Press Releases

Scott Hails Passage of FY 2019 NDAA

Wednesday | August 1, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement upon final passage of the John S. McCain Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act:

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Senator Scott Recognizes 2018 Angels in Adoption recipient Dan Walters

Monday | July 30, 2018

Charleston, SC - Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) would like to offer his congratulations to the 2018 Angels in Adoption award recipient, Mr. Dan Walters of Greenwood, SC. Senator Scott has requested that Mr. Walters be recognized in the U.S. Congressional Record, which can be found here. Mr. Walters has truly opened up his heart and home through his exceptional service for children in the foster care system. Since entering the foster care program, Mr. Walters has fostered fifteen children, … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement, Photos After Meeting With Supreme Court Nominee

Wednesday | July 25, 2018

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement and photos below following his meeting this afternoon with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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Senator Scott Statement on Senate Confirmation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert L. Wilkie

Monday | July 23, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C.—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed the appointment of Robert L. Wilkie to be Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): 

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Makes Opportunity Tour Stop in Iowa

Friday | July 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today for a stop on his national Opportunity Tour in Iowa. Sens. Scott and Ernst visited Des Moines and West Des Moines, including the Des Moines Dream Center and the Phenix School Apartments. 

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ICYMI: Scott and Ernst Op-Ed on Opportunity Zones

Friday | July 20, 2018

Over the past eight months, families across the country have seen significant benefits from last year’s tax reform package...

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Scott Applauds House for Passing Legislation to Increase Access to Credit and Opportunity

Tuesday | July 17, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon House passage of the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act, which includes S. 3040, the Senator’s bipartisan Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2018.

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Senator Tim Scott to Accept Applications for Fall 2018 Internships

Friday | July 13, 2018

Columbia, SC- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2018. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students with the ability to work with and learn from public service … Continue Reading

Scott, Republican Senators Reintroduce Bill to Keep Senior IRS Officials Accountable

Thursday | July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dean Heller (R-IV), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), introduced the IRS Accountability Act of 2018 which empowers the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner the authority to fire senior officials for misconduct and poor performance.

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Scott Named to NDAA Conference Committee

Wednesday | July 11, 2018

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after being named to the Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act.

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Scott Statement on SCOTUS Nomination

Monday | July 9, 2018

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

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The NDAA: A Crucial Step in Supporting Our Troops

Friday | June 29, 2018

As a South Carolinian, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and someone with loved ones who served in the military, I believe that supporting our nation's troops should be our highest priority- and was proud to advocate for and support the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The NDAA funds critical military readiness initiatives and construction projects in South Carolina, and across the country. For years our military has had to plan for the future around … Continue Reading

Scott Secures Two Important Provisions For South Carolina Farmers As Farm Bill Passes Senate

Thursday | June 28, 2018

Washington - The United States Senate successfully passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 today, colloquially known as the Farm Bill, which included two important provisions secured by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). Scott worked with Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) to help so-called Heirs Property owners - thousands of minority and other landowners whose family land has been passed through the generations often without a formal title - gain access to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on SCOTUS Union Decision

Wednesday | June 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, which ruled in a 5-4 decision that obligating non-members to pay union fees violates the First Amendment:

“The beauty of our country lies in our individual freedoms and Constitutional rights that were established to make sure we would remain the freest country in the world. Today’s SCOTUS decision marks a huge win for hardworking employees nationwide and restores their First Amendment rights to what they were intended to protect. No one should be forced to pay money out of their own pocket to support an organization that is not representing their perspectives and needs. Here’s the bottom line, if you need a mandatory membership fee to sustain your organization, then perhaps you should reconfigure your business plan.”


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Senator Scott Statement on Justice Kennedy Retirement

Wednesday | June 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) made the following statement after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement: "I want to thank Justice Kennedy for his service to our nation," Senator Scott said. "The President now has the opportunity to nominate a justice that interprets the Constitution as our Founding Fathers intended, and is committed to being a fair defender of the rule of law. I look forward to the nomination process in the U.S. Senate, and hopefully … Continue Reading

ICYMI: Scott Continues to Level the Playing Field for Creditworthy Americans

Tuesday | June 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - In keeping with his successful efforts to help creditworthy Americans climb the economic ladder, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow landlords and utility and telecom providers to report on-time payments data to credit reporting agencies. The Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2018 would help millions of Americans who currently lack the payments history needed to take out a mortgage or finance a higher education to … Continue Reading

Scott Supports Defense Authorization Bill

Monday | June 18, 2018

This afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, a major step forward toward authorizing $716 billion for our Department of Defense (DoD). The measure passed the Senate with a vote of 85 to 10:  

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Makes Opportunity Tour Stop in New Hampshire, Boston

Monday | June 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) continued his national Opportunity Tour late last week with stops in Manchester, NH and Boston, MA. The stops included discussions with local, community and state-wide leaders about Opportunity Zones and Sen. Scott's overall agenda that is focused on promoting job creation and economic growth in local communities. Sen. Scott spent Friday morning in Manchester, NH for a tour of Spectrum Marketing. Sen. Scott was joined by Governor Chris Sununu, … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Effort to Make Home Ownership More Attainable For American Families

Tuesday | June 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson urging him to issue a final rule that would help make condominium ownership a more feasible option for American families. According to statistics, condominiums remain one of the most attainable and affordable options for first-time homeowners, minorities, and older residents. The letter was signed by an additional 52 senators. … Continue Reading

Scott Helps Introduce Bill to Increase Access to Oral Health Care for Underserved Communities

Thursday | June 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) helped introduce the Action for Dental Health Act of 2018, a bill that would reauthorize initiatives that increase access to oral health treatment and prevention services, particularly for underserved communities. Additional co-sponsors include Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI). "Dental care is an important part of our overall health and we should work to make sure families have access to basic oral … Continue Reading

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