Press Releases

Bipartisan Group of Senators Question White House on Cutting School Choice Options for Low-Income, Minority Communities

Monday | March 2, 2015

Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Tim Scott (R-SC) and James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to the President questioning the administration's decision to reduce funding for the school choice program in Washington, DC, as well as terminating all future funding for the program, in the President's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Votes to Override Presidential Overreach

Friday | February 27, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting to move forward with legislation, authored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), overriding President Obama's recent executive actions regarding immigration. Senator Scott also voted against stripping similar language out of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. … Continue Reading


Senators Scott and Booker Team Up to Tackle Skills Gap and Address Youth Unemployment

Thursday | February 26, 2015

Washington - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced the Leveraging and Energizing America's Apprenticeship Programs (LEAP) Act, S. 574, which provides a tax credit to employers to help increase the number of registered apprenticeships in the United States. This will put more people to work and help fill the 4 million job vacancies across the United States. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Announces Details for March 9th Veterans Job and Resource Fair

Thursday | February 26, 2015

Charleston, SC - Following the conclusion of a series of workshops throughout South Carolina as part of his Veterans Job Training Initiative, U.S. Senator Scott (R-SC) today announced additional details for the first of two veterans job and resource fairs. … Continue Reading


Scott Reacts to President’s Short Sighted, Politically Motivated Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline

Monday | February 23, 2015

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement following President Barack Obama's short sighted, politically motivated veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, a bipartisan energy and infrastructure bill: … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Nominates 48 South Carolina Students to U.S. Military Service Academies

Thursday | February 19, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced the nominations of 48 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2019. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Endorses Common Sense National Right to Work Legislation

Wednesday | February 18, 2015

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Senator Tim Scott Launches 2015 Community Office Hours Series

Tuesday | February 10, 2015

Charleston, SC - Continuing a commitment to providing South Carolinians with the highest-quality constituent services possible, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced the launch of his office's 2015 Community Office Hours series. Kicking off next week, the year-round series will start with eleven events throughout South Carolina. … Continue Reading


What They Are Saying: Senator Scott Leading the Push for School Choice

Monday | February 9, 2015

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) held #ChoosingExcellence, a forum gathering education reformers from around the country. Now, the nation is taking notice of his leadership on the issue of school choice and education reform. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Announces Veterans Job and Resource Fairs

Thursday | February 5, 2015

Washington, DC - Continuing his ongoing support for South Carolina's veterans and their families, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced two veterans job and resource fairs - March 9th in the Lowcountry and March 25th in the Upstate - to assist veterans in their transition from active military service to the civilian workplace. … Continue Reading


Scott to HHS Chief: Backup Plan If Supreme Court Overturns Obamacare?

Wednesday | February 4, 2015

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) questioned Secretary Sylvia Burwell of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today regarding the department's contingency plans if the Supreme Court overturns portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the King v. Burwell case. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Suicide Prevention Legislation

Tuesday | February 3, 2015

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following Senate passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which now heads to the White House to be signed by President Obama. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Announces Full Agenda For Next Week’s School Choice Forum

Monday | February 2, 2015

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading voice for school choice in the Senate, announced the full agenda for "Choosing Excellence: A Forum on the Freedom to Choose Academic Excellence for Every Child." … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Speaking at Morehouse College in Atlanta TODAY

Monday | February 2, 2015

Atlanta - Today, the first Monday of Black History Month, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), will speak to and meet with students at Morehouse College. … Continue Reading


Senator Scott to Chair Banking Subcommittee

Thursday | January 29, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has been named Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Statement on Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline

Wednesday | January 28, 2015

Washington- Following the Senate's passage of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, a bipartisan energy and infrastructure bill, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement: … Continue Reading


Senator Scott Statement on Obama Offshore Energy Plan

Tuesday | January 27, 2015

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after the Obama Administration today proposed a 2017-2022 draft Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing plan that includes offshore South Carolina and other Atlantic states: … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott To Introduce CHOICE Act to Expand Educational Opportunities

Tuesday | January 27, 2015

Washington, DC- During his keynote address this morning at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), U.S. Senator Scott (R-SC) announced the introduction of his Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act, part of his Opportunity Agenda. With the CHOICE Act, Senator Scott, a leading voice for school choice in the Senate, looks to expand educational opportunities for children with disabilities, children living on military bases, and children living in low-income communities. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott Looking Forward to an Active #NationalSchoolChoiceWeek

Monday | January 26, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading advocate for school choice in the Senate, is preparing for a busy National School Choice Week, including a keynote speech, a Q&A session with students, and introduction of his Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education, or CHOICE, Act. … Continue Reading


Senator Tim Scott To Host National School Choice Forum on Capitol Hill

Thursday | January 22, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading voice on school choice in the U.S. Senate, will bring together nationally recognized school choice advocates, experts, and practitioners, as well as parents and students, for "Choosing Excellence: A Forum on the Freedom to Choose Academic Excellence for Every Child." … Continue Reading

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