Press Releases

ICYMI: The Washington Examiner: Opportunity abounds when government gets out of the way

Tuesday | July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as a key provision to help economically distressed communities. By incentivizing investment in economically-distressed areas, it allows trillions of dollars in private capital to be used to encourage small businesses, support entrepreneurs, and develop properties in zip codes that desperately need a resurgence.

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Senator Scott Welcomed HUD Secretary Carson, U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Brooks to Charleston for Access to Capital Forum

Friday | July 17, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) welcomed U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks to Charleston for an afternoon forum focused on expanding access to capital in minority and underserved communities around the nation. Senator Scott, Secretary Carson and Comptroller Brooks met with nearly 50 bankers, developers, small businesses and advocates throughout South Carolina. The workshop featured presentations on projects already underway as well as the potential for additional initiatives.

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SCOTT BILL TO HELP NONPROFITS HEADS TO WHITE HOUSE

Thursday | July 9, 2020

WASHINGTON – After passing the U.S. House of Representatives today, the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, will head to the White House for the president’s signature. This legislation, which passed the U.S. Senate last week, was introduced by U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), to help nonprofits, state and local governments, and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Senator Scott and Attorney General Barr have Discussions with Law Enforcement and Community Leaders in South Carolina

Wednesday | July 8, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott welcomed U.S. Attorney General William Barr to South Carolina for an open dialogue with community and faith leaders and law enforcement officials to discuss justice in America. Senator Scott and Attorney General Barr met with nearly 30 community and faith leaders at Bethel A.M.E. Church, and a similar number of law enforcement officials in downtown Columbia.

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SENATE PASSES SCOTT, BROWN, WYDEN, GRASSLEY LEGISLATION TO HELP NONPROFITS

Monday | July 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate unanimously passed the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR). This legislation helps nonprofits, state and local governments, and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Senator Tim Scott Delivers Fiery Speech on Senate Floor After Senate Democrats Stonewall Legislation on Police Reform Across America

Wednesday | June 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), leader of the JUSTICE Act taskforce, took to the Senate Floor after the Senate Democrats stonewalled legislation on police reform in American communities.

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Senate Democrats Block Police Reform from Coming to Communities Across America

Wednesday | June 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and members of the JUSTICE Act task force released the following statements after Senate Democrats’ obstruction of the JUSTICE Act today.

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JUSTICE Act Continues to Gain Nationwide Support

Monday | June 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and his Senate colleagues introduced the JUSTICE Act, legislation providing long-term solutions focused on police reform.

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JUSTICE Act Reaches 47 Cosponsors, Video Explainer Released

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Following his introduction of the JUSTICE Act last Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott released a video in which he explains the contents of the bill.

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Sens. Scott, Cruz, Rubio Introduce Bill to Expand PPP Eligibility to Chambers of Commerce and Destination Marketing Organizations

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – With small businesses working to re-open their doors, it’s never been more important to equip job creators with the resources they need to jumpstart the economy. That’s why U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill to expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to local chambers of commerce, which provide valuable resources to small businesses across the country, as well as Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), which play an important role in creating a vibrant tourism industry.

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SCOTT, BROWN, WYDEN, GRASSLEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP NONPROFITS

Friday | June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, bipartisan legislation to help nonprofits, state and local governments and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sen. Tim Scott Speaks on Senate Floor on Race Relations and Police Reform

Wednesday | June 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott, in a raw and tearful speech, shared his reflections on the anniversary of the Mother Emanuel Shooting from 2015 and race relations on the Senate Floor. Joined by his GOP colleagues, Scott introduced the JUSTICE Act, his legislation addressing police reform across America. 

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JUSTICE Act Introduced in United States Senate

Wednesday | June 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – This morning, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) announced the introduction of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The legislation provides long-term solutions focused on police reform, accountability and transparency, while also promoting efforts to find solutions to systemic issues affecting people of color such as education and health disparities.

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Senator Scott introduces bipartisan FLIGHT Act to expand diversity in military, support HBCUs

Monday | June 15, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), joined by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), introduced legislation to provide new resources for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions, with special emphasis on support for flight training. The lawmakers hope to include the FLIGHT Act, or the Fostering Leadership and Inclusion by Growing HBCU Training Act, in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which funds the Department of Defense.

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Senator Scott: Chokeholds Are A Policy Whose Time Has Come And Gone

Sunday | June 14, 2020

This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Meet the Press and Face the Nation to discuss police reform efforts and the JUSTICE Act. Highlights are below.

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ICYMI: Sen. Scott Discusses JUSTICE Act, Police Reform Efforts on TODAY Show

Thursday | June 11, 2020

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined NBC’s TODAY to discuss his JUSTICE Act and police reform. Senator Scott has been working on this type of legislation since the 2015 murder of Walter Scott.

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Scott, Grassley, Ernst, Lankford Renew Call For Passage of Walter Scott Notification Act

Wednesday | June 3, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was joined by Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) in reintroducing the Walter Scott Notification Act. This critical legislation requires states receiving federal law enforcement funding to report a number of details surrounding officer-related shootings.

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Scott Pushes For Rural Broadband Expansion

Tuesday | June 2, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and the members of the South Carolina congressional delegation sent a letter to congressional leadership urging the importance of including robust measures to expand broadband access in underserved areas in future stimulus packages.

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Senators Scott, Booker, Hassan, Loeffler Call on Education Department to Support Students Whose Financial Aid Eligibility is Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday | May 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the Department of Education to make important changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and website to account for disruptions in a student’s financial situation, such as lost job or income, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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REVIEWS ARE IN: SKILLS RENEWAL ACT IS A WIN

Tuesday | May 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and three Senate colleagues introduced the bipartisan Skills Renewal Act, which will create a flexible skills training credit in the amount of $4,000 per person that may be applied to cover the cost of a wide range of training programs that build skills expected to be in high demand by employers in the coming months. The credit will be made available to any worker who has lost their job as a result of the pandemic in 2020 and the credit may be applied to cover training expenses incurred through the end of 2021.

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