May 07 2010

Some believe the oil spill has enhanced the chances energy legislation will succeed.  I do not share their view.  Our original legislation included an expansion of off shore drilling with revenue sharing. It doesn't take long for one to conclude that opposition to expanded offshore drilling with revenue sharing has grown among certain Senate Democrats.  Some have even declared energy legislation "dead on arrival" if it contains an expansion

May 05 2010

Bipartisan Support for Border Security

Bipartisan Opposition to Comprehensive Reform This Year

Americans have made it clear they want to see the border secured now. I believe there are 80 votes for a border security bill this year and that is where we should focus our efforts.

Apr 29 2010

Since 2007, threats have increased, some border technology has failed, and the American people have lost confidence in the federal government's ability to secure our borders. So it is our belief that Congress should focus on border security first and that will eventually allow Congress to seriously consider bipartisan immigration reform, instead of politically-motivated ‘conceptual papers.

Apr 22 2010

Graham Passes Amendment to Remove TARP Funds

Meghan Hughes (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today introduced and passed through the Senate Budget Committee an amendment to prevent $44 billion remaining in TARP from being spent.  The vote on the Graham Amendment was 12-11.

Apr 09 2010

While I disagreed with many of Justice Stevens' decisions, I respect his long service on the court. I look forward to reviewing the qualifications and record of the President's nominee to replace Justice Stevens, the leader of the liberal bloc of the court. I expect the Judiciary Committee hearings on the next nominee to be civil, deliberative, thorough, challenging, and informative.

Mar 31 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the Obama Administration’s proposal to open additional areas to offshore drilling. 

Mar 22 2010

The Democrats may have won today in the House of Representatives, but the American people lost. Higher taxes, more government control of health care, and Enron-style accounting define this bill. 

Mar 19 2010

The first casualty of the Democratic health care bill will be immigration reform.  If the health care bill goes through this weekend, that will, in my view, pretty much kill any chance of immigration reform passing the Senate this year.

Mar 19 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on Kelvin Washington being confirmed as the United States Marshal for the District of South Carolina.  Before becoming Marshal, Washington served as Sheriff of Williamsburg County.

Mar 18 2010

Our immigration system is badly broken. Although our borders have become far more secure in recent years, too many people seeking illegal entry get through. We have no way to track whether the millions who enter the United States on valid visas each year leave when they are supposed to. And employers are burdened by a complicated system for verifying workers' immigration status.