Press Releases

Scott, Sinema Lead Effort to Protect Medicare Advantage

Friday | October 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) led 11 of their colleagues in a letter urging Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to protect the Medicare Advantage (MA) program from payment cuts being floated in the Senate.

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Scott Joins Colleagues on Comprehensive Afghanistan Legislation

Thursday | October 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 28 of his colleagues in supporting the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act, legislation to address the outstanding issues related to the administration’s rushed and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Scott, Colleagues Oppose Democrat Plan to Make the SBA a Direct Lender

Wednesday | October 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Small Business Committee Chair Ben Cardin, and House Small Business Committee Chair Nydia Velázquez warning against their plan to make the Small Business Administration (SBA) a direct lender through their $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan.

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Senators Scott and Kelly Celebrate Passage of National Healthy Aging Month Resolution

Friday | October 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) released the following statements applauding the Senate’s unanimous passage of their resolution marking September as National Healthy Aging Month. 

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Spotlight Democrats’ Self-Inflicted Crises

Wednesday | September 29, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today in a press conference with Senate Republicans, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) highlighted crises caused by Democrat leadership and warned of the dangerous policies in their $3.5 trillion spending plan.

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Senator Scott Slams Democrats’ Tax-and-Spend Policies in Floor Speech, Senate Banking Hearing

Tuesday | September 28, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned Chairman Powell and Secretary Yellen on the Biden administration's harmful economic plans, and he took to the Senate floor to discuss how the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend bill would harm the American Dream and stifle economic opportunity. Click to watch Sen. Scott's floor speech On defending the American Dream … "What we're talking about today is not about simply a $3.5 trillion spending bill. We're talking … Continue Reading

ICYMI: Senator Scott Talks Police Reform on Trey Gowdy’s Sunday Night in America

Monday | September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Trey Gowdy’s Sunday Night in America on Fox News to discuss police reform and why the Democrats walked away from negotiations.

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Senator Scott Pushes Back on Biden Mandates, Encourages Vaccination in New Video

Friday | September 24, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a new installment of his “Two with Tim” video series, in which he pushed back on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates and promoted a community-based approach to vaccination.

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Scott Statement on Police Reform Negotiations

Wednesday | September 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on Democrats walking away from the negotiating table on police reform.

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Scott, Cornyn, Bennet, Warner Introduce Bill to Support Teachers and School Leaders

Tuesday | September 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Michael Bennet (D-Col.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) today introduced the Teacher and School LEADERS Act, which would reform Teacher Quality Partnership Grants to better support school leaders and allow for greater innovation in educator preparation.

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ICYMI: The Path to Reform

Friday | September 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) wrote an essay for the latest edition of National Review Magazine on the rise in crime in America and the path he’s pursuing toward police reform. Read excerpts from the piece below.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Joins Bloomberg and UNCF for Conversation on the Future of HBCUs

Thursday | September 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Bloomberg and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) this week for their event titled “HBCUs: The Path to Prosperity.” Senator Scott’s interview with Bloomberg’s David Westin centered on the importance of HBCUs and Sen. Scott’s efforts to bolster their transformational work.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Questions SEC Chairman at Banking Committee Hearing

Wednesday | September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – At this week's U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned SEC Chairman Gary Gensler on the importance of ensuring access to the marketplace in order to achieve the American Dream.

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Senator Scott Statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Saturday | September 11, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Demand Full, Open Process to Vet Dems’ Reckless Tax-and-Spend Proposals

Tuesday | September 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and his Senate Finance Committee Republicans are demanding a full, open markup to thoroughly and rigorously examine and debate any forthcoming reckless tax-and-spend proposals in the Finance Committee’s jurisdiction.  While the legislation Democrats intend to introduce has been withheld from Republicans on the committee and from the American people, press reports indicate a far-reaching and potentially highly disruptive agenda, with trillions of taxpayer dollars at stake.  The American people deserve an open, thorough process to fully vet legislative proposals.  

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Ask White House for Details on Afghanistan Evacuation Strategies

Friday | September 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and nine Republican colleagues wrote President Biden Thursday seeking answers on how the administration plans to evacuate the Americans and Afghan allies still on the ground in Afghanistan.

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Senator Scott Statement on Americans Left Behind in Afghanistan

Tuesday | August 31, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration leaving behind hundreds of Americans in Afghanistan:

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Senator Scott Statement on the Attack in Afghanistan

Thursday | August 26, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on today's deadly attack in Afghanistan.

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Scott Demands Answers from Biden Administration on Afghanistan

Wednesday | August 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined 11 of his Senate Republican colleagues and 57 U.S. House members in penning a letter to President Biden raising alarm about the immediate and long-term consequences of the bungled Afghanistan withdrawal and asking questions about his plan to move America forward.

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Scott, Menendez Introduce DIVERSE Trials Act

Tuesday | August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today announced introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to and diversity in clinical drug and treatment trials. The Diversifying Investigations Via Equitable Research Studies for Everyone (DIVERSE) Act would allow the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue grants or enter into contractual arrangements to support education, outreach and recruitment for clinical trials for diseases with disproportionate impacts on underrepresented populations. Congressmen Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) and Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

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