Dec 06 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy announced that he will be leaving the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of his term.

Nov 30 2023

WASHINGTON – The Democrats tried, but were unsuccessful in their attempt to issue a subpoena because they did not follow committee rules and violated the Senate Standing Rules. Further, Senate Rule 26(7)(a)(3)—which normally waives or “cures” committee rules violations for reported measures like nominations and legislation—does not apply to purely internal committee matters, including votes to authorize subpoenas.

Nov 30 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today encouraged Texas Governor Greg Abbott to send illegal immigrants to states whose Senators are opposed to closing loopholes in our asylum laws. Graham has long warned that these loopholes are incentivizing and leading to the massive invasion we see at our southern border.

Texas Governor Abbott has already sent thousands of illegal immigrants to New York City in an effort to spread the burden, which has disproportionately fallen on border states like Texas.

Nov 14 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Katie Britt (R-Alabama), John Thune (R-South Dakota), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada), Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) today introduced a resolution recognizing deterrence is most credible when the President keeps all options on the table, including the use of military force in accordance with constitutional processes, to deter attacks from Iran and its proxies.

Nov 06 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Management and Border Operations today unveiled the proposal from the working group to fix the failed policies that are causing the crisis at the southern border.

The Senators noted the crisis at the southern border is a direct result of failed policies. They are presenting solutions to fix these failed policies, instead of throwing more money at the ever-worsening problem. These solutions, drawn from those found in H.R. 2, prioritize the policy reforms that are most critical to securing the border and stemming the flow of migrants now.

Securing our southern border should be a key component of our national security. The Republican Working Group proposal includes measures that increase pay for hardworking border patrol agents, strengthens border security, and removes pull factors by fixing our broken asylum process and stopping the Biden Administration’s abuse of the immigration parole system.

“We must make policy changes to reduce the flow of immigration.  The world is on fire and threats to our homeland are at an all-time high.  President Biden’s border policies are not working and it’s time to change course.  Our proposal makes the necessary changes that our country needs at this critical time,” said Senator Graham.

“President Biden’s immigration policies have put American workers last and exposed our communities to crime and terrorism. This border package will cut off the flow of illegal migration, prioritize legitimate claims to entry, and restore order,” said Senator Cotton.

“We have needed significant updates in border security law for years,” said Senator Lankford. “But President Biden has allowed the cartels to exploit the loopholes in our asylum laws like no other President in history. We must close those loopholes and secure our border.”

Read the one-pager on the Senate Republican Working Group’s proposal HERE.

 

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Nov 02 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today made the following statements about Judiciary Democrats’ plans to issue subpoenas to Harlan Crow, Leonard Leo, and Robin Arkley II, all private citizens. 

 

The Democrats’ initial requests for information from these individuals earlier this year were overbroad and expansive, far beyond the bounds of any reasonable investigative request. Mr. Crow offered to provide five years of information related to some of these requests, which Democrats did not accept. Mr. Leo and Mr. Arkley declined to provide any information on the grounds that it was beyond the scope of a legitimate legislative inquiry and amounted to harassment of a private citizen.

 

Democrats claim this is about oversight, yet it is clear these subpoenas are not about legislative fact finding. Instead, they are part of an effort by liberals opposed to the conservative Supreme Court rulings to get the court to change course.  A committee vote on the issuing of subpoenas is expected to occur as early as Thursday, November 9.

 

 

 

  • GRAHAM: “The border is broken. What are you going to do about it? The mayor of New York said, today, if you come to New York you can stay here for thirty days, we are not going to pay for your stay here free forever. The mayor of Chicago is coming to the White House today to beg for money to deal with migrants that have been sent to Chicago by people in Texas and other places who are full. And we are going to be talking about subpoenaing three private citizens and getting in the Supreme Court’s business? You have lost your way.”  https://youtu.be/aQV2t4B3oxE?si=VXaJL38XTs1N7h-A&t=70

 

 

 

Click here to watch Graham’s full remarks

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