Press Releases

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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Senator Scott Joins Effort to Block Taxpayer-Funded Payments to Illegal Immigrants

Thursday | November 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and 27 of their Senate Republican colleagues in introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022 to block the Justice Department’s reported plan to pay $450,000 per person to immigrants who crossed our border illegally, costing American taxpayers upwards of a billion dollars.

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Scott, Sec. Condoleezza Rice, School Choice Caucus Members Discuss Protection of Parental Involvement in Education

Wednesday | November 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, School Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Mich.), alongside other members of the caucus, met with former Secretary Condoleezza Rice to discuss important issues facing students and parents in our nation’s schools — including the need to protect parents' rights to be fully and actively involved in their children’s education.

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Senator Tim Scott Supports Parents’ Voices in Education

Friday | October 29, 2021

WASHINGTON  – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined a resolution led by Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.), supporting parents’ rights to be fully and actively involved in the education of their children. Recently, President Joe Biden and his administration have politicized and weaponized the Justice Department, threatening to use federal law enforcement resources to intimidate and silence parents who speak out to protect their children’s education from far-left influences. Biden’s dangerous tactics are a clear violation on parents’ rights of free speech.

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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Spring 2022 Internships

Wednesday | October 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is now accepting applications for internships in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices for the spring 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. 

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Scott Slams Democrats’ Partisan Approach to Spending Package

Tuesday | October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee executive session, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) slammed Democrats for their unwillingness to work across the aisle on the largest spending package in the nation’s history.

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Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Block Democrats’ IRS Snooping Proposal

Thursday | October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and his Republican colleagues introduced the “Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act,” a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats’ plan to give the agency access to transaction information of virtually every American.

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Scott Joins Colleagues to Defend Freedoms of Speech and Religion

Thursday | October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined an amicus brief led by Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) along with 11 senators and 14 members of Congress in support of Coach Joe Kennedy in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. The brief asks the Supreme Court to review and subsequently reverse the Ninth Circuit’s decision that allowed Coach Kennedy to be fired for silently kneeling and praying after school football games. Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) is co-leading the brief for the House. 

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ICYMI: Scott Talks Dems’ Spending and IRS Plans, Police Reform on America’s Newsroom

Wednesday | October 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino on Fox News to discuss how the Democrats’ reckless spending spree, and their plan to pay for it by enlarging the IRS, will harm American families. He also pushed back on efforts to nationalize and defund law enforcement.

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Scott: Democrats' IRS Snooping Plan Hurts Americans Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Tuesday | October 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) spoke out against the Democrats' plans to give the IRS access to the bank information of virtually every American during a Senate Banking Committee hearing and a Senate GOP press conference.  

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Senator Scott Calls Out Biden CBP Nominee for Refusing to Acknowledge the Border Crisis

Tuesday | October 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) questioned Chris Magnus, President Biden’s nominee to head U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), at a Senate Finance Committee hearing. Senator Scott challenged Magnus’ refusal to call the situation at the southern border a crisis, despite record high illegal border crossings in the last year.

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Scott Statement on the Passing of General Powell

Monday | October 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the passing of General Colin Powell.

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Scott, Sinema Lead Effort to Protect Medicare Advantage

Friday | October 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) led 11 of their colleagues in a letter urging Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to protect the Medicare Advantage (MA) program from payment cuts being floated in the Senate.

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Scott Joins Colleagues on Comprehensive Afghanistan Legislation

Thursday | October 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 28 of his colleagues in supporting the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act, legislation to address the outstanding issues related to the administration’s rushed and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Scott, Colleagues Oppose Democrat Plan to Make the SBA a Direct Lender

Wednesday | October 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Small Business Committee Chair Ben Cardin, and House Small Business Committee Chair Nydia Velázquez warning against their plan to make the Small Business Administration (SBA) a direct lender through their $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan.

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