Press Releases

Scott Statement on White House Criminal Justice Reform Announcement

Wednesday | November 14, 2018

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following today's announcement by the President that the White House stands behind a bipartisan criminal justice reform package that includes the First Step Act, introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), marking the first truly meaningful action on criminal justice reform in decades. Scott joined other Senate and House negotiators at the White House for the announcement. "As the only Senate Republican co-sponsor of … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Attorney General

Wednesday | November 7, 2018

Charleston, SC - U.S Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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SATURDAY: Sens. Scott and Ernst Headline SC’s Women Veterans Event in Columbia

Wednesday | November 7, 2018

COLUMBIA, SC — The Offices of Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) wish to remind you of Senator Scott’s South Carolina Women Veterans Event this Saturday at First Baptist Church of Columbia. The event is free and open to public, but please RSVP at

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Senator Tim Scott to Accept Applications for Spring 2019 Internships

Tuesday | October 30, 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 spring of 2019. 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 Statement on Release of Opportunity Zone Rules, Next Step In Push To Help Distressed Communities Across the Country

Friday | October 19, 2018

Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) signature achievement in last year’s tax reform package, the creation of Opportunity Zones to drive investment in distressed communities across the country, took a significant step forward today as the U.S. Department of Treasury released the first set of rules for the initiative.

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Scott Statement on White House Meeting about S.C. MOX Facility

Thursday | October 18, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump about the MOX facility with Senator Lindsey Graham and Governor Henry McMaster:

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Monday | October 15, 2018

WASHINGTON—The United States Senate has unanimously passed U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act. Upon passage, Senator Scott released the following statement:

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Scott Secures Two Provisions in Key Infrastructure Legislation

Wednesday | October 10, 2018

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the passage of the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act, which includes two key provisions secured by Senator Scott. "This overwhelmingly bipartisan bill, passed 99-1, is a comprehensive package of common-sense reforms that will authorize the Army Corps to construct, expedite, and modify more than 100 water resource projects across all 50 states. I am proud to have secured two provisions in this … Continue Reading

Scott, Carper, Capito and Nelson Lead Bipartisan Call for Increased Focus on Reducing Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

Wednesday | October 10, 2018

WASHINGTON  U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) are leading a bipartisan effort calling for an increased focus on reducing maternal mortality in the United States and improving health outcomes for all mothers and children. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, 14 Republican and Democratic senators requested that the Department and Agency prioritize developing strategies to reduce maternal mortality rates, including for pregnant women and mothers enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Senator Scott's Statement on U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley

Tuesday | October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the resignation of Ambassador Nikki Haley from the United States Mission to the United Nations:
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Senators Ernst and Scott to Headline South Carolina Women Veterans Event in Columbia

Tuesday | October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON-Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following joint statement ahead of Senator Scott's South Carolina Women Veterans Event on Veterans Day weekend-November 10th, 2018: "Senator Ernst is a force to be reckoned with. Not only does she hold the title of United States Senator, but she also holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. A dear friend of mine in the Senate, a combat veteran herself, and a powerful voice for women, … Continue Reading

Scott Votes to Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Saturday | October 6, 2018

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: "One of the greatest honors of my life is being able to serve the people of South Carolina in the United States Senate. Today, once again, history called on the Senate to fulfill the duties given to us by the Constitution-to advise and consent on a Supreme Court nomination. I proudly voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh … Continue Reading

Scott Secures Provisions in Final Comprehensive Opioid Package

Wednesday | October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON- Today, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan package of legislation dealing with the opioid crisis in America, including important provisions introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). Senator Scott released the statement below following its passage: "In the mess that is Washington, it comes to no surprise that the word bipartisanship has become taboo. That is not the case today. I am pleased to have secured two important provisions dealing with family reunification and … Continue Reading

Scott Welcomes Passage of Initial Hurricane Florence Relief Funds

Wednesday | October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON-Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the passage of initial Hurricane Florence relief funds by the U.S. Senate: "I continue to be amazed by the strength and resiliency shown by the people of our state, and the love and support shown by neighbors and strangers alike during these trying times. As communities in the Pee Dee and on the Grand Strand are still dealing with water in their homes, businesses and neighborhoods, it is critical that Washington … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Kavanaugh Nomination

Monday | October 1, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the statement below regarding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

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Scott Statement on U.S. Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

Monday | October 1, 2018

WASHINGTON-Today, United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the trilateral trade deal between the United States, Mexico, and Canada:"As I've said in the past, it is important for us to allow the President to have the flexibility and authority to negotiate better trade deals with our allies. I applaud President Trump, Ambassador Lighthizer, Prime Minister Trudeau, President Peña Nieto, and President-elect López Obrador for taking the necessary … Continue Reading

Senate Passes Two Scott Bills in Landmark Opioid Crisis Package

Thursday | September 20, 2018

WASHINGTON—Earlier this week, the United States Senate passed a sweeping package of bills to combat the opioid crisis plaguing the United States. Two bills lead by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) to strengthen family treatment and recovery were included as part of the package:


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Recovering from Hurricane Florence

Monday | September 17, 2018

** Dec. 5th is the last day to register for FEMA or Disaster Relief SBA loans ** Returning Home: After the storm: Boil Water Emergencies: Indoor mold: Returning home: Animals and Insects: … Continue Reading

Hurricane Florence Information Resource Sheet

Wednesday | September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Information Resource Sheet In life threatening situations, please dial 9-1-1. South Carolina's 24-hour State Emergency Hotline is 1-866-246-0133 - residents can call with any questions about ongoing preparations. For the most up-to-date weather forecasts check the National Hurricane Center website. United Way's 2-1-1 is a free hotline that provides information to individuals seeking community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support, and other … Continue Reading

Hurricane Florence: Be Prepared

Monday | September 10, 2018

Dear fellow South Carolinians,Yesterday, Governor Henry McMaster ordered the mandatory evacuation of South Carolina's entire 187-mile coastline starting at noon on 9/11. Since then, the mandatory evacuations of Jasper, Colleton and Beaufort counties has been rescinded. As of 9/9, at the direction of the Governor, the Palmetto State is under a State of Emergency allowing the S.C. Emergency Management Division and all state agencies to organize resources in preparation for the oncoming … Continue Reading

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