Press Releases

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

Scott Launches 46-County Virtual Tour of South Carolina

Thursday | February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement announcing the launch of his 46-county tour of South Carolina this week. Continuing a tradition he started when joining the Senate, Senator Scott will be meeting with community leaders, church groups, civic organizations, and everyday South Carolinians to hear directly from them about what makes their county unique. "The most important part of my job is to meet with my bosses, the people of South Carolina, to … Continue Reading

Senate to Vote on Three Scott-Led Budget Amendments

Thursday | February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced three budget amendments that will be voted on today by the Senate.The first amendment, introduced jointly with Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and James Lankford (R-OK), would reduce funding to states that have an active investigation into nursing homes for underreported deaths. "It makes no sense to offer more funding to states that have mismanaged and then covered up their pandemic response," said Senator Scott. "Leaders that neglected … Continue Reading

Sens. Scott, Coons and Reps. Moolenaar, Suozzi Co-Chair the 69th National Prayer Breakfast

Thursday | February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Representatives John Moolenaar (R-Mich.) and Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) co-chaired the 69th National Prayer Breakfast. "It's an honor to co-chair this year's National Prayer Breakfast with my friend, Senator Chris Coons, and Congressmen Suozzi and Moolenaar," said Senator Scott. "While this year's event may look a little different, we are still united in our shared belief that we are a stronger and more resilient nation … Continue Reading

ICYMI: Senator Scott Holding Biden Nominees Accountable

Wednesday | February 3, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) participated in hearings for Biden administration nominees to lead the Department of Education and Small Business Administration (SBA). He highlighted the human cost of Democrats pushing liberal policies that would further decrease opportunity for our children, workers, and small business owners amid the coronavirus pandemic. On School Choice Double Standard… Senator Scott pointed out that while elites in Washington are some of the … Continue Reading

Scott Launches New Video Series on the Minimum Wage

Wednesday | February 3, 2021

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) launched a new "Two With Tim" video series focused on the truth behind the minimum wage debate. This is the first of many videos highlighting the real stories and devastation of President Biden's call to artificially increase the minimum wage.In this first episode, Scott travels to Union Market in Washington, D.C., to hear directly from a nearly 15-year career bar manager about the dire losses that would occur if Biden's radical policy becomes … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement Celebrating the Start of Black History Month

Monday | February 1, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement celebrating the first day of Black History Month. "After a year that at times has left our country feeling more divided than ever, it is my hope that we come together this month to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to our nation's history and the future we hope to create for the next generation," said Senator Tim Scott. "Strong South Carolinians like Mary McLeod Bethune, Septima Clark, and … Continue Reading

Scott Reintroduces CHOICE Act to Increase Educational Options for American Families and Students

Thursday | January 28, 2021

WASHINGTON-Today, during National School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was joined by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) in reintroducing the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act (CHOICE Act). The CHOICE Act will expand opportunities and foster success by providing parents greater options when it comes to their child's … Continue Reading

Scott Virtual Tour Highlights OZ Investment in Rural Colorado

Wednesday | January 27, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the fourth stop on his nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zone Tour, highlighting Four Points Funding's investment in Colorado's rural communities. 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. "Four Points Funding is changing the lives of workers in rural Colorado with their … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on the Senate Impeachment Trial

Tuesday | January 26, 2021

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the Senate impeachment trial: "I am unconvinced that the Senate has the authority to hold a trial against a private citizen. If President Trump was such an existential threat, why did Speaker Pelosi rush the impeachment only to wait twelve days to send the article to the Senate? If the purpose of this trial is to remove a president, that was already done on January 20th when President Trump left the White … Continue Reading

Scott and Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

Monday | January 25, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, introduced a resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. Senator Scott was joined by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), … Continue Reading

Scott and Murphy Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral FEED Act with Support of Chef José Andrés

Friday | January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) were joined by John Cornyn (R-TX), John Boozman (R-AR), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and supported by Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen in announcing their intent to re-introduce the FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries (FEED) Act in the 117th Congress. This bill allows the Federal government to pay 100 percent of … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday | January 18, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C) released the following statement celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day."Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to the noble cause of challenging a nation to call on our better angels, guiding us toward an America where we're not judged by race, gender, or where we were born," said Senator Tim Scott. "The Reverend's vision was that all God's children-no matter the color of their skin-would come together to bring us closer to the … Continue Reading

Scott and Colleagues Urge SBA to Stop Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood

Friday | January 15, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and his Republican colleagues sent a letter urging U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to prevent Planned Parenthood affiliates from receiving illegal loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The full text of the letter may be found at the bottom of this release. "It is imperative that the Paycheck Protection Program is properly administered and not a single dollar illegally goes to Planned Parenthood affiliates," said … Continue Reading

Scott Virtual OZ Tour Heads West with Stop in South Los Angeles

Wednesday | January 13, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the third stop on his nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zones Tour featuring the SoLa Impact Beehive in South Los Angeles, California. The Virtual Opportunity Zones Tour is highlighting the good news seen in cities and towns across America as their citizens work together to create new jobs and breathe new life into their communities."SoLa Impact is a great example of Americans harnessing the spirit of … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Impeachment

Tuesday | January 12, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the House Democrat-led articles of impeachment:"President Trump has eight days left in his term and has promised a smooth and peaceful transition of power. The Democrat-led impeachment talks happening in the House right now fly in direct opposition to what President-elect Joe Biden has been calling for all year. An impeachment vote will only lead to more hate and a deeply fractured nation. I oppose … Continue Reading

Scott to Introduce Bill Establishing Election Integrity Commission

Tuesday | January 5, 2021

Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will introduce a bill to establish the 2020 Bipartisan Advisory Committee charged with examining the integrity of the November election and making recommendations to State legislatures to improve the security, integrity, and administration of federal elections. Senator Scott released the following statement:

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on January 6 Joint Session of Congress

Tuesday | January 5, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below in advance of tomorrow's joint session of Congress."I am grateful for all of the work President Trump has done for the people of this country, and I was proud to work with him on tax reform, regulatory reform, Opportunity Zones, school choice, improving our justice system and many other consequential issues. As I have said multiple times over the past four years, the lives of the American people … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on the NDAA Vote

Friday | January 1, 2021

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act vote: "The U.S. military is our nation's first and last line of defense and the consequences of not funding our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard, Airmen, and Guardians would jeopardize national security," said Senator Scott. "Simply put, our unpreparedness would allow adversaries-both foreign and domestic-to take advantage of our compromised situation. And while … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Passage of COVID Relief, Year End Funding, and Tax Extender Packages

Monday | December 21, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below tonight following Senate passage of three bills providing COVID-19 relief, government funding, and tax extenders. More than a dozen Scott-led provisions are headed to become law, click here for more information.

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