Press Releases

Forts Sumter and Moultrie Legislation Passes U.S. Senate

Tuesday | February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON- This afternoon the United States Senate passed U.S. Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park Act as part of a larger federal lands package. Scott's bill will revamp protections overseeing some of the Palmetto State's most historic locations, and has the potential to enhance local economic opportunities for the surrounding areas through increased tourism and visitation."This is an exciting day for South Carolina, as the Fort Sumter and Fort … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Summer 2019 Internships

Thursday | February 7, 2019

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the summer of 2019. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students with the ability to work with and learn from public service professionals. All … Continue Reading

Sens. Scott, Coons introduce legislation to strengthen partnerships between HBCUs and federal agencies

Wednesday | February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced legislation to strengthen partnerships between federal agencies and the country's more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students (HBCU PARTNERS) Act was introduced along with U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-AL), David Perdue (R-GA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Marsha … Continue Reading

Scott Unveils Bill to Help HBCUs at His Annual Fly-In and Black Senators Panel

Wednesday | February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of Members of Congress to celebrate America's more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Scott released the following statement on today's events and his HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act (HBCU PARTNERS Act): "Today was a great way to kick off Black History Month as we welcomed America's more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and … Continue Reading


Tuesday | February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following video in response to President Trump’s State of the Union:

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Sen. Scott to be Chairman of Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, Member of Three More

Thursday | January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott will be the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, as well as a member of the Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness, the Subcommittee on Healthcare and Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth.Expected subcommittee membership for the Senate Finance committee in the 116th Congress was announced today, with subcommittee membership expected to be … Continue Reading

Scott Offers Amendment to Fight the Rise of Anti-Semitic Incidents on College Campuses

Tuesday | January 29, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on his Anti-Semitism Awareness Act submitted as an amendment to S.1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act:

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WTAS: Scott, McMaster Headline Opportunity Zone Summit in Columbia

Monday | January 28, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C.-U. S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, local business owners, and community leaders at the S.C. Department of Commerce for a summit to discuss how they can maximize the positive impact of the Palmetto State's 135 Opportunity Zones. What They Are Saying: The State "Headlined by Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-Charleston, the summit focused on a new community development initiative passed by Congress as a part of the Tax … Continue Reading

Sens. Scott, Johnson, Feinstein Introduce Legislation to Extend School Choice Options for Low-Income, Minority Communities During National School Choice Week

Thursday | January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation Thursday to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, and ensure that students and their families in the District of Columbia have continued choice and increased opportunity for their education through the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OPS). Yesterday marked the 15-year anniversary of the signing of the SOAR Act.

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Scott Leads Bipartisan Letter to Treasury Encouraging Opportunity Zone Rules Clarification

Thursday | January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraging clarity about the Department of Treasury’s proposed Opportunity Zone regulations released on October 19, 2018.

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Senator Tim Scott Named Chairman of Subcommittee on Financial Institutions

Thursday | January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R–SC) has been named Chairman of the Senate Banking Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection subcommittee. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over:

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Scott Hails Administration Decision to Protect Religious Liberty in South Carolina

Wednesday | January 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC-Today, United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) decision to protect the religious liberty of South Carolina's faith-based foster care providers: "It is a great day for South Carolina, religious liberty, and all foster-care kids across the Palmetto State. We should ensure that federal regulations do not discriminate against faith-based … Continue Reading

Scott Introduces CHOICE Act to Increase Educational Opportunity for Families Across the Nation

Tuesday | January 22, 2019

WASHINGTON-In conjunction with National School Choice Week and his America 2030 agenda, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities Through Education Act (CHOICE Act). "In every county, across every zip-code, in every state, access to quality education is the greatest gift we can pass down to the next generation. At the end of the day, it is free thought and a hunger for learning that can never be taken away from a child. "As a part of … Continue Reading

Senator Tim Scott Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday | January 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC-United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "We have made significant progress in our nation, and while there is still work to do, we must let civility, fairness, and opportunity drive our resolve for a more perfect union. Today, we stand on the shoulders of great men like Dr. King in our pursuit of a more civil and fair America-an America where one's race, gender, or zip code does not dictate … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Introduces Resolution Declaring National School Choice Week

Tuesday | January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON-Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chairs, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) released the following joint statement on the declaration of National School Choice Week: "One of the most valuable gifts we can leave to our children and next generation is the love of learning and education," said Senator Scott. "A child's zip code shouldn't have any effect on his access to quality education whether it be public, private, charter, vocational, or homeschool. … Continue Reading

Scott Named to Five Committees for the 116th Congress

Friday | January 4, 2019

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has been named to five committees for the 116th Congress, including the Committee on Finance, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).

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Scott Introduces EARNS Act to Expand and Improve Apprenticeships to Help Workers, Businesses, and the Economy

Friday | December 21, 2018

EARNS Act would expand apprenticeship opportunities while supporting existing apprenticeship programs. There are more than 22,000 registered apprenticeships programs that provide workers with the skills they need to succeed.

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Scott Statement On Passage Of Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday | December 19, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following Senate passage of the First Step Act, the first federal criminal justice reform package in decades. Scott was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation.

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Scott Sickle Cell Bill Signed into Law

Wednesday | December 19, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement upon the president signing S. 2465, the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act into law.

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Scott Introduces Police Reporting Bill As Amendment to Criminal Justice Reform Package

Tuesday | December 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – As the Senate approaches a vote on a critical criminal justice reform package, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced his Walter Scott Notification Act as an amendment to First Step Act. Scott first introduced the legislation, which requires states receiving federal law enforcement funding to report details surrounding officer-related shootings, after the 2015 shooting death of South Carolinian Walter Scott.

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