Press Releases

Scott Offers Amendment to Fight the Rise of Anti-Semitic Incidents on College Campuses

Tuesday | January 29, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on his Anti-Semitism Awareness Act submitted as an amendment to S.1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act:

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WTAS: Scott, McMaster Headline Opportunity Zone Summit in Columbia

Monday | January 28, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C.-U. S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, local business owners, and community leaders at the S.C. Department of Commerce for a summit to discuss how they can maximize the positive impact of the Palmetto State's 135 Opportunity Zones. What They Are Saying: The State "Headlined by Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-Charleston, the summit focused on a new community development initiative passed by Congress as a part of the Tax … Continue Reading

Sens. Scott, Johnson, Feinstein Introduce Legislation to Extend School Choice Options for Low-Income, Minority Communities During National School Choice Week

Thursday | January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation Thursday to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, and ensure that students and their families in the District of Columbia have continued choice and increased opportunity for their education through the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OPS). Yesterday marked the 15-year anniversary of the signing of the SOAR Act.

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Scott Leads Bipartisan Letter to Treasury Encouraging Opportunity Zone Rules Clarification

Thursday | January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraging clarity about the Department of Treasury’s proposed Opportunity Zone regulations released on October 19, 2018.

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Senator Tim Scott Named Chairman of Subcommittee on Financial Institutions

Thursday | January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R–SC) has been named Chairman of the Senate Banking Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection subcommittee. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over:

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Scott Hails Administration Decision to Protect Religious Liberty in South Carolina

Wednesday | January 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC-Today, United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) decision to protect the religious liberty of South Carolina's faith-based foster care providers: "It is a great day for South Carolina, religious liberty, and all foster-care kids across the Palmetto State. We should ensure that federal regulations do not discriminate against faith-based … Continue Reading

Scott Introduces CHOICE Act to Increase Educational Opportunity for Families Across the Nation

Tuesday | January 22, 2019

WASHINGTON-In conjunction with National School Choice Week and his America 2030 agenda, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities Through Education Act (CHOICE Act). "In every county, across every zip-code, in every state, access to quality education is the greatest gift we can pass down to the next generation. At the end of the day, it is free thought and a hunger for learning that can never be taken away from a child. "As a part of … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday | January 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC-United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "We have made significant progress in our nation, and while there is still work to do, we must let civility, fairness, and opportunity drive our resolve for a more perfect union. Today, we stand on the shoulders of great men like Dr. King in our pursuit of a more civil and fair America-an America where one's race, gender, or zip code does not dictate … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Introduces Resolution Declaring National School Choice Week

Tuesday | January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON-Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chairs, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) released the following joint statement on the declaration of National School Choice Week: "One of the most valuable gifts we can leave to our children and next generation is the love of learning and education," said Senator Scott. "A child's zip code shouldn't have any effect on his access to quality education whether it be public, private, charter, vocational, or homeschool. … Continue Reading

Scott Named to Five Committees for the 116th Congress

Friday | January 4, 2019

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has been named to five committees for the 116th Congress, including the Committee on Finance, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).

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Scott Introduces EARNS Act to Expand and Improve Apprenticeships to Help Workers, Businesses, and the Economy

Friday | December 21, 2018

EARNS Act would expand apprenticeship opportunities while supporting existing apprenticeship programs. There are more than 22,000 registered apprenticeships programs that provide workers with the skills they need to succeed.

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Scott Statement On Passage Of Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday | December 19, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following Senate passage of the First Step Act, the first federal criminal justice reform package in decades. Scott was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation.

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Scott Sickle Cell Bill Signed into Law

Wednesday | December 19, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement upon the president signing S. 2465, the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act into law.

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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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