Press Releases

Scott Joins Bipartisan Group to Introduce Groundbreaking College Transparency Act

Thursday | March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tammy Baldwin (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Doug Jones (D-AL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today introduced the College Transparency Act (CTA), bipartisan legislation to provide actionable and customizable information for students and families as they consider higher education opportunities. CTA modernizes the college reporting system for postsecondary data by ensuring accurate reporting on student outcomes such as enrollment, completion, and post-college success across colleges and majors, while ensuring the privacy of individual students is securely protected.

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Scott, Sasse, Cotton Introduce Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019

Thursday | March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Tom Cotton (R-AR) released the following statement after introducing the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019. This legislation creates an opt-in for military families to establish Military Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to help fund their child’s education and expand access to personalized, high-quality educational experiences.

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Scott, Klobuchar Launch Bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus

Wednesday | March 6, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) launched the bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus to address the most pressing issues facing entrepreneurs and serve as a forum for collaboration and coordination. Startup rates have recently fallen to near 30-year lows, threatening the fundamentals that lead to sustained economic growth-the caucus will work to diagnose the causes of this "startup slump" and formulate a comprehensive strategy to counteract it. The … Continue Reading


Scott, Cruz Champion Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act

Thursday | February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Scott (R-SC) and Cruz (R-TX) introduced the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act. The bill expands elementary, secondary, and vocational education options available to all students—especially for those who are most vulnerable—by providing a federal tax credit that encourages individuals and businesses to donate to nonprofit scholarship funds for individual students’ education.

 

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Scott and Group of Bipartisan Senators Urge Agencies to Fully Implement Fix NICS

Thursday | February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX), along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D- CT), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), today sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, requesting implementation and reporting information from the requisite agencies under the Fix NICS Act, a law passed by Senators Cornyn and Murphy following the shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX. "Following … Continue Reading


Scott Joins Group of Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package

Tuesday | February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced a bipartisan disaster relief package with the backing of President Donald J. Trump. President Trump, working with this bipartisan group of senators, has confirmed his support for disaster relief and encouraged Congress to pass legislation with funding for South Carolina and other states … Continue Reading


Sens. Scott, Booker Introduce Resolution Celebrating Black History Month

Friday | February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced a resolution celebrating Black History Month and the contributions made by Black Americans throughout history. This resolution seeks to recognize the importance of Black History Month as an opportunity to celebrate the wealth of history provided by Black culture and to reflect on our shared history and the path ahead.

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ICYMI: Scott for the Bush Institute: Using the Marketplace to Revitalize Overlooked Communities

Friday | February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON- Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) shares his thoughts on how his life mission and compassionate conservatism led his family's story from the cotton fields of slave-holding South Carolina to the halls of the United States Congress. Using the Marketplace to Revitalize Overlooked Communities Bush Institute: The CatalystSen. Tim ScottWhat if I told you that compassionate conservatism, which many believed to be a dead idea long buried deep under the rubble of partisan bickering and polarization, … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Booker, Harris Lead Unanimous Passage of Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation

Thursday | February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON— Today, the United States Senate unanimously passed the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, legislation that would criminalize lynching for the first time in American history. This legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala D. Harris (D-CA).

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Senator Scott Statement on Barr Confirmation

Wednesday | February 13, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement following Senate confirmation of William Barr to serve as United States Attorney General: "After reviewing his record and meeting with the President's nominee for Attorney General, William Barr, I have no doubt that he is well-qualified to lead the Department of Justice. This department has an important duty to serve the American people and strong leadership is absolutely critical. I look forward to working with Mr. Barr and … Continue Reading


Scott, Cornyn, Bennet, Warner Introduce Bill to Support Teachers and School Leaders

Wednesday | February 13, 2019

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Mark Warner (D-VA) today introduced the Teacher and School LEADERS Act, which would reform Teacher Quality Partnership Grants to better support school leaders and allow for greater innovation in educator preparation. "We can never thank our teachers enough for everything they do for our children, but we can take important steps like the Teacher and School LEADERS Act," Sen. Scott said. "By ensuring … Continue Reading


Senate passes bill from Sens. Scott, Coons to strengthen partnerships between HBCUs and federal agencies

Wednesday | February 13, 2019

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) less than one week ago that will strengthen partnerships between federal agencies and the country's more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The legislation is likely to soon pass the House of Representatives and could become law within the coming weeks. The HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students … Continue Reading


Forts Sumter and Moultrie Legislation Passes U.S. Senate

Tuesday | February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON- This afternoon the United States Senate passed U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park Act as part of a larger federal lands package. Scott's bill will revamp protections overseeing some of the Palmetto State's most historic locations, and has the potential to enhance local economic opportunities for the surrounding areas through increased tourism and visitation."This is an exciting day for South Carolina, as the Fort Sumter and Fort … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Summer 2019 Internships

Thursday | February 7, 2019

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the summer of 2019. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students with the ability to work with and learn from public service professionals. All … Continue Reading


Sens. Scott, Coons introduce legislation to strengthen partnerships between HBCUs and federal agencies

Wednesday | February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced legislation to strengthen partnerships between federal agencies and the country's more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students (HBCU PARTNERS) Act was introduced along with U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-AL), David Perdue (R-GA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Marsha … Continue Reading


Scott Unveils Bill to Help HBCUs at His Annual Fly-In and Black Senators Panel

Wednesday | February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of Members of Congress to celebrate America's more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Scott released the following statement on today's events and his HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act (HBCU PARTNERS Act): "Today was a great way to kick off Black History Month as we welcomed America's more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and … Continue Reading


SEN. SCOTT ON TONIGHT’S STATE OF THE UNION

Tuesday | February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following video in response to President Trump’s State of the Union:

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Sen. Scott to be Chairman of Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, Member of Three More

Thursday | January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott will be the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, as well as a member of the Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness, the Subcommittee on Healthcare and Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth.Expected subcommittee membership for the Senate Finance committee in the 116th Congress was announced today, with subcommittee membership expected to be … Continue Reading


Scott Offers Amendment to Fight the Rise of Anti-Semitic Incidents on College Campuses

Tuesday | January 29, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on his Anti-Semitism Awareness Act submitted as an amendment to S.1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act:

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WTAS: Scott, McMaster Headline Opportunity Zone Summit in Columbia

Monday | January 28, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C.-U. S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, local business owners, and community leaders at the S.C. Department of Commerce for a summit to discuss how they can maximize the positive impact of the Palmetto State's 135 Opportunity Zones. What They Are Saying: The State "Headlined by Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-Charleston, the summit focused on a new community development initiative passed by Congress as a part of the Tax … Continue Reading

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