Press Releases

Scott Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers in Calling for the Permanent Expansion of Telehealth Coverage

Friday | December 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined a bipartisan group of 49 lawmakers in urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),  and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to make the expanded use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 permanent. Provisions in the CONNECT for Health Act that have allowed Medicare beneficiaries to access the same healthcare in their homes during the pandemic will be expiring once the pandemic has been contained.

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Bipartisan group aims to launch new generation of Main Street entrepreneurs

Thursday | December 3, 2020

Sens. Scott, Coons, Reps. Crow, Balderson introduce bill to start fellowship for aspiring entrepreneurs, create 320 new businesses annually

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Representatives Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) introduced the Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act to spur new business and job creation in underserved communities by starting a competitive fellowship for entrepreneurs. With a five-year investment of $368 million, the bill will identify talented entrepreneurs through a national competition and directly support the creation of more than 320 new businesses each year.

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Scott Launches Nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zones Tour

Wednesday | December 2, 2020

While the pandemic is still ongoing, the work Opportunity Zones are doing to uplift our most devastated communities hasn’t stopped. I am so excited to launch my nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zone Tour in my home state of South Carolina.

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Senator Scott: Banks Are Not Arbiters of Social Policy

Friday | November 20, 2020

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following today's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) on Fair Access to Banking by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). "There is absolutely no place for discrimination in the financial services industry," Scott said. "As a country, we continue to feel the unjust impacts of redlining and banks that refused to do business with lawful, creditworthy individuals. Unfortunately, we know exactly what … Continue Reading

Sens. Scott, Coons, and colleagues introduce resolution designating November as National College Application Month

Thursday | November 19, 2020

WASHINGTON- Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a resolution in the Senate designating November as National College Application Month. The resolution was also introduced in the House by Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) and Susan Wild (D-Pa.) to remind students that they should not let the pandemic prevent them from identifying their college options nor cause further disruptions and barriers to their educational journey. COVID-19 continues to complicate high … Continue Reading


Friday | November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) to introduce the Fairness for Crime Victims Act, a bill to ensure that money deposited into the Crime Victims Fund goes to crime victims, and is not abused by congressional appropriators as a tool to fund other projects. 

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Scott Leads Letter to SBA Administrator on Plans to Spur Entrepreneurial Growth

Thursday | November 12, 2020

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, co-led a letter to the Small Business Administrator (SBA), Jovita Carranza, requesting the SBA's current and prospective plans and recommendations for encouraging entrepreneurial growth, particularly for minority owned small businesses and businesses in communities of color. "Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had witnessed the longest economic … Continue Reading

New Report Emphasizes Importance of Scott’s IMPACT Act as Opportunity Zones Continue Aiding Distressed Communities

Monday | November 9, 2020

Charleston, SC – A new report on Opportunity Zones released by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) today emphasizes the need for Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country. When Opportunity Zones were passed as part of the 2017 tax reform package, Senate Democrats utilized procedural rules to strip the reporting requirements initially included with Opportunity Zones from the bill. Senator Scott has been a consistent advocate for reinstating these reporting requirements since then.

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Senator Scott Statement on Election

Friday | November 6, 2020

Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) tweeted the statement below early this morning regarding the 2020 Presidential election.

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ICYMI: The Post and Courier: ‘The Boeing of agriculture’ touches down in a corner of SC that needs it

Saturday | October 31, 2020

HAMPTON COUNTY S.C.- U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-S.C.) bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act continues to help economically distressed communities. The Post and Courier wrote about how this provision is creating economic opportunity in Hampton County. The $314 million investment in a Hampton County opportunity zone will create up to 1,500 jobs and will offer residents more produce coming from their backyard. You can read the article in its entirety here. The Opportunity Zone program … Continue Reading

Scott, Wicker, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Minority Business Support to Rural Areas

Tuesday | October 27, 2020

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Would Be Hubs for Entrepreneurship WASHINGTON - In order to help provide education, training, and technical assistance to rural minority businesses, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), along with U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), have introduced the Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act (S.4873). This important legislation would authorize the Department of Commerce's Minority … Continue Reading

Scott Votes to Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Monday | October 26, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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Tuesday | October 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement after the Senate Democrats voted against expanding the Paycheck Protection Program for American workers and businesses.

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Wednesday | September 30, 2020

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the Senate’s vote on the continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11:

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Senator Scott Statement and Photos After Meeting with SCOTUS Nominee

Wednesday | September 30, 2020

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement and photos below following his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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Scott Statement on SCOTUS Nomination

Saturday | September 26, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Senator Scott Statement on Parris Island Reports

Friday | September 25, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below regarding reports that the U.S. Marine Corps is considering a proposal to close both Parris Island and their training base in San Diego, CA.

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on Breonna Taylor, Louisville Protests

Thursday | September 24, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding the charges announced against an officer involved in the events that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, as well as last night’s protests in Louisville, KY.

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Thursday | September 24, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the PREVENT DIABETES Act. This legislation would increase access to the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model by allowing CDC-recognized virtual suppliers to participate in the program.

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Thursday | September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) cosponsored legislation to honor and commemorate the historic sites that contributed to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Introduced by Chris Coons (D-Del.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), this legislation is to expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to include historic sites in South Carolina and designate National Park Service (NPS) Affiliated Areas in other states. It would recognize the importance of the additional sites that catalyzed litigation in Delaware, South Carolina, Kansas, Virginia, and Washington, DC, and expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. The legislation was crafted in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In the Senate, the bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

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