Press Releases

Scott Supports Passage of Fix to 40-Mile Choice Act Eligibility for American’s Veterans

Wednesday | May 27, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement after Senate passage of the Access to Community Care for Veterans Act (S.1463), which amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act) to give veterans increased access to community health care when the nearest VA medical facility within 40 miles driving distance from a veteran's home is unable to offer needed care to veterans. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott on Administration’s Attempt to Regulate Ponds and Ditches

Wednesday | May 27, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final "waters of the United States," or WOTUS, rule today. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on IRS Data Breach

Tuesday | May 26, 2015

Charleston, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the statement below following the announcement that a data breach at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) exposed the personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Honors America’s Troops and Veterans on Memorial Day

Sunday | May 24, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott made the following statement in advance of Memorial Day … Continue Reading


Senators Scott and Manchin Launch Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus

Friday | May 22, 2015

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today launched the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus in an effort to raise awareness and show that the United States Senate is serious about helping the millions of American families whose lives have been torn apart by prescription drug abuse. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott on Body Cameras: Video is Worth a Thousand Pictures

Tuesday | May 19, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified today at a Senate hearing on body cameras, again stating his support for the technology by saying, "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures." … Continue Reading


Senator Scott to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on Importance of Body Cameras

Monday | May 18, 2015

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Senators Scott and Graham Announce Body Camera Hearing Next Week

Wednesday | May 13, 2015

Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced today the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism will hold a hearing at 2:30PM, next Tuesday, May 19, entitled "Body Cameras: Can Technology Increase Protection for Law Enforcement Officers and the Public?" … Continue Reading


Scott Emphasizes Importance of School Choice During National Charter Schools Week

Thursday | May 7, 2015

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 this week, which runs from May 3 through May 9, 2015. … Continue Reading


American People Must Have Voice in Any Iran Deal

Thursday | May 7, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement following Senate passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bill, which Senator Scott cosponsored along with sixty six of his Senate colleagues, requires President Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran to Congress for approval before being able to waive or suspend congressional sanctions. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Continues Community Office Hours Series

Friday | May 1, 2015

Continuing a commitment to providing South Carolinians with the highest-quality constituent services possible, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced the next set of Community Office Hours, beginning the week of May 11, 2015. … Continue Reading


Graham, Scott Introduce Legislation to Rename Hollings Judicial Center in Charleston

Thursday | April 30, 2015

South Carolina's United States Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott have introduced legislation to rename the Hollings Judicial Center in Charleston as the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center. … Continue Reading


Senators Scott and Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Protect Small Businesses from Potential Healthcare Premium Increases

Wednesday | April 29, 2015

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today introduced legislation designed to protect America's small businesses from potential healthcare premium increases under the Affordable Care Act. … Continue Reading


Graham, Scott, and Wilson Voice Concerns with Assessment Claiming Sharp Cost Increases for MOX Facility

Thursday | April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Energy's (DOE) release of The Aerospace Corporation's recent study on the cost to construct and operate the Mixed Fuel Fabrication (MOX) Facility in South Carolina: … Continue Reading


Senator Scott on Lynch Nomination

Thursday | April 23, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Loretta Lynch for the post of U.S. Attorney General. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Requests Hearing on Body Cameras

Wednesday | April 22, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today requested (link) Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hold a hearing on the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on HELP Passage of No Child Left Behind Reform

Thursday | April 16, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the unanimous passage of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee this afternoon. The ECAA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding K-12 education throughout the nation. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott on Importance of Body Cameras

Wednesday | April 15, 2015

U.S. Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement as the South Carolina Legislature begins consideration of S.47, a bill to require body-worn cameras for law enforcement: … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Announces New Washington Office

Thursday | April 9, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced that his Washington office will move from the Russell Senate Office Building to the Hart Senate Office Building. Effective tomorrow, Friday, April 10, 2015, his new office location will be 520 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510. … Continue Reading


SENATOR SCOTT STATEMENT ON NORTH CHARLESTON

Wednesday | April 8, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement this morning regarding the death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina. … Continue Reading

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