Dec 12 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott’s (R-South Carolina) legislation – The South Carolina Peanut Parity Act – passed the Senate and the House of Representatives as a part of the conference report to the 2018 Farm Bill.

This provision will put an individual from South Carolina on the Peanut Standards Board at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The legislation will now go to President Trump’s desk where it is expected to be signed into law.

Graham and Scott, along with South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson, noted that even though South Carolina has the fourth largest peanut industry in the country, the state is not represented on the Peanut Standards Board. The board, created by the 2002 farm bill, advises USDA on proper standards for peanut quality and handling.

“As growers of our state’s official snack, South Carolina peanut farmers deserve a say in matters that affect their livelihood. I’m proud to work with my colleagues, Senator Scott and Congressman Wilson, on this important bill to ensure South Carolina’s peanut farmers get adequate representation at USDA,” said Graham.  “I appreciate and look forward to President Trump signing this provision into law.”

“Ensuring South Carolina peanut farmers have a seat at the table is incredibly important,” Scott said. “I want to thank Senator Graham for working together on this important bill, and I look forward to sharing some South Carolina boiled peanuts with our colleagues soon!”

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Dec 08 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today issued this statement on the nomination of General Mark Milley to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and thanked the outgoing Chairman General Joseph Dunford for his dedicated service to our nation.

Dec 05 2018

Senate Measure Holds Saudi Crown Prince Accountable for Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

MBS also held accountable for atrocities in Yemen, blockade of Qatar, use of force to intimidate rivals

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Dianne Feinstein (D-California), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), Todd Young (R-Indiana) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware) today introduced a Senate Resolution that holds Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman accountable for contributing to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the blockade of Qatar, the jailing of political dissidents within Saudi Arabia, the use of force to intimidate rivals, and the abhorrent and unjustified killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Nov 26 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today issued this statement on the state of immigration reform in light of members of migrant caravans attempting to rush the southern border.