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. 

Jul 30 2009

Members Praise President Obama’s Strong Call for Congress to Pass Detainee Photo Ban

Senators Lieberman, Graham and Representatives Conaway, Shuler Call for Swift Passage of the Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Barack Obama sent Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) a letter urging Congress to pass the Detainee Photo ban that has been unanimously passed in the Senate and now awaits House action, where it was introduced by Representatives Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Heath Shuler (D-NC).  The sponsors stated in response to receipt of the letter from the President:

Jul 24 2009

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Joe Lieberman (ID-Connecticut) lauded the Senate's adoption of their amendment expressing the sense of Congress that members of Al Qaeda and other terrorists captured on the battlefield should be tried by military commissions rather than in federal courts.

Jul 23 2009

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) tonight made this statement on President Obama's press conference on health care reform. 

"Simply put, President Obama's 'My way or the Highway' approach to health care reform is not going to work.

Jul 21 2009

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said he will support an amendment offered by Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) providing reciprocity to concealed carry permit holders in South Carolina and across the country.