Press Releases

Scott Introduces Police Reporting Bill As Amendment to Criminal Justice Reform Package

Tuesday | December 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – As the Senate approaches a vote on a critical criminal justice reform package, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced his Walter Scott Notification Act as an amendment to First Step Act. Scott first introduced the legislation, which requires states receiving federal law enforcement funding to report details surrounding officer-related shootings, after the 2015 shooting death of South Carolinian Walter Scott.

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Scott, Colleagues Announce Revised Criminal Justice Reform Package

Thursday | December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers released revised text of the First Step Act to continue building support for criminal justice reform. This update was brokered by the White House and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both chambers of Congress, including Senator Scott, who was also an original cosponsor of the legislation. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan have pledged to take up the revised package before the end of the year.

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Scott, Thune Applaud President’s Decision to Direct Federal Agencies to Boost Opportunity Zones in Distressed Communities

Thursday | December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and John Thune (R-SD), both members of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, applauded President Donald Trump for issuing an executive order directing federal agencies to coordinate available resources through a new White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. This initiative will maximize the benefits for economically distressed areas, including the new Opportunity Zone communities, and provide regulatory relief where appropriate. In their letter to the president earlier this year, Scott and Thune, encouraged the administration to do whatever it could to help boost Opportunity Zones around the country.

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Scott Sickle Cell Bill Headed to the White House

Tuesday | December 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement upon the passage of the S. 2465, the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. Scott introduced this important legislation on February 28, 2018, it was passed by the Senate on October 11, 2018, and is now on its way to the White House to be signed into law. "One of the pillars I base my public service on is giving a … Continue Reading

ICYMI: U.S. Senator Tim Scott Named on Bloomberg 50

Monday | December 10, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott was listed among Bloomberg's top 50 for his Investing in Opportunity Act signed into law as part of last year's tax reform. Scott, referred to as "Mr. Opportunity Zone", is accompanied by, among others, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, the K-pop boy band BTS, and fellow South Carolinian Mick Mulvaney, Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The Bloomberg 50 What does Black Panther director Ryan Coogler have in common with Ben van Beurden, … Continue Reading

ICYMI: Senator Scott Moves to Protect Heirs Property Owners

Thursday | December 6, 2018

SC land slipping away from families amid fragile claims and explosive growth

Heirs’ property is closely associated with black landowners in the South, but clusters of heirs’ property can be found among a number of historically marginalized populations where extended families have an attachment to the land — predominantly white Appalachia, Hispanic neighborhoods in south Texas near the Mexican border and Native American communities.

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Senator Tim Scott to Help Lead the Committee on Committees

Wednesday | November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott was selected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to assist on the Senate Republicans’ Committee on Committees, the panel responsible for committee assignments for the 116th Congress, as he did in the previous two Congresses. He will be working alongside Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID).

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Sat Down with POLITICO's Chief Economic Correspondent to Talk About American Opportunity and Potential

Tuesday | November 20, 2018

WASHINGTON - Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) sat down with POLITICO's Chief Economic Correspondent, Ben White for a conversation about bringing development to America's most disadvantaged communities. The $100 Billion Dollar Question By: Ben White As the American economy has grown more unequal, with urban areas thriving and rural areas falling behind, free-market Republicans have generally stayed away from the debate about potential government solutions. That is, until Tim Scott came … Continue Reading

South Carolina and North Carolina Senators Request Additional Disaster Relief for Hurricane Florence Recovery

Friday | November 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) formally requested the next Senate appropriations bill include additional disaster relief for areas struggling in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

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Scott Votes to Secure Coast Guard Air Facility in Charleston

Thursday | November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON- Senator Tim Scott released the following statement upon passage of the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act, which secured the Coast Guard Air Facility in Charleston: "For years, I've worked to ensure that the Coast Guard Air Facility in Charleston stays open and fully functional. Our state is blessed to have not only a beautiful coastline-but a useful one. Countless industries depend on safe and navigable waters off the coast of South Carolina to do their business, and as a proud … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on White House Criminal Justice Reform Announcement

Wednesday | November 14, 2018

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following today's announcement by the President that the White House stands behind a bipartisan criminal justice reform package that includes the First Step Act, introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), marking the first truly meaningful action on criminal justice reform in decades. Scott joined other Senate and House negotiators at the White House for the announcement. "As the only Senate Republican co-sponsor of … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Attorney General

Wednesday | November 7, 2018

Charleston, SC - U.S Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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SATURDAY: Sens. Scott and Ernst Headline SC’s Women Veterans Event in Columbia

Wednesday | November 7, 2018

COLUMBIA, SC — The Offices of Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) wish to remind you of Senator Scott’s South Carolina Women Veterans Event this Saturday at First Baptist Church of Columbia. The event is free and open to public, but please RSVP at

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Senator Tim Scott to Accept Applications for Spring 2019 Internships

Tuesday | October 30, 2018

Columbia, SC- 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 spring 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 … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Release of Opportunity Zone Rules, Next Step In Push To Help Distressed Communities Across the Country

Friday | October 19, 2018

Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) signature achievement in last year’s tax reform package, the creation of Opportunity Zones to drive investment in distressed communities across the country, took a significant step forward today as the U.S. Department of Treasury released the first set of rules for the initiative.

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Scott Statement on White House Meeting about S.C. MOX Facility

Thursday | October 18, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump about the MOX facility with Senator Lindsey Graham and Governor Henry McMaster:

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Monday | October 15, 2018

WASHINGTON—The United States Senate has unanimously passed U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act. Upon passage, Senator Scott released the following statement:

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Scott Secures Two Provisions in Key Infrastructure Legislation

Wednesday | October 10, 2018

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the passage of the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act, which includes two key provisions secured by Senator Scott. "This overwhelmingly bipartisan bill, passed 99-1, is a comprehensive package of common-sense reforms that will authorize the Army Corps to construct, expedite, and modify more than 100 water resource projects across all 50 states. I am proud to have secured two provisions in this … Continue Reading

Scott, Carper, Capito and Nelson Lead Bipartisan Call for Increased Focus on Reducing Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

Wednesday | October 10, 2018

WASHINGTON  U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) are leading a bipartisan effort calling for an increased focus on reducing maternal mortality in the United States and improving health outcomes for all mothers and children. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, 14 Republican and Democratic senators requested that the Department and Agency prioritize developing strategies to reduce maternal mortality rates, including for pregnant women and mothers enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Senator Scott's Statement on U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley

Tuesday | October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the resignation of Ambassador Nikki Haley from the United States Mission to the United Nations:
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