Press Releases

Scott Statement on Thursday Gun Votes

Thursday | June 23, 2016

U.S Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after the Senate voted whether or not to proceed with two gun-related amendments this afternoon. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott: Supreme Court Stops Obama’s Executive Overreach on Immigration

Thursday | June 23, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below following today's decision on the case of United States v. Texas, No. 15-674 by the U.S. Supreme Court, which blocks President Obama's effort to unilaterally change our nation's immigration laws. … Continue Reading

Scott and Colleagues Introduce Bi-Partisan Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act

Wednesday | June 22, 2016

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) today introduced the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), which would streamline and reform federal housing programs to expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income families in high-opportunity neighborhoods with lower crime and better schools, improve the quality of life for public housing residents, strengthen work incentives, reduce homelessness and cut red tape. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Votes to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Terrorists, Strengthen Mental Health Considerations in Background Checks, and Protect Innocent Americans’ Due Process Rights

Monday | June 20, 2016

Today in Washington, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) again voted for amendments introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) that would keep guns out of the hands of terrorists and strengthen considerations regarding mental health in regards to firearms background checks. … Continue Reading

Scott Votes to Keep Gitmo Open, Raise Pay for our Troops, Keep MOX Running

Tuesday | June 14, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Introduces Bill to Curb IRS Abuse and Protect Free Speech

Tuesday | June 14, 2016

Continuing efforts to curb the ability of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target groups and organizations due to their political beliefs, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today introduced the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act. The legislation, which builds from a recommendation the IRS itself is considering, would ensure the tax information of those who support tax-exempt non-profits is protected by changing the reporting requirements for the 990 Schedule B form. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Orlando Terror Attacks

Monday | June 13, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding last night's tragedy in Orlando. … Continue Reading

Scott Supports Legislation Simplifying Regulatory Framework for SC Manufacturing

Wednesday | June 8, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott this week supported the Frank J. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which gives the manufacturing industry needed regulatory predictability and marks the first major environmental reforms passed by Congress in two decades. … Continue Reading

Sen. Scott Commends Ryan Poverty Focus

Tuesday | June 7, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott issued the statement below following Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans unveiling the first plank of their "A Better Way" initiative, aimed at lifting people out of poverty. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Honors Veterans on Memorial Day

Friday | May 27, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott issued the following statement in advance of Memorial Day: … Continue Reading

Scott Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Temporarily Stop Gitmo Transfers

Thursday | May 26, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines (MT) today to introduce bicameral legislation to temporarily ban the transfer or release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay. … Continue Reading

Scott Votes to Support Nation’s Veterans

Thursday | May 19, 2016

I was proud to support the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill because it ensures that the services and care that our veterans earned through their service to our nation is delivered to them. … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Obama Administration’s Final Overtime Rule

Wednesday | May 18, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), author of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, released the following statement following the Obama administration's publication of a final rule radically changing who is eligible for overtime pay. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Votes to Provide Emergency Resources to Combat Zika Virus in U.S.

Tuesday | May 17, 2016

Today, Senator Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after voting for the Cornyn amendment to provide $1.1 billion in emergency funding for efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus. … Continue Reading

Scott Pleased New NDAA Continues Important Policy to Prevent Guantanamo Bay’s Closure

Friday | May 13, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the below statement following approval of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) by a vote of 23-3. … Continue Reading

Scott Reacts to Ruling Against Obamacare Law

Thursday | May 12, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement after a federal district judge ruled in House v. Burwell that the Obama administration unlawfully funded parts of Obamacare without an appropriation from Congress … Continue Reading

Scott Named “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” for Work to Pass the PACE Act

Wednesday | May 11, 2016

In recognition for his commitment to finding policy solutions that positively impact the lives of individuals and families, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was named a "Champion of Healthcare Innovation" by the Healthcare Leadership Council. … Continue Reading

VIDEO: Scott Discusses His New Investing in Opportunity Act

Tuesday | May 10, 2016

During today's Finance Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) discussed solutions for helping low-income and impoverished communities across the nation, including his new Investing in Opportunity Act which he announced last month with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI). … Continue Reading

Scott Reacts to News of Beaufort’s 131st Military Police Co. Being Deployed to Guantanamo Bay

Tuesday | May 3, 2016

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in reaction to confirmation by the South Carolina Army National Guard that a unit from Beaufort will deploy to Cuba to join the Joint Task Force Guantanamo. … Continue Reading

What They Are Saying About the Investing in Opportunity Act

Monday | May 2, 2016

Last week, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would create a new model for unlocking private investment in economically distressed communities in every state throughout the country. Currently, more than 30 percent of South Carolina's population, or 1.4 million people, live in an economically distressed area, a number that rises to 50 million Americans nationwide. Following the announcement, see what they're saying about the Investing in Opportunity Act: … Continue Reading

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