Press Releases

Senator Scott Reintroduces Bill to Improve Data Collection Around Officer-Related Shootings

Friday | July 21, 2017

In an effort to improve data collecting methods at local law enforcement agencies, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have reintroduced the Walter Scott Notification Act. The bill would require states that receive federal funds for their law enforcement program to properly document all relevant details surrounding an officer-related shooting that results in a civilian casualty. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Calls for Greater Retirement Security

Wednesday | July 19, 2017

Over the past four decades, Americans have cumulatively lost about $2 trillion in retirement savings due to not transferring their 401(k) retirement accounts when transitioning from one job to another. To help address this problem, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) led a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, requesting the Department clear the path for implementation of 401(k) auto portability that would make it easier for Americans to save for their future. … Continue Reading

Scott, Sanford Aim to Preserve Historic Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie

Wednesday | June 28, 2017

As longtime residents of South Carolina, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) place a special emphasis on protecting the historic areas that are a part of the state's unique character. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Testifies on Criminal Justice Reform Before House Oversight Committee

Wednesday | June 28, 2017

This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's hearing on "Criminal Justice Reform and Efforts to Reduce Recidivism." … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Schatz Push to Strengthen Protection for Repeatedly Flooded Communities

Tuesday | June 27, 2017

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which will ensure better protection for communities that have been repeatedly flooded. … Continue Reading

Scott Supports New FEMA Administrator

Tuesday | June 20, 2017

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting in support of confirming Mr. Brock Long to serve as the next administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) … Continue Reading

Sens. Scott, Warren, Lee, Wyden Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Graduate Students Build Retirement Savings

Tuesday | June 20, 2017

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), today introduced the Graduate Student Savings Act of 2017, which would allow funds from a graduate student's stipend or fellowship to be deposited into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). While fellowship or stipend funding currently is taxed as income by federal and state governments, it does not qualify as "compensation" and so cannot be saved in an IRA. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Remembers the Emanuel Nine

Friday | June 16, 2017

Charleston, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the 2nd anniversary of the tragic shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston: "Two years ago, on June 17th 2015, we experienced one of the greatest atrocities South Carolina has ever known. Our city and our state were left shaken and heartbroken. The horrific actions of a man filled with hate took the lives of nine parishioners. However, in the face of evil, nine families and the congregation at … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Supports Stronger Sanctions Against Iran, Russia

Thursday | June 15, 2017

In an effort to denounce global aggression and terrorist activities, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined several of his colleagues in supporting and co-sponsoring the Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act. This legislation will strengthen American sanctions against those that carry out and support activities contributing to Iran's ballistic missile program, state-sponsored terrorism, and conventional arms trade. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Applauds White House Focus on Apprenticeships

Thursday | June 15, 2017

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Scott, Blunt, Reed, & Menendez Introduce Legislation to Improve Education & Economic Opportunities for Low-Income Families

Tuesday | June 13, 2017

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (S.C.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Jack Reed (R.I.), and Bob Menendez (N.J.) today introduced the bipartisan Family Self-Sufficiency Act, which would streamline and improve the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. … Continue Reading

As White House Focuses on Workforce Development, Scott's Bipartisan LEAP Act Encourages Apprenticeships, Tackling Skills Gap

Monday | June 12, 2017

As the White House prepares to make new announcements on workforce development this week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott continues his years long work in this area. The Senator's bipartisan LEAP Act incentivizes companies to expand their apprenticeship programs using a South Carolina-style model to help folks earn while they learn. … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Gowdy Being Picked to Chair Oversight Committee

Thursday | June 8, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after Steering Committee elected Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) to serve as the next Chairman of House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Backs Effort to Stop Obama-Era ‘Fiduciary Rule’

Thursday | June 8, 2017

The same week the Fiduciary Rule is set to go into effect, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) joined several of his colleagues in reintroducing legislation designed to fight implementation of a misguided, big-government Obama-era rule that will harm retirement planning access for hardworking Americans. … Continue Reading

Scott Supports Bill to Improve Accountability Procedures at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Tuesday | June 6, 2017

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) supported the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which passed unanimously in the Senate. This bipartisan legislation that would reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by allowing the secretary to dismiss bad employees and ensure appropriate due process protections for whistleblowers. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Lift Adoption Ban that Has Left 200 American Families in Heartbreaking Situation

Thursday | June 1, 2017

Earlier this week, Sen. Scott joined a group of 122 Members of Congress who are urging the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to reconsider his April 21st decision to suspend international adoptions. This decision has left more than 200 U.S. families, and the Ethiopian children they are trying to bring home, in a heartbreaking and unfortunate situation. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott, Colleagues Request Support for Charter School Program

Friday | May 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - As a fervent supporter of school choice, Sen. Scott joined several of his colleagues this week to send a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting they continue to support the Charter School Program. Charters schools have served as successful educational institutions for millions of students, especially for minorities and children who come from financially challenged households. As it is … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Reintroduces Bipartisan Body Camera Legislation

Thursday | May 25, 2017

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) reintroduced the bipartisan Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act of 2017, which will help provide body-worn cameras to state, local, and tribal police departments to keep law enforcement officers and communities safe. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott To Reintroduce Body Camera Legislation

Thursday | May 18, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will soon reintroduce his Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act, which will help provide state, local and tribal police departments with needed resources to outfit officers with body-worn cameras. As the nation recognizes National Police Week this week, Senator Scott continues to advocate for the increased use of body-worn cameras, which studies have shown help keep both police officers and their communities safer. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Votes In Support of FDA Commissioner

Tuesday | May 9, 2017

Today, Sen. Scott voted in support of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to serve as our next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Below is his statement regarding Gottlieb's nomination … Continue Reading

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