Jan 27 2011

Judge Henry Floyd is a solid choice who will serve the people of the 4th Circuit well.  I’ve known him for years and know he is a respected lawyer who understands the role of a judge.

Jan 26 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today co-sponsored legislation introduced by his colleague Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) to fully repeal Obamacare.  Thirty-six Senators have already signed on as cosponsors of the legislation. 

“I appreciate Jim’s hard work on this issue,” said Graham.  “Obamacare is a financial disaster for our nation.  It raises costs, lowers the quality of care, shifts a new unfunded mandate onto the states, and will result in health care rationing.  We are committed to repealing Obamacare.” 

Graham noted that next week he will introduce, along with Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), a different approach to repealing Obamacare.  States like South Carolina would be allowed to ‘Opt-Out’ of the major provisions of Obamacare – the individual mandate, business mandate, and expansion of Medicaid. 

“Whether it’s an outright repeal, a state-based ‘opt-out’, delaying implementation of its major provisions, or withholding funding, we will use every tool in the toolbox to repeal and replace Obamacare,” concluded Graham. 


Jan 12 2011

Governor Haley is off to a very good start.  Her inaugural address set the right tone, encouraging cooperation where possible and presenting an optimistic view of our state’s future during difficult times.

Dec 22 2010

"I fear the Obama Administration will blink when the Russians object to our future missile defense plans.  To this day, the Russians continue to claim that the Treaty has tied our hands when it comes to deployment of all four stages of strategic missile defense. 

"The Senate debate was supposed to be the time to clear up these points of contention and confusion.  Unfortunately, efforts to do so were defeated.  The Treaty was jammed through the lame duck without adequate review and with limited amendments..."

Dec 18 2010

I am very disappointed such a major policy change was jammed through the lame duck Congress without the ability to offer one single amendment.  This is truly not the way to make such a major change to U.S. military policy.

Dec 15 2010

I cannot support the Omnibus spending bill as it increases the size of government when people want to see government become smaller and more efficient. It is full of unnecessary spending which grows the federal government. It also includes more than $1 billion directed toward implementing Obamacare.

Dec 14 2010

I have long believed it was absolutely imperative all of the tax cuts be extended. Under this agreement no business or family will see their taxes go up at the start of 2011, as it extends the Bush tax cuts to stay in place for another two years.

Dec 09 2010

This decision, where the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort receives the nation’s most advanced fighter, will ensure that MCAS Beaufort will be a viable and integral part of the Marine Corps and our national defense as far as the eye can see.  Christmas came early this year.

Dec 09 2010

“Today’s cynical vote on the DREAM Act, along with a series of other votes, convinces me that the Democratic leadership in the Senate does not get the message from the last election. They care more about politics than policy in a variety of areas, including illegal immigration.”

Dec 08 2010

"In the final days of this legislative session, it appears Majority Leader Harry Reid is searching for a way to expand internet gambling in the United States.  I oppose any federal legislation that would force South Carolina to accept legalized gaming."