Press Releases

Scott joins bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support investment in US manufacturing

Tuesday | July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced legislation to increase investment in American small manufacturers. The Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America (SIGMA) Act would support American manufacturers through increasing affordable loans, incentivizing operation growth, and expanding financial resources and education assistance to small manufacturers. A companion bill in the House was introduced by U.S. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Internships

Friday | July 12, 2019

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2019. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students with the ability to work with and learn from public service professionals. … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Schatz aim to Preserve and Protect Flood-Prone Communities across America

Thursday | July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced S.2088, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which aims to ensure stronger protections for flood-prone communities.

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Scott, Manchin Introduce Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

Thursday | June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced 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 to avoid leading prospective borrowers astray. The disclosure form, which clearly outlines the costs and terms of potential loans, strives to empower loan applicants to be responsible borrowers.

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Scott Secures South Carolina Wins in FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act

Thursday | June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the final passage of the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act:

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Scott Votes for Emergency Humanitarian Aid At The Border

Wednesday | June 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following this afternoon’s bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate on $4.5 billion in emergency supplemental funding to provide humanitarian aid, including shelter, food and medical care, at the border. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 84-8.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Wednesday | June 26, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) 2019 Military Academy Nomination Application is now open. The Office of Sen. Scott will be accepting applications through Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Candidates interested in attending one of the four service academies - U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - may submit applications and other necessary documents. "I am thankful for those that desire to serve our country," … Continue Reading


Scott, Cardin Introduce PAID Act

Wednesday | June 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Ben Cardin (D-M.D.) introduced the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act to allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide information directly to non-health insurers when settling overlapping claims of Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers. Non-health insurers include liability, workers compensation, and no fault (auto) insurers, as well as self-insured entities such as large retailers, grocers and supermarket chains, the hospitality industry, and many others.  

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Scott, Booker Reintroduce Integration of Baseball Commemoration Act Marking the 75th Anniversary of the Integration of Major League Baseball

Tuesday | June 25, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Integration of Baseball Commemoration Act, authorizing the United States Mint to produce a coin honoring the 75th anniversary of the integration of Major League Baseball (MLB)."Throughout modern history, many Americans have turned to our national pastime to celebrate the ideals that define us as a people: hard work, perseverance, and a fierce determination to succeed," said Senator Scott. "I am honored to pay … Continue Reading


SCOTT, KAINE, LANKFORD, TESTER INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT FEDERAL STUDENT AID FOR GOLD STAR FAMILIES

Thursday | June 13, 2019

WASHINGTON–Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), James Lankford (R-OK), and Jon Tester (D-MT) reintroduced the Protecting our Gold Star Families’ Education Act, legislation that would expand the Pell Grant program to include the children and dependents of those killed in action in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 to offset their educational expenses.

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Scott, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Expand Credit Access

Thursday | June 13, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Credit Access and Inclusion Act to expand access to credit for over 26 million Americans.

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Sen. Scott Helps Introduce HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act

Wednesday | June 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced legislation promoting manufactured housing as part of the solution to America's affordable housing crisis. The HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2019 would ensure that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supports state and local governments that wish to include manufactured housing as an affordable … Continue Reading


Scott, Jones Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent and Combat Obesity

Wednesday | June 12, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced the Better Tools For Healthy Living Act, which will empower state and local governments with tools to spearhead efforts to prevent and combat obesity. Studies have estimated that more than 20 percent of medical spending in the United States is attributable to obesity, which is linked to a number of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer."In order to truly improve our nation's … Continue Reading


PHOTO RELEASE: Sen. Scott Joins Palmetto Boys State

Monday | June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott addressed the Palmetto Boys State members at Anderson University. Senator Scott spoke to the young men on leadership and motivation, the importance of bipartisan and how “failure is not fatal.” He is a proud alum of Palmetto Boys State ’82.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Holds 75th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tuesday | June 4, 2019

WASHINGTON- Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum held a 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day at the United States Capitol. He was joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Tom Udall (D-NM), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). The program included readings and remarks from elected officials, representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as Mr. Steven Fenves, a Holocaust survivor liberated by … Continue Reading


Scott, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Fix to the Kiddie Tax for Nation’s Students

Thursday | May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a bipartisan fix to the Kiddie Tax to ensure that 1.3 million undergraduate and 15,000 graduate student’s scholarships and grant aid are being taxed at a lower rate. Due to an unintended consequence of the 2017 tax law, taxes on student scholarships for non-tuition expenses were raised.

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Scott, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Children From Lead Poisoning

Tuesday | May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Tina Smith (D-MN) today introduced the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019, which would require the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to update its lead poisoning prevention measures to reflect modern science and ensure that families and children living in federally-assisted housing are protected from … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on HUD Carbon Monoxide Announcement

Monday | May 20, 2019

Charleston, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement this morning that $5 million will be available for the purchase of carbon monoxide detectors in public housing units. HUD's full announcement is also below.Senator Scott said, ""Today's announcement that HUD is providing significant resources for carbon monoxide detectors in public housing is great news. After talking with Secretary … Continue Reading


PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Makes 11th Stop on his National Opportunity Tour

Friday | May 10, 2019

GREENSBORO, NC-On Friday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was joined by North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC) and White House Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization Ja'Ron Smith on his 11th National Opportunity Stop in Greensboro, North Carolina. They visited North Carolina A&T University, the largest public Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and Core Technologies, a recently relocated business in the heart of one of North Carolina's 252 Opportunity Zones. Senator … Continue Reading


Scott Fights to Curb Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the Nation

Friday | May 3, 2019

WASHINGTON-This week, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released their annual 2018 Audit of Anti-Semitic incidents. In the report are policy recommendations, including Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, to help curb the rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. "The ongoing surge in anti-Semitic incidents across the country must be met with swift and unwavering condemnation. This violence is real, it is intensifying, and it has no place in our nation. Hate has no … Continue Reading

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