Scott is the junior senator from South Carolina and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Scott is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.
Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Jul 27, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tim Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 578: FASTER Act of 2021
- S. 461 (116th): HBCU PARTNERS Act
- S. 4209 (116th): Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
- S. 4001 (116th): Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
- S. 2160 (116th): CO ALERTS Act of 2019
- S. 1805 (116th): Better Tools for Healthy Living Act
- S. 1099 (116th): Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil asset forfeiture Tools Act
Does 12 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:
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2417: A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to clarify Federal law ...
- S. 2348: Golden-preneurship Act
- S. 2173: Promoting Responsible and Effective Virtual Experiences through Novel Technology to Deliver Improved Access ...
- S. 2153: Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act
- S. 2082: MADE in America Act
- S. 1838: Building Credit Access for Veterans Act of 2021
- S.Res. 230: A resolution congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and leaders of charter schools across ...
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2021, Scott missed 44 of 2,762 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% 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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