Press Releases

Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Summer 2022 Internships

Monday | February 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a video highlighting his internship opportunities and urging students to apply. Sen. Scott's office is now accepting applications for internships in Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville for the summer of 2022. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to work with public service professionals and gain practical experience in constituent services, government policy, and more. Students of all majors are welcome to apply, particularly those studying governmental affairs, public policy, or communications.

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Scott, Colleagues Call on USACE and EPA to Reconsider Federal Land Grab

Friday | February 4, 2022

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and their Senate Republican colleagues on a letter sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) raising concerns about their pending rulemaking that would redefine the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act, specifically the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

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Scott, HBCU Caucus Co-Chairs Request Information on Recent Threats Targeting HBCUs

Friday | February 4, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), Representative French Hill (R-Ark.), and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-N.C.) wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, requesting information about recent bomb threats targeting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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Senator Scott Questions Fed Nominee on Lending Options for Low-Income Americans

Thursday | February 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned Federal Reserve nominee Sarah Bloom Raskin about her history of advocating for policies that make it harder for low-income Americans to get small dollar loans. 

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Scott, Colleagues Raise Serious Concerns with Intrusive IRS Identity Verification Measures

Thursday | February 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and every other Republican member of the committee in raising serious questions and concerns with the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) announcement of a major expansion of its collaboration with ID.me that will require taxpayers to have an ID.me account to access key IRS online resources. In order to register with ID.me, taxpayers will need to submit to ID.me a trove of personal information, including sensitive biometric data, starting in the summer of 2022.

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Senator Scott Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Capital for Community Banks

Thursday | February 3, 2022

This week, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced a bill to improve the ability of smaller community banks to meet the credit needs of the local families, workers, and small businesses they serve.

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Scott Slams Democrats’ Soft-on-Crime Policies

Wednesday | February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined America Reports on Fox News to discuss the nationwide crime wave spurred by Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies.

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Scott Leads Bill to Protect Kids at Title I Schools From School Closures

Wednesday | February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, introduced the Kids in Classes Act. The bill would allow families with children in Title I schools to put unused federal education funds toward in-person education, should their school close due to COVID-19 or a teachers union strike.

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Scott, Sec. Rice, Rep. Owens Highlight Need for Education Opportunity During School Choice Week

Thursday | January 27, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) partnered with the Hoover Institution to host a school choice policy panel, featuring former Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Congressman Burgess Owens (R-Utah). Panelists responded to issues raised during Sen. Scott’s “parent involvement panel” earlier this week and discussed how to expand education opportunity to children across America—regardless of their family’s income or zip code.

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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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