Press Releases

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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Scott Celebrates Launch of Artis Ware Center for Education Opportunity

Thursday | August 19, 2021

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined the Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) to celebrate the launch of The Artis Ware Center for Education Opportunity. Named in honor of Scott’s grandfather, the Artis Ware Center will work to provide hope to every South Carolina child through the power of a strong education.

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Scott, Colleagues Demand Answers on IRS’s Inappropriate Treatment of Religious Nonprofit Seeking Tax-Exempt Status

Tuesday | August 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senators James Lankford (R-Okla.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and others in urging the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to review the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) processes for making tax-exempt status determinations and investigate the apparent failure of quality controls in the case of the Christians Engaged religious organization.

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Senator Scott Statement on Afghanistan

Monday | August 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the crisis in Afghanistan.

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ICYMI: Q&A with Sen. Tim Scott, GOP point person on police reform

Friday | August 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sat down with The Christian Science Monitor to discuss his years-long work on police reform and his views on justice, race, and healing in America. Read excerpts from the interview below.


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Scott Debunks School Choice Myths

Thursday | August 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following video debunking common misconceptions about charter schools and school choice.

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Scott, Tuberville Lead Effort to Formally Designate ‘HBCU Week’

Thursday | August 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) recently introduced a resolution to designate the week of September 6, 2021 as “National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.” The resolution would honor and recognize the contributions of HBCUs across the nation, including the eight HBCUs across South Carolina.

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Scott, Hickenlooper Introduce Bill to Encourage Rural and Minority-Owned Small Business Growth

Wednesday | August 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) introduced the Expanding Access to Credit for Small Business Act, widening the criteria of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) flagship 7(a) small business loan program to include fintech lenders. 

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Scott Slams Democrats' Reckless Spending Spree

Wednesday | August 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote against the Democrats' reckless and irresponsible $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill.

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