Press Releases

Senator Tim Scott Applauds Supreme Court for Hearing NLRB Case

Sunday | June 23, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) responded today to the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case challenging President Obama's so-called "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. The President's appointments to the NLRB have already been ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Last month, Senator Scott joined other Senate Republicans in filing an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to consider the legality of the President's NLRB appointments. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Calls for an End to the Death Tax

Tuesday | June 18, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced today that he has joined colleagues in introducing legislation that will permanently repeal the death tax. According to a study by the former director of the Congressional Budget Office, repealing the death tax, or federal estate tax, would create 1.5 million additional small business jobs and would lower the nation's unemployment rate by almost a full percentage point. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Statement on Latest NLRB Court Decision

Sunday | June 16, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement in response to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overstepped its authority when it issued the so-called "Poster Rule," requiring employers to post notices informing workers of their right to unionize. … Continue Reading


South Carolina Congressional Delegation Asks Feds to Ensure Access to Health Care Supplies for SC Seniors

Friday | June 14, 2013

Senator Tim Scott and members of the South Carolina congressional delegation today asked the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure South Carolina seniors continue to have access to critical health care supplies. … Continue Reading


Scott Amendment Provides States with More Choices in Education

Tuesday | June 11, 2013

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) offered an amendment today to empower individual states and local school districts, not Washington bureaucrats, to make educational decisions for their students. Scott introduced his amendment during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the Strengthening America's Schools Act (S. 1094). … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott, Health Committee Republicans Call on HHS to Investigate Report that California May Be Concealing Details of Health Exchange Contracts Awarded Using Federal Dollars

Monday | June 10, 2013

Senator Tim Scott joined fellow Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee members to send a letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, calling for the agency to investigate the recent news report that California may be concealing details of contracts awarded using federal dollars to establish and run its Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange, as well as "whether any other states are concealing the details of exchange contracts awarded using federal dollars." … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Remarks on the Passing of Senator Lautenberg

Monday | June 3, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on President Obama’s Unconstitutional NLRB Appointments

Tuesday | May 28, 2013

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Senator Tim Scott Honors Troops and Veterans on Memorial Day

Saturday | May 25, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott made the following statement in honor of Memorial Day. Tomorrow, Senator Scott will attend a Memorial Day ceremony at American Legion Post 147 in Charleston. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott, Colleagues Call for No-Strings-Attached Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Wednesday | May 22, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and 23 of his colleagues sent a letter today to President Barack Obama calling for his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline without any additional strings attached. Recently, opponents of the project have proposed stipulations such as a burdensome carbon emissions tax and expanded regulations if the pipeline is ultimately approved. Construction of the pipeline is projected to be a significant job creator in the country's energy sector. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner

Tuesday | May 14, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the President's announcement of the resignation of Acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner Steven Miller. … Continue Reading


Obama Administration ‘Jeopardizing’ Partnership between Savannah River Site and South Carolina, Georgia over Plutonium Disposition

Tuesday | May 14, 2013

The United States senators representing the states of South Carolina and Georgia - Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) today warned that the Obama administration is jeopardizing the 60-year partnership between the Savannah River Site and both states over its interest in changing the agreed-upon plan to dispose of surplus weapons-grade plutonium. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Takes Action on IRS Scandal

Tuesday | May 14, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today took action regarding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Scott joined his colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama calling on the Administration to comply with all congressional inquiries on the matter, and also co-sponsored new legislation to protect taxpayers against ideology-based targeting. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott, Colleagues Call for Hearing on NLRB Budget Request

Monday | May 13, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and 13 of his colleagues sent a letter to Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee requesting a committee hearing on the fiscal year 2014 budget request of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The board, which currently has two members whose appointments were deemed unconstitutional, asked Congress for more funding despite a drop in their caseload of "almost 9 percent." … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on IRS Targeting Conservative Groups

Thursday | May 9, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) announcement that the agency applied special scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Joins Colleagues in Urging President to Solve VA Backlog

Sunday | April 28, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today joined 66 of his Senate colleagues in urging President Obama to establish a plan to end the disability claims backlog at the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA). Currently, more than 600,000 veterans, including 15,844 in South Carolina, are stuck in the VA's disability claims backlog. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Statement on Obamacare Exemption

Wednesday | April 24, 2013

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today released the following statement expressing his opposition to Congress exempting itself from Obamacare. … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tim Scott Delivers Weekly Republican Address

Sunday | April 21, 2013

In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) highlighted that the quick work to find those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings shows the strong resolve of our nation when confronted with violent acts of terrorism. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott’s Statement on the President’s Budget

Wednesday | April 10, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today issued the following statement regarding the release of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Introduces Amendment to Empower Employees

Friday | March 22, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) tonight introduced an amendment to empower federal employees to decide whether or not they want union dues taken out of their paychecks. The amendment, introduced as part of debate regarding the Senate's budget proposal, prohibits the automatic deduction of union dues from federal employees' paychecks. … Continue Reading

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