Press Releases

WTAS: Senator Scott’s Response to the Joint Address

Friday | April 30, 2021

In case you missed it, Senator Tim Scott delivered the official Republican response to President Biden’s joint address on Wednesday night.

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Wednesday | April 28, 2021

Common Sense Makes Common Ground

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Support Growing for Scott’s College Transparency Act

Tuesday | April 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) yesterday announced 25 senators have signed their names onto the bipartisan College Transparency Act (CTA). 

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Scott Introduces Resolution Declaring April Financial Literacy Month

Wednesday | April 21, 2021

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial

Tuesday | April 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd:

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Urge Administration To Investigate Planned Parenthood Affiliates For Violating PPP Eligibility and Not Returning PPP Loans

Monday | April 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senate Small Business Committee Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Ranking Member Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and the committee’s other Republican members in sending letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Inspector General Mike Ware, and SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, requesting their immediate attention and investigation into the unlawful participation of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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151 Organizations Endorse Bipartisan College Transparency Act

Monday | April 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today announced an overwhelming show of support for the College Transparency Act (CTA) from 151 organizations representing everything from educational institutions, student organizations, and employers.

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Senator Tim Scott Announces Opportunity Internships

Monday | April 5, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced the latest initiative in his Opportunity Agenda: “Opportunity Internships.” The Office of Senator Scott, along with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and United Way Association of South Carolina, will be co-sponsoring an Opportunity Internship Fair this spring, with the goal of encouraging and celebrating the critical pathways that lead to successful careers. Specifically, the job fair will connect South Carolina employers to students from Title I high schools, a population often unable to tap into meaningful and early access to high-paying careers.

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Scott, Graham Reintroduce Broadband Expansion Bill

Monday | March 29, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) recently reintroduced the State Fix Act to expand broadband access to underserved rural areas.

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Scott, Hirono, Capito, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Seniors’ Access to All CDC-Recommended Vaccines

Friday | March 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2021, legislation that would provide Medicare beneficiaries access to all recommended vaccines at no additional cost, including shingles and tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap). Immunization coverage currently varies by vaccine under Medicare. Some immunizations are covered under Medicare Part B without any out-of-pocket costs, while some vaccines covered under Medicare Part D require significant out-of-pocket costs, contributing to low uptake.

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Scott, Casey, Wyden, Crapo Call on Biden Administration to Collect and Release Nursing Home Covid-19 Vaccination Data

Thursday | March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Aging Committee Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Aging Committee Chair Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) asked the Biden administration to collect and make public data on COVID-19 vaccination rates in the nation’s nursing homes at the facility level.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott on Ruthless Podcast

Thursday | March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Scott joined Ruthless Podcast for an interview on the dangers of woke culture and equity mandates, contrasted with his vision for an America of opportunity. He also highlighted the Democrats’ hypocrisy on the filibuster and warned against the liberal power grab that is S. 1. 

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ICYMI: Scott Op-Ed on “Woke” Culture and Experience with Racism

Wednesday | March 24, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) penned an opinion piece published in The Washington Post warning about the dangers of “woke” culture and outlining his alternative vision for equality through opportunity. 

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Senator Tim Scott Honors Mom, SC Trailblazers for Women’s History Month

Monday | March 22, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is kicking off his Women’s History Month video series with a sit-down interview with his mother, Frances Scott. 

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Scott, Aging Committee Members Hold First Hearing Addressing Health Care Needs for Older Americans

Thursday | March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chairman Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and members of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging heard from a panel of witnesses about the ongoing health care needs of older Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Scott and Cortez Masto Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Lending Options For Families, Students, and Farmers

Tuesday | March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) have reintroduced the Expanding Access to Lending Options Act (S.3389), bipartisan legislation to expand access to lending options for millions of hard-working families across the country. The bill will allow credit unions more flexibility in the type of loans they may offer, providing consumers with more options and better payment plans, including student lending options and agricultural loans.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce State Fiscal Flexibility Act

Tuesday | March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with his Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the State Fiscal Flexibility Act, a bill to eliminate a provision in the American Rescue Plan that prevents states from using relief funds to cut taxes. 

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Responds to Biden’s Speech on COVID-19, Personal Attacks From the Left

Friday | March 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Scott joined America’s Newsroom on FOX News to rebut President Biden’s address to the nation a year after the pandemic was declared. He highlighted Biden’s lack of unifying leadership and addressed personal attacks against him from the “woke” Left.

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Senator Scott Delivers Message on One Year Anniversary of the Pandemic

Thursday | March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, one year after the United States went under lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a statement on the challenges we've endured, the progress our nation has made, and the light he sees at the end of the tunnel. "About a year ago, our nation and the world was devastated by COVID-19," said Senator Scott. "Five hundred and twenty thousand Americans have lost their lives, and our nation will forever mourn that loss. But while there is … Continue Reading

Senator Scott, Colleagues Lead Push to Incentivize Charitable Giving

Wednesday | March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the bipartisan Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act to expand and extend the current deduction for charitable giving. The bill would ensure that Americans who donate to charities, houses of worship, religious organizations, and other nonprofits are able to deduct that donation from their federal taxes at a higher level than the current $300 deduction.

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