Press Releases

Sen. Scott Helps Introduce HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act

Wednesday | June 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced legislation promoting manufactured housing as part of the solution to America's affordable housing crisis. The HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2019 would ensure that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supports state and local governments that wish to include manufactured housing as an affordable … Continue Reading

Scott, Jones Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent and Combat Obesity

Wednesday | June 12, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced the Better Tools For Healthy Living Act, which will empower state and local governments with tools to spearhead efforts to prevent and combat obesity. Studies have estimated that more than 20 percent of medical spending in the United States is attributable to obesity, which is linked to a number of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer."In order to truly improve our nation's … Continue Reading

PHOTO RELEASE: Sen. Scott Joins Palmetto Boys State

Monday | June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott addressed the Palmetto Boys State members at Anderson University. Senator Scott spoke to the young men on leadership and motivation, the importance of bipartisan and how “failure is not fatal.” He is a proud alum of Palmetto Boys State ’82.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Holds 75th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tuesday | June 4, 2019

WASHINGTON- Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum held a 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day at the United States Capitol. He was joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Tom Udall (D-NM), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). The program included readings and remarks from elected officials, representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as Mr. Steven Fenves, a Holocaust survivor liberated by … Continue Reading

Scott, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Fix to the Kiddie Tax for Nation’s Students

Thursday | May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a bipartisan fix to the Kiddie Tax to ensure that 1.3 million undergraduate and 15,000 graduate student’s scholarships and grant aid are being taxed at a lower rate. Due to an unintended consequence of the 2017 tax law, taxes on student scholarships for non-tuition expenses were raised.

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Scott, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Children From Lead Poisoning

Tuesday | May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Tina Smith (D-MN) today introduced the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019, which would require the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to update its lead poisoning prevention measures to reflect modern science and ensure that families and children living in federally-assisted housing are protected from … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on HUD Carbon Monoxide Announcement

Monday | May 20, 2019

Charleston, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement this morning that $5 million will be available for the purchase of carbon monoxide detectors in public housing units. HUD's full announcement is also below.Senator Scott said, ""Today's announcement that HUD is providing significant resources for carbon monoxide detectors in public housing is great news. After talking with Secretary … Continue Reading

PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Makes 11th Stop on his National Opportunity Tour

Friday | May 10, 2019

GREENSBORO, NC-On Friday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was joined by North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC) and White House Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization Ja'Ron Smith on his 11th National Opportunity Stop in Greensboro, North Carolina. They visited North Carolina A&T University, the largest public Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and Core Technologies, a recently relocated business in the heart of one of North Carolina's 252 Opportunity Zones. Senator … Continue Reading

Scott Fights to Curb Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the Nation

Friday | May 3, 2019

WASHINGTON-This week, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released their annual 2018 Audit of Anti-Semitic incidents. In the report are policy recommendations, including Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, to help curb the rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. "The ongoing surge in anti-Semitic incidents across the country must be met with swift and unwavering condemnation. This violence is real, it is intensifying, and it has no place in our nation. Hate has no … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Joins Bipartisan Bill to Help Protect Access to Life-Saving Transplants

Friday | May 3, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Richard Burr (R-NC), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Patient Access to Cellular Transplant (PACT) Act, which would protect access to bone marrow and cord blood transplants for Americans on Medicare. The bill would better align payment policies for hospitals that treat seniors with different types of blood cancers, like leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell disease. "We owe it to folks with sickle cell disease and … Continue Reading

Scott, Jones Introduce Bill to Allow State Insurance Commissioner a Vote on the Financial Stability Oversight Council

Thursday | May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Scott (R-SC) and Jones (D-AL) introduced the Primary Regulators of Insurance Vote Act (PRIVA Act) of 2019 to ensure that a state insurance commissioner is a voting member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

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Senators Tim Scott, Doug Jones Propose Legislation to Renew Funding Set to Expire for Minority-Serving Higher-Ed Institutions

Thursday | May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala), along with their colleagues U.S. Representatives Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Alma Adams (D-N.C.), today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize funding for all minority-serving institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act will provide continued support for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions of higher education whose funding is currently set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2019. That would leave hundreds of schools without vital financial support. The funds provided for in this legislation could be put toward capital improvement needs, as well as faculty and curriculum development and student services.

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Scott, Blunt, Lankford Announce Bill to Protect First Amendment Rights of Faith-Based Student Groups

Thursday | April 25, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (S.C.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), James Lankford (Okla.) announced the Equal Campus Access Act, legislation that would ensure that religious student organizations can operate in accordance with their faith-based principles. The bill prohibits funding for public institutions of higher education if they deny rights, benefits, or privileges to student organizations because of their beliefs, practices, speech, leadership standards, or codes of conduct."If we're … Continue Reading

ICYMI: Scott Works to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Public Housing

Friday | April 19, 2019

NBC News - HUD moves to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing after deaths By Suzy Khimm and Laura Strickler Full story here. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is drafting the first federal rule requiring carbon monoxide detectors in public housing… At least 13 people have died from the hazardous gas in federally subsidized housing since 2003, NBC News found… "A simple, inexpensive, widely available device can be the difference between life and … Continue Reading

Statement From Senator Scott's Office On Mueller Report Release

Thursday | April 18, 2019

A statement from Senator Scott's office on the release of the Mueller report by Attorney General William Barr.

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Scott Statement on New Opportunity Zone Regulations

Wednesday | April 17, 2019

WASHINGTON- Today, the United States Department of Treasury released the second round of regulations governing the Opportunity Zones initiative, championed and included in the 2017 tax reform package by U.S. Senator Tim Scott. Scott's reaction to the new regulations is below: "Overall, the Treasury Department took some good steps forward today with the issuance of the second round of regulations governing Opportunity Zones. As we now enter the comment period, it is critical that we make … Continue Reading

Sens. Scott, Reed and Jones Introduce Resolution on Financial Literacy Month

Friday | April 12, 2019

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Scott, Brown Reintroduce RESPECT Act to Prevent the IRS’s Abuse of its Civil Forfeiture Authority

Wednesday | April 10, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement upon the reintroduction of their Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act. 

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Scott Helps Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in Higher Education

Tuesday | April 9, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott joined Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) yesterday and introduced the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Act to spur innovation in the higher education system. The bipartisan legislation supports the use of evidence-based innovation grants and the pay for success model to improve student outcomes. "Every student learns differently, and to constrain them to a single cookie-cutter path of education is detrimental … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Statement on the Democrats Obstruction of Emergency Funding for the American People

Tuesday | April 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the statement below following Senate Democrats defeating an amendment to provide funding for communities affected by devastating natural disasters:

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