Press Releases

Senator Scott Leads Colleagues in Effort to Preserve Insurance Industry

Friday | April 10, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today joined fellow Senate Banking Committee members Mike Crapo (R-ID), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and David Perdue (R-GA) in calling against proposals to fund recovery in other parts of the economy by changing business interruption (BI) insurance contracts that do not cover pandemics and viruses.

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Senator Scott Joins Colleagues in Urging Action to Avoid Housing Finance System Crisis Amid Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

Wednesday | April 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today joined U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in calling for Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to take urgent and immediate action to avoid an impending crisis in the housing finance system due to the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Scott Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Calling on CMS to Address Medicare Program Interest Rates for Health Care Providers on Frontlines of Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday | April 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott joined a letter today with a bipartisan group of 32 senators, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to waive or modify interest rates for health care providers who’ve sought financial assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic through Medicare’s Accelerated and Advance Payments Program. This program has historically been used to expedite Medicare payments to subsets of Medicare participating providers during very limited circumstances where there is disruption in processing or submission of claims for Medicare services.

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Scott Sends Letter to HHS Regarding Reporting On Racial Disparities And Coronavirus

Tuesday | April 7, 2020

Charleston, SC – As initial reports from around the nation show COVID-19 is having a particularly harmful impact on communities of color, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar tonight on the topic.

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Friday | April 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Mark Warner (D-VA), members of the Senate Finance Committee, led a bipartisan letter to Secretary Azar and Administrator Verma encouraging both HHS and CMS to consider solutions to protect Medicare beneficiaries from high-risk settings and ensure safe access to care as we continue to work to combat COVID-19. 

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Scott, Coons, Walker, Cleaver Call For April To Be National Month Of Prayer

Wednesday | April 1, 2020

With COVID-19 modeling showing April will be a potentially devastating month across the nation, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-05) and Mark Walker (R-NC-06) are calling for our country to come together in non-denominational, private, and voluntary prayer at Noon every day.

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Scott Statement On Pelosi Fighting For Millionaires During Pandemic

Tuesday | March 31, 2020

Yesterday, it came to light House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks the next round of Coronavirus relief legislation should include a “full rollback of the limit on the state and local tax deduction (SALT).” Estimates show that if this change were instituted, more than half of the dollars would go to millionaires, and nearly all would go to those making more than $200,000 a year. U.S. Senator Scott (R-SC) released the following statement:

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Scott Votes For Coronavirus Relief Package

Wednesday | March 25, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for a massive coronavirus relief package in the United States Senate today. A summary of the bill’s major provisions follows the Senator’s quote. 

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Senator Scott Delivers Coronavirus Speech on Senate Floor

Tuesday | March 24, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) delivered a floor speech explaining the dire needs of the American people during the coronavirus outbreak:

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Senator Scott Sends Letter to State Department to Expedite Safe Return of Americans Stuck Overseas due to COVID-19

Friday | March 20, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of State asking officials to expedite the safe return of Americans stuck in other countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Senator Scott, Tax Policy Group Announce Recommendations for Phase 3 Coronavirus Response

Thursday | March 19, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), today in releasing tax policy recommendations for the “Phase 3” congressional response to the economic impact of the coronavirus. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the full draft text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act this afternoon, and negotiations will continue with House and Senate Democrats over the coming days.

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Senator Scott Statement on Coronavirus Relief and Work Still To Do

Wednesday | March 18, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding COVID-19 legislation passed by the U.S. Senate today. Senator Scott remains in Washington to work on the next COVID-19 relief package, which will focus on ensuring American families, health care workers and small businesses have access to support during these challenging times.

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COLUMN: Senator Tim Scott on Coronavirus

Tuesday | March 17, 2020

In recent weeks, the world has seen the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus. Originating from China, the virus has made its way to the United States, affecting people throughout the country.

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Scott, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Challenges Posed by Food Allergies

Thursday | March 12, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act to help address the growing challenges posed by food allergies, which affect tens of millions of Americans. The bill modernizes our nation’s labeling laws by codifying sesame as a major food allergen and calls for a comprehensive report on food allergies in the United States that will assist future governmental and private-sector efforts to monitor, study, and combat these allergies. Approximately 1.5 million Americans are allergic to sesame.

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Senators Scott, Collins, Duckworth, and Cardin Introduce Bi-Partisan Legislation to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday | March 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise Act of 2020, to reauthorize a federal interagency committee that helps coordinate federal resources to encourage the formation, growth and success of women-owned businesses. There are currently an estimated 13 million women-owned businesses operating in the United States, employing 9.4 million workers and generating revenue of $1.9 trillion. This bill would build on this growth by reviving the Interagency Committee for Women’s Business Enterprise (ICWBE).

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Scott Votes For Billions To Battle Coronavirus

Thursday | March 5, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for more than $8 billion in emergency funding to combat COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus. The measure passed the Senate 96-1, and is headed to the President’s desk for signature.

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Senators Scott and Cortez Masto Introduce Bi-Partisan Legislation to Expand Access to Lending Options For Families, Students and Farmers

Wednesday | March 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) have introduced the Expanding Access to Lending Options Act (S.3389), bipartisan legislation to expand access to lending options for 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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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Invites Educators from HBCU’s to Capitol Hill for Fourth Annual HBCU Fly-In

Thursday | February 27, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), joined by House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mark Walker, hosted the Fourth Annual 2020 HBCU Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The event featured a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of Members of Congress to celebrate America’s more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Below are photos from the event.

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Senator Scott Stands Up for Abortion Survivors and the Unborn

Tuesday | February 25, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today released the following statement after voting for S.311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: 

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Senator Scott to Co-Host 2020 HBCU Fly-In

Wednesday | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will join House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mark Walker in hosting the Fouth Annual HBCU Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Senator Scott and Vice Chairman Walker have invited the Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in the afternoon conference on Capitol Hill. The conference will begin at 11 a.m.

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