Press Releases

Scott: Senate Democrats Afraid to Have Real Debate on Iran Deal

Thursday | September 10, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked debate on the President's nuclear deal with Iran. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Announces Ticket Availability for Simulcast of Pope Address on Capitol Lawn

Tuesday | September 8, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced details on obtaining tickets for the upcoming visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol. … Continue Reading


What They Are Saying About Senator Scott’s Efforts to Keep Gitmo Detainees Out of South Carolina

Monday | August 31, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has been leading the charge, along with colleagues in and outside of South Carolina, against President Obama's plan to relocate dangerous international terrorists currently held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba to any domestic sites on US soil, including one in South Carolina. His fight continues to garner the attention of editorial boards, local and national media. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott and South Carolina Congressional Colleagues Call on Obama Administration to Halt Plans to Move Gitmo Prisoners to US Soil

Friday | August 21, 2015

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Senator Scott Statement on Bringing Gitmo Prisoners to US

Friday | August 14, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement today in regards to the Obama Administration beginning site assessment plans for domestic alternatives to the Guantanamo Bay prison. These alternatives include the Naval Brig in Hanahan, SC and Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2015 Internships

Monday | August 10, 2015

Charleston, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2015. The intern program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service, government and press. All internships are unpaid, but provide students valuable work experience and an opportunity to work with professionals in legislative, constituent services and press roles. … Continue Reading


What They Are Saying About Senator Scott’s Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act

Monday | August 3, 2015

Last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced his Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act, which will provide state, local and tribal police departments with resources to outfit officers with body-worn cameras. Now, editorial boards, local and national media outlets are taking notice of his leadership on the topic of body-worn cameras and criminal justice reform. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Planned Parenthood Vote

Monday | August 3, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following a vote in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood. Scott voted for the measure, which failed to meet the 60 vote threshold by a count of 53-46. … Continue Reading


Obama Regulations Bad for South Carolina Families and Businesses

Monday | August 3, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), released a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement of the final Clean Power Plan rule, which will significantly raise electricity prices across the country … Continue Reading


Scott Receives Awards for Commitment to Protecting South Carolina Families

Friday | July 31, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) proudly accepted two awards this week that highlight his ongoing work to standing up for South Carolina's families and its small and retail businesses in the U.S. Senate. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Votes to Cut Red Tape and Increase Access to Care for Veterans

Thursday | July 30, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today voted to continue reforms at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), cutting through red tape and increasing access to care for veterans. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood, Safeguard Women’s Health Funding

Wednesday | July 29, 2015

Following Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) announcement of a working group, today U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and 22 cosponsors to introduced legislation protecting women's health and defunding Planned Parenthood, S.1881. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Introduces Body Camera Legislation to Help Keep Officers and Citizens Safer

Tuesday | July 28, 2015

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act to help provide state, local and tribal police departments with resources to outfit officers with body-worn cameras. … Continue Reading


Scott Joins Senate Colleagues in Urging Obama Administration to Fully Comply with Investigations into Planned Parenthood’s Practices

Wednesday | July 22, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined a bipartisan group of 49 other senators today in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell following the release of footage by the Center for Medical Progress showing senior Planned Parenthood Federation of America officials discussing in gruesome detail the organization's role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott: One Month Later, Lessons From Families Ring Loud

Friday | July 17, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement one month after the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. … Continue Reading


Sen. Tim Scott Statement on Every Child Achieves Act

Thursday | July 16, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting against the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA). … Continue Reading


VIDEO: Senator Scott Delivers Passionate Speech on the Senate Floor about the Power of School Choice

Tuesday | July 14, 2015

As the debate on ESEA reauthorization continues, U.S. Senator Tim Scott spoke about his amendment (S.Amdt.2132) to the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) this morning. … Continue Reading


Sen. Scott: It’s Hard to Make a Good Deal with Bad Actors

Tuesday | July 14, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding the proposed Iranian nuclear deal. … Continue Reading


Scott Amendment Would Allow Greater School Choice for America’s Low-Income Children

Monday | July 13, 2015

Affirming his belief that every child should have access to a high quality education, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading voice for school choice in the U.S. Senate, has offered S.Amdt. 2132 to the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) to allow Title I funds to follow low-income children and strengthen educational options for their parents. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Confederate Battle Flag

Thursday | July 9, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement following Governor Nikki Haley signing legislation into law to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds … Continue Reading

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