Press Releases

Senator Tim Scott to Accept Applications for Spring 2017 Internships

Tuesday | October 18, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the spring of 2017. … Continue Reading

Scott, Alexander, Collins, Lankford, Flake Introduce Bill to Protect Workers, Non-Profits, Colleges, Local Governments from Dec. 1 Overtime Rule

Thursday | September 29, 2016

Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today introduced legislation similar to a bill introduced by Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon to change the timeline for implementation of the Obama Administration's "Time Card" overtime rule - set to take effect on Dec.1, 2016. … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Booker, Brown, and Isakson announce bipartisan resolution to advocate for Sickle Cell Awareness

Thursday | September 29, 2016

In an initiative to educate communities across the country on sickle cell disease, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) announce the passage of their resolution to designate September 2016 as "Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month." … Continue Reading

Office of Senator Tim Scott to Host Academy Nomination Information Sessions for Interested Students and Parents

Thursday | September 29, 2016

The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host informational sessions and office hours for students interested in attending one of the four service academies - U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. … Continue Reading

Scott, Gardner, Roberts Send Letter to GAO Over Illegal Funds Spent to Relocate GTMO Detainees

Wednesday | September 28, 2016

Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Cory Gardner (R-CO), today sent a letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting an opinion on whether or not the DoD violated the Consolidated Appropriations Act - and thus the Antideficiency Act - by spending federal funds to survey potential sites to relocate Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Sates. … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Brown Introduce Bill to Prevent the IRS’s Unfounded Seizure of Civil Assets

Monday | September 26, 2016

Following reports of the IRS seizing and refusing to return the assets of law-abiding, small business owners, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the bipartisan Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act … Continue Reading

Senators Roberts, Gardner and Scott: DOD Illegally Spent Funds Studying GITMO Relocation Sites

Thursday | September 22, 2016

U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Gardner (R-Co.) today said the Department of Defense (DoD) spent federal funds studying sites on the mainland to relocate prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) despite specific prohibitions of such spending in the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law by President Obama. … Continue Reading

Senators Launch Senate Opportunity Coalition

Wednesday | September 21, 2016

A group of conservative Senators came together today to announce the launch of the Senate Opportunity Coalition, a new initiative aiming to ensure every family across our nation has access to the American Dream. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Events in MN, NJ and NY This Weekend

Monday | September 19, 2016

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following attacks this weekend in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York that injured nearly 40 people. … Continue Reading

Scott Votes for Charleston Port Deepening, Other Water Projects Around South Carolina

Thursday | September 15, 2016

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today voted for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which includes authorization for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. The bill also contains language inserted by Senators Scott and Rubio (R-FL) regarding coastal storm and flood risks, and a provision inserted by Senator Scott making improvements to the Lake Marion Regional Water Authority. … Continue Reading

Scott Applauds House Passage of Guantanamo Transfer Bill

Thursday | September 15, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) applauded his colleagues in the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 5351 today, which prohibits the transfer of any detainee held at Guantanamo Bay. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Announces Senate Banking Subcommittee Hearing on HUD Inspections Process

Thursday | September 15, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, announced that the subcommittee will hold a hearing Thursday, September 22nd, on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) inspections process at properties in Florida managed by Global Ministries Foundation (GMF). … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott awarded ACU’s Conservative Excellence Award

Wednesday | September 14, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is being awarded the Conservative Excellence Award from the American Conservative Union in recognition of his consistent track record in promoting conservative principles and values while serving as a member of Congress. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on September 11th

Saturday | September 10, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Votes to Fund Zika Fight

Tuesday | September 6, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below after voting to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Senate Democrats continued to block passage of the legislation, which they have been holding up since July. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Joins Rubio to Stop Obama Ransom Payments

Tuesday | September 6, 2016

In response to the Obama Administration's ransom payments to Iran, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other colleagues today to introduce the No Ransom Payments Act. … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott to host honor ceremonies for Desert Storm and Desert Shield veterans

Wednesday | August 24, 2016

To recognize the efforts of South Carolina veterans who served during the Desert Shield and Desert Storm campaigns, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is scheduled to host two honor ceremonies Saturday, August 27 in Greenville and Charleston. Each veteran attendee will receive a Senatorial Certificate of Appreciation and a lapel pin in commemoration of their service. … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on $400 Million Ransom to Iran

Thursday | August 18, 2016

Senator Tim Scott issued the statement below following the State Department admitting this afternoon they used a $400 million payment to Iran as "leverage" to release American prisoners. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Responds to Aetna Leaving S.C. Healthcare Exchange

Tuesday | August 16, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding Aetna's recent announcement that they will be leaving the S.C. healthcare exchange in 2017 … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Responds to Release of 15 GITMO Detainees

Tuesday | August 16, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the most recent release of 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees … Continue Reading

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