Press Releases

Senator Scott Statement on Coronavirus Relief and Work Still To Do

Wednesday | March 18, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding COVID-19 legislation passed by the U.S. Senate today. Senator Scott remains in Washington to work on the next COVID-19 relief package, which will focus on ensuring American families, health care workers and small businesses have access to support during these challenging times.

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COLUMN: Senator Tim Scott on Coronavirus

Tuesday | March 17, 2020

In recent weeks, the world has seen the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus. Originating from China, the virus has made its way to the United States, affecting people throughout the country.

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Scott, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Challenges Posed by Food Allergies

Thursday | March 12, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act to help address the growing challenges posed by food allergies, which affect tens of millions of Americans. The bill modernizes our nation’s labeling laws by codifying sesame as a major food allergen and calls for a comprehensive report on food allergies in the United States that will assist future governmental and private-sector efforts to monitor, study, and combat these allergies. Approximately 1.5 million Americans are allergic to sesame.

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Senators Scott, Collins, Duckworth, and Cardin Introduce Bi-Partisan Legislation to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday | March 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise Act of 2020, to reauthorize a federal interagency committee that helps coordinate federal resources to encourage the formation, growth and success of women-owned businesses. There are currently an estimated 13 million women-owned businesses operating in the United States, employing 9.4 million workers and generating revenue of $1.9 trillion. This bill would build on this growth by reviving the Interagency Committee for Women’s Business Enterprise (ICWBE).

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Scott Votes For Billions To Battle Coronavirus

Thursday | March 5, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for more than $8 billion in emergency funding to combat COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus. The measure passed the Senate 96-1, and is headed to the President’s desk for signature.

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Senators Scott and Cortez Masto Introduce Bi-Partisan Legislation to Expand Access to Lending Options For Families, Students and Farmers

Wednesday | March 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) have introduced the Expanding Access to Lending Options Act (S.3389), bipartisan legislation to expand access to lending options for hard-working families across the country. The bill will allow credit unions more flexibility in the type of loans they may offer, providing consumers with more options and better payment plans, including student lending options and agricultural loans.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Invites Educators from HBCU’s to Capitol Hill for Fourth Annual HBCU Fly-In

Thursday | February 27, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), joined by House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mark Walker, hosted the Fourth Annual 2020 HBCU Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The event featured a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of Members of Congress to celebrate America’s more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Below are photos from the event.

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Senator Scott Stands Up for Abortion Survivors and the Unborn

Tuesday | February 25, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today released the following statement after voting for S.311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: 

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Senator Scott to Co-Host 2020 HBCU Fly-In

Wednesday | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will join House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mark Walker in hosting the Fouth Annual HBCU Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Senator Scott and Vice Chairman Walker have invited the Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in the afternoon conference on Capitol Hill. The conference will begin at 11 a.m.

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TOMORROW: Scott To Host African American Forum to Highlight Diversity of Thought in the Black Community

Saturday | February 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will be host an African American panel discussion highlighting the diversity of thought in the black community and how together we can find the solutions our communities need. Information on receiving media credentials is included below.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Teleabortions

Friday | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott introduced legislation to protect the sanctity of human life by prohibiting chemical abortions from being performed without the supervision of a healthcare provider. U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), James Lankford (R-OK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Kevin Cramer (S-ND) joined Scott as original cosponsors of the bill.

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Senator Scott Remarks On Impeachment Vote

Wednesday | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) gave the following remarks today on the Senate Floor regarding the vote on the articles of impeachment. Below is the video of his remarks accompanied by the transcript:

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Wednesday | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Trump praised U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) Opportunity Zones initiative during last night’s State of the Union Address. Video and transcript are below.

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Senator Scott’s Response to Tonight’s State of the Union Address

Tuesday | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following video response to President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address:

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Scott Applauds Passage of National School Choice Week Resolution

Monday | January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, introduced a resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. Senator Scott was joined by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The resolution was agreed to by the Senate.

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday | January 20, 2020

I was born in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, when the country was torn with racial strife. My parents were faced with the signs "Blacks Only" and "Whites Only." My grandfather picked cotton and never learned how to read, and my mother, his daughter, worked 16-hour days to keep a roof over our head. This is the America that I grew up in, and now I have the honor of serving in the United States Senate. That chance came in no small part because of the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther … Continue Reading

Senator Scott on Senate Passage of the USMCA

Thursday | January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON—Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon Senate passage of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement:

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Sen. Tim Scott on Speaker Pelosi Finally Transferring Impeachment Articles to Senate

Wednesday | January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the Speaker's announcement:

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Senator Scott Joins Colleagues in Praising American Forces for Eliminating Iranian Terrorist Qasem Soleimani

Thursday | January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined 42 Republican colleagues in praising the work members of the military and intelligence community have done to neutralize known Iranian terrorist, Qasem Soleimani.

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Senator Scott on President Trump’s Remarks

Wednesday | January 8, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in regards to President Trump’s remarks on the escalating tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran: 

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