Press Releases

Scott Praises Work of School Choice Options During National Charter Schools Week

Monday | May 2, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading advocate for school choice in the United States Senate, issued the following statement highlighting the importance of school choice during National Charter Schools Week, which runs from May 1 through May 7, 2016. … Continue Reading

Scott Calls for Obama Administration to Withdraw Proposed Rule that would Harm Medicare Beneficiaries

Friday | April 29, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and fellow Senate Republicans on the Finance Committee earlier this week sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt calling on the Obama administration to withdraw CMS's "Part B Drug Payment Model" proposed rule. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Welcomes Gov. Haley's Testimony on Guantanamo

Thursday | April 28, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency regarding the dangers of moving the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities to South Carolina. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stimulate Local Economies in Impoverished Communities

Wednesday | April 27, 2016

Today U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill proposing a new solution to encourage economic growth and job creation in economically distressed communities.

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Scott Votes to Strengthen Airport Security in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Tuesday | April 19, 2016

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VIDEO: Scott, Senate Committee Debate EPIC Act, Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Tuesday | April 19, 2016

This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and his colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee discussed Scott's End the Partisan IRS Culture (EPIC) Act as part of a broader debate on the Taxpayer Protection Act, which seeks to create what is more commonly referred to as a taxpayers' bill of rights. … Continue Reading

Scott Joins Colleagues to Call for Effective Trade Enforcement to Combat Market-Distorting Policies

Tuesday | April 12, 2016

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, joined his colleagues in calling on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to work to address global overcapacities in steel, aluminum, and other commodities and to ensure that the nation's international trading partners are following the rule of law. … Continue Reading

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

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