May 01 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on President Bush’s address to the nation. “Tonight was an opportunity to reflect upon the great job done by our men and women in uniform. It was also a time to rededicate ourselves to the job that lies ahead. I’m proud of the president and his leadership. I’m also tremendously grateful to the men and women in uniform who protected my freedom and of those of other Americans. “The war in Iraq is part of the overall war on terrorism. There is still much more to be done, more sacrifices to be made, and more money to be spent. Unfortunately, we may lose additional lives before we attain complete victory. “I applaud the President and the men and women in uniform who stood up to the oppression that existed in Iraq and disarmed a dictator. Tonight, we have much to be thankful for.”

Apr 24 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced today the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in North Charleston has awarded a $5.1 million contract for the construction of a military police and emergency facility at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. The multi-story, 26,178 square foot facility will house the base police, fire department, and emergency services functions. “This investment will ensure the men and women at Parris Island have some of the finest facilities and resources at their disposal to carry out the mission of the base,” said Graham. Construction is to be completed by September 2004.

Apr 24 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced today the Silver Springs Rural Water District has been awarded a $662,000 grant and a $220,700 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program. The funds will be used to replace an existing well that has become contaminated. Additionally, the project will provide a new elevated storage tank and an emergency connection to the Town of Salley. This is the second project awarded to the Silver Springs Rural Water District in the past week. On Tuesday, Graham announced nearly $1 million in federal money to construct new water lines and provide emergency connections to surrounding towns. “The area has great potential for additional economic growth,” said Graham. “The infrastructure investments made by USDA will go a long way toward helping it happen.”

Apr 23 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced today the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Charleston has awarded a $5,373,087 contract to Computer Sciences Corp. for engineering support on improvement projects. The contract calls for Computer Sciences to assist SSC in enhancing their engineering, technical, and business processes. “Military facilities in South Carolina are the tip of the spear for our nation’s armed forces,” Graham said. “The men and women stationed in our state fulfill the vital missions of the world’s finest fighting force. We supply the front line troops, and state-of-the-art weapons and support systems needed to win the war on terrorism.” All work will be conducted in Charleston, and is expected to be completed by April 2004. The contract also contains options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $28 million.

Apr 23 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced a Greenwood, Hemogenix, company will receive a $502,065 grant from the National Cancer Institute to support ongoing cancer research. The project supported by this grant money focuses on cancer treatment. “This is exciting news for South Carolina,” said Graham. “I’m proud that our state is conducting cutting edge research to eliminate this dreadful disease.”

Apr 22 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced today the Silver Springs Rural Water District will receive $427,900 in grants and an additional $528,100 in loans from United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program. The money will be used to construct water lines to households without potable water. In addition, the project will provide an emergency water connection to the town of Salley and eventually to the town of North. “This is a great investment in improving the infrastructure in Orangeburg County,” Graham said. “It will improve the quality of life for people by providing a reliable source of clean drinking water, and increase the attractiveness of the area for future developm

Apr 17 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Lockheed Martin in Greer will receive approximately $2 million to upgrade several Navy P-3C aircraft. The P-3C Orion is used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare patrol and surveillance over both sea and land. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Orion has been used to provide instant battlefield intelligence to troops on the ground. The award is part of a $9.1 million increase awarded to Lockheed Martin on an existing contract with the Naval Air Systems Command. “Once again, South Carolina is demonstrating that we are on the forefront of military technology,” said Graham. “The men and women of our state are playing a vital role in the war on terrorism.” The work is expected to be completed by September 2004.

Apr 17 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Lockheed Martin in Greer will receive approximately $2 million to upgrade several Navy P-3C aircraft. The P-3C Orion is used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare patrol and surveillance over both sea and land. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Orion has been used to provide instant battlefield intelligence to troops on the ground. The award is part of a $9.1 million increase awarded to Lockheed Martin on an existing contract with the Naval Air Systems Command. “Once again, South Carolina is demonstrating that we are on the forefront of military technology,” said Graham. “The men and women of our state are playing a vital role in the war on terrorism.” The work is expected to be completed by September 2004.

Apr 16 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Army has awarded Fluor Intercontinental in Greenville a $500,000 contract to help rebuild infrastructure in Afghanistan. The contract calls for Fluor to rebuild roads and bridges. They are also expected to construct temporary civilian barracks complete with water, sewer and power. “Our country is committed to rebuilding Afghanistan and ensuring it does not once again become a terrorist breeding ground,” said Graham. “I am very proud that South Carolina can be a part of the effort to rebuild the country, and bring freedom and stability to the region.”

Apr 16 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Alligator Rural Water and Sewer Company in Chesterfield County will receive over $3 million in federal assistance to improve the company’s infrastructure. The award comes from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Project. Alligator will receive a grant of $1.3 million and an additional $2 million in loans. The funds will be used for the construction of a new booster pump station, administrative office, and treatment facility. In addition, money will be used to buy new construction equipment and install new water lines to serve lower Chesterfield County. “Infrastructure improvements lead to future economic development,” said Graham. “This project will benefit the people and businesses in Chesterfield County.”