May 15 2015

Graham Backs Bill to Fight Synthetic Drugs

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has signed onto legislation to help fight synthetic drugs. The Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act would make it easier to prosecute the sale and distribution of new synthetic drugs that are “analogues” – or substantially similar to current illegal drugs.

May 14 2015

Graham-Backed Legislation on Iran Headed to President's Desk

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today applauded the House of Representatives for passing the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which requires President Obama to submit any deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program to the Congress for review.

Graham was one of the original authors of the legislation. Last week it passed the Senate 98-1 and today passed the House of Representatives 400-25. The legislation will now be sent to President Obama who has reluctantly said he will sign it into law.

“As one of the primary authors of this legislation, I’m very proud of the House of Representatives for passing the important legislation,” said Graham. “Iran cannot be trusted. This legislation ensures the American people will have the opportunity to understand the details of any deal that may be entered into with the Iranians regarding their nuclear program.

"The American people, and their elected representatives, will be able to look at the content of the agreement, debate the consequences, and vote as to whether or not it's a good deal for the United States. I believe any deal should be verifiable and include conditions to ensure Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon. A good deal with Iran would be a blessing while a bad deal would be a nightmare. I cannot think of a worse scenario for our national security than a bad deal with Iran.”

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Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee on Graham’s work on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act:

“I want to thank Senator Graham for his pushing to make sure that we got to this point. There’s no question and look you have been on this for months. You have pursued this. You have sold this publicly. You’ve worked with us as we caused this to evolve to get the number of votes we may get to actually cause this to become law. I don’t know if anybody in our caucus or anybody in the Senate that has more of a foreign policy, national security background, no one. And I want to thank you for your efforts to ensure that we do everything we can to make sure we have a voice in this agreement.” https://youtu.be/XB3lpl98YUc?t=10m44s

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May 14 2015

Graham Backs Effort to Fight Illegal Currency Manipulation

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today voted in support of a measure designed to punish countries such as China who unfairly manipulate the value of their currency. The legislation is opposed by the Obama Administration.

May 13 2015

Graham Applauds House Passage of Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today applauded the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Graham is the lead sponsor of the measure and will soon introduce the legislation in the Senate.

May 11 2015

Graham Welcomes Volvo to South Carolina

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on Volvo Car Corporation selecting Berkeley County, South Carolina for its first manufacturing facility in the Western hemisphere. The new $500 million factory is expected to create 2,000 new jobs over the next decade and up to 4,000 jobs by 2030.

May 06 2015

Graham Statement on Passage of GOP Budget

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passage of the first GOP budget to pass both the House of Representatives and Senate in a decade.

May 06 2015

Graham Signs Legislation to Arm the Kurds in Support of Fight Against ISIL

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to provide for a temporary, emergency authorization of defense articles, defense services, and related training directly to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). This legislation would allow the U.S. to provide direct assistance to the KRG, a critical partner in the fight against ISIL. The companion bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and has broad bipartisan support across the ideological spectrum.