Press Releases

Senator Scott Questions FDA Nominee on the Future of mRNA and CRISPR Technologies

Tuesday | December 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned Dr. Robert Califf, President Biden’s nominee for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, on the future of mRNA and CRISPR technologies and their potential to treat and cure rare diseases like Sickle Cell Anemia.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Prevent Democrats’ Big Government Lending Scheme

Tuesday | December 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and John Kennedy (R-La.), along with Republican colleagues, introduced the Protecting Access to Credit for Small Businesses Act. The bill is designed to prevent Democrats from turning the Small Business Administration (SBA) into a direct lender, as they are attempting to do in their tax-and-spend reconciliation bill.

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Senate Passes Scott, Booker Resolution Raising Sickle Cell Awareness

Tuesday | December 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) resolution designating September as Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness Month.

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Senator Scott Statement on CFPB Director Chopra's Attempted Political Power Grab

Friday | December 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board Member Martin Gruenberg's attempt to politicize the FDIC by circumventing Chairwoman Jelena McWilliams.

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Scott Joins Colleagues on Legislation to Prevent Settlement Payments for Illegal Immigrants

Thursday | December 9, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and 28 Senate colleagues in sponsoring the Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act, to prevent settlement payments for individuals who crossed the U.S. border illegally.

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Scott Statement on Vote to Reject President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Wednesday | December 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement after voting for the Congressional Review Act resolution, to formally oppose President Biden’s vaccine mandate on private businesses.

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Scott Decries President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate at Press Conference

Wednesday | December 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined his Republican colleagues at a press conference to decry President Biden’s vaccine mandate. In his remarks, Senator Scott highlighted the mandate’s harmful effects on public safety. 

 

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Scott, Colleagues Hold Roundtable on Dems' Harmful Child Care Proposals

Wednesday | December 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), held a roundtable with child care providers from around the country to hear their concerns about the negative impact the Democrats' reckless spending bill would have on child care workers and families.

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Senator Scott Calls Out Harms of Dem Spending, Inflation, IRS Proposal at Banking Hearing

Tuesday | November 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) had spirited exchanges with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at a hearing for the Senate banking committee. Senator Scott highlighted the impact of persistent, surging inflation on the most vulnerable Americans resulting from out-of-control Democrat spending and called out the Biden administration for doubling down on their IRS bank reporting scheme.

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Sens. Scott, Ossoff Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost National Security Opportunities for HBCU Students

Monday | November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) today introduced the bipartisan HBCU National Security Innovation Act, to help connect students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with national security and innovation programs in the defense industry and private sector.  

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Senator Scott Talks Financial Literacy in Axios Interview

Tuesday | November 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Axios’s Mike Allen for a discussion on financial literacy. Senator Scott described how growing up in poverty led him to champion financial literacy and credit access for all Americans.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Discusses His Childhood, Vision for America, and More on PBS's ‘Firing Line’

Monday | November 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – This weekend, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined PBS’s “Firing Line” with Margaret Hoover to discuss growing up in poverty and how his experiences shaped his positions on education, police reform, and more.

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Senator Tim Scott Grills Saule Omarova at Banking Committee Hearing

Thursday | November 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) grilled President Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova, for her numerous inflammatory, ideologically radical, and disqualifying statements and writings.

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Senate Adopts Sens. Scott and Coons’s Resolution Designating November as National College Application Month

Wednesday | November 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, the Senate unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) designating November as National College Application Month. The bipartisan resolution encourages students to look toward their future and consider their college options.

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ICYMI: Scott Op-Ed on the Build Back Better Plan

Wednesday | November 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) penned an opinion piece published in the Post & Courier explaining the deeper costs and long term negative impacts of President Biden’s "Build Back Better" plan.

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Senator Scott Praises Opportunity Zones’ Positive Impact at House Committee Hearing

Tuesday | November 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) gave the following remarks at a House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Opportunity Zones, which Sen. Scott championed in 2017 as a way to incentivize private investment in the poorest communities across the nation.

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Senator Scott, Colleagues Denounce U.S. Postal Service’s ‘Misguided’ Banking Expansion

Monday | November 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Republican colleagues in calling a new U.S. Postal Service (USPS) pilot program a threat to mail delivery and a misguided attempt to federalize financial services.

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ICYMI: Senator Scott Hosts Fox’s Brian Kilmeade in Charleston for ‘Day in the Life’ Episode

Friday | November 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) hosted Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade in Charleston, S.C., to film a special, two-part episode on what a “Day in the Life” is like in Sen. Scott’s hometown.

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ICYMI: Tim Scott's 'opportunity zones' drew $29B to low-income areas: 'Changing the game'

Wednesday | November 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the impact of Opportunity Zones (OZs) on America's most underserved communities. Providing tax incentives for investments in designated OZs was a part of Senator Tim Scott's (R-S.C.) signature work in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. 

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Scott Joins Effort to Overturn Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Thursday | November 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and 40 of their Senate colleagues to formally disapprove of and nullify President Biden’s vaccine mandate on private companies and their employees under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule.

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