Press Releases

Scott, Booker, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Reforming Opportunity Zones

Thursday | April 7, 2022

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill reforming Opportunity Zones, the tax incentive for individuals who reinvest unrealized capital gains into high-impact projects in underserved communities. Additionally, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representatives Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) co-sponsored the legislation, called the Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement Act.

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ICYMI: Scott Responds to Backlash Against SCOTUS Vote on Fox News

Thursday | April 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Fox & Friends on Fox News to respond to backlash against his opposition to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Scott, Cassidy Working to Save School Choice After Bureaucrats Threaten to Gut It

Wednesday | April 6, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and 11 colleagues today urged the Department of Education to reconsider proposed rules that would redefine the Charter School Program, stripping parents of their ability to choose the best school for their child.

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Scott, Reed Introduce Resolution Declaring April Financial Literacy Month

Wednesday | April 6, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), co-chairs of the Financial Literacy Caucus, introduced a resolution declaring the month of April as Financial Literacy Month. 

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Senators Scott, Crapo, Colleagues: Biden Tax Mandate Unconstitutional

Wednesday | April 6, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, led an amicus brief at the 11th Circuit Court, arguing that President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) unconstitutionally blocks states from lowering taxes.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act

Tuesday | April 5, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and others in introducing the bipartisan Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act to help law enforcement respond more effectively to people suffering with mental or behavioral health crises.

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Senator Scott to Vote "No" on Biden Supreme Court Nominee

Monday | April 4, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a statement on his intention to vote "no" on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Scott to Honor Veterans of the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq at Appreciation Event

Monday | April 4, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced an upcoming event to honor all active, reserve, and National Guard military personnel along with defense contractors who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

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ICYMI: Tim Scott On The Megyn Kelly Show

Thursday | March 31, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined the Megyn Kelly Show for a discussion on President Biden’s handling of the economy, policing in America, workers’ rights, and much more.

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ICYMI: Scott Interview on Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act

Wednesday | March 30, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sat down with ABC Nightline to discuss his work to introduce anti-lynching legislation and the significance of the bill being signed into law. 

 

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Scott Celebrates Signing of Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act Into Law

Tuesday | March 29, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after President Biden signed his anti-lynching legislation into law.

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ICYMI: Scott Hosts HBCU Fair and Meets with South Carolina Business Leaders

Monday | March 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a video highlighting his first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Career Fair in conjunction with Benedict College. The event was designed to serve as a forum to foster public-private partnerships and introduce students and alumni to career, fellowship, and internship opportunities with South Carolina’s top employers.

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Sen. Scott Discusses the Consequences of High Gas Prices

Thursday | March 24, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and their Republican colleagues at a press conference to discuss sky rocketing gas prices and the impact on South Carolinians.

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Scott, Finance Committee Republicans Ask Yellen for Update on Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

Thursday | March 24, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with all other Finance Committee Republicans, sent a letter requesting U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Yellen provide an update on the status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds reports, which by law are to be issued annually by April 1.

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Scott, Burr Introduce Bill to Expand Families’ Child Care Options, Build on Existing, Bipartisan Program

Tuesday | March 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-N.C.), introduced the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act of 2022, legislation to build on Congress’ 30-year record of bipartisan work to support and enhance child care programs across the nation. This legislation, which serves as an alternative approach to the overbearing child care proposals Democrats pushed in their reckless tax and spending bill, works to improve affordability of child care programs and protects the ability of parents to choose the provider that best fits their family’s needs.

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Scott Announces Child Care Bill at HELP Committee Hearing

Tuesday | March 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – At today’s Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) spoke on families’ need for affordable and flexible child care — announcing a new bill to counter the overbearing child care proposals Democrats pushed in their reckless tax and spending bill.

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Scott Talks SCOTUS Nomination, New Employee Rights Bill on Fox News

Tuesday | March 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Fox News to discuss what he will look for in President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Scott also announced his new bill, the Employee Rights Act of 2022, which will counter the Democrats’ PRO Act by increasing flexibility and protection for America’s workers.

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Introduce the Employee Rights Act of 2022

Tuesday | March 22, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Employee Rights Act of 2022. The bill updates and modernizes the Employee Rights Act to protect independent contractors, franchisees, entrepreneurs, and anyone seeking flexible work options.

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ICYMI: Scott Unveils New Bill to Put Workers First

Monday | March 21, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) penned an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, introducing the Employee Rights Act of 2022, his new bill to give our nation’s workers and small businesses greater choices and better protection.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Study Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Students’ Academic and Health Outcomes

Friday | March 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Assessing Children's Academic Development and the Emotional and Mental Health Implications of COVID-19 (ACADEMIC) Act. The legislation would authorize the U.S. Department of Education, in coordination with other relevant federal agencies, to expand a current COVID-19 study to better assess the impact of the pandemic on student outcomes and well-being. Over the last two years, it is evident the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on students’ academic achievement and mental and physical health. This legislation ensures the public and policymakers have a more complete understanding of how the pandemic affected students and what steps need to be taken to support students moving forward. A one-pager of the bill is available here.

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