Press Releases

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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Scott, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Ease Regulatory Burden on Local Banks & Credit Unions

Friday | March 4, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), all members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, reintroduced the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act. This bill would require federal regulatory agencies to take risk profiles and business models of institutions into account when crafting regulations. 

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Scott, Coons, Colleagues Condemn Recent Bomb Threats Against HBCUs

Friday | March 4, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution led by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both co-chairs of the Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, that condemns the recent bomb threats at HBCUs and reaffirms the government’s commitment to combatting violence against students, faculty, and staff.

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Scott Points to Inflation Challenges and Fed’s Response at Banking Hearing

Friday | March 4, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on the tools and strategies available to the Fed to lower inflation rates and increase spending power for Americans. Sen. Scott also highlighted the impact that inflation is having on everyday Americans who are facing rising prices with little reprieve.

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Senator Tim Scott Responds to Biden "Defund" Pivot

Thursday | March 3, 2022

Today, Senator Tim Scott went to the floor of the Senate to respond to President Biden’s pivot away from “defund the police” rhetoric amid sinking poll numbers. Senator Scott urged the president and Democrats to match their actions to their words by coming back to the negotiating table to work on bipartisan legislation to give more resources to police departments.

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Scott Stands with Coach Kennedy in Fight for Religious Freedom

Thursday | March 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) this week joined Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.), Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), and 53 bicameral members of Congress in filing a brief at the Supreme Court in support of Coach Joe Kennedy in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. In October 2021, Scott, Lankford, and Hartzler sent an amicus brief to ask the Supreme Court to grant a review and subsequently reverse the Ninth Circuit’s decision that allowed Coach Kennedy to be fired for silently kneeling and praying after school football games. On January 14, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the case. 

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ICYMI: Scott Op-Ed on Energy Independence and National Security

Thursday | March 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) penned an opinion piece on Fox News, calling out the Biden administration’s energy policies that have weakened the U.S. economy and emboldened Vladimir Putin.

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Scott, Senate Banking Republicans Highlight Continued Concerns of Raskin Nomination

Thursday | March 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and every Senate Banking Republican to send a letter to President Biden highlighting their continued concerns regarding the nomination process that has unfolded for Sarah Bloom Raskin, his selection for the vacant vice-chair of supervision position on the Board of Governors (Board) of the Federal Reserve System.

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Scott Urges American Energy Independence

Thursday | March 3, 2022

Washington – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator James Risch (R-Idaho) and their Republican colleagues at a press conference to show support for Ukraine and call on President Biden to adopt a strategy of energy independence. Sen. Scott also joined John Roberts and Sandra Smith of America Reports on Fox News to discuss President Biden’s failure of leadership and the need to secure energy independence. This week, Sen. Scott also penned an op-ed arguing that Biden’s strategy is good for Putin and bad for Americans.

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Scott, Colleagues Press White House for Accounting of Trillions in COVID-19 Spending

Wednesday | March 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – After President Biden reiterated in his State of the Union address his plans to ask Congress for additional COVID-19 funding, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today joined Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and 34 of their Republican colleagues on a letter to the president requesting an accounting of how the federal government has allocated trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds to combat the pandemic. Specific answers to these questions are vital before Congress considers additional COVID-19 funding requests from the White House.

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Scott, Booker Introduce Legislation to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

Monday | February 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced legislation to make lynching a federal crime. Scott and Booker, along with then-Senator Kamala Harris, first launched their effort to make lynching a federal crime in 2018.

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on President Biden's Supreme Court Decision

Friday | February 25, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on President Biden's announcement of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Scott, Colleagues Urge Treasury to Support Automobile Industry

Tuesday | February 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led a group of his Republican colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of the Treasury to use its existing authority to provide temporary and targeted relief to the automobile industry, as dealerships struggle with inflation and inventory shortages amidst ongoing supply chain disruptions.

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Scott Statement on Putin's Escalated Aggression in Ukraine

Tuesday | February 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after Vladimir Putin ordered troops to Ukraine:

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Sens. Scott, Cortez Masto Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Support for Medicare Advantage Program

Friday | February 18, 2022

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in urging the administration to continue support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to 27 million seniors and individuals with disabilities.  

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Senate Passes Scott, Booker Resolution Celebrating Black History Month

Friday | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, the Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) resolution celebrating Black History Month and the contributions made by Black Americans throughout history. 

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