Tim (Tim) Scott (R)

US Senator Tim Scott

Tim (Tim) Scott (R)
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Capitol: 855.425.6324
FAX: 202.228.5143
District: 843.727.4525
Room 104 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4005
1901 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201-2443
Residence:Charleston, SC

Committee Assignments

RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
RM MemberSenate Special Committee on Aging
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Sickle Cell Disease
Co-ChairSenate Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
Co-ChairCongressional ENGINE Caucus
Co-ChairDiversifying Technology Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Economic Policy
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
Co-ChairCongressional Study Group on Germany
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Foster Youth
MemberSenate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberSenate Auto Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
FC MemberSenate Financial Innovation Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Health Care
MemberSenate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
Co-ChairCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberSenate Tea Party Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Education Innovation and Opportunity (School Choice)
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus


As a leader on tax reform, education and job training, and innovative ideas to reinvest in our nation's distressed communities, United States Senator Tim Scott brings a unique perspective to the United States Senate. Growing up mired in poverty in a single parent household, Tim says that he is living his mother's American Dream, and through his Opportunity Agenda works every single day to ensure every American family has the opportunity to succeed. Senator Scott has served the great state of South Carolina in the U.S. Senate since 2013, and brings with him a mission to positively affect the lives of a billion people with the message of hope and opportunity. Growing up poor in a single-parent household in North Charleston, South Carolina, Tim watched his single mother work 16-hour days as a nurse's assistant to keep him and his brother afloat. As a freshman in high school, Tim nearly failed out, flunking four classes. However, the next year, he met his mentor named John Moniz who shared life-changing ideas and the basic principles of business with Tim. Through hard work, education, innovation, and with the discipline his mother gave him, he began the process of turning his life around. The lessons gleaned from his mentor still guide Tim today- you can think your way out of poverty, and financial independence is a stepping-stone for success. Having a job is a good thing, but creating jobs is a great thing. An unbridled optimist, Tim believes that despite our current challenges, our nation's brightest days are ahead of us. During his time in office, he has been a tireless advocate for creating more opportunities for families living paycheck-to-paycheck and helping children who are mired in poverty have access to quality education. He launched his Opportunity Agenda, a legislative package aimed at achieving these goals, as well as the Senate Opportunity Coalition, a group of Senators committed to helping those in need. Tim also knows that in order for our nation to prosper, we must get our spending and national debt under control. He has sponsored balanced budget amendments throughout his time in Congress, and will continue working to restore fiscal sanity in Washington. Prior to public service, Tim built a successful small business of his own. He was first elected to Charleston County Council, to the South Carolina State House, and the U.S. House of Representatives. In January 2013, Tim was sworn in as a United States Senator from South Carolina, and was re-elected in January 2017.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 9/19/1965