Press Releases

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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Scott, Klobuchar Launch Bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus

Wednesday | March 6, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) launched the bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus to address the most pressing issues facing entrepreneurs and serve as a forum for collaboration and coordination. Startup rates have recently fallen to near 30-year lows, threatening the fundamentals that lead to sustained economic growth-the caucus will work to diagnose the causes of this "startup slump" and formulate a comprehensive strategy to counteract it. The … Continue Reading

Scott, Cruz Champion Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act

Thursday | February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Scott (R-SC) and Cruz (R-TX) introduced the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act. The bill expands elementary, secondary, and vocational education options available to all students—especially for those who are most vulnerable—by providing a federal tax credit that encourages individuals and businesses to donate to nonprofit scholarship funds for individual students’ education.


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Scott and Group of Bipartisan Senators Urge Agencies to Fully Implement Fix NICS

Thursday | February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX), along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D- CT), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), today sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, requesting implementation and reporting information from the requisite agencies under the Fix NICS Act, a law passed by Senators Cornyn and Murphy following the shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX. "Following … Continue Reading

Scott Joins Group of Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package

Tuesday | February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced a bipartisan disaster relief package with the backing of President Donald J. Trump. President Trump, working with this bipartisan group of senators, has confirmed his support for disaster relief and encouraged Congress to pass legislation with funding for South Carolina and other states … Continue Reading

Sens. Scott, Booker Introduce Resolution Celebrating Black History Month

Friday | February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced a resolution celebrating Black History Month and the contributions made by Black Americans throughout history. This resolution seeks to recognize the importance of Black History Month as an opportunity to celebrate the wealth of history provided by Black culture and to reflect on our shared history and the path ahead.

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ICYMI: Scott for the Bush Institute: Using the Marketplace to Revitalize Overlooked Communities

Friday | February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON- Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) shares his thoughts on how his life mission and compassionate conservatism led his family's story from the cotton fields of slave-holding South Carolina to the halls of the United States Congress. Using the Marketplace to Revitalize Overlooked Communities Bush Institute: The CatalystSen. Tim ScottWhat if I told you that compassionate conservatism, which many believed to be a dead idea long buried deep under the rubble of partisan bickering and polarization, … Continue Reading

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