Press Releases

Scott Urges American Energy Independence

Thursday | March 3, 2022

Washington – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator James Risch (R-Idaho) and their Republican colleagues at a press conference to show support for Ukraine and call on President Biden to adopt a strategy of energy independence. Sen. Scott also joined John Roberts and Sandra Smith of America Reports on Fox News to discuss President Biden’s failure of leadership and the need to secure energy independence. This week, Sen. Scott also penned an op-ed arguing that Biden’s strategy is good for Putin and bad for Americans.

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Scott, Colleagues Press White House for Accounting of Trillions in COVID-19 Spending

Wednesday | March 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – After President Biden reiterated in his State of the Union address his plans to ask Congress for additional COVID-19 funding, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today joined Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and 34 of their Republican colleagues on a letter to the president requesting an accounting of how the federal government has allocated trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds to combat the pandemic. Specific answers to these questions are vital before Congress considers additional COVID-19 funding requests from the White House.

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Scott, Booker Introduce Legislation to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

Monday | February 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced legislation to make lynching a federal crime. Scott and Booker, along with then-Senator Kamala Harris, first launched their effort to make lynching a federal crime in 2018.

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on President Biden's Supreme Court Decision

Friday | February 25, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on President Biden's announcement of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Scott, Colleagues Urge Treasury to Support Automobile Industry

Tuesday | February 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led a group of his Republican colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of the Treasury to use its existing authority to provide temporary and targeted relief to the automobile industry, as dealerships struggle with inflation and inventory shortages amidst ongoing supply chain disruptions.

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Scott Statement on Putin's Escalated Aggression in Ukraine

Tuesday | February 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after Vladimir Putin ordered troops to Ukraine:

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Sens. Scott, Cortez Masto Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Support for Medicare Advantage Program

Friday | February 18, 2022

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in urging the administration to continue support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to 27 million seniors and individuals with disabilities.  

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Senate Passes Scott, Booker Resolution Celebrating Black History Month

Friday | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, the Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) resolution celebrating Black History Month and the contributions made by Black Americans throughout history. 

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Senators Scott, Risch, Colleagues Introduce Russia Sanctions Legislation

Thursday | February 17, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a majority of his Republican colleagues in introducing the Never Yielding Europe’s Territory (NYET) Act to provide the critical support Ukraine needs to defend itself and deter Russian aggression today, while imposing real costs on the Kremlin for its ongoing and potential future aggression against Ukraine.

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ICYMI: Sen. Scott, Rep. Owens Op-Ed on Education Disparities and School Choice

Friday | February 11, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Congressman Burgess Owens (R-Utah) penned an opinion piece in the Washington Examiner about the need for all children — no matter their zip code — to have access to a quality education.

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Scott, Rubio and Colleagues Introduce the CRACK Act

Friday | February 11, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and several of their Republican colleagues, introduced the Cutting off Rampant Access to Crack Kits (CRACK) Act. The bill would amend Section 2706 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2) to prohibit any funds from directly or indirectly purchasing, supplying, or distributing crack pipes or similar drug paraphernalia. 

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Senators Scott, Hassan Lead Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Reinstate Critical Tax Relief for Businesses

Thursday | February 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) are leading their colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to reinstate critical tax relief for businesses in South Carolina, New Hampshire, and across the country.

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Scott Introduces Bill to Improve Health Care for Those Eligible for Both Medicare and Medicaid

Thursday | February 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Supporting Care for Dual Eligibles Act to improve health care for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Summer 2022 Internships

Monday | February 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a video highlighting his internship opportunities and urging students to apply. Sen. Scott's office is now accepting applications for internships in Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville for the summer of 2022. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to work with public service professionals and gain practical experience in constituent services, government policy, and more. Students of all majors are welcome to apply, particularly those studying governmental affairs, public policy, or communications.

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Scott, Colleagues Call on USACE and EPA to Reconsider Federal Land Grab

Friday | February 4, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and their Senate Republican colleagues on a letter sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) raising concerns about their pending rulemaking that would redefine the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act, specifically the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

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Scott, HBCU Caucus Co-Chairs Request Information on Recent Threats Targeting HBCUs

Friday | February 4, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), Representative French Hill (R-Ark.), and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-N.C.) wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, requesting information about recent bomb threats targeting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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Senator Scott Questions Fed Nominee on Lending Options for Low-Income Americans

Thursday | February 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned Federal Reserve nominee Sarah Bloom Raskin about her history of advocating for policies that make it harder for low-income Americans to get small dollar loans. 

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Scott, Colleagues Raise Serious Concerns with Intrusive IRS Identity Verification Measures

Thursday | February 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and every other Republican member of the committee in raising serious questions and concerns with the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) announcement of a major expansion of its collaboration with ID.me that will require taxpayers to have an ID.me account to access key IRS online resources. In order to register with ID.me, taxpayers will need to submit to ID.me a trove of personal information, including sensitive biometric data, starting in the summer of 2022.

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Senator Scott Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Capital for Community Banks

Thursday | February 3, 2022

This week, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced a bill to improve the ability of smaller community banks to meet the credit needs of the local families, workers, and small businesses they serve.

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Scott Slams Democrats’ Soft-on-Crime Policies

Wednesday | February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined America Reports on Fox News to discuss the nationwide crime wave spurred by Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies.

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