Sen. Tim Scott

Senator from South Carolina, Republican

Scott, a Republican, is the junior senator from South Carolina and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2022).

He was previously the representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district (2011-2012).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Scott.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Scott has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Scott is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Tim Scott sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Scott was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (48%) Taxation (17%) Education (10%) Labor and Employment (7%) Health (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Scott’s Vote Vote Description
No H.J.Res. 117 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Sep 13, 2012. Passed 329/91.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Yea H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Nay H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
No S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.R. 1473 (112th): Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Apr 14, 2011. Passed 260/167.
Aye H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 15, 2011. Passed 271/158.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Apr 2017, Scott missed 29 of 1,270 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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