Friday, May 2, 2014

Weekly Update from Senator Tim Scott

Thank you for subscribing to my e-newsletter.  I appreciate being able to share news and updates with you directly.  Friends and family can sign up to receive them here.
Demanding Action on the Keystone XL Pipeline
President Obama has had 5 years to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and bring much-needed jobs to the United States, but he continues to stall.  This past week, I joined 55 of my colleagues on a bill that would give Congress the authority to finally approve the pipeline, cutting out the politics that are being played with this important energy measure.
I spoke on the Senate floor in support of American energy independence and finally building the Keystone XL Pipeline.  You can watch below.
                                                                                 Click above to watch
Keeping our Promise to South Carolina
South Carolina agreed to have a mixed oxide nuclear fuel (MOX) plant built in our state at the Savannah River Site in order to fulfill an international treaty to dispose of 68 metric tons of weapons grade nuclear material —not to allow it to sit half-finished while dangerous radioactive material is stored in the state.
Through letters to President Obama and DoE Secretary Moniz as well as multiple meetings with Secretary Moniz, joint efforts have been successful in keeping construction of the plant going through the end of this fiscal year.  It has been an integral part of agreements with Russia and other countries, and will be used to produce nuclear fuel that can be part of an effective “all of the above” strategy for American energy.
Read more about what is happening with the MOX plant in South Carolina here.
Obamacare Must Go
My stance on Obamacare hasn’t changed, and with the confirmation hearing for Sylvia Burwell as the President’s new Department of Health and Human Services Secretary this coming week, we have an opportunity to ask some very important questions.   Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with sensible reforms, and it seems unlikely that Secretary Burwell or anyone else could fix the mess this bad legislation has made.    In case you missed it, you can read the guest post I wrote for Red State here.
For daily updates on my work in Washington, you can follow me on Facebooktwitter, Youtube, and Instagram
It is an honor to represent you in the United States Sunday, and my staff and I stand ready to assist you in any way we can.  Please do not hesitate to contact my office with questions, comments, or suggestions.

Tim Scott





2500 City Hall Lane, 3rd Floor Suite
North Charleston, SC 29406

T (843) 727-4525
(855) 802-9355

1301 Gervais Street, Suite 825
Columbia, SC 29201

T (803) 771-6112
F (855) 802-9355

40 W. Broad Street, Suite 320
Greenville, SC 29601

T (864) 233-5366
F (855) 802-9355

Washington Office:
167 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

T (202) 224-6121
F (202) 228-5143




No comments:

Post a Comment