Press Releases

Sen. Scott Joins Bipartisan Bill to Help Protect Access to Life-Saving Transplants

Friday | May 3, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Richard Burr (R-NC), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Patient Access to Cellular Transplant (PACT) Act, which would protect access to bone marrow and cord blood transplants for Americans on Medicare. The bill would better align payment policies for hospitals that treat seniors with different types of blood cancers, like leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell disease. "We owe it to folks with sickle cell disease and … Continue Reading


Scott, Jones Introduce Bill to Allow State Insurance Commissioner a Vote on the Financial Stability Oversight Council

Thursday | May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Scott (R-SC) and Jones (D-AL) introduced the Primary Regulators of Insurance Vote Act (PRIVA Act) of 2019 to ensure that a state insurance commissioner is a voting member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

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Senators Tim Scott, Doug Jones Propose Legislation to Renew Funding Set to Expire for Minority-Serving Higher-Ed Institutions

Thursday | May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala), along with their colleagues U.S. Representatives Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Alma Adams (D-N.C.), today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize funding for all minority-serving institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act will provide continued support for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions of higher education whose funding is currently set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2019. That would leave hundreds of schools without vital financial support. The funds provided for in this legislation could be put toward capital improvement needs, as well as faculty and curriculum development and student services.

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Scott, Blunt, Lankford Announce Bill to Protect First Amendment Rights of Faith-Based Student Groups

Thursday | April 25, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (S.C.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), James Lankford (Okla.) announced the Equal Campus Access Act, legislation that would ensure that religious student organizations can operate in accordance with their faith-based principles. The bill prohibits funding for public institutions of higher education if they deny rights, benefits, or privileges to student organizations because of their beliefs, practices, speech, leadership standards, or codes of conduct."If we're … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Scott Works to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Public Housing

Friday | April 19, 2019

NBC News - HUD moves to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing after deaths By Suzy Khimm and Laura Strickler Full story here. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is drafting the first federal rule requiring carbon monoxide detectors in public housing… At least 13 people have died from the hazardous gas in federally subsidized housing since 2003, NBC News found… "A simple, inexpensive, widely available device can be the difference between life and … Continue Reading


Statement From Senator Scott's Office On Mueller Report Release

Thursday | April 18, 2019

A statement from Senator Scott's office on the release of the Mueller report by Attorney General William Barr.

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Scott Statement on New Opportunity Zone Regulations

Wednesday | April 17, 2019

WASHINGTON- Today, the United States Department of Treasury released the second round of regulations governing the Opportunity Zones initiative, championed and included in the 2017 tax reform package by U.S. Senator Tim Scott. Scott's reaction to the new regulations is below: "Overall, the Treasury Department took some good steps forward today with the issuance of the second round of regulations governing Opportunity Zones. As we now enter the comment period, it is critical that we make … Continue Reading


Sens. Scott, Reed and Jones Introduce Resolution on Financial Literacy Month

Friday | April 12, 2019

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Scott, Brown Reintroduce RESPECT Act to Prevent the IRS’s Abuse of its Civil Forfeiture Authority

Wednesday | April 10, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement upon the reintroduction of their Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act. 

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Scott Helps Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in Higher Education

Tuesday | April 9, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott joined Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) yesterday and introduced the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Act to spur innovation in the higher education system. The bipartisan legislation supports the use of evidence-based innovation grants and the pay for success model to improve student outcomes. "Every student learns differently, and to constrain them to a single cookie-cutter path of education is detrimental … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Statement on the Democrats Obstruction of Emergency Funding for the American People

Tuesday | April 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the statement below following Senate Democrats defeating an amendment to provide funding for communities affected by devastating natural disasters:

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Scott Letter Leads to HUD Decision to Prevent Deaths in Public Housing

Tuesday | April 2, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on Secretary Ben Carson’s decision to require U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) inspectors to check public housing apartments for carbon monoxide detectors.

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Scott, Menendez Send Letter Urging Sec. Carson to Address Recent Carbon Monoxide Deaths in South Carolina

Thursday | March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) sent U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson a letter urging HUD to take action and address the ongoing carbon monoxide concerns around the country.

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Sen. Scott Statement on Green New Deal Vote

Tuesday | March 26, 2019

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement following today's vote on the Green New Deal:"At its core, the Green New Deal seeks to overhaul the nation we know today by laying the foundation for a government-controlled America. This is not simply the beginning of socialism, but a massive leap towards policies antithetical to American exceptionalism. Not only would it stop the economic momentum we're seeing in our economy, it is a regressive tax on low-income individuals … Continue Reading


Scott, Casey Introduce Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

Tuesday | March 26, 2019

WASHINGTON- In light of the growing trend of Anti-Semitic actions coming from across the nation and world, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced S. 852, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act. "In 2016, I first introduced the bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act and look forward to joining my colleagues in reintroducing it this Congress. It is crucial to have clear and concise language defining anti-Semitism in the event that violence and hatred occurs," said Senator Scott. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Tours Southern Border in San Ysidro, CA

Wednesday | March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) toured various parts of the southern border in San Ysidro, CA. His tour included stops at the San Ysidro Port of Entry (SYS POE), the Border Infrastructure System, and the Secondary Border Barrier Replacement Project.Sen. Scott was joined by SYS POE Port Director Sidney Aki, SYS POE Chief of Staff Jeff Demott, and Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott. During his tour, Sen. Scott and company discussed border infrastructure (technology, enforcement and … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Senator Scott Speaks His Mind on Yahoo News’ The Long Game

Monday | March 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC-In the latest episode of Yahoo News' The Long Game, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Jon Ward for an extensive and in-depth interview on Senator Scott's leadership philosophy, Opportunity Zone initiative, race relations in America, and advice for new Members of Congress. Click the photo above to listen. Advice for new Members of Congress"He [Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)] gave me advice after probably not even two months into the job as being a member of congress. He said, 'Be … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Statement on the Emergency Declaration Resolution of Disapproval

Thursday | March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement following today’s vote on the Emergency Declaration Resolution of Disapproval:

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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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