Press Releases

Scott, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Lifting Local Communities Act

Wednesday | August 3, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and several of his colleagues in introducing the Lifting Local Communities Act. Faith-based organizations are some of our nation’s best social service providers, but they often face unjust barriers and uncertainty when applying to administer federally funded services in their communities. This act will make it easier for faith-based organizations to apply for, and receive, government grants and other types of funding without fear of arbitrary religious limitations and vindictive litigation. 

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Scott, Sullivan, and Senate Colleagues Support Visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi

Tuesday | August 2, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and 24 of their colleagues today issued the following joint statement in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopping in Taiwan during her diplomatic trip to Asia. 

Scott, Sullivan, and Senate Colleagues Support Visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi

 

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Address Violent Crime

Thursday | July 28, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 22 Republican colleagues in introducing a comprehensive package aimed at strengthening the violent crime laws related to homicide, bank robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and other offenses. The Combating Violent and Dangerous Crime Act resolves discrepancies brought on by conflicting court decisions and clarifies congressional intent regarding crimes of violence and respective penalties.

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Scott, Cruz, and Lummis Introduce Resolution Affirming Historic Definition of a Recession

Thursday | July 28, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) this week introduced a resolution to affirm the historic definition of an economic recession. Historically, an economic recession has been defined as two consecutive negative quarters of GDP growth.

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Scott Joins Call for IG Audit of Biden’s $10 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Public Education Campaign

Tuesday | July 26, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and several other Republican colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Christi Grimm requesting an audit of the Biden administration’s $10 billion COVID-19 vaccine public education campaign, which was launched in March 2021 to increase vaccine awareness and confidence. 

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Scott, Banking Republicans Criticize Gensler for Stonewalling Congressional Inquiry Into SEC’s Proposed Climate Rule

Friday | July 22, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with fellow Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler, criticizing the SEC’s lack of transparency and disregard for a congressional oversight request concerning the SEC’s 500-page proposed climate disclosure rule—a sweeping new regulation that will harm consumers, workers and the entire U.S. economy at a time when energy prices are skyrocketing.

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Scott, Tillis, and Other Senate Banking Republicans Raise Concerns with Race-Based Housing Subsidies

Thursday | July 21, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and other Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee in a joint a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Sandra Thompson raising significant concerns with the Equitable Housing Finance Plans that contemplate race-based housing subsidies. 

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Scott, Hickenlooper, and House Colleagues Urge SBA to Help Entrepreneurs by Allowing Fintech Firms to Participate in Small Business Lending Programs

Wednesday | July 20, 2022

This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was joined by Senator John Hickenlooper (R-Colo.) and Representatives Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) in sending a letter to urge Small Business Administrator Isablla Guzman to lift the SBA’s moratorium on allowing financial technology firms (fintechs) to serve as Small Business Lending Companies (SBLC) and to broaden the criteria of the SBA’s flagship 7(a) small business loan program to include fintechs. 

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Senator Scott Slams Democrats’ Economic Plans on Newsmax

Monday | July 18, 2022

On Newsmax with Greta Van Susteren, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) highlighted the disconnect between what the Democrats want and what Americans need.

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Senator Scott Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging President Biden to Strengthen Abraham Accords During Middle East Visit

Wednesday | July 13, 2022

As President Biden begins his visit to the Middle East, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Representatives Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), co-chairs of the Senate and House Abraham Accords Caucuses, on a bipartisan and bicameral letter urging the president to deepen and expand the Abraham Accords, and to condemn Iraq’s recent law criminalizing relations with Israel during his engagements with foreign leaders.

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Scott, Boozman Urge Biden Nominee for Agricultural Trade Negotiator to Support U.S. Producers

Tuesday | July 12, 2022

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.) led 19 of their Senate colleagues on a letter to Doug McKalip, President Biden’s nominee to be the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) chief agricultural negotiator. The senators point out the Biden administration’s disastrous trade policies that have weakened America’s farmers and ranchers, and they urge McKalip, if confirmed, to seek trade agreements that support U.S. producers.

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Scott Condemns Left’s Attacks on Conservative Minorities

Thursday | June 30, 2022

In an appearance on Jesse Watters Primetime, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) condemned the Left’s attacks against Justice Clarence Thomas and conservative minorities.

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Following Sens. Scott, Ossoff Successful Push, FEMA Distributes $350 Million in Disaster Relief to Heirs Property Owners

Wednesday | June 29, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.)'s successful push to reform FEMA policies that discriminated against Black homeowners has helped tens of thousands of people get the help they need after natural disasters.

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Sen. Tim Scott Statement on SCOTUS Dobbs Decision

Friday | June 24, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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Senators Scott, Cruz, Barrasso Introduce Legislation to Protect Kids, Double Number of School Resource Officers

Thursday | June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) in introducing the Safe Kids, Safe Schools, Safe Communities Act of 2022, legislation that would dedicate over $38 billion to make our schools and communities safer, including funding enhanced school security and doubling the number of school resource officers in America's schools, investing in school mental health professionals and reducing gun violence. The funds appropriated by their … Continue Reading


Scott, Bicameral Group Call on Biden Admin to Reverse its Plan to Circumvent U.S. Law by Creating an Unofficial U.S. Consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem

Thursday | June 23, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Representative Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), and more than 80 members of Congress on a bicameral joint statement, calling on the Biden administration to reverse course on its plan to erode the full and faithful implementation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 by moving the Palestinian Affairs Unit (PAU) out of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel’s reporting chain of command and renaming the PAU the “U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs” that would serve as an unofficial U.S. consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem.

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Scott Blasts Biden Admin’s Mishandling of the Economy on Fox Business

Friday | June 17, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Fox Business’s Charles Payne to discuss how the Biden administration’s economic plan has failed struggling Americans and how the GOP’s plan can help restore access to the American Dream.

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Scott, Thune, Senate Republicans Introduce Political BIAS Emails Act

Thursday | June 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Republican whip and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband; Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Republican leader; John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference; Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee; Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), vice chair of the Senate Republican Conference; Rick Scott (R-Fla.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee; and 20 of their Republican colleagues in introducing the Political Bias in Algorithm Sorting (BIAS) Emails Act. This legislation would hold Big Tech platforms accountable for using biased algorithms that take control away from consumers and alter the way users are able to see emails from political campaigns. It would also create more transparency for consumers by revealing the censoring practices Big Tech platforms, including Google, use to filter certain emails.

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Scott, Cassidy, Daines, Young Introduce Educational Choice for Children Act

Thursday | June 16, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Educational Choice for Children Act. The legislation expands education freedom and opportunity for millions of students by providing a charitable donation incentive for individuals and businesses to fund scholarship awards for students to cover expenses related to K-12 public and private education, amounting to $10 billion on an annual basis.

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Senators Scott, Brown Introduce Bill to Increase Retirement Security

Wednesday | June 15, 2022

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Advancing Auto-Portability Act of 2022, a bill that would allow a worker’s 401(k) savings account to be automatically rolled over from a previous employer to a new employer. 

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