BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
|United States Senator|
from South Carolina
January 2, 2013
Serving with Lindsey Graham
|Preceded by||Jim DeMint|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 1st district
January 3, 2011 – January 2, 2013
|Preceded by||Henry Brown|
|Succeeded by||Mark Sanford|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives|
from the 117th district
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Tom Dantzler|
|Succeeded by||Bill Crosby|
|Member of the Charleston County Council|
from the 3rd district
February 8, 1995 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||R. Keith Summey|
|Succeeded by||Elliott Summey|
|Born||Timothy Eugene Scott|
September 19, 1965
North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||Presbyterian College|
Charleston Southern University
Early life, education, and business career
Charleston County Council (1995–2008)
- Economic Development Committee (Chair)
South Carolina House of Representatives (2009–2011)
- Labor, Commerce and Industry
- Ways and Means
United States House of Representatives (2011–2013)
- Taxes and spending – Scott believes that federal spending and taxes should be reduced, with a Balanced Budget Amendment and the FairTax respectively being implemented for spending and taxes.
- Health care – Scott believes the 2010 health care reform law should be repealed. Scott states that the health care in the U.S. is one of the greatest in the world,stating that people all over the world come to study in American medical schools, waiting lists are rare, and Americans are able to choose their insurance, providers, and course of treatment. Scott supports an alternative to the health care bill that he says keeps these benefits while controlling costs by reforming the medical tort system by having a limit on non-economic damages and by reforming Medicare. In January 2014 Scott signed an amicus brief in support of Senator Ron Johnson's legal challengeagainst the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Affordable Care Act ruling.
- Earmarks – Scott opposes earmarks, and yet he successfully advocated for federal funds for a Charleston harbor dredging project estimated at $300 million.
- Economic development – He supports infrastructure development and public works for his district. He opposes restrictions on deepwater oil drilling.
- Social issues – Scott describes himself as pro-life. Scott supports adult and cord blood stem cell research. He opposes embryonic stem cell research funded by taxpayers. He opposes the creation of human embryos for experimentation. and opposes assisted suicide. Scott opposes same-sex marriage.
- Immigration – Scott supports federal legislation that is similar to the Arizona law, Arizona SB 1070. He supports strengthening penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. He also promotes cultural assimilation by making English the official language in the government, and by requiring new immigrants to learn English.
- Labor – Scott introduced a bill which would deny food stamps to families whose incomes were lowered to the point of eligibility because a family member was participating in a labor strike.
- Foreign Policy – Scott advocates a continued military presence in Afghanistan and believes an early withdrawal will benefit Al-Qaeda. He also views Iran as the world's most dangerous country and believes that the US should aid pro-democracy groups there. Scott opposed the 2011 military intervention in Libya.
- Police body cameras – After the Shooting of Walter Scott (no relation), Scott urged the Senate to hold hearings on police body cameras.
- H.R. 698, a bill to deauthorize funding for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-care related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, introduced February 14, 2011
- H.R. 937, a bill to reduce the federal corporate income tax from 35% to 23%, introduced March 4, 2011
- H.R. 1976, a bill to provide that an employer's expression or written dissemination of views, argument, or opinion regarding the costs associated with collective bargaining, work stoppages, or strikes shall not constitute an unfair labor practice if such expression contains no threat of reprisal or force or promise of benefit, introduced May 24, 2011
- H.R. 2587, a bill to deny the National Labor Relations Board the power to 1) require employers to restore or reinstate any work, product, production line, or equipment, 2) rescind any relocation, transfer, subcontracting, outsourcing, or other change regarding the location, entity, or employer who shall be engaged in production or other business operations, or 3) require any employer to make an initial or additional investment at a particular plant, facility, or location, introduced September 15, 2011
- H.R. 2810, a bill to prohibit labor organizations from prohibiting their members from selecting individuals to collectively bargain on their behalf, introduced August 5, 2011
- H.R. 4015, a bill to repeal the Conservation Stewardship Program, introduced February 13, 2012
United States Senate
- Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
- Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet (Ranking Member)
- Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion
- Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
- Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
- Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Special Committee on Aging
|General election 2008 – South Carolina General Assembly 117th District|
|Republican Primary – 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina|
|Republican||Clark B Parker||6,769||8.37|
|Republican Primary Runoff – 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina|
|2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina Elections|