Press Releases

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

Scott Statement on the Veterans Health Care Bill Becoming Law

Wednesday | June 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) sent below statement after the President signed the VA Mission Act into law earlier this afternoon: "After sacrificing so much throughout their military careers, our veterans should have access to high quality care," said Scott. "The current VA healthcare program still has unacceptable wait times and falls short of providing the care our veterans have both earned and deserve. The VA Mission Act is designed to fix current inefficiencies that will … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Thursday | May 31, 2018

Starting tomorrow, June 1st, 2018, the 2018 Military Academy Nomination Application will be open! The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is accepting applications for Service Academy Nominations through Friday, October 19th at 5PM. Candidates interested in attending one of the four service academies - U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - may submit applications and other necessary documents. "I am thankful for those that … Continue Reading

Scott Secures Provision Fighting Chinese Theft of Critical National Security Technologies and Intellectual Property

Thursday | May 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - In addition to securing big wins for South Carolina's military instillations and the well-being of our nation's troops in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) also introduced a provision that will help stop certain foreign investors from stealing sensitive national security materials from American companies. Scott secured the inclusion of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) in the NDAA to modernize the … Continue Reading

Scott Secures Important Military Construction, Troop Readiness Provisions As Defense Authorization Passes Committee

Thursday | May 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - After a weeklong mark-up process in the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and committee members passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 out of committee, a critical first step in authorizing $716 billion for our Department of Defense. This bill funds critical military readiness initiatives and construction projects in South Carolina, and across the country. "From day one of having been blessed with the … Continue Reading

Scott Congratulates New US Attorney for South Carolina Sherri Lydon

Wednesday | May 23, 2018

Following Senate Confirmation of Sherri Lydon to serve as United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below.

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Scott Provisions Headed to President’s Desk, Will Help Protect Children and Families from ID Theft, Increase Access to Credit for Low-Income and Minority Americans 

Tuesday | May 22, 2018

It may be raining again in Washington today, but it is a fantastic day for Main Street America as multiple provisions introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) are headed to the President’s desk for his signature after passage of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Scott, Graham Secure Critical Port Provisions in Water Resources Legislation

Tuesday | May 22, 2018

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) secured two important provisions supporting South Carolina’s ports as part of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s markup of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Makes Opportunity Tour Stop in D.C.

Tuesday | May 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in Southeast Washington today to meet with local residents and business leaders as part of Scott's National Opportunity Tour. Sen. Scott and Rep. Norton were joined by members of the community and discussed solutions and initiatives geared toward increasing access to opportunity. Washington D.C.'s Attorney General Karl A. Racine and representatives from Mayor Muriel Bowser's office were in … Continue Reading

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