Press Releases

Scott and Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

Monday | January 25, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, introduced a resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. Senator Scott was joined by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), … Continue Reading

Scott and Murphy Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral FEED Act with Support of Chef José Andrés

Friday | January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) were joined by John Cornyn (R-TX), John Boozman (R-AR), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and supported by Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen in announcing their intent to re-introduce the FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries (FEED) Act in the 117th Congress. This bill allows the Federal government to pay 100 percent of … Continue Reading

Senator Scott Statement Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday | January 18, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C) released the following statement celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day."Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to the noble cause of challenging a nation to call on our better angels, guiding us toward an America where we're not judged by race, gender, or where we were born," said Senator Tim Scott. "The Reverend's vision was that all God's children-no matter the color of their skin-would come together to bring us closer to the … Continue Reading

Scott and Colleagues Urge SBA to Stop Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood

Friday | January 15, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and his Republican colleagues sent a letter urging U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to prevent Planned Parenthood affiliates from receiving illegal loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The full text of the letter may be found at the bottom of this release. "It is imperative that the Paycheck Protection Program is properly administered and not a single dollar illegally goes to Planned Parenthood affiliates," said … Continue Reading

Scott Virtual OZ Tour Heads West with Stop in South Los Angeles

Wednesday | January 13, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the third stop on his nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zones Tour featuring the SoLa Impact Beehive in South Los Angeles, California. The Virtual Opportunity Zones Tour is highlighting the good news seen in cities and towns across America as their citizens work together to create new jobs and breathe new life into their communities."SoLa Impact is a great example of Americans harnessing the spirit of … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Impeachment

Tuesday | January 12, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the House Democrat-led articles of impeachment:"President Trump has eight days left in his term and has promised a smooth and peaceful transition of power. The Democrat-led impeachment talks happening in the House right now fly in direct opposition to what President-elect Joe Biden has been calling for all year. An impeachment vote will only lead to more hate and a deeply fractured nation. I oppose … Continue Reading

Scott to Introduce Bill Establishing Election Integrity Commission

Tuesday | January 5, 2021

Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will introduce a bill to establish the 2020 Bipartisan Advisory Committee charged with examining the integrity of the November election and making recommendations to State legislatures to improve the security, integrity, and administration of federal elections. Senator Scott released the following statement:

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Senator Tim Scott Statement on January 6 Joint Session of Congress

Tuesday | January 5, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below in advance of tomorrow's joint session of Congress."I am grateful for all of the work President Trump has done for the people of this country, and I was proud to work with him on tax reform, regulatory reform, Opportunity Zones, school choice, improving our justice system and many other consequential issues. As I have said multiple times over the past four years, the lives of the American people … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on the NDAA Vote

Friday | January 1, 2021

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act vote: "The U.S. military is our nation's first and last line of defense and the consequences of not funding our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard, Airmen, and Guardians would jeopardize national security," said Senator Scott. "Simply put, our unpreparedness would allow adversaries-both foreign and domestic-to take advantage of our compromised situation. And while … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on Passage of COVID Relief, Year End Funding, and Tax Extender Packages

Monday | December 21, 2020

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below tonight following Senate passage of three bills providing COVID-19 relief, government funding, and tax extenders. More than a dozen Scott-led provisions are headed to become law, click here for more information.

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More Than A Dozen Scott Provisions Included in COVID Relief, Year End Funding, and Tax Bills

Monday | December 21, 2020

More than a dozen provisions authored by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) to help American families, students and workers are included as part of major COVID-19 relief, government funding, and tax packages currently before Congress.

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Scott Statement on Confirmation of Judge Joseph Dawson

Wednesday | December 16, 2020

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement after the Senate's confirmation vote on Joseph Dawson III, his nominee for the District of South Carolina. "I have had the pleasure of knowing Joe for nearly two decades. He is a lifelong servant of South Carolina, and I have no doubt that he will be an excellent federal judge serving on South Carolina's district court," said Senator Tim Scott. "I am proud to have nominated Joe and am grateful to my colleagues for supporting … Continue Reading

On 3rd Anniversary of Opportunity Zones, Scott Tour Highlights Wins in Erie, PA

Wednesday | December 16, 2020

WASHINGTON-Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement ahead of the 3rd anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act-which included the Opportunity Zones provision-and the release of his second Virtual Opportunity Zone Tour stop in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Virtual Opportunity Zone Tour is highlighting the good news seen in cities and towns across America as their citizens work together to create new jobs and breathe new life into their communities. "The Erie Downtown Development … Continue Reading

Scott and colleagues celebrate passage of bill to train pilots, support ROTC students at HBCUs

Monday | December 14, 2020

WASHINGTON – The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate includes The Fostering Leadership and Inclusion by Growing HBCU Training (FLIGHT) Act of 2020. The legislation was led by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and U.S. Representatives Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), and Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-N.C.) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was co-sponsored by Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.). The FLIGHT Act will provide new resources for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions, with special emphasis on support for flight training. The bill now heads to the president's desk for signature.

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Scott Bill To Strengthen Partnerships Between HBCUs and Federal Agencies Headed To White House

Friday | December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Senate passed the HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students (PARTNERS) Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.). The bill, previously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, is now headed to the president’s desk for a signature. If signed into law, this legislation will strengthen partnerships between federal agencies and the country’s more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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Scott Applauds Passage of FY21 NDAA

Friday | December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the Senate passage of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act:

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PASSED: Senator Scott’s PAID Act Reforming Medicare Provision

Friday | December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON—Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the passage of his Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act, which will save tens of millions of taxpayer dollars through targeted and commonsense updates to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute.

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PASSED: Scott’s Bipartisan Bill to Address Challenges Posed by Food Allergies

Wednesday | December 9, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, the United State Senate passed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act, a bill introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). This bill addresses the growing challenges posed by food allergies, which affect tens of millions of Americans. The bill modernizes our nation's labeling laws by codifying sesame as a major food allergen and calls for a comprehensive report on food allergies in the United States that will … Continue Reading

Scott Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers in Calling for the Permanent Expansion of Telehealth Coverage

Friday | December 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined a bipartisan group of 49 lawmakers in urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),  and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to make the expanded use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 permanent. Provisions in the CONNECT for Health Act that have allowed Medicare beneficiaries to access the same healthcare in their homes during the pandemic will be expiring once the pandemic has been contained.

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Bipartisan group aims to launch new generation of Main Street entrepreneurs

Thursday | December 3, 2020

Sens. Scott, Coons, Reps. Crow, Balderson introduce bill to start fellowship for aspiring entrepreneurs, create 320 new businesses annually

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Representatives Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) introduced the Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act to spur new business and job creation in underserved communities by starting a competitive fellowship for entrepreneurs. With a five-year investment of $368 million, the bill will identify talented entrepreneurs through a national competition and directly support the creation of more than 320 new businesses each year.

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