Press Releases

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

Sen. Scott Votes in Support of Perdue to Serve as Next Secretary of Agriculture

Monday | April 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. Scott Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after he voted in support of former Georgia governor, Sonny Perdue, to serve as our next Secretary of Agriculture. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Responds to the U.S. Missile Strikes on Syria

Friday | April 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott issued the following statement in response to the U.S. missile strikes on Syria: "The U.S. response to the atrocities of this week should be a surprise to no one. The gut-wrenching photos of children gasping for breath and the families grieving over loved ones warranted a military response of equal proportions. This week it was confirmed a chemical attack carried out by the Assad regime brutally killed nearly 100 people, 27 of them children. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Votes to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Friday | April 7, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Recognizes USC Women’s Team on Senate Floor

Thursday | April 6, 2017

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) spoke on the Senate floor to recognize the USC women's basketball for their historic win. For the first time in program history, they won the national championship. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Votes in Support of ‘Nuclear Option’ to Confirm Judge Gorsuch

Wednesday | April 5, 2017

Sen. Scott issued the following statement after voting in support of the 'nuclear option' in order to push forward the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Brown Lead Effort to Stop the IRS’s Abuse of its Civil Forfeiture Authority

Wednesday | April 5, 2017

After reports showed the IRS seized and refused to return assets to law-abiding citizens, U.S Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act. … Continue Reading


Tuesday | April 4, 2017

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), along with U.S. Reps. Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), introduced legislation to honor Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the American League, with the Congressional Gold Medal for his career and contributions to the American civil rights movement. … Continue Reading

Senators Send Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Urging End to Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) 'Too Big To Fail' Policies

Tuesday | March 28, 2017

Today Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and nine of his colleagues on the Senate Banking Committee sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin expressing strong support for the Department of the Treasury to use all tools available to end the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC) 'Too Big To Fail' policies and to ensure taxpayers are not responsible for any new bailouts. … Continue Reading

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