Press Releases

Scott Legislation Protecting Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie Moves Forward in Senate

Thursday | May 17, 2018

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park Act was approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The legislation will revamp the protections overseeing some of South Carolina’s most historic locations.

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Scott, Schatz, Sanford, Blumenauer Introduce Bill To Help More Homeowners Move Out Of Dangerous Flood Zones

Thursday | May 17, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) introduced legislation that would help more vulnerable homeowners move out of dangerous flood zones. The bipartisan bill calls for a comprehensive review of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) program to reduce flood risk and taxpayer exposure by buying homes from property owners in flood-prone areas. In addition to lead sponsors … Continue Reading

Scott, Cortez Masto Introduce Legislation to Expand Banking Services to Underbanked Communities

Tuesday | May 15, 2018

Washington - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today introduced the Making Online Banking Initiation Legal and Easy (MOBILE) Act, legislation that will allow consumers to open a bank account online using a copy of the individual's driver's license or personal identification card. An estimated 68 million people in the U.S. are currently unbanked or underbanked. U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) also cosponsored the legislation. "The MOBILE Act is a … Continue Reading

Scott Statement in Support of CIA Director Nominee

Thursday | May 10, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced his support for Gina Haspel to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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Senator Tim Scott Honors South Carolina Business During “National Small Business Week”

Friday | May 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today to honor Callie's Biscuits, a Charleston-based grab and go restaurant, to be highlighted as Sunday's Small Business of the Day in recognition of National Small Business Week. This business, which was nominated by Scott, will be recognized in the Congressional Record. Callie's Biscuits, founded in 2005 by Carrie Morey, has received national recognition for their menu items … Continue Reading

Scott Supports Pompeo for Secretary of State

Thursday | April 26, 2018

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below following the Senate's confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. "We need a Secretary of State with a strong, clear vision of the United States and our role in the world. During his time in Congress and as CIA Director, Mike Pompeo has shown he is the man for this job. With several critical diplomatic issues currently moving forward, from Iran to North Korea, I am confident that Mike will provide the best possible … Continue Reading

Senators Rubio, Scott Tour Opportunity Zones, Low-Income Neighborhoods in South Florida

Friday | April 20, 2018

Washington - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC) spent today in South Florida visiting distressed communities and non-profit organizations that are working to revitalize low-income neighborhoods. Stops included the Overtown Youth Center in Miami, the Mexican American Council Parent Resource Center in Homestead, and the Urban League of Miami's Liberty City/Model City. The Senators discussed the Investing In Opportunity Act (IIOA), which Scott secured as part of last year's … Continue Reading

Scott introduces bipartisan safeguard to prevent CFPB overreach

Thursday | April 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced targeted, bipartisan legislation that would ensure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, does not regulate the business of insurance. The Business of Insurance Regulatory Reform Act of 2018 aims to better codify the CFPB's current boundaries in the insurance business and seeks to keep insurance regulation on the state … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Reflects on MLK's Legacy 50 Years Later

Wednesday | April 4, 2018

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in honor of the 50th anniversary of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death: "Today let us rejoice and celebrate the amazing legacy of a giant among men, a trailblazer who devoted his life to spreading the true meaning of unity, peace, and the relentless pursuit of brighter days. Dr. King helped to show us that the insurmountable power of love has the ability to conquer all evil. Fifty years after his death, … Continue Reading

WTAS: ‘Opportunity Zones’ Nominated in States Across the Country

Tuesday | March 27, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA), included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, celebrated a big milestone last Friday, which marked the first deadline for the designation of 'Opportunity Zones.' Several governors across the country unveiled their nominated areas. SOUTH CAROLINA… The Post & Courier: 'A bright idea for spurring investment in economically distressed areas, approved as part of the federal tax reform bill, has the potential to pump … Continue Reading

Scott Votes For Anti-Sex Trafficking Legislation

Wednesday | March 21, 2018

Washington- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) this afternoon. This legislation clarifies section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to ensure that websites are not provided legal protection when knowingly facilitating sex trafficking. "We must do everything possible to stop sex trafficking, especially with studies showing an 846 percent increase in reports of suspected child sex trafficking from … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott to Sec. Carson: American People Deserve Answers on Lavish Purchase

Wednesday | March 21, 2018

Washington- On a snowy day in Washington, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) wrote to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson demanding answers regarding recent reports that HUD purchased a $31,561 dining room set for Secretary Carson's office, as well as what role the Secretary played in its purchase. Scott is the Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Urban Development, which has oversight jurisdiction over HUD. The full text of the letter … Continue Reading

Senate Passes Multiple Scott Provisions As Part of Relief For Main Street Package

Wednesday | March 14, 2018

Washington - Early this evening, the U.S. Senate passed a major economic growth and regulatory relief package which featured four important provisions secured by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). Scott's provisions will help increase financial security for many low-income and minority families, as well as protect children and families across the country from synthetic identity theft and fraud.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Actress Jennifer Garner Joins Senator Scott To Discuss Family Health Programs

Tuesday | March 13, 2018

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) met with actress Jennifer Garner, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee to discuss the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. In South Carolina, MIECHV funds are used to implement several home visiting models, including the Nurse-Family Partnership.

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Senator Scott Statement on Secretary of State and CIA Announcements

Tuesday | March 13, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statements below regarding today’s announcements by President Trump regarding a new Secretary of State and CIA Director.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Kicks off National Opportunity Tour in North Charleston

Friday | March 9, 2018

Scott toured the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston, South Carolina as part of his National Opportunity Tour. Scott was joined by leaders of Metanoia, a Community Development Corporation. 

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Scott Initiatives Included in Major Bipartisan Banking Legislation

Thursday | March 8, 2018

Several initiatives introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) have been included in S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which the U.S. Senate is debating this week.

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Senator Scott to Launch National Opportunity Tour in North Charleston

Thursday | March 8, 2018

Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will launch his national Opportunity Tour in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston, South Carolina. Sen. Scott will be joined by leaders of Metanoia, a Community Development Corporation.

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Sen. Scott Helps Introduce School Safety Legislation

Wednesday | March 7, 2018

Scott joined a group of 13 senators today to introduce legislation to allow 100,000 public schools to improve school safety by using federal dollars for school counselors, alarm systems, security cameras and crisis intervention training.  

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Scott Leads Bipartisan Effort to Curb Children's Identity Theft

Tuesday | March 6, 2018

Scott and a bipartisan group of cosponsors introduced the Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act, legislation that will help prevent children’s identity being stolen by a type of theft known as “synthetic ID fraud.”

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