Press Releases

Sen. Scott Asks Labor Secretary to Initiate Immediate Review of Fiduciary Rule

Sunday | April 30, 2017

Late last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined several of his colleagues in requesting newly-confirmed Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to conduct an extensive review of the U.S. Department of Labor's fiduciary rule and delay implementation of the rule until the review has been conducted. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott, Rep. Walker Call for Continued Support for Pell Grants

Friday | April 28, 2017

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) reached out to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees to ask for their support in maintaining the federal Pell Grant program, and to help establish year-round access to Pell Grants. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Reacts to Labor Secretary Nomination

Thursday | April 27, 2017

Sen. Scott released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Mr. Alex Acosta to serve as the next Secretary of Labor … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott Votes in Support of Perdue to Serve as Next Secretary of Agriculture

Monday | April 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. Scott Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after he voted in support of former Georgia governor, Sonny Perdue, to serve as our next Secretary of Agriculture. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Responds to the U.S. Missile Strikes on Syria

Friday | April 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott issued the following statement in response to the U.S. missile strikes on Syria: "The U.S. response to the atrocities of this week should be a surprise to no one. The gut-wrenching photos of children gasping for breath and the families grieving over loved ones warranted a military response of equal proportions. This week it was confirmed a chemical attack carried out by the Assad regime brutally killed nearly 100 people, 27 of them children. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Votes to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Friday | April 7, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Recognizes USC Women’s Team on Senate Floor

Thursday | April 6, 2017

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) spoke on the Senate floor to recognize the USC women's basketball for their historic win. For the first time in program history, they won the national championship. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Votes in Support of ‘Nuclear Option’ to Confirm Judge Gorsuch

Wednesday | April 5, 2017

Sen. Scott issued the following statement after voting in support of the 'nuclear option' in order to push forward the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Brown Lead Effort to Stop the IRS’s Abuse of its Civil Forfeiture Authority

Wednesday | April 5, 2017

After reports showed the IRS seized and refused to return assets to law-abiding citizens, U.S Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act. … Continue Reading


LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE BILL TO HONOR BASEBALL LEGEND AND CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER LARRY DOBY WITH CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL

Tuesday | April 4, 2017

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), along with U.S. Reps. Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), introduced legislation to honor Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the American League, with the Congressional Gold Medal for his career and contributions to the American civil rights movement. … Continue Reading


Senators Send Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Urging End to Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) 'Too Big To Fail' Policies

Tuesday | March 28, 2017

Today Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and nine of his colleagues on the Senate Banking Committee sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin expressing strong support for the Department of the Treasury to use all tools available to end the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC) 'Too Big To Fail' policies and to ensure taxpayers are not responsible for any new bailouts. … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Senators Scott, Lankford Appear on CNN to Discuss Solution Sundays

Monday | March 27, 2017

Yesterday, CNN's "State of the Union" show aired a special segment highlighting Solution Sundays, an initiative introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and James Lankford (R-OK) designed to help mend racial divides in our country. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Nominates 45 South Carolina Students to U.S. Military Service Academies

Friday | March 17, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott today announced the nominations of 45 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2021, including the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott, Congressman Rice Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Energy Prices

Thursday | March 16, 2017

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced legislation that could help lower energy prices for millions of Americans. His legislation corrects an inefficiency in the United States tax code to allow more effective use of the nuclear production tax credit (PTC) to lower energy prices for consumers and mitigate the risk public-private partnerships incur when involved in the construction of first-in-a-generation nuclear power facilities. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Supports DNI Nominee

Wednesday | March 15, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting in support of former U.S. Senator Dan Coats to be Director of National Intelligence. Coats was confirmed by the Senate 86-10 … Continue Reading


Scott Supports CMS Administrator

Sunday | March 12, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting in support of Ms. Seema Verma for Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Votes to Confirm Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

Thursday | March 2, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for the confirmation of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to serve as Secretary of the Department of Energy. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Votes to Confirm Dr. Carson as New HUD Secretary

Thursday | March 2, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting for the confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to serve as the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Votes for Interior Secretary

Wednesday | March 1, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for the confirmation of Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as Secretary of the Interior. The Senate approved Zinke's appointment by a vote of 68-31. … Continue Reading


Scott Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Bill to Halt Palestinian Authority Funding Until Terror Rewards Stop

Tuesday | February 28, 2017

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