Press Releases

Senator Scott Nominates 50 South Carolina Students to U.S. Military Service Academies

Tuesday | March 29, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2020, including the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Administration Admitting Transferred Gitmo Detainees Have Killed Americans

Wednesday | March 23, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding testimony given today by Paul Lewis, the Department of Defense Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Brussels Attacks

Tuesday | March 22, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding the terror attacks that took place in Brussels, Belgium earlier today. … Continue Reading


Senate, House Members Introduce Legislation to Ensure Responsible Update of Federal Overtime Rules

Thursday | March 17, 2016

Lawmakers in the Senate and House today introduced the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, legislation that will ensure the Department of Labor pursues a balanced and responsible approach to updating federal overtime rules. … Continue Reading


Scott: The Next President Should Fill the Open Seat on the Supreme Court

Wednesday | March 16, 2016

"I will not consider any Supreme Court nominee until after the country has elected our next president..." … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Calls for Obama Administration to Halt Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage

Friday | March 11, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and fellow Senate Republicans earlier this week sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administration Andy Slavitt calling for the Obama Administration to halt its plans to implement policy changes that reduce funding for the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. … Continue Reading


Scott Voted to Address Growing Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse in America

Thursday | March 10, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), co-chair of the Senate Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, today voted for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524). … Continue Reading


Scott Joins Colleagues to Introduce Resolution to Detain ISIL Fighters in Guantanamo

Thursday | March 10, 2016

Following the recent announcement that U.S. Special Forces captured an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leader while carrying out Operation Inherent Resolve, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and 13 other Senators in introducing a resolution to detain ISIL fighters at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Today’s Vote Regarding Obama Education Nominee

Wednesday | March 9, 2016

Following his vote today against the nomination of Dr. John King for U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Report that Increased Number of Released Gitmo Detainees Returning to Terrorism

Tuesday | March 8, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in regards to the Obama Administration's report this week that an increased number of former detainees at Guantanamo Bay are returning to terrorism. … Continue Reading


Scott Resolution Puts Senate on Record Opposing Transfer of GITMO Detainees

Tuesday | March 8, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), along with four Senate colleagues, today introduced a resolution formally rejecting President Obama's plan to transfer prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities to an alternate location in American communities, which is explicitly prohibited by law. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on the Passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan

Saturday | March 5, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below regarding the passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan. … Continue Reading


GITMO IN FOCUS: What Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy Means to the United States

Friday | March 4, 2016

Yesterday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a vocal opponent of President Obama's dangerous plan to relocate international terrorists currently held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba to domestic sites on US soil, delivered a major speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on the impact of Obama administration's failed foreign policies on our nation. … Continue Reading


GITMO IN FOCUS

Tuesday | March 1, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) continues his aggressive work to stop President Obama's dangerous plan to relocate international terrorists currently held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba to domestic sites on US soil, including one in Hanahan, South Carolina … Continue Reading


Gitmo in Focus - VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT Scott: America is “more safe keeping those enemy combatants in Gitmo”

Thursday | February 25, 2016

Senator Scott continues to fight against the President's illegal and reckless plan to send Gitmo detainees to the U.S. Scott joined Fox Business Network to discuss the President's plan. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Confirmed to Speak at CPAC 2016

Thursday | February 25, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is scheduled to speak at CPAC 2016. … Continue Reading


In Case You Missed It: VIDEO: Scott on Moving Gitmo: “It's a terrible prospect for any place in the country”

Wednesday | February 24, 2016

Following the Obama administration's announcement yesterday of plans to move international terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay to a location on domestic soil, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) continued his efforts to stop President Obama's dangerous plan. … Continue Reading


Scott on White House Gitmo Plan: Reckless and Illegal

Tuesday | February 23, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement after the Obama administration presented Congress with a plan to move terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay to a location on domestic soil. … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Roberts & Gardner Statement on Administration’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay

Monday | February 22, 2016

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) today responded to reports that the administration will present Congress tomorrow with a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and relocate the remaining terrorists held there to a location on the mainland United States. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Justice Scalia's Passing

Sunday | February 14, 2016

Justice Scalia was a conservative stalwart on the Supreme Court for three decades, and we will miss his consistent efforts to uphold the Constitution and our founding principles. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. … Continue Reading

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