Press Releases

Senator Scott to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on Importance of Body Cameras

Monday | May 18, 2015

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Senators Scott and Graham Announce Body Camera Hearing Next Week

Wednesday | May 13, 2015

Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced today the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism will hold a hearing at 2:30PM, next Tuesday, May 19, entitled "Body Cameras: Can Technology Increase Protection for Law Enforcement Officers and the Public?" … Continue Reading

Scott Emphasizes Importance of School Choice During National Charter Schools Week

Thursday | May 7, 2015

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 this week, which runs from May 3 through May 9, 2015. … Continue Reading

American People Must Have Voice in Any Iran Deal

Thursday | May 7, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement following Senate passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bill, which Senator Scott cosponsored along with sixty six of his Senate colleagues, requires President Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran to Congress for approval before being able to waive or suspend congressional sanctions. … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott Continues Community Office Hours Series

Friday | May 1, 2015

Continuing a commitment to providing South Carolinians with the highest-quality constituent services possible, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced the next set of Community Office Hours, beginning the week of May 11, 2015. … Continue Reading

Graham, Scott Introduce Legislation to Rename Hollings Judicial Center in Charleston

Thursday | April 30, 2015

South Carolina's United States Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott have introduced legislation to rename the Hollings Judicial Center in Charleston as the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center. … Continue Reading

Senators Scott and Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Protect Small Businesses from Potential Healthcare Premium Increases

Wednesday | April 29, 2015

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today introduced legislation designed to protect America's small businesses from potential healthcare premium increases under the Affordable Care Act. … Continue Reading

Graham, Scott, and Wilson Voice Concerns with Assessment Claiming Sharp Cost Increases for MOX Facility

Thursday | April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Energy's (DOE) release of The Aerospace Corporation's recent study on the cost to construct and operate the Mixed Fuel Fabrication (MOX) Facility in South Carolina: … Continue Reading

Senator Scott on Lynch Nomination

Thursday | April 23, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Loretta Lynch for the post of U.S. Attorney General. … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott Requests Hearing on Body Cameras

Wednesday | April 22, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today requested (link) Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hold a hearing on the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on HELP Passage of No Child Left Behind Reform

Thursday | April 16, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the unanimous passage of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee this afternoon. The ECAA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding K-12 education throughout the nation. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott on Importance of Body Cameras

Wednesday | April 15, 2015

U.S. Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement as the South Carolina Legislature begins consideration of S.47, a bill to require body-worn cameras for law enforcement: … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Announces New Washington Office

Thursday | April 9, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced that his Washington office will move from the Russell Senate Office Building to the Hart Senate Office Building. Effective tomorrow, Friday, April 10, 2015, his new office location will be 520 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510. … Continue Reading


Wednesday | April 8, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement this morning regarding the death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina. … Continue Reading

Scott: Financial Literacy is an Important Part of Our Daily Life

Wednesday | April 1, 2015

In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, which is celebrated each April, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement: "As we begin National Financial Literacy Month, we recognize how empowering financial literacy is for individuals, families and communities at all stages of our lives. I believe greatly in helping people realize the power of wealth creation and I know that financial literacy lays the groundwork for it."

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Senator Scott: American Workers Can’t Afford to be Ambushed

Tuesday | March 31, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member of the Senate labor committee, issued the following statement denouncing the President's veto of the joint resolution to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its 'ambush election' rule: … Continue Reading

Scott Introduces Two Additional Amendments to Senate's Budget Resolution

Friday | March 27, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statements after introducing two additional amendments to the Senate's Budget Resolution. Amendment 690 is designed to protect South Carolinians from huge electricity price increases caused by proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and Amendment 847 seeks to bring a new level of transparency and accountability to legal settlements with federal agencies. Both amendments could be considered as early as this evening. … Continue Reading

Senate Passes Scott Amendment to Increase Transparency of Health Insurance Costs

Thursday | March 26, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott's amendment to provide consumers a clearer look at the costs associated with their health care plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed by a bipartisan vote of 56-44 in the U.S. Senate today. The amendment now becomes a part of the Senate's Budget Resolution, which will be voted on in full tonight or early tomorrow morning. Scott's amendment was cosponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN). … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Joins Senator Donnelly to Introduce Bipartisan Financial Literacy Legislation to Help Student Borrowers

Tuesday | March 24, 2015

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Pressure from Scott and Colleagues Leads to VA Rule Change, Increased Access to Care for Veterans

Tuesday | March 24, 2015

As reported this morning, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will change a key definition in its "distance rule" for the newly created Veterans Choice health program. The VA's action comes after U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and 39 of their Senate colleagues earlier this year in calling on the VA to change the rule. The full text of the bipartisan letter to the VA is available HERE. … Continue Reading

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