Jan 22 2010

Graham Reaffirms Support for Holding Detainees in Preventative Detention

Plans to introduce legislation on Preventative Detention


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on reports the Obama Administration is prepared to hold nearly 50 Guantanamo detainees in preventative detention.  Preventative detention is a status that will be used to hold terror suspects who are too dangerous to release but cannot be tried by military tribunal or in civilian court.


Jan 07 2010


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John McCain (R-Arizona) today wrote to President Obama expressing their concern over several areas of Administration policy regarding detainees.


Dec 24 2009

This bill dramatically increases government control of our nation's health care. It raises taxes over $500 billion and cuts Medicare by $464 billion. At the end of the day, the real-world impact of this legislation is that 80 percent of Americans will find themselves in some form of government-run, government-controlled health care.

Dec 18 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after the conclusion of the Copenhagen climate summit.

Dec 15 2009


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on news the Obama Administration will move some Guantanamo detainees to Illinois.


Dec 08 2009


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passing of former State Treasurer Grady Patterson.


Dec 08 2009

Tax dollars should not be used to fund abortions. Since passage of the Hyde Amendment in the 1970s, our nation has had a long-standing policy prohibiting federal funds from being used for abortion services or coverage. Unfortunately, the health care legislation changes this long-standing policy.

Dec 07 2009


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on news today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will declare carbon dioxide a health hazard.   The EPA is acting pursuant to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 decision Massachusetts v. EPA, where the Court ruled carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should be regulated as pollutants under the Clean Air Act. 


Dec 07 2009


WASHINGTON – United States Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) last week introduced their ‘Loser Pays’ legislation as an amendment to the health care bill.  The amendment would decrease the number of frivolous lawsuits that increase the cost of medical care for all Americans.