we've endured, the progress our nation has made, and the light he sees at the end of the tunnel. "About a year ago, our nation and the world was devastated by COVID-19," said Senator Scott. "Five hundred and twenty thousand Americans have lost their lives, and our nation will forever mourn that loss. But while there is … Continue Reading


Senator Scott, Colleagues Lead Push to Incentivize Charitable Giving

Wednesday | March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the bipartisan Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act to expand and extend the current deduction for charitable giving. The bill would ensure that Americans who donate to charities, houses of worship, religious organizations, and other nonprofits are able to deduct that donation from their federal taxes at a higher level than the current $300 deduction.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect Faith-Based Foster Care Providers

Wednesday | March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, along with Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), John Kennedy (R-La.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), James Risch (R-Idaho), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Calls Out Democrats’ Partisan Spending Bill, Charts Path Forward for America

Tuesday | March 9, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today, Senator Scott joined FOX Across America for an interview on the Democrats’ liberal agenda disguised as “COVID relief” and the harm done to children being kept out of school. He also highlighted the tremendous progress our country has made, thanks in large part to conservative policies that provide all citizens with equal access to the American Dream.

 

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Scott Statement on Democrats’ Partisan Stimulus Package

Saturday | March 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote against the Democrats’ partisan, special-interest filled stimulus package.  

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Scott Votes to Stop Socialist Policies, Reopen Schools, and Keep States Accountable for Nursing Home Deaths

Friday | March 5, 2021

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statements on several amendments slated to be voted on tonight that would affect the American economy, our nation's seniors, and our fight to reopen schools. Senator Scott will join Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in filing an amendment to make K-12 funding contingent on schools reopening for in-person learning by the end of April. Sen. Scott is leading the movement to reopen schools and highlighting the devastating impact school … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Blackburn Introduce Modern Worker Empowerment Act

Tuesday | March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), along with U.S. Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Michelle Steel (R-Calif.), introduced the Modern Worker Empowerment Act to create certainty, clarity, and consistency for workers, job creators, and entrepreneurs.

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Senator Scott Releases New Video in Continued Celebration of Black History Month

Friday | February 26, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a video celebrating Black History Month with students from Meeting Street Academy in Charleston, South Carolina. Senator Scott taught the young, future leaders about the great legacies of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Justice Thurgood Marshall, men who influenced the trajectory of his life and taught him that all children are created equal by God.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Hosts 5th Annual HBCU Fly-In

Thursday | February 25, 2021

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) hosted the Fifth Annual HBCU Fly-In to celebrate America’s more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Scott, Schatz, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Telehealth in the Midst of the Pandemic

Tuesday | February 23, 2021

WASHINGTON— Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) reintroduced the bipartisan Telehealth Modernization Act that would update coverage restrictions that have long prevented life-saving telehealth services for many of the nation’s roughly 61 million Medicare beneficiaries. They are joined by Senators Blackburn (R-TN), Marshall (R-KS), Tester (D-MT), and Wicker (R-MS).

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Out Front on Fight to Reopen Schools

Wednesday | February 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was live on America’s Newsroom calling for the immediate reopening of our nation’s schools. He highlighted the science that supports the reopening of schools, the plight of poor children losing irreplaceable opportunities for life-changing education, and the psychological effects the lockdown is having on young Americans.   

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Scott, Klobuchar Declare National Entrepreneurship Week and Reintroduce Legislation to Boost Entrepreneurship in 21st Century

Wednesday | February 17, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus Co-Chairs Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) filed a Senate resolution declaring this week National Entrepreneurship Week and reintroduced the bipartisan Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act

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Sen. Scott Renews Call for Accountability Amid NY Nursing Home Scandal

Friday | February 12, 2021

In case you missed it, just one week ago all 50 Senate Democrats voted against Senator Tim Scott's amendment to hold states accountable that misreport COVID-related nursing home deaths. Now, new reports show that Governor Cuomo's administration knowingly withheld the state's nursing home death toll. Last night, Senator Scott issued the following statement: "Last week, every Senate Democrat voted against my amendment to hold states like New York accountable for misreporting data on … Continue Reading


Scott Virtual Tour Highlights Partnership Between OZ and Universities

Monday | February 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the fifth stop on his nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zones Tour, highlighting student-led collaboration between Arizona State University’s Luminosity Lab and Lane College. Through this tour, Senator Scott is sharing good news from cities and towns across America as their citizens work together to create new jobs and breathe new life into their communities. 

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Senator Scott Fights Job-Killing Artificial Minimum Wage Hike

Friday | February 5, 2021

Late last night, the Senate unanimously agreed to a budget amendment co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to prevent an artificial minimum wage hike to $15 during the pandemic, which would destroy jobs and crush small businesses already on life support. As millions of businesses have closed their doors and thousands more are on the verge of closing permanently, Senator Scott has been a vocal champion for job-creators that are trying to make it through the pandemic. Some of the … Continue Reading

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