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."

Nov 18 2010

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has been named co-chairman of the 97 member Senate National Guard Caucus.  He replaces retiring Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri).

Nov 17 2010

While I respect the judgment of the court, I'm deeply disappointed in the verdict.  We are at war with Al Qaeda. Members of the organization, and their associates, should be treated as warriors, not common criminals. We put our nation at risk by criminalizing the war.  Going forward, I once again strongly encourage the Obama Administration to use military commissions to prosecute enemy combatants, particularly the 9/11 conspirators like Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Nov 16 2010

As a long-time supporter of earmark reform, I will vote in support of the moratorium. Some earmarks, like the Bridge to Nowhere, have rightfully left Americans angry about how Washington spends their hard-earned tax dollars on projects which serve little, if any, purpose. The earmark moratorium will help ensure projects like these are not allowed to slip through the Congress again.


Nov 10 2010

"From my point of view, the formation of the government is within sight, and possible sooner, rather than later.  But we’ve got to remember what this opportunity presents for Iraq.  It’s a chance to solidify this country’s future for decades to come.  A lot of blood and treasure has been spent to get us to this moment.  So I have urged every Iraqi leader to think about the future of your country in broad terms, not narrow terms..."

Nov 03 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passing of Bob Fulton, the longtime voice of the South Carolina Gamecocks.


“Bob Fulton’s passing is not just a blow to Gamecock Nation, but something that will be mourned by all South Carolinians who love college athletics. 

“There was nothing more exciting than to listen to Bob Fulton describe the trials and tribulations of the South Carolina Gamecocks.  He had one of the most recognizable voices in the state and an unmatched passion for the university.  Bob Fulton was a fine man, a good friend, and like his friend and colleague Jim Phillips from Clemson, a legend in the South Carolina sports world.”