Jan 19 2012

I am a strong supporter of protecting intellectual property rights, which is vital to the American economy.  Online piracy is a direct threat to the competing principles of copyright protection and web freedom. 

Jan 06 2012

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), John Thune (R-South Dakota), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska), Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina), Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), and Representative Kay Granger (R-Texas) will travel to Africa from January 5-13.

The delegation will conduct oversight of Department of Defense, Department of State, and USAID activities in Africa. The congressional delegation trip seeks to understand the impact of U.S. sponsored counter-terrorism programs and projects relating to health, economic development, and strengthened trade relationships with African nations.


Jan 05 2012

We have built the finest military in the history of the world, and a strong national defense is the number one priority of the federal government.  I realize our current budget situation demands that everything, including defense, be on the table for some level of spending reductions.

Jan 04 2012

The NLRB has become an out-of-control rogue bureaucracy.  President Obama, by empowering this agency rather than reforming it, is making job creation even more difficult.  I will continue to do everything in my power to put the brakes on the NLRB as currently constructed.

Dec 19 2011

From a historical perspective, Kim John-il's reign was one of terror, oppression, and brutality to his own people.  I hope the Administration will signal to our allies in South Korea and Japan that we will stand behind them as power is transferred in Noth Korea.  Anytime you have a vacuum in an unstable place like North Korea, it is dangerous for the world at large.

Dec 17 2011

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson today made this statement on the breakthrough port deepening provisions included in the year-end spending bill that passed the Senate this morning by a 67-32 vote.  Ports in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina both have harbor deepening projects they continue to push forward to prepare for the larger ships that will be coming through Panama Canal beginning in 2014.

Dec 16 2011

Under the old system, South Carolina was shut out because we were not included in the President's 2012 budget.  Now, as a result of my language, Charleston will be eligible to receive federal funding to continue our deepening study.  Until the study is complete we cannot transition into actual construction on deepening the harbor.  We essentially had no chance to compete for funding.  These changes in federal law will give us the opportunity to move forward.