Press Releases

Scott Statement on Democrats’ Partisan Stimulus Package

Saturday | March 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote against the Democrats’ partisan, special-interest filled stimulus package.  

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Scott Votes to Stop Socialist Policies, Reopen Schools, and Keep States Accountable for Nursing Home Deaths

Friday | March 5, 2021

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statements on several amendments slated to be voted on tonight that would affect the American economy, our nation's seniors, and our fight to reopen schools. Senator Scott will join Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in filing an amendment to make K-12 funding contingent on schools reopening for in-person learning by the end of April. Sen. Scott is leading the movement to reopen schools and highlighting the devastating impact school … Continue Reading


Senators Scott, Blackburn Introduce Modern Worker Empowerment Act

Tuesday | March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), along with U.S. Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Michelle Steel (R-Calif.), introduced the Modern Worker Empowerment Act to create certainty, clarity, and consistency for workers, job creators, and entrepreneurs.

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Senator Scott Releases New Video in Continued Celebration of Black History Month

Friday | February 26, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a video celebrating Black History Month with students from Meeting Street Academy in Charleston, South Carolina. Senator Scott taught the young, future leaders about the great legacies of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Justice Thurgood Marshall, men who influenced the trajectory of his life and taught him that all children are created equal by God.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Hosts 5th Annual HBCU Fly-In

Thursday | February 25, 2021

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) hosted the Fifth Annual HBCU Fly-In to celebrate America’s more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Scott, Schatz, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Telehealth in the Midst of the Pandemic

Tuesday | February 23, 2021

WASHINGTON— Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) reintroduced the bipartisan Telehealth Modernization Act that would update coverage restrictions that have long prevented life-saving telehealth services for many of the nation’s roughly 61 million Medicare beneficiaries. They are joined by Senators Blackburn (R-TN), Marshall (R-KS), Tester (D-MT), and Wicker (R-MS).

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Out Front on Fight to Reopen Schools

Wednesday | February 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was live on America’s Newsroom calling for the immediate reopening of our nation’s schools. He highlighted the science that supports the reopening of schools, the plight of poor children losing irreplaceable opportunities for life-changing education, and the psychological effects the lockdown is having on young Americans.   

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Scott, Klobuchar Declare National Entrepreneurship Week and Reintroduce Legislation to Boost Entrepreneurship in 21st Century

Wednesday | February 17, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus Co-Chairs Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) filed a Senate resolution declaring this week National Entrepreneurship Week and reintroduced the bipartisan Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act

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Sen. Scott Renews Call for Accountability Amid NY Nursing Home Scandal

Friday | February 12, 2021

In case you missed it, just one week ago all 50 Senate Democrats voted against Senator Tim Scott's amendment to hold states accountable that misreport COVID-related nursing home deaths. Now, new reports show that Governor Cuomo's administration knowingly withheld the state's nursing home death toll. Last night, Senator Scott issued the following statement: "Last week, every Senate Democrat voted against my amendment to hold states like New York accountable for misreporting data on … Continue Reading


Scott Virtual Tour Highlights Partnership Between OZ and Universities

Monday | February 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the fifth stop on his nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zones Tour, highlighting student-led collaboration between Arizona State University’s Luminosity Lab and Lane College. Through this tour, Senator Scott is sharing good news from cities and towns across America as their citizens work together to create new jobs and breathe new life into their communities. 

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Senator Scott Fights Job-Killing Artificial Minimum Wage Hike

Friday | February 5, 2021

Late last night, the Senate unanimously agreed to a budget amendment co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to prevent an artificial minimum wage hike to $15 during the pandemic, which would destroy jobs and crush small businesses already on life support. As millions of businesses have closed their doors and thousands more are on the verge of closing permanently, Senator Scott has been a vocal champion for job-creators that are trying to make it through the pandemic. Some of the … Continue Reading


Scott Launches 46-County Virtual Tour of South Carolina

Thursday | February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement announcing the launch of his 46-county tour of South Carolina this week. Continuing a tradition he started when joining the Senate, Senator Scott will be meeting with community leaders, church groups, civic organizations, and everyday South Carolinians to hear directly from them about what makes their county unique. "The most important part of my job is to meet with my bosses, the people of South Carolina, to … Continue Reading


Senate to Vote on Three Scott-Led Budget Amendments

Thursday | February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced three budget amendments that will be voted on today by the Senate.The first amendment, introduced jointly with Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and James Lankford (R-OK), would reduce funding to states that have an active investigation into nursing homes for underreported deaths. "It makes no sense to offer more funding to states that have mismanaged and then covered up their pandemic response," said Senator Scott. "Leaders that neglected … Continue Reading


Sens. Scott, Coons and Reps. Moolenaar, Suozzi Co-Chair the 69th National Prayer Breakfast

Thursday | February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Representatives John Moolenaar (R-Mich.) and Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) co-chaired the 69th National Prayer Breakfast. "It's an honor to co-chair this year's National Prayer Breakfast with my friend, Senator Chris Coons, and Congressmen Suozzi and Moolenaar," said Senator Scott. "While this year's event may look a little different, we are still united in our shared belief that we are a stronger and more resilient nation … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Senator Scott Holding Biden Nominees Accountable

Wednesday | February 3, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) participated in hearings for Biden administration nominees to lead the Department of Education and Small Business Administration (SBA). He highlighted the human cost of Democrats pushing liberal policies that would further decrease opportunity for our children, workers, and small business owners amid the coronavirus pandemic. On School Choice Double Standard… Senator Scott pointed out that while elites in Washington are some of the … Continue Reading


Scott Launches New Video Series on the Minimum Wage

Wednesday | February 3, 2021

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) launched a new "Two With Tim" video series focused on the truth behind the minimum wage debate. This is the first of many videos highlighting the real stories and devastation of President Biden's call to artificially increase the minimum wage.In this first episode, Scott travels to Union Market in Washington, D.C., to hear directly from a nearly 15-year career bar manager about the dire losses that would occur if Biden's radical policy becomes … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement Celebrating the Start of Black History Month

Monday | February 1, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement celebrating the first day of Black History Month. "After a year that at times has left our country feeling more divided than ever, it is my hope that we come together this month to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to our nation's history and the future we hope to create for the next generation," said Senator Tim Scott. "Strong South Carolinians like Mary McLeod Bethune, Septima Clark, and … Continue Reading


Scott Reintroduces CHOICE Act to Increase Educational Options for American Families and Students

Thursday | January 28, 2021

WASHINGTON-Today, during National School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was joined by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) in reintroducing the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act (CHOICE Act). The CHOICE Act will expand opportunities and foster success by providing parents greater options when it comes to their child's … Continue Reading


Scott Virtual Tour Highlights OZ Investment in Rural Colorado

Wednesday | January 27, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the fourth stop on his nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zone Tour, highlighting Four Points Funding's investment in Colorado's rural communities. Through this tour, Senator Scott is sharing good news from cities and towns across America as their citizens work together to create new jobs and breathe new life into their communities. "Four Points Funding is changing the lives of workers in rural Colorado with their … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on the Senate Impeachment Trial

Tuesday | January 26, 2021

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the Senate impeachment trial: "I am unconvinced that the Senate has the authority to hold a trial against a private citizen. If President Trump was such an existential threat, why did Speaker Pelosi rush the impeachment only to wait twelve days to send the article to the Senate? If the purpose of this trial is to remove a president, that was already done on January 20th when President Trump left the White … Continue Reading

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