Mar 23 2011

President Obama and the Democrats in Congress have tried every conceivable idea to sell people on their health care reform.  Too bad for them, but the American people aren’t buying it.   

Mar 16 2011

Graham Presses Obama Administration to Establish Libyan No-Fly Zone

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Then-Senator Obama relished the opportunity to label Iraq as President Bush’s war.  If he does not act decisively in Libya, I believe history will show that the Obama Administration owned the results of the Gaddafi regime from 2011 forward. 

Mar 10 2011

The situation in Libya remains tenuous and the DNI Director’s comments today on Gaddafi’s “staying power” are not helpful to our national security interests.  His comments will make the situation more difficult for those opposing Gaddafi.

Mar 01 2011

The new GAO report validates what most people already knew – certain aspects of the government are duplicative and wasteful.

Feb 16 2011

I am very pleased that President Obama has chosen to nominate Tim Cain for the Federal District Court.  Tim has been a family court judge in Oconee County for many years.  He’s a former law partner and one of the finest men I have ever known.

Feb 15 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) was recognized by the American Conservative Union (ACU) for his votes in the last session of the U.S. Senate.  Graham voted the conservative position 92 percent of the time in 2010, and the group termed him an ‘ACU Conservative.’

Feb 11 2011

Egyptian President Mubarak’s decision to step aside was the right thing to do.  I hope his resignation allows healing to begin and Egypt to move toward free, open, and transparent democratic elections.

Feb 01 2011

Our bill takes the fight out of Washington and puts it back in the states.  I would hope every Senator, regardless of party, would give the people of their home state a chance to be heard.  I’m confident that if given the chance, a large number of states would opt-out of the provisions regarding the individual mandate, employer mandate, and expansion of Medicaid.  As more states opt-out, it will have the effect of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Jan 27 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has been appointed to serve on the Senate Appropriations Committee in the 112th Congress.  The committee is responsible for writing legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis. 

“I look forward to taking on this new committee assignment,” said Graham.  “We must get our nation’s fiscal house in order and the appropriations committee will be where many of the important spending decisions will be made.  I believe we can be better stewards of the taxpayer dollar and meet the legitimate funding needs of our state, such as those at the Port of Charleston.” 

Graham has repeatedly been cited as a ‘Taxpayer Hero’ by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), the nation's largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.  Last year, CCAGW President Tom Schatz said of Graham, “While far too many members of Congress demonstrated little regard for the consequences of failing to reduce the record $1.4 trillion deficit and $13 trillion debt, Senator Graham's votes give taxpayers hope for the future.” 

In addition to service on the Appropriations Committee, Graham will continue to serve on the Aging, Armed Services, Budget, and Judiciary Committees.