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 Aug 7, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Tim Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 13 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. 1099 (116th): 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
Does 13 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:
Recently Introduced Bills
Scott recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 4753: A bill to allow the use of unspent educational funds under the American …
- S. 4746: Solidify Iran Sanctions Act of 2022
- S. 4406: Advancing Auto-Portability Act of 2022
- S. 4389: COI Elimination Act
- S. 4264: Advancing Integration in Medicare and Medicaid (AIM) Act
- S.Res. 625: A resolution congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and leaders of charter schools across …
- S. 4110: Primary Regulators of Insurance Vote Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Aug 2022, Scott missed 54 of 3,330 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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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