Nov 05 2009

There are simply not the votes to pass this bill through the Senate. If the Boxer bill were to come to the Senate floor as written, I would vote 'No.'


I will continue to work on ways we can combine our need to become more energy independent with our need to reduce carbon pollution. I believe there is a pathway forward - if we choose to take it -- that makes us more energy independent, creates sound environmental policy, promotes job creation and frees our nation from dependency on foreign oil.


Nov 05 2009


WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today released a letter from 150 family members of the 9/11 attacks in support of the Graham Amendment.



The Graham Amendment would prohibit the Obama Administration from trying anyone accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks on America in federal district court (Article III Courts). Graham supports the use of military commissions instead.


Oct 28 2009


We are proud to be part of the Boeing team. We intend to be a good partner and greatly look forward to having an expanded Boeing footprint in South Carolina. Seattle remains the home of Boeing and we look forward to working closely with them in the years ahead. Today’s announcement is proof positive that South Carolina is a great place to do business.


Oct 22 2009

Graham Votes Against Defense Authorization Bill

Opposes Inclusion of Hate Crimes Provision


WASHINGON – U.S Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement regarding his opposition to the Defense Authorization bill.  Graham is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.


Oct 08 2009


WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators have written to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell encouraging them to “set aside time” for Senate action on several bipartisan bills strengthening the Obama Administration’s position when dealing with Iran. 


 


The senators include Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Joe Lieberman (ID-Connecticut), and John McCain (R-Arizona).


Oct 07 2009

Senator Graham and Others Praise Action to Protect Safety of U.S. Troops

Senators Graham, Lieberman and Representatives Conaway, Shuler Call for Swift Passage of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Representatives Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) today applauded the action of the conferees on the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to give the Secretary of Defense the ability to protect American troops and civilians by preventing the release of photos of past abuse of detainees in U.S. custody.  The Senate unanimously passed this legislation, which was introduced by Senators Lieberman and Graham, as an amendment to the Senate’s Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, and Representatives Conaway and Shuler have sponsored similar legislation in the House.  The sponsors thanked the conferees for including this vital measure in the conference report:


Sep 22 2009

WASHINGTON – United States Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Congressman Henry Brown (R-South Carolina) today released this statement on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo.

Sep 17 2009


President Obama’s decision to abandon the missile defense shield is a strategic mistake.  The missile defense program is directed at dealing with a rogue missile attack from the Middle East, particularly Iran.  A rogue missile attack into Europe puts American service men and women, and our European allies, at risk.  Scrapping this program makes it easier for extremists in the Middle East to hold portions of the world hostage.