This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - June 15, 2022

This Week in Washington, Spotlight Edition - June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is a rising star in Washington, and that’s acknowledged by people on both sides of the aisle. His intellect, communication skills, and uncommon common sense have made him a quiet leader on all the committees on which he serves – Finance; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Small Business – and on the Floor of the Senate.

He often talks about his goal to positively impact lives. His signature achievement was the creation of Opportunity Zones, which became part of the 2017 tax reform legislation. Opportunity Zones have brought billions of dollars in private investment into distressed areas throughout our country, which in turn has brought jobs, hope, and new opportunities for millions of Americans.

Senator Scott is a former small business owner, having operated an insurance agency in Charleston. He is in his second term in the Senate, and previously served on the Charleston Country Council, the South Carolina House of Representatives, and the U.S. House of Representatives before being sworn into the U.S. Senate in 2013.

Congressman Erik Paulsen sat down with Senator Scott to talk about the viability of the American Dream through access to education and the Senator’s commitment to Opportunity Zones as a vehicle for positive change. Senator Scott also talked about the headwinds facing small businesses, how funding reform is inextricably intertwined with criminal justice reform, and why we must address supply chain issues through infrastructure investments.

Watch this relatively short interview, and you’ll see why Senator Tim Scott is a rising star.

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