Press Releases

Scott Votes No on $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill

Tuesday | August 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote against the $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Lambasts Defund the Police Movement at Banking Hearing

Thursday | August 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – At today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned the nominee for assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development and spoke against the “defund the police” movement.

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ICYMI: Sen. Scott on Access to Financial Services and Credit for Low-Income Americans

Wednesday | August 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – At this week’s U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) highlighted the role of mission-driven banks in providing financial services to low-income consumers and removing barriers to opportunity for creditworthy Americans.

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USDA Announces Implementation of Sen. Scott Heirs’ Property Relending Program

Thursday | July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would begin implementation of the Heirs’ Property Relending Program, an initiative spearheaded by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Senators Scott, Stabenow and the National Hockey League Announce Senate Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

Tuesday | July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), along with the National Hockey League (NHL), announced that the bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree passed the U.S. Senate. O’Ree was the first Black player to compete in the NHL.

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ICYMI: Sen. Scott on Telehealth, the American Supply Chain, and Post-COVID Resiliency

Tuesday | July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON—During today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) addressed several issues the nation must confront as we examine a path forward on future pandemic preparation and response. 

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Senator Scott Statement on the Passing of Mike Enzi

Tuesday | July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the passing of former senator Mike Enzi.

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ICYMI: Scott Talks Infrastructure, Inflation, Police Reform on Fox News Sunday

Monday | July 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Fox News Sunday to sound the alarm about harmful Democrat policies that are putting a financial strain on the American people. He also discussed his ongoing police reform efforts and emphasized his opposition to defunding the police.

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Ranking Member Scott Leads Senate Hearing on Potential Frameworks to Address Future Pandemic Risk

Thursday | July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led his first hearing as Ranking Member of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to receive relevant stakeholder perspectives on potential approaches to manage and mitigate financial losses that may arise from future pandemics.

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Scott Statement at Future Pandemic Risk Framework Hearing

Thursday | July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, delivered the following remarks at a hearing entitled “Examining Frameworks to Address Future Pandemic Risk.”

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Senator Scott Statement on Non-Existent Infrastructure Bill

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his “no” vote on cloture for the non-existent infrastructure bill. 

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Scott, Manchin Reintroduce Legislation to Increase Access to Credit and Opportunity

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reintroduced the Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2021 to expand access to credit for an estimated 45 million Americans with either no credit history or a credit history that is too scarcely populated to generate a credit score. This bipartisan legislation would permit landlords and utility and telecom providers to report on-time payments data to credit reporting agencies, giving consumers the opportunity to develop a positive credit history by establishing a track record of paying these bills on time.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2021 Internships

Wednesday | July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is now accepting applications for internships in his North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices for the fall of 2021. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to work with public service professionals and gain practical experience in constituent services, government policy, and more. 

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Talks Police Reform at NBA Roundtable

Monday | July 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and various NBA professionals for a roundtable discussion on police reform that aired over the weekend. Senator Scott highlighted the need for bipartisan, bicameral reform that strengthens both law enforcement entities and communities of color. 

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Resolution in Support of the Cuban People

Thursday | July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing a Senate resolution (S. Res. 303) in support of the courageous Cuban people as they lead historic protests throughout the island against six decades of repression and tyranny from the Castro and Díaz-Canel regime. The resolution highlights the dictatorship’s long record of oppression against pro-democracy leaders, political opponents, and civic movements. Following this weekend’s wave of peaceful protests, the regime has arbitrarily detained José Daniel Ferrer, leader of Cuba's Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, leader of the San Isidro Movement, and 200 Cubans.  

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Ranking Member Scott, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Senior Entrepreneurs Build and Grow Small Businesses

Wednesday | July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced the Golden-preneurship Act that would catapult senior-owned small businesses to the next level of success.

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Scott, Booker, Bass Statement on Police Reform Negotiations

Thursday | June 24, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the status of police reform negotiations: "After months of working in good faith, we have reached an agreement on a framework addressing the major issues for bipartisan police reform. There is still more work to be done on the final bill, and nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to. Over the next few weeks we look forward to continuing … Continue Reading


Scott, Warner Reintroduce the Prevent Diabetes Act

Tuesday | June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), along with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), reintroduced the PREVENT DIABETES Act. This legislation would increase access to the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model by allowing CDC-recognized virtual suppliers to participate in the program. 

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Senator Scott Statement on SCOTUS Decision Protecting Faith-Based Foster Care Providers

Thursday | June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the Fulton V. Philadelphia case.

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Scott, Schatz Reintroduce Bill to Preserve and Protect Flood-Prone Communities

Thursday | June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which aims to ensure stronger protections for flood-prone communities. This important legislation provides the first step towards breaking the costly cycle of repeated flooding and rebuilding by providing our communities with more tools to take proactive steps to reduce flood risk.

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