Press Releases

Scott Applauds Passage of National School Choice Week Resolution

Monday | January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, introduced a resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. Senator Scott was joined by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The resolution was agreed to by the Senate.

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday | January 20, 2020

I was born in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, when the country was torn with racial strife. My parents were faced with the signs "Blacks Only" and "Whites Only." My grandfather picked cotton and never learned how to read, and my mother, his daughter, worked 16-hour days to keep a roof over our head. This is the America that I grew up in, and now I have the honor of serving in the United States Senate. That chance came in no small part because of the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther … Continue Reading


Senator Scott on Senate Passage of the USMCA

Thursday | January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON—Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon Senate passage of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement:

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Sen. Tim Scott on Speaker Pelosi Finally Transferring Impeachment Articles to Senate

Wednesday | January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the Speaker's announcement:

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Senator Scott Joins Colleagues in Praising American Forces for Eliminating Iranian Terrorist Qasem Soleimani

Thursday | January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined 42 Republican colleagues in praising the work members of the military and intelligence community have done to neutralize known Iranian terrorist, Qasem Soleimani.

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Senator Scott on President Trump’s Remarks

Wednesday | January 8, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in regards to President Trump’s remarks on the escalating tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran: 

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Senator Scott Praises Treasury Department’s Final Action on Opportunity Zones

Thursday | December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senator Tim Scott released the following statement on the Treasury Department's final regulations on Opportunity Zones, one of the nation's most bipartisan initiatives to combat poverty. "The past fifty years of fighting poverty through government-led programs has only proved to perpetuate the cycle of generational poverty. My Opportunity Zones initiative gives us a new chance to get it right," said Senator Scott. "Finalized guidelines will provide the clarity and certainty … Continue Reading


Scott Applauds Passage of FY 2020 NDAA

Tuesday | December 17, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon final passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act:

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Senator Tim Scott Secures Another Win for HBCUs

Thursday | December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced his efforts to secure more than $46 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The $46 million secured will go towards funding the Department of Defense's HBCU and Minority Institutions Program, which is designed to increase the participation of HBCU and minority students in the Department of Defense's research, development, test, and evaluation programs. Sen. Scott has been a strong … Continue Reading


Scott’s IMPACT Act Adds Bipartisan Cosponsors

Thursday | December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced new co-sponsors to his bipartisan Improving and Reinstating the Monitoring, Prevention, Accountability, Certification, and Transparency Provisions of Opportunity Zones or IMPACT Act. Senators Lankford (R-OK) and Sinema (D-AZ) join Sens. Grassley (R-IA), Rubio (R-FL), Capito (R-WV), Young (R-IN), Ernst (R-IA), Cassidy (R-LA), and Gardner (R-CO) as co-sponsors to the legislation."I want to thank Senators Lankford and Sinema for joining … Continue Reading


SCOTT, WARNER INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE HIRING & RETENTION OF SENIOR CAREGIVERS

Monday | December 9, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced the Ensuring Seniors Access to Quality Care Act to help senior living facilities caring for aging adults to better screen, hire, and retain quality staff. The Ensuring Seniors Access to Quality Care Act would provide nursing home operators with access to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) - an existing national criminal background check system - a move that would give employers greater ability to … Continue Reading


Scott, Grassley, Colleagues Introduce Expanded Bill on Opportunity Zone Reporting Requirements

Friday | December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was joined today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) in the introduction the IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country. Opportunity Zones were initially proposed by Scott's … Continue Reading


Scott Leads Bipartisan Passage of the FUTURE Act To Help Students

Thursday | December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON— The United States Senate today passed a bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act sponsored by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to make permanent $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 20 million American families, and streamline income-driven repayment for nearly 8 million borrowers.

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Scott, Blackburn Introduce Modern Worker Empowerment Act to Enhance Gig Economy Workers

Wednesday | December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Modern Worker Empowerment Act, which would ensure that government regulation matches 21st century workforce advances. The American economy has fundamentally transformed with the introduction of new technology lowering barriers to entry for independent entrepreneurship, yet the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from the 1930s has not been updated to match. "One of the many jobs I have the privilege of doing … Continue Reading


Scott, Colleagues Propose Bipartisan Solution to Permanently Fund HBCUs

Wednesday | December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to release a bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act to make permanent $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions, simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid … Continue Reading


ICYMI: CBS Sports Highlights Opportunity Zones Initiative

Monday | December 2, 2019

CBS Sports: Derrick Morgan: NFL Today Feature StoryFull video here.On Thanksgiving Day, CBS Sports aired a special feature on former NFL Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan. The feature, part of the "NFL Today" series, caught up with Morgan since his retirement over the summer. The feature starts with a montage of Morgan's hometown: Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The steel mill that used to be the economic driver of the area is empty and desolate, out of use for decades. Some locals quip how many … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Joined By Colleagues to Lead Senate Effort To Protect Health Services For Mothers & Babies

Thursday | November 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), David Perdue (R-GA), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to allow March of Dimes to continue its lifesaving work on behalf of all moms and babies.

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Scott, Coons Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Designating November as National College Application Month

Wednesday | November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate has now adopted a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) designating November 2019 as "National College Application Month." "This National College Application Month, I encourage all students to spend time considering their goals for the future, and I applaud those who are taking steps to apply to institutes of higher education," said Senator Scott. "Education is a sure path to opportunity, and I wish every student who … Continue Reading


Scott Commends Treasury Decision Preserving State-Based Insurance Systems

Thursday | November 14, 2019

Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to continue protecting the United States insurance regulatory system and resisting efforts to shift to a European-modeled Insurance Capital Standard (ICS). Scott discussed the matter with Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin by phone earlier this week, and recently led a letter to Treasury on the matter that was signed by 30 Senators.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Scott Congratulates 2019 Angels in Adoption Recipient Becky Donovan

Thursday | November 14, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) met 2019 Angels in Adoption recipient, Ms. Becky Donovan of Rock Hill, S.C. Sen. Scott offered his congratulations and expressed his appreciation for the important work Ms. Donovan does. "Ms. Donovan is an outstanding example of a committed and courageous South Carolinian whose work on adoption education as a compassionate choice has saved many lives," said Senator Scott. "I congratulate her on this well-deserved accomplishment and hope her work … Continue Reading

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