Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-06

Contact: Meghan Snyder, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) addressed an excited crowd of conservative activists at CPAC 2014 – a celebration of 50 years of the ACU and America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists. 

Senator Scott received a warm welcome and discussed part of his new Opportunity Agenda. He spoke with fervor about the issues of school choice. He addressed school by saying, "They should be free to choose home school, public school, charter schools, parochial schools. It should be the parents' choice. When the parents have a choice, the kids have a chance." 

"I believe the best is yet to come. We will remain focused on the American people," Scott closed. 

The Honorable Tim Scott is a U.S. Senator from South Carolina. Since his election in 2012, he has launched his Opportunity Agenda, a new way forward including robust initiatives that give our students and workers the greatest chance to succeed. His agenda will empower Americans through economic freedom and high-quality education. This includes tax reform to increase economic freedom and expanding school choice so every child has a chance at a quality education. Senator Scott is also working to find ways to help redevelop our poorest areas without pushing current residents out, to bring down energy costs that consume a quarter of after-tax income for families making $30,000 or less, and to ensure that those who want to attend college can do so without incurring debilitating debt. Senator Scott also continues his work to get our national spending under control. In his first hundred days, he worked with colleagues to introduce a Balanced Budget Amendment.

CPAC is taking place March 6-8, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, offering three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values.

For additional information, download the official CPAC 2014 app by clicking here, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at @CPACnews and #CPAC2014.

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For 50 years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.

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