Read our 2018 Report Card for Scott.
Scott is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Scott has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tim Scott sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Chair, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
- Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
Senate Committee on Finance
- Chair, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- Member, Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
- Member, Subcommittee on Health Care
- Member, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Scott was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1099: Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil asset forfeiture Tools Act
- S. 2465 (115th): Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018
- S. 2498: Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act
- S. 1685: Credit Score Competition Act of 2017
- S. 666: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.
- H.R. 5739 (112th): Former Charleston Naval Base Land Exchange Act of 2012
Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Education (21%) Taxation (19%) Health (19%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%) Labor and Employment (3%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (3%)
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 373: A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2019 as “Sickle Cell ...
- S. 2248: HEROES Act
- S. 2160: CO ALERTS Act of 2019
- S. 2126: PROMISE Act
- S. 2088: Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act
- S. 2015: Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act
- S. 1989: PAID Act
From Jan 2013 to Nov 2019, Scott missed 35 of 2,114 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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