Oct 08 2009

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators have written to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell encouraging them to “set aside time” for Senate action on several bipartisan bills strengthening the Obama Administration’s position when dealing with Iran. 


The senators include Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Joe Lieberman (ID-Connecticut), and John McCain (R-Arizona).

Oct 07 2009

Senator Graham and Others Praise Action to Protect Safety of U.S. Troops

Senators Graham, Lieberman and Representatives Conaway, Shuler Call for Swift Passage of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Representatives Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) today applauded the action of the conferees on the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to give the Secretary of Defense the ability to protect American troops and civilians by preventing the release of photos of past abuse of detainees in U.S. custody.  The Senate unanimously passed this legislation, which was introduced by Senators Lieberman and Graham, as an amendment to the Senate’s Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, and Representatives Conaway and Shuler have sponsored similar legislation in the House.  The sponsors thanked the conferees for including this vital measure in the conference report:

Sep 22 2009

WASHINGTON – United States Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Congressman Henry Brown (R-South Carolina) today released this statement on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo.

Sep 17 2009

President Obama’s decision to abandon the missile defense shield is a strategic mistake.  The missile defense program is directed at dealing with a rogue missile attack from the Middle East, particularly Iran.  A rogue missile attack into Europe puts American service men and women, and our European allies, at risk.  Scrapping this program makes it easier for extremists in the Middle East to hold portions of the world hostage.

Sep 11 2009

All Americans have heavy hearts on this day as we remember and honor thousands of our fellow citizens who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.


Eight years ago today our nation realized how unattended hatred can result in disaster.  Since that time our homeland has been free of attack because we have taken the fight against a vicious enemy to all corners of the globe.  We have built new defenses, acquired new capabilities, but most of all – we have never lost our will to ensure the September 11th tragedy will never occur again on the American homeland.   

Aug 26 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts).

Aug 06 2009

WASHINGTON-  U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Joe Lieberman (ID-Connecticut), John McCain (R-Arizona), and Jim Webb (D-Virginia) today sent a letter to President Obama expressing concern over reports the Administration may try Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other alleged war criminals in civilian courts.  The Senators further expressed their belief that military commissions are the appropriate forum to try suspected terrorists and war criminals.

Jul 31 2009

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Senate approval of a resolution he introduced recognizing the week of August 30 – September 5, 2009 as “National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.”  The date coincides with the 2009 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference, hosted by the White House Initiative on HBCUs and the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs.