Press Releases

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

Senator Scott: Affordable Care Act is Even Worse at Five

Monday | March 23, 2015

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement today regarding the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) becoming law: … Continue Reading

Scott: Speaking Up Leads to ATF Backing Off Overreach

Tuesday | March 10, 2015

Washington - Following yesterday's letter from 53 U.S. Senators, including Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Tim Scott (R-SC), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has rescinded a new proposal that would have severely limited access to rifle ammunition primarily used for sporting purposes. … Continue Reading

Senator Scott’s Office to Hold Two Veterans Workshops in Upstate Next Week, Jobs Fair March 25

Tuesday | March 10, 2015

As part of his veterans training initiative started last year, U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) office will hold veterans training workshops in Anderson and Greenville next week. Following the workshops, Scott is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to hold a Veterans Jobs Fair in Greenville on March 25. … Continue Reading

More than 100 Employers, 25 VA Claims Reps to Attend Senator Scott’s Veterans Jobs Fair on Monday

Friday | March 6, 2015

On Monday, at least 110 employers from across South Carolina, as well as 25 claims representatives from the VA regional office in Columbia, will be in attendance at a Veterans Jobs and Resources Fair hosted by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in North Charleston. … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott to Co-Chair Congressional Pilgrimage to Selma This Weekend

Friday | March 6, 2015

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will serve as Senate Co-Chair of the Congressional Pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the civil rights marches in Selma and Montgomery. More than 100 members of Congress will be attending, including co-chairs Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) and Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL). … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address to Congress

Tuesday | March 3, 2015

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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

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