Dec 07 2009


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on news today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will declare carbon dioxide a health hazard.   The EPA is acting pursuant to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 decision Massachusetts v. EPA, where the Court ruled carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should be regulated as pollutants under the Clean Air Act. 


Dec 07 2009


WASHINGTON – United States Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) last week introduced their ‘Loser Pays’ legislation as an amendment to the health care bill.  The amendment would decrease the number of frivolous lawsuits that increase the cost of medical care for all Americans.


Nov 30 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) applauded today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that would have required the Department of Defense to release photographs of detainees that could have endangered the safety of U.S. service members and civilians serving abroad. 

Nov 23 2009


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after the Department of Energy announced up to $45 million in grants to Clemson University for a wind energy test facility.  The facility will enhance the performance, durability and reliability of utility-scale wind turbines.


Nov 21 2009


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said he will vote against cloture on the Democratic health care bill.  The vote is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. tonight.


Nov 20 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the health care legislation unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) late Wednesday.

Nov 18 2009

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the nomination of Judge David F. Hamilton to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


In June, Graham voted against the Hamilton nomination in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Late yesterday, Graham voted against bringing the nomination to a final Senate vote. The motion passed by a vote of 70-29.


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.