Press Releases

Scott Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Temporarily Stop Gitmo Transfers

Thursday | May 26, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines (MT) today to introduce bicameral legislation to temporarily ban the transfer or release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay. … Continue Reading


Scott Votes to Support Nation’s Veterans

Thursday | May 19, 2016

I was proud to support the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill because it ensures that the services and care that our veterans earned through their service to our nation is delivered to them. … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Obama Administration’s Final Overtime Rule

Wednesday | May 18, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), author of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, released the following statement following the Obama administration's publication of a final rule radically changing who is eligible for overtime pay. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Votes to Provide Emergency Resources to Combat Zika Virus in U.S.

Tuesday | May 17, 2016

Today, Senator Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting for the Cornyn amendment to provide $1.1 billion in emergency funding for efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus. … Continue Reading


Scott Pleased New NDAA Continues Important Policy to Prevent Guantanamo Bay’s Closure

Friday | May 13, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the below statement following approval of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) by a vote of 23-3. … Continue Reading


Scott Reacts to Ruling Against Obamacare Law

Thursday | May 12, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement after a federal district judge ruled in House v. Burwell that the Obama administration unlawfully funded parts of Obamacare without an appropriation from Congress … Continue Reading


Scott Named “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” for Work to Pass the PACE Act

Wednesday | May 11, 2016

In recognition for his commitment to finding policy solutions that positively impact the lives of individuals and families, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was named a "Champion of Healthcare Innovation" by the Healthcare Leadership Council. … Continue Reading


VIDEO: Scott Discusses His New Investing in Opportunity Act

Tuesday | May 10, 2016

During today's Finance Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) discussed solutions for helping low-income and impoverished communities across the nation, including his new Investing in Opportunity Act which he announced last month with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI). … Continue Reading


Scott Reacts to News of Beaufort’s 131st Military Police Co. Being Deployed to Guantanamo Bay

Tuesday | May 3, 2016

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in reaction to confirmation by the South Carolina Army National Guard that a unit from Beaufort will deploy to Cuba to join the Joint Task Force Guantanamo. … Continue Reading


What They Are Saying About the Investing in Opportunity Act

Monday | May 2, 2016

Last week, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would create a new model for unlocking private investment in economically distressed communities in every state throughout the country. Currently, more than 30 percent of South Carolina's population, or 1.4 million people, live in an economically distressed area, a number that rises to 50 million Americans nationwide. Following the announcement, see what they're saying about the Investing in Opportunity Act: … Continue Reading


Scott Praises Work of School Choice Options During National Charter Schools Week

Monday | May 2, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading advocate for school choice in the United States Senate, issued the following statement highlighting the importance of school choice during National Charter Schools Week, which runs from May 1 through May 7, 2016. … Continue Reading


Scott Calls for Obama Administration to Withdraw Proposed Rule that would Harm Medicare Beneficiaries

Friday | April 29, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and fellow Senate Republicans on the Finance Committee earlier this week sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt calling on the Obama administration to withdraw CMS's "Part B Drug Payment Model" proposed rule. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Welcomes Gov. Haley's Testimony on Guantanamo

Thursday | April 28, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency regarding the dangers of moving the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities to South Carolina. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stimulate Local Economies in Impoverished Communities

Wednesday | April 27, 2016

Today U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill proposing a new solution to encourage economic growth and job creation in economically distressed communities. … Continue Reading


Scott Votes to Strengthen Airport Security in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Tuesday | April 19, 2016

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VIDEO: Scott, Senate Committee Debate EPIC Act, Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Tuesday | April 19, 2016

This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and his colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee discussed Scott's End the Partisan IRS Culture (EPIC) Act as part of a broader debate on the Taxpayer Protection Act, which seeks to create what is more commonly referred to as a taxpayers' bill of rights. … Continue Reading


Scott Joins Colleagues to Call for Effective Trade Enforcement to Combat Market-Distorting Policies

Tuesday | April 12, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, joined his colleagues in calling on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to work to address global overcapacities in steel, aluminum, and other commodities and to ensure that the nation's international trading partners are following the rule of law. … Continue Reading


South Carolina Senators Note ‘Insurmountable’ Problems with DOE Plan to Scrap MOX Program

Friday | April 8, 2016

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today wrote to the Department Energy (DOE) noting 'insurmountable' problems with the Obama Administration's plan to scrap the MOX program. … Continue Reading


Obama Administration’s New Fiduciary Rule Will Drive Down Consumer Choice and Drive Up Retirement Costs

Wednesday | April 6, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor (DOL) release of a final rule impacting consumer's access to retirement investment advice. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Joins Ayotte Bill to Stop President Obama from Emptying Out Gitmo

Tuesday | April 5, 2016

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading voice against moving detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba to any domestic site, today became an original co-sponsor of theDetaining Terrorists to Protect Americans Act of 2016. … Continue Reading

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