Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Tim Scott

Sen. Tim Scott

Republican, South Carolina
Office 202-224-6121 | @SenatorTimScott | Facebook

C

Grade

1

Vote for Children

6

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

5

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Scott represents a state with a child poverty rate of 22.6 percent. 9.6 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 18.3 percent are food insecure, and 4.7 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Scott has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 5 bills to help children. Sen. Scott has taken 5 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Scott has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted against H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1583 the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1752 the A PLUS Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2416 the Economic Mobility, Prosperity, and Opportunity with Waivers that Enable Reforms for States Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2630 the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2913 the Protecting Critical Services for Mothers and Babies Act.

  • co-sponsored S.317 the ACE Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3679 the Newborn CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3841 the A bill to protect 2020 recovery rebates for individuals from assignment or garnishment, and for other purposes..

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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