Press Releases

ICYMI: Scott Hosts HBCU Fair and Meets with South Carolina Business Leaders

Monday | March 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a video highlighting his first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Career Fair in conjunction with Benedict College. The event was designed to serve as a forum to foster public-private partnerships and introduce students and alumni to career, fellowship, and internship opportunities with South Carolina’s top employers.

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Sen. Scott Discusses the Consequences of High Gas Prices

Thursday | March 24, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and their Republican colleagues at a press conference to discuss sky rocketing gas prices and the impact on South Carolinians.

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Scott, Finance Committee Republicans Ask Yellen for Update on Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

Thursday | March 24, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with all other Finance Committee Republicans, sent a letter requesting U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Yellen provide an update on the status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds reports, which by law are to be issued annually by April 1.

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Scott, Burr Introduce Bill to Expand Families’ Child Care Options, Build on Existing, Bipartisan Program

Tuesday | March 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-N.C.), introduced the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act of 2022, legislation to build on Congress’ 30-year record of bipartisan work to support and enhance child care programs across the nation. This legislation, which serves as an alternative approach to the overbearing child care proposals Democrats pushed in their reckless tax and spending bill, works to improve affordability of child care programs and protects the ability of parents to choose the provider that best fits their family’s needs.

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Scott Announces Child Care Bill at HELP Committee Hearing

Tuesday | March 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – At today’s Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) spoke on families’ need for affordable and flexible child care — announcing a new bill to counter the overbearing child care proposals Democrats pushed in their reckless tax and spending bill.

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Scott Talks SCOTUS Nomination, New Employee Rights Bill on Fox News

Tuesday | March 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Fox News to discuss what he will look for in President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Scott also announced his new bill, the Employee Rights Act of 2022, which will counter the Democrats’ PRO Act by increasing flexibility and protection for America’s workers.

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Introduce the Employee Rights Act of 2022

Tuesday | March 22, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Employee Rights Act of 2022. The bill updates and modernizes the Employee Rights Act to protect independent contractors, franchisees, entrepreneurs, and anyone seeking flexible work options.

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ICYMI: Scott Unveils New Bill to Put Workers First

Monday | March 21, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) penned an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, introducing the Employee Rights Act of 2022, his new bill to give our nation’s workers and small businesses greater choices and better protection.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Study Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Students’ Academic and Health Outcomes

Friday | March 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Assessing Children's Academic Development and the Emotional and Mental Health Implications of COVID-19 (ACADEMIC) Act. The legislation would authorize the U.S. Department of Education, in coordination with other relevant federal agencies, to expand a current COVID-19 study to better assess the impact of the pandemic on student outcomes and well-being. Over the last two years, it is evident the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on students’ academic achievement and mental and physical health. This legislation ensures the public and policymakers have a more complete understanding of how the pandemic affected students and what steps need to be taken to support students moving forward. A one-pager of the bill is available here.

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Senator Tim Scott Meets with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Thursday | March 17, 2022

WASHINGTON – This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) met with President Biden’s nominee to serve as the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Scott Calls Out Biden Admin’s Role in Economic Crises on Fox Business

Friday | March 11, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business to discuss the nation’s economic crises, from energy production to record-high inflation.

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Scott Announces Second Year of Opportunity Internships

Friday | March 11, 2022

Washington – This week, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced the second year of Opportunity Internships. Through Opportunity Internships, students from Title I high schools are connected with employers in South Carolina. In the first year, 29 students from Charleston, Clover, and Richland 1 & 2 school districts received internships. This year, those numbers are expected to double, as employers are increasing the number of available internships. 

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Scott Statement on Omnibus Spending Package

Friday | March 11, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after voting against the Democrats' $1.5 trillion government spending package.

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Senators Scott, Carper Introduce Bill to Extend Hospital at Home Waiver Program

Thursday | March 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today introduced the Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization Act, legislation that would extend waiver flexibilities from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) brought on by the pandemic to bring hospital-level care directly to patients in their homes, helping to reduce costs and enhance patient experiences. 

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Scott, Graham, Norman, Timmons Commend DeJoy for Commitment to USPS Contract in Spartanburg

Thursday | March 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), along with U.S. Representatives Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) and William Timmons (R-S.C.), sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy thanking him for acting in the interest of American taxpayers and standing by the commitment to manufacture the next generation United States Postal Service (USPS) fleet in Spartanburg, S.C.

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ICYMI: Scott Interview on Serving South Carolinians

Thursday | March 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott sat down with Fox 46, Queen City News, to discuss how he is serving South Carolinians in the United States Senate. The interview highlighted how Sen. Scott has kept his promises to address voter concerns, work in a bipartisan manner, and deliver on behalf of his constituents.

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ICYMI: Scott Op-Ed on Ukrainian Fight for Freedom

Wednesday | March 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) penned anopinion piece in The State newspaper, commending President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people for their courage, which is galvanizing the fight for freedom and democracy around the world.

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ICYMI: SC Sen. Tim Scott for years tried to make lynching a federal hate crime. Now, it will be

Wednesday | March 9, 2022

Columbia, S.C. – This week, the House and Senate passed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, legislation U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has been working on for four years. Sen. Scott’s efforts to pass anti-lynching legislation were featured today in The State newspaper. 

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Senator Scott Speaks Out Against Hate Crimes at Senate Judiciary Hearing

Tuesday | March 8, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) praised Congress’s passage of anti-lynching legislation and denounced recent threats of violence against minority Americans at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Combating the Rise in Hate Crimes.”

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Scott, Graham, Colleagues Push For Expanded Domestic Energy Production In Letter To Biden

Friday | March 4, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) sent a letter to President Biden this week calling on him to reclaim American energy independence by approving the Keystone XL Pipeline and opening up federal lands to energy producers to increase domestic energy production in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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