May 02 2011

“It should be clearly understood that there is no safe hiding spot for those who harm the American people.  Those who act against our nation will be relentlessly pursued and they will be brought to justice.  Today’s announcement has been a long time coming and like all Americans, I’m very glad justice has been served.”

Apr 28 2011

“The escalating crackdown by Bashar al Assad's regime against the Syrian people has reached a decisive point. By following the path of Moammar Qaddafi and deploying military forces to crush peaceful demonstrations, Assad and those loyal to him have lost the legitimacy to remain in power in Syria. We urge President Obama to state unequivocally -- as he did in the case of Qaddafi and Mubarak -- that it is time for Assad to go."

Apr 27 2011

“The sum total of these picks is that the President has chosen experienced people with unique capabilities to serve our nation at a dangerous time.  This team will provide the leadership to help make our nation safer.  I could not be more pleased with these selections.  I hope these nominees receive swift approval by the United States Senate.”

Apr 20 2011

This is one of the worst examples of unelected bureaucrats doing the bidding of special interest groups that I’ve ever seen.  In this case, the NLRB is doing the bidding of the unions at great cost to South Carolina and our nation’s economy. 

Apr 15 2011

I appreciate the effort to try to reduce overall spending for Fiscal Year 2011.  However, when this bill was closely examined it did not live up to the billing of making significant reductions in spending.  In addition, the legislation also failed to provide the authority needed for the Port of Charleston to move forward with plans to deepen the harbor.  I could not say, in good conscience, this was a good budget when it came to spending reductions or job creation.  However, it is now time to move on to the 2012 budget where I hope we’ll make serious efforts to get our nation out of debt and create 21st Century jobs.

Apr 13 2011

Social Security is coming unraveled and it must be preserved.  Our plan saves Social Security and will be significant down-payment on comprehensive entitlement reform.  I’ve been involved in Social Security reform since my election to the Senate in 2002.  I’m quite familiar with the scare tactics and know first-hand the demagoguery that is sure to come our way.  But the American people know the problems facing Social Security are real and must be addressed.  Every year we delay, the solutions get more difficult and the consequences of inaction become more dramatic.  It’s time for action.

Apr 08 2011

“I will refund my salary to the Bureau of the Public Debt within the U.S. Department of Treasury,” said Graham.  “Our brave men and women serving in uniform will not get paid during the shutdown. I believe Members of Congress should think twice about putting their way of life before those who fight to protect it."