March 8, 2024

Dear Friend,

Welcome back to my Week in Review newsletter. Please remember to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube for regular updates on how I am serving the people of South Carolina!

Last night, President Biden gave his annual State of the Union speech, and it was out of step with the reality Americans are facing. The President turned a blind eye to his border crisis, broken economy, and foreign policy disasters, instead blaming the other side of the aisle for his own failures.

Earlier this week, I was proud to continue leading efforts to highlight the illegal migrant crisis, support our farmers, and hold the Biden administration accountable. It is the highest honor of my life to represent South Carolina in Congress, and I will always work toward solutions for the challenges Americans experience every day.

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

Psalms 27: 13-14

The Week In Review

Being Honest with the American People


Watch my statement on the State of the Union here.

During his State of the Union address this week, President Biden, once again, tried to spin a narrative that our country’s economy, our world’s stability, and our southern border are all fine. Americans know better – they live the reality of his state of the union every day. What the American people really needed to hear from him was “I’m sorry.” Instead, the President doubled down on the failed policies that have fueled these crises.

I am optimistic that our nation can and will move forward, but the Biden administration owes it to the American people to tell us the truth. 

Read my statement on the State of the Union speech here.

Exposing the Economic Impact of Mass Illegal Immigration


Watch my opening statement here.

At this week’s Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, I highlighted the harsh economic reality that Americans across the country are facing and urged the Chair to commit to transparency and accountability while deciding key economic policy.

As the committee’s top Republican, I also called on the Federal Reserve to remain focused on economic priorities instead of political priorities. Pressing Chair Powell on his recent remarks on immigration, I emphasized that illegal immigration, especially at the rates our country is currently experiencing, has a negative impact on the economy and wages.  

Read more about the Banking hearing here.

Helping Farmers and Lowering Food Prices

Last year, when the Biden administration’s Department of Labor announced a regulation that would raise American farmers’ labor costs and consequently, grocery costs nationwide, I fought tooth and nail against it.  

We can’t afford to run our farmers out of business. That’s why this year, I am championing the Supporting Farm Operations Act to continue my fight to lower spiraling labor costs for farmers and record high food prices.  It’s important that we support our farmers, secure our food chain, and bring down prices for every American.

Read more about the Supporting Farm Operations Act here

Deporting Illegal Migrants with DUIs

We’ve seen time and again that instead of protecting American citizens, the Biden administration has chosen to protect the illegal immigrants who have broken the law, even refusing to deport illegal immigrants with a record. 

This week, I joined my Senate colleagues in introducing the Protect Our Communities From DUIs Act, which prevents illegal migrants who have committed a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense from entering the U.S. and automatically deports illegal migrants who commit a DUI within the United States. It is time Congress comes together to put the American people, and the safety of our communities, above all else.

Read more about the Protect Our Communities From DUIs Act here

Making Waves

Washington Examiner: Tim Scott to force vote to overturn new SEC climate disclosure rule

I’m sharing the following article from the Washington Examiner detailing my efforts to push back on the Biden administration’s latest effort to impose its radical climate agenda on American businesses. The regulation – that is coming from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – will bury businesses in paperwork, raise costs for consumers, and stifle economic opportunity. That’s why I’ll be challenging this regulation in the Senate. Read more about my efforts here.

Here’s an excerpt: “'The last time I checked, the SEC is a securities regulator that does not employ climate scientists, and it clearly has acted without regard to the onerous burdens placed on businesses of all sizes — a blatant disregard that will harm Main Street the most,' Scott said. 'This is federal overreach at its worst, and as the lead Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, I intend to utilize the Congressional Review Act to fight this rule and protect economic opportunity for all Americans.'”

Read the full article in the Washington Examiner here.

Palmetto Pride

This week, I’m spilling the sweet tea on Rock Hill Schools as they become the first schools in South Carolina to launch a special “Leader in Me” program. This initiative is doing great work by teaching students valuable life skills including how to be proactive and think critically. I’m thrilled to see young leaders being trained and mentored so the Palmetto State continues to thrive for generations to come!

Read more about Rock Hill’s “Leader in Me” initiative here

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