Sep 23 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John McCain (R-Arizona) today released the following statement on last night's air strikes against ISIS and the Khorasan Group in Syria:



"We commend President Obama for ordering last night's air strikes against ISIS and the Khorasan Group in Syria, and the U.S. military for the skill and courage with which it carried out this operation. We especially salute our Arab partners for their historic and valuable involvement in our coalition effort. However, last night's air strikes should be just an opening salvo against ISIS in Syria. This will be a long, difficult campaign, and as ISIS regroups and adapts, we and our partners will ultimately need a limited presence of troops on the ground-not to invade and occupy Syria or Iraq, but to advise local forces, direct air strikes, gather intelligence, and conduct special forces operations, among other related missions.

Sep 23 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John McCain (R-Arizona) today released the following statement on President-elect Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah agreeing to a national unity government in Afghanistan, and the need for conditions-based drawdown plan and commitment to residual force:

Sep 19 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), and Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced legislation on Thursday to create innovative financing mechanisms, such as new development impact bonds, aimed at increasing private-sector investment in maternal and child health programs in developing countries. The Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act is an innovative concept centered on the notion that even a small early investment in the care of a mother or child will reduce healthcare costs over the long term.

Sep 18 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said this in response to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi saying there was no need for the United States or international coalition partners to send troops into Iraq to fight ISIL.

Sep 17 2014

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after speaking with the President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf about combating the spread of Ebola. Graham is the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.

Sep 10 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the President's proposed request for training members of the Syrian opposition.



"There are risks associated with any decision, but today the biggest risk is to continue on the current path of doing nothing. ISIL now poses a direct threat to the American people and homeland and must be vanquished.

Sep 08 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the Russia-Ukraine cease-fire and President Obama's assertion that the cease-fire is a result of applied and future sanctions.

Sep 02 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the reported execution of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff.



"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Sotloff and all those who have suffered under ISIL's barbaric behavior.

Aug 18 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. The bill would designate 25 universities as ‘Manufacturing Universities' and provide incentives to better align educational offerings with the needs of modern manufacturers. The incentives would be used to revamp universities' engineering programs to focus on manufacturing engineering and curricula specifically related to targeted industries.