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).

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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 (55%) Taxation (12%) Education (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Scott’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
May 13, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Scott missed 29 of 1,147 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: