Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina Will Deliver Republican Address to the Nation
WASHINGTON D.C. — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced today U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the Joint Session of Congress next Wednesday April 28:
“Senator Tim Scott is not just one of the strongest leaders in our Senate Republican Conference. He is one of the most inspiring and unifying leaders in our nation. As Sen. Scott likes to say, he is living his mother’s American dream, and he has dedicated his career to creating more opportunity for our fellow citizens who need it most. Nobody is better at communicating why far-left policies fail working Americans. Senate Republicans are looking forward to this address from our distinguished colleague,” Leader McConnell said.
“I couldn’t be more proud as a friend, as a Republican, and as an American to have Senator Tim Scott deliver the Republican response to President Biden’s address next week. He is a conservative optimist with the right vision for a stronger, more united country. Today’s Republican Party is a growing coalition of working Americans who value freedom in pursuit of the American dream. No member in Congress epitomizes the essence of today’s Republican Party more than my friend and colleague Senator Scott,” Leader McCarthy said.
“I’m excited and honored for this opportunity to address the nation,” Senator Scott said. “We face serious challenges on multiple fronts, but I am as confident as I have ever been in the promise and potential of America. I look forward to having an honest conversation with the American people and sharing Republicans’ optimistic vision for expanding opportunity and empowering working families.”
Senator Tim Scott has served South Carolina in the U.S. Senate since 2013. Tim grew up in a poor, single-parent household in North Charleston, but a determined mom and a dedicated mentor helped him improve his grades, graduate from college, and build a successful small business. Before the Senate, public service brought Tim Scott to the Charleston City Council, the South Carolina House of Representatives, and the U.S. House of Representatives.
In Washington, Senator Scott is a national leader on efforts to bring more opportunity to every American family. His signature legislation creating Opportunity Zones was included in the once-in-a-generation tax reform package that became law in 2017. He plays a leading role in issues from improving education to workforce development to racial justice. In June 2020, his major police reform and anti-lynching proposal, the JUSTICE Act, was blocked by a filibuster from Senate Democrats.