Press Releases

South Carolina Senators Note ‘Insurmountable’ Problems with DOE Plan to Scrap MOX Program

Friday | April 8, 2016

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today wrote to the Department Energy (DOE) noting 'insurmountable' problems with the Obama Administration's plan to scrap the MOX program. … Continue Reading

Obama Administration’s New Fiduciary Rule Will Drive Down Consumer Choice and Drive Up Retirement Costs

Wednesday | April 6, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor (DOL) release of a final rule impacting consumer's access to retirement investment advice. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Joins Ayotte Bill to Stop President Obama from Emptying Out Gitmo

Tuesday | April 5, 2016

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading voice against moving detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba to any domestic site, today became an original co-sponsor of theDetaining Terrorists to Protect Americans Act of 2016. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Joins Amicus Brief Challenging Obama Administration’s Executive Action on Immigration

Monday | April 4, 2016

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today joined 42 other Senate Republicans in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of a challenge to the Obama Administration's November 2014 executive actions on immigration. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Nominates 50 South Carolina Students to U.S. Military Service Academies

Tuesday | March 29, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2020, including the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Administration Admitting Transferred Gitmo Detainees Have Killed Americans

Wednesday | March 23, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding testimony given today by Paul Lewis, the Department of Defense Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Brussels Attacks

Tuesday | March 22, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding the terror attacks that took place in Brussels, Belgium earlier today. … Continue Reading

Senate, House Members Introduce Legislation to Ensure Responsible Update of Federal Overtime Rules

Thursday | March 17, 2016

Lawmakers in the Senate and House today introduced the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, legislation that will ensure the Department of Labor pursues a balanced and responsible approach to updating federal overtime rules. … Continue Reading

Scott: The Next President Should Fill the Open Seat on the Supreme Court

Wednesday | March 16, 2016

"I will not consider any Supreme Court nominee until after the country has elected our next president..." … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Calls for Obama Administration to Halt Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage

Friday | March 11, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and fellow Senate Republicans earlier this week sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administration Andy Slavitt calling for the Obama Administration to halt its plans to implement policy changes that reduce funding for the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. … Continue Reading

Scott Voted to Address Growing Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse in America

Thursday | March 10, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), co-chair of the Senate Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, today voted for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524). … Continue Reading

Scott Joins Colleagues to Introduce Resolution to Detain ISIL Fighters in Guantanamo

Thursday | March 10, 2016

Following the recent announcement that U.S. Special Forces captured an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leader while carrying out Operation Inherent Resolve, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and 13 other Senators in introducing a resolution to detain ISIL fighters at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Today’s Vote Regarding Obama Education Nominee

Wednesday | March 9, 2016

Following his vote today against the nomination of Dr. John King for U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Report that Increased Number of Released Gitmo Detainees Returning to Terrorism

Tuesday | March 8, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in regards to the Obama Administration's report this week that an increased number of former detainees at Guantanamo Bay are returning to terrorism. … Continue Reading

Scott Resolution Puts Senate on Record Opposing Transfer of GITMO Detainees

Tuesday | March 8, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), along with four Senate colleagues, today introduced a resolution formally rejecting President Obama's plan to transfer prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities to an alternate location in American communities, which is explicitly prohibited by law. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on the Passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan

Saturday | March 5, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below regarding the passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan. … Continue Reading

GITMO IN FOCUS: What Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy Means to the United States

Friday | March 4, 2016

Yesterday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a vocal opponent of President Obama's dangerous plan to relocate international terrorists currently held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba to domestic sites on US soil, delivered a major speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on the impact of Obama administration's failed foreign policies on our nation. … Continue Reading


Tuesday | March 1, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) continues his aggressive work to stop President Obama's dangerous plan to relocate international terrorists currently held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba to domestic sites on US soil, including one in Hanahan, South Carolina … Continue Reading

Gitmo in Focus - VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT Scott: America is “more safe keeping those enemy combatants in Gitmo”

Thursday | February 25, 2016

Senator Scott continues to fight against the President's illegal and reckless plan to send Gitmo detainees to the U.S. Scott joined Fox Business Network to discuss the President's plan. … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott Confirmed to Speak at CPAC 2016

Thursday | February 25, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is scheduled to speak at CPAC 2016. … Continue Reading

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