Press Releases

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

Senator Scott Responds to Voting ‘no’ on Spending Bill

Thursday | May 4, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting "no" on the trillion-dollar spending bill passed in the Senate today … Continue Reading

Senator Scott, Senate Small Business Committee Honor Anderson Company During National Small Business Week

Tuesday | May 2, 2017

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today honored Tactical Medical Solutions (TacMed), a veteran-owned enterprise from South Carolina, as the Small Business of the Day for National Small Business Week. This business, which was nominated by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate. … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Former North Charleston Cop Pleading Guilty

Monday | May 1, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement after North Charleston cop plead guilty in regards to the death of Walter Scot … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Asks Labor Secretary to Initiate Immediate Review of Fiduciary Rule

Sunday | April 30, 2017

Late last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined several of his colleagues in requesting newly-confirmed Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to conduct an extensive review of the U.S. Department of Labor's fiduciary rule and delay implementation of the rule until the review has been conducted. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott, Rep. Walker Call for Continued Support for Pell Grants

Friday | April 28, 2017

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) reached out to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees to ask for their support in maintaining the federal Pell Grant program, and to help establish year-round access to Pell Grants. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Reacts to Labor Secretary Nomination

Thursday | April 27, 2017

Sen. Scott released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Mr. Alex Acosta to serve as the next Secretary of Labor … Continue Reading

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