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 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.
Read our 2019 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jul 2, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tim Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1099: 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
- S. 2498: Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act
- S. 1685: Credit Score Competition Act of 2017
- S. 666: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.
- H.R. 5739 (112th): Former Charleston Naval Base Land Exchange Act of 2012
Does 6 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:
Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Health (20%) Education (18%) Taxation (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Labor and Employment (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (3%)
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4209: Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
- S. 4001: Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
- S. 3985: JUSTICE Act
- S. 3876: A bill to make a technical correction relating to the treatment of refunds ...
- S. 3873: Walter Scott Notification Act of 2020
- S. 3772: Protecting Our Seniors from the Pandemic Act
- S. 3451: FASTER Act of 2020
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2020, Scott missed 40 of 2,316 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: