Press Releases

Senator Scott Statement on Mistrial Decision in Michael Slager Case

Tuesday | December 6, 2016

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after the judge declared a mistrial in the murder trial of former North Charleston police officer, Michael Slager … Continue Reading

Senator Scott, Casey’s Bi-partisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act passes unanimously in the Senate

Friday | December 2, 2016

Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) earlier this week. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott votes to extend the Iran Sanctions Act

Thursday | December 1, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement after voting to extend the Iran Sanctions Act. The passage of the act will extend existing sanctions through December 31, 2026. … Continue Reading

With Attacks On The Rise, Senators Scott, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

Monday | November 28, 2016

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in an effort to combat increasing incidents of anti-Semitism on college campuses nationwide. The Senators joined together to ensure the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish incidents. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Governor Haley's Nomination as U.N. Ambassador

Tuesday | November 22, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in support of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's nomination as U.N. Ambassador. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott votes to support the Gold Star Families Act of 2016

Tuesday | November 15, 2016

In keeping with his strong support of military service members and their families, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) voted in favor of passing the Gold Star Families Act today. … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Chairman Shelby call for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to address substandard housing conditions

Tuesday | November 1, 2016

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Chairman of the Banking Committee Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, and Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, are demanding Housing Secretary Julian Castro provide answers for the appalling conditions that persist at some of our nation's federally funded public housing properties. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Receives “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” From National Taxpayers Union

Tuesday | October 25, 2016

Charleston, SC - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was recognized by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group, for having a strong voting record on behalf of lower taxes, limited government, and economic freedom. Senator Scott is one of the few members in Washington whose deeds are worthy of the "Taxpayers' Friend Award" for 2015. … Continue Reading

ICYMI: National Review: Senator Tim Scott: Putting a Face on Poverty

Monday | October 24, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), along with a group of his conservative colleagues, recently launched the Senate Opportunity Coalition - a new initiative aiming to ensure every family across our nation has access to the American Dream. The National Review highlighted the Senate Opportunity Coalition and their effort to find conservative solutions to the issue of opportunity, by spending time with their constituents and sharing firsthand experiences. … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott to Accept Applications for Spring 2017 Internships

Tuesday | October 18, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the spring of 2017. … Continue Reading

Scott, Alexander, Collins, Lankford, Flake Introduce Bill to Protect Workers, Non-Profits, Colleges, Local Governments from Dec. 1 Overtime Rule

Thursday | September 29, 2016

Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today introduced legislation similar to a bill introduced by Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon to change the timeline for implementation of the Obama Administration's "Time Card" overtime rule - set to take effect on Dec.1, 2016. … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Booker, Brown, and Isakson announce bipartisan resolution to advocate for Sickle Cell Awareness

Thursday | September 29, 2016

In an initiative to educate communities across the country on sickle cell disease, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) announce the passage of their resolution to designate September 2016 as "Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month." … Continue Reading

Office of Senator Tim Scott to Host Academy Nomination Information Sessions for Interested Students and Parents

Thursday | September 29, 2016

The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host informational sessions and office hours for students interested in attending one of the four service academies - U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. … Continue Reading

Scott, Gardner, Roberts Send Letter to GAO Over Illegal Funds Spent to Relocate GTMO Detainees

Wednesday | September 28, 2016

Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Cory Gardner (R-CO), today sent a letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting an opinion on whether or not the DoD violated the Consolidated Appropriations Act - and thus the Antideficiency Act - by spending federal funds to survey potential sites to relocate Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Sates. … Continue Reading

Senators Scott, Brown Introduce Bill to Prevent the IRS’s Unfounded Seizure of Civil Assets

Monday | September 26, 2016

Following reports of the IRS seizing and refusing to return the assets of law-abiding, small business owners, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the bipartisan Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act … Continue Reading

Senators Roberts, Gardner and Scott: DOD Illegally Spent Funds Studying GITMO Relocation Sites

Thursday | September 22, 2016

U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Gardner (R-Co.) today said the Department of Defense (DoD) spent federal funds studying sites on the mainland to relocate prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) despite specific prohibitions of such spending in the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law by President Obama. … Continue Reading

Senators Launch Senate Opportunity Coalition

Wednesday | September 21, 2016

A group of conservative Senators came together today to announce the launch of the Senate Opportunity Coalition, a new initiative aiming to ensure every family across our nation has access to the American Dream. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Events in MN, NJ and NY This Weekend

Monday | September 19, 2016

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following attacks this weekend in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York that injured nearly 40 people. … Continue Reading

Scott Votes for Charleston Port Deepening, Other Water Projects Around South Carolina

Thursday | September 15, 2016

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today voted for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which includes authorization for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. The bill also contains language inserted by Senators Scott and Rubio (R-FL) regarding coastal storm and flood risks, and a provision inserted by Senator Scott making improvements to the Lake Marion Regional Water Authority. … Continue Reading

Scott Applauds House Passage of Guantanamo Transfer Bill

Thursday | September 15, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) applauded his colleagues in the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 5351 today, which prohibits the transfer of any detainee held at Guantanamo Bay. … Continue Reading

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