Press Releases

Senator Scott: Banks Are Not Arbiters of Social Policy

Friday | November 20, 2020

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following today's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) on Fair Access to Banking by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). "There is absolutely no place for discrimination in the financial services industry," Scott said. "As a country, we continue to feel the unjust impacts of redlining and banks that refused to do business with lawful, creditworthy individuals. Unfortunately, we know exactly what … Continue Reading


Sens. Scott, Coons, and colleagues introduce resolution designating November as National College Application Month

Thursday | November 19, 2020

WASHINGTON- Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a resolution in the Senate designating November as National College Application Month. The resolution was also introduced in the House by Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) and Susan Wild (D-Pa.) to remind students that they should not let the pandemic prevent them from identifying their college options nor cause further disruptions and barriers to their educational journey. COVID-19 continues to complicate high … Continue Reading


SCOTT AND COLLEAGUES INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME, RESTORE INTEGRITY TO FEDERAL FUND

Friday | November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) to introduce the Fairness for Crime Victims Act, a bill to ensure that money deposited into the Crime Victims Fund goes to crime victims, and is not abused by congressional appropriators as a tool to fund other projects. 

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Scott Leads Letter to SBA Administrator on Plans to Spur Entrepreneurial Growth

Thursday | November 12, 2020

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, co-led a letter to the Small Business Administrator (SBA), Jovita Carranza, requesting the SBA's current and prospective plans and recommendations for encouraging entrepreneurial growth, particularly for minority owned small businesses and businesses in communities of color. "Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had witnessed the longest economic … Continue Reading


New Report Emphasizes Importance of Scott’s IMPACT Act as Opportunity Zones Continue Aiding Distressed Communities

Monday | November 9, 2020

Charleston, SC – A new report on Opportunity Zones released by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) today emphasizes the need for Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country. When Opportunity Zones were passed as part of the 2017 tax reform package, Senate Democrats utilized procedural rules to strip the reporting requirements initially included with Opportunity Zones from the bill. Senator Scott has been a consistent advocate for reinstating these reporting requirements since then.

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Senator Scott Statement on Election

Friday | November 6, 2020

Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) tweeted the statement below early this morning regarding the 2020 Presidential election.

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ICYMI: The Post and Courier: ‘The Boeing of agriculture’ touches down in a corner of SC that needs it

Saturday | October 31, 2020

HAMPTON COUNTY S.C.- U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-S.C.) bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act continues to help economically distressed communities. The Post and Courier wrote about how this provision is creating economic opportunity in Hampton County. The $314 million investment in a Hampton County opportunity zone will create up to 1,500 jobs and will offer residents more produce coming from their backyard. You can read the article in its entirety here. The Opportunity Zone program … Continue Reading


Scott, Wicker, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Minority Business Support to Rural Areas

Tuesday | October 27, 2020

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Would Be Hubs for Entrepreneurship WASHINGTON - In order to help provide education, training, and technical assistance to rural minority businesses, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), along with U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), have introduced the Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act (S.4873). This important legislation would authorize the Department of Commerce's Minority … Continue Reading


Scott Votes to Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Monday | October 26, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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SENATOR SCOTT VOTES TO AID WORKERS AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE NATION

Tuesday | October 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement after the Senate Democrats voted against expanding the Paycheck Protection Program for American workers and businesses.

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SCOTT VOTES TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN

Wednesday | September 30, 2020

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the Senate’s vote on the continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11:

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Senator Scott Statement and Photos After Meeting with SCOTUS Nominee

Wednesday | September 30, 2020

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement and photos below following his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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Scott Statement on SCOTUS Nomination

Saturday | September 26, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Senator Scott Statement on Parris Island Reports

Friday | September 25, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below regarding reports that the U.S. Marine Corps is considering a proposal to close both Parris Island and their training base in San Diego, CA.

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on Breonna Taylor, Louisville Protests

Thursday | September 24, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding the charges announced against an officer involved in the events that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, as well as last night’s protests in Louisville, KY.

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SCOTT, WARNER INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO INCREASE ACCESS FOR DIABETES CARE

Thursday | September 24, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced 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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SCOTT COSPONSORS BICAMERAL BILL TO COMMEMORATE MULTI-STATE BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION SITES

Thursday | September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) cosponsored legislation to honor and commemorate the historic sites that contributed to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Introduced by Chris Coons (D-Del.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), this legislation is to expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to include historic sites in South Carolina and designate National Park Service (NPS) Affiliated Areas in other states. It would recognize the importance of the additional sites that catalyzed litigation in Delaware, South Carolina, Kansas, Virginia, and Washington, DC, and expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. The legislation was crafted in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In the Senate, the bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

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Scott, Graham Introduce State Fix Act to Promote Broadband Access

Wednesday | September 16, 2020

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) today introduced The State Fix Act to help promote rural and underserved broadband access in South Carolina and around the nation.  The legislation builds upon legislation the South Carolina senators introduced earlier this year, The Governors Broadband Development Fund.

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Scott, Booker Introduce Resolution Naming September Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Thursday | September 10, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating September as Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need to combat it. The resolution was cosponsored by Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.),  Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

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Scott Votes For Coronavirus Relief, Improved Educational Access

Thursday | September 10, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below this afternoon after voting for a targeted coronavirus relief package. The legislation includes the Senator’s School Choice Now Act, as well as a Scott provision doubling the charitable tax deduction to encourage giving through the end of 2020.

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