Press Releases

Scott Hosts “Parental Involvement Panel” During School Choice Week

Wednesday | January 26, 2022

WASHINGTON – During National School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) hosted a panel of prominent education leaders and parents in Charleston for a discussion on parental involvement in education. Panelists discussed the impact of school closures on students, the lack of transparency within many school systems, and the need for greater choices and educational options.

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Senator Scott Condemns President Biden's Partisan Policing Executive Action

Tuesday | January 25, 2022

U.S. Senator Tim Scott joined Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and several Republican colleagues in writing a letter to President Biden expressing serious concern about a proposed executive order (EO) that would take a partisan approach to the nonpartisan issue of police reform. 

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Scott Releases New Listening Tour Videos on Issues Facing the Black Community

Tuesday | January 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released two new videos from his first listening session, during which the senator met with Black leaders in his hometown of Charleston to discuss issues facing the Black community.

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Scott, Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Preserve FDIC Independence

Monday | January 24, 2022

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) will introduce legislation to reform the governance of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The bill is designed to better insulate the agency from political interference and preserve its independence.

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Scott, Van Hollen, Warnock, Lummis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Seniors from Fraud

Friday | January 21, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help protect seniors from fraud. 

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

Friday | January 21, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution designating next week, January 23 through January 29, 2022, as National School Choice Week.

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Scott Slams Democrats’ Disingenuous Election Reform Push on Senate Floor

Wednesday | January 19, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) took to the Senate floor to call out the Democrats’ disingenuous push for election reform and bring truths about the Jim Crow era and the Georgia election law to light. 

 

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Scott Releases First Videos on Listening Tour, Talks Economic Growth in Minority Communities

Monday | January 17, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released two videos of a new series, highlighting his “listening tour” with individuals across South Carolina. During the first listening sessions, the senator met with Black leaders in his hometown of Charleston to discuss how to spur economic development and bolster education in minority communities.

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Scott Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Blocking Biden Vaccine Mandate

Thursday | January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after the Supreme Court blocked President Biden's vaccine mandate on private businesses.

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Scott, Colleagues Demand Answers from Cardona on Scheme to Label Parents “Domestic Terrorists”

Thursday | January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led a group of his Republican colleagues on a letter demanding answers from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on reports that he played a key role in orchestrating a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) that called concerned parents “domestic terrorists.”

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Sens. Scott and Thune Introduce Bill to Combat Inflationary Spending

Thursday | January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the Inflation Prevention Act (IPA) that would help combat inflationary spending. Due to record government spending over the last two years, many Americans are facing rapidly rising costs of consumer goods. This bill would bar legislation that would be estimated to increase inflation until the year-over-year inflation rate drops below 4.5 percent.

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Senator Tim Scott Slams Biden Admin’s COVID Response, Disingenuous Election Reform Push

Wednesday | January 12, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News’s “The Story” to call out the Biden administration for its weak COVID-19 response and disingenuous “election reform” push.

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Sen. Scott, Rep. Timmons Urge CFPB to Reconsider Rule Harming SC Farmers

Wednesday | January 5, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Representative William Timmons (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protections Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra regarding a new data collection rule that would place undue burden on South Carolina small business owners, farmers, and lenders.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Talks Education, Hope for America on Trey Gowdy’s Sunday Night in America

Monday | January 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Trey Gowdy’s Sunday Night in America on Fox News to discuss the future of education and his hope for America as the new year begins.

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Senator Scott Statement on FDIC Chairman McWilliams' Resignation

Friday | December 31, 2021

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Jelena McWilliams' resignation after a politically-motivated attempt to undermine the independence of the agency.

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Call on President Biden to Withdraw Nomination of Dr. David Weil for Wage & Hour Administrator

Wednesday | December 29, 2021

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) in urging President Biden to formally withdraw the nomination of Dr. David Weil to be Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division.

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ICYMI: Scott Talks Dem Spending, 2021 Highlights and 2022 Agenda

Thursday | December 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Leyla Gulen on Fox24 Charleston. Sen. Scott slammed Democrats' spending, talked legislative highlights of 2021, and laid out his agenda for 2022.

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As Inflation Soars, Scott Stands Up For Farmers and Ranchers

Thursday | December 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.), Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), and several of their colleagues in urging federal financial regulators to provide community banks, credit unions, and Farm Credit institutions with the regulatory flexibility they need to responsibly work with their agriculture clients as the profit margins of farmers and ranchers shrink from higher input costs. The senators are also requesting that federal financial regulators monitor how inflation and inflationary-related pressures are affecting the agriculture industry and, in turn, the community financial institutions that serve it.

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Scott, Finance Republicans Demand Treasury Analysis of OECD Agreement

Wednesday | December 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and all other Senate Finance Committee Republicans, wrote to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen renewing requests for information regarding international tax negotiations. To date, the Department of the Treasury (USDT) has been unwilling or unable to fully engage with Congress to provide details on the negotiations, which will have a significant impact on American workers, businesses and revenue.

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Scott Joins Colleagues in Filing Amicus Brief in Pending Clean Air Act Supreme Court Case

Monday | December 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today joined 47 senators and 45 House members—including Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)—in filing an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the petitioners in the pending case West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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