Press Releases

Scott, HBCU Caucus Co-Chairs Urge FBI and DOJ to Help Protect HBCUs from Recent Bomb Threats

Tuesday | October 4, 2022

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), Representative French Hill (R-Ark.), and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-N.C.) — co-chairs of the Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus — sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Merrick Garland and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray. In their letter, the members urge the FBI and DOJ to provide additional information about the ongoing bomb threats against HBCUs, along with guidance outlining resources available for HBCUs to protect against these threats.

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Scott, Hagerty, Colleagues Lambaste Amalgamated Bank for Weaponizing Financial System to Infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment Rights

Tuesday | October 4, 2022

United States Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, joined Senators Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and 23 colleagues in sending a letter to Amalgamated Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Priscilla Sims Brown, criticizing the bank’s manipulation of an international rules organization to force U.S. financial services firms to categorize gun purchases—an indefensible attempt to target law-abiding Americans exercising their right to purchase firearms and to enact far-left political goals.

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Scott, Toomey, Meijer Introduce Legislation to Bolster Americans’ Retirement Savings

Thursday | September 29, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and U.S. Representative Peter Meijer (Mich.-03) today introduced the Retirement Savings Modernization Act to bolster Americans’ retirement savings by allowing workers to diversify assets included in defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans. This legislation will amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to clarify that private sector retirement plan sponsors may offer plans, including both pensions and 401(k)s, that are prudently diversified across the full range of asset classes.

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Scott, Blumenthal Lead Effort to Improve Mental Health on College Campuses

Wednesday | September 28, 2022

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) led a bipartisan group of six senators in introducing legislation to encourage higher education institutions to develop and implement comprehensive mental health and suicide prevention plans. 

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Scott, Manchin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Designate September 2022 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday | September 26, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) led a bipartisan resolution to designate September 2022 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This resolution recognizes the impact of cancer on the lives of children, urges stakeholders at every level of government to increase public awareness about the risks of cancer and reminds Americans of the bravery of children who are diagnosed with and recover from cancer.

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Scott Hosts Inaugural School Choice Caucus Breakfast Feat. Secretary DeVos, Releases Video

Monday | September 26, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) — co-chair of the bicameral School Choice Caucus — hosted his inaugural School Choice Caucus Breakfast, featuring former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and caucus co-chair, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Mich.). Caucus members discussed ways to expand families’ access to education options that work best for their children.

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Scott, Finance Committee Republicans Demand Answers on IRS Use of Massive Funding Boost

Friday | September 23, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Finance Committee Republicans in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, requesting detailed plans for how the agency will spend the massive $80 billion injection of funds provided through the Democrats’ latest spending bill, including whether it will fix existing problems and satisfy the critical need for improved customer service, transparency, and accountability.

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ICYMI: Scott Talks Economy, Education, and Inflation on Fox News' “America Reports”

Thursday | September 22, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Sandra Smith and John Roberts on Fox News’ “America Reports” to discuss the state of the economy, the latest report from the Federal Reserve, and parental rights in education.

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Scott Introduces Bill to Protect Parental Rights, Combat Indoctrination in Schools

Tuesday | September 20, 2022

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Parental Rights Over the Education and Care of Their (PROTECT) Kids Act, to protect parental rights by preventing schools from concealing information about students’ gender from their parents.

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Scott, Finance Committee Republicans Demand Accountability for Continued Late Release of Medicare, Social Security Trustees Reports

Monday | September 19, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Finance Committee Republicans in a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting the agency monitor the managing trustee’s flagrant disregard for statutory deadlines. Required by law, the Medicare and Social Security Trustees reports are to be issued no later than April 1, yet the 2021 and 2022 reports were issued August 31 and June 2, respectively. 

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Scott, Cornyn, 31 Senate Republicans Call for Hunter Biden Prosecutor to be Given Special Counsel Authority

Monday | September 19, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and 30 other colleagues, today sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding that U.S. Attorney David Weiss be extended special counsel protections and authorities to conduct the investigation into Hunter Biden.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Permitting Reform Legislation

Wednesday | September 14, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and 44 of their colleagues in introducing the Simplify Timelines and Assure Regulatory Transparency (START) Act. This legislation would implement comprehensive federal regulatory permitting and project review reform.

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Scott, Finance Committee Republicans Introduce Bill to Protect Middle Class, Small Businesses from Supersized IRS

Tuesday | September 13, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and all other committee Republicans in introducing a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from using the Democrats’ massive, $80 billion infusion of taxpayer dollars to squeeze more revenue out of Americans earning less than $400,000 per year.

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Scott Leads Effort to Protect Charter Schools from Biden Admin’s Attacks

Friday | September 9, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led 21 colleagues in introducing Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation to nullify the Biden administration’s new rules adding burdensome requirements to charter schools seeking funding.

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Scott Statement on Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday | September 8, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on Biden’s $300 Billion Student Loan Plan

Wednesday | August 24, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) issued the following statement on President Biden's plan to force Americans who didn’t attend college to pay for student loan forgiveness.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Solidify U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Wednesday | August 10, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced the Solidify Iran Sanctions Act (SISA) to make the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 permanent. With Iran continuing to pursue a nuclear weapon and carrying out malign activity in the Middle East, our sanctions regime is our best tool to restrain Iran’s ability to fund operations that endanger Israel, Arab partners, and even U.S. military personal.

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Scott Statement on Democrats’ Latest Spending Spree

Sunday | August 7, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after voting against the Democrats' latest big-government spending package.

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Scott Pushes to Redirect Dems’ IRS Funding to Parents for Education Purposes

Sunday | August 7, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today offered a motion to amend the Democrats’ latest spending spree. The Democrats’ plan puts $45 billion toward enlarging the IRS and hiring thousands of new agents to shake down hardworking Americans. Sen. Scott’s motion would have redirected that money to parents, empowering them to get their children back on track after months — and in some cases, years — of learning loss caused by school closures. All 50 Senate Democrats voted against the motion.

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Scott Introduces Bill to Empower Parents to Solve the Learning Loss Crisis

Wednesday | August 3, 2022

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Raising Expectations with Child Opportunity Vouchers for Educational Recovery (RECOVER) Act to empower parents to solve the learning loss crisis facing today’s students.

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