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Senators Rubio, Scott Tour Opportunity Zones, Low-Income Neighborhoods in South Florida

Friday | April 20, 2018

Washington - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC) spent today in South Florida visiting distressed communities and non-profit organizations that are working to revitalize low-income neighborhoods. Stops included the Overtown Youth Center in Miami, the Mexican American Council Parent Resource Center in Homestead, and the Urban League of Miami's Liberty City/Model City. The Senators discussed the Investing In Opportunity Act (IIOA), which Scott secured as part of last year's … Continue Reading


Scott introduces bipartisan safeguard to prevent CFPB overreach

Thursday | April 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced targeted, bipartisan legislation that would ensure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, does not regulate the business of insurance. The Business of Insurance Regulatory Reform Act of 2018 aims to better codify the CFPB's current boundaries in the insurance business and seeks to keep insurance regulation on the state … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Reflects on MLK's Legacy 50 Years Later

Wednesday | April 4, 2018

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in honor of the 50th anniversary of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death: "Today let us rejoice and celebrate the amazing legacy of a giant among men, a trailblazer who devoted his life to spreading the true meaning of unity, peace, and the relentless pursuit of brighter days. Dr. King helped to show us that the insurmountable power of love has the ability to conquer all evil. Fifty years after his death, … Continue Reading


WTAS: ‘Opportunity Zones’ Nominated in States Across the Country

Tuesday | March 27, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA), included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, celebrated a big milestone last Friday, which marked the first deadline for the designation of 'Opportunity Zones.' Several governors across the country unveiled their nominated areas. SOUTH CAROLINA… The Post & Courier: 'A bright idea for spurring investment in economically distressed areas, approved as part of the federal tax reform bill, has the potential to pump … Continue Reading


Scott Votes For Anti-Sex Trafficking Legislation

Wednesday | March 21, 2018

Washington- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) this afternoon. This legislation clarifies section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to ensure that websites are not provided legal protection when knowingly facilitating sex trafficking. "We must do everything possible to stop sex trafficking, especially with studies showing an 846 percent increase in reports of suspected child sex trafficking from … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott to Sec. Carson: American People Deserve Answers on Lavish Purchase

Wednesday | March 21, 2018

Washington- On a snowy day in Washington, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) wrote to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson demanding answers regarding recent reports that HUD purchased a $31,561 dining room set for Secretary Carson's office, as well as what role the Secretary played in its purchase. Scott is the Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Urban Development, which has oversight jurisdiction over HUD. The full text of the letter … Continue Reading


Senate Passes Multiple Scott Provisions As Part of Relief For Main Street Package

Wednesday | March 14, 2018

Washington - Early this evening, the U.S. Senate passed a major economic growth and regulatory relief package which featured four important provisions secured by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). Scott's provisions will help increase financial security for many low-income and minority families, as well as protect children and families across the country from synthetic identity theft and fraud.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Actress Jennifer Garner Joins Senator Scott To Discuss Family Health Programs

Tuesday | March 13, 2018

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) met with actress Jennifer Garner, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee to discuss the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. In South Carolina, MIECHV funds are used to implement several home visiting models, including the Nurse-Family Partnership.

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Senator Scott Statement on Secretary of State and CIA Announcements

Tuesday | March 13, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statements below regarding today’s announcements by President Trump regarding a new Secretary of State and CIA Director.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Kicks off National Opportunity Tour in North Charleston

Friday | March 9, 2018

Scott toured the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston, South Carolina as part of his National Opportunity Tour. Scott was joined by leaders of Metanoia, a Community Development Corporation. 

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Scott Initiatives Included in Major Bipartisan Banking Legislation

Thursday | March 8, 2018

Several initiatives introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) have been included in S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which the U.S. Senate is debating this week.

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Senator Scott to Launch National Opportunity Tour in North Charleston

Thursday | March 8, 2018

Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will launch his national Opportunity Tour in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston, South Carolina. Sen. Scott will be joined by leaders of Metanoia, a Community Development Corporation.

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Sen. Scott Helps Introduce School Safety Legislation

Wednesday | March 7, 2018

Scott joined a group of 13 senators today to introduce legislation to allow 100,000 public schools to improve school safety by using federal dollars for school counselors, alarm systems, security cameras and crisis intervention training.  

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Scott Leads Bipartisan Effort to Curb Children's Identity Theft

Tuesday | March 6, 2018

Scott and a bipartisan group of cosponsors introduced the Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act, legislation that will help prevent children’s identity being stolen by a type of theft known as “synthetic ID fraud.”

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Scott Congratulates Marvin Quattlebaum on his Confirmation to U.S. District Court

Thursday | March 1, 2018

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) expressed his congratulations to Mr. Marvin Quattlebaum after he was confirmed by the Senate to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He was confirmed with a vote of 69 to 28.

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Scott and Booker introduce Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment Act

Wednesday | February 28, 2018

Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have introduced a new initiative in the fight against Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) – the Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment Act. There

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Senator Scott, Rep. Walker to Host Bipartisan HBCU Conference on Capitol Hill

Thursday | February 22, 2018

As part of Black History Month, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host the Second Annual HBCU Fly-in: “Advancing Opportunity and Entrepreneurship” with Chairman Mark Walker (R-NC), the chair of the Republican Study Committee. 

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Senator Scott to Host Black History Month Events in Washington and North Charleston

Thursday | February 15, 2018

As part of Black History Month, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host the Second Annual HBCU Fly-in: “Advancing Opportunity and Entrepreneurship” with Chairman Mark Walker (R-NC), the chair of the Republican Study Committee.

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Scott Joins Bipartisan Effort to Urge Social Security Administration to Modernize Identity Theft Prevention System

Monday | February 12, 2018

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joins his colleagues Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Gary Peters (D-MI) in urging the Social Security Administration (SSA) to accept individuals' consent electronically in order to help financial institutions better prevent identity theft and fraud. "[T]he SSA requirement that users of the CBSV [Consent Based Social Security Number Verification] system first obtain the written, physical signature of the individual … Continue Reading


Scott's Investing in Opportunity Act Takes Step Forward

Friday | February 9, 2018

After years of pushing for a legislative initiative to help distressed communities, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is excited that the implementation of his Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA) has begun.

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