Sen. Tim Scott

Senator from South Carolina, Republican

Scott, a Republican, has been the junior senator from South Carolina since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016).

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



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Scott for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Tim Scott sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (56%) Taxation (12%) Education (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Scott missed 29 of 1,141 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: