Lindsey (Lindsey) Graham (R)

US Senator Lindsey Graham

Lindsey (Lindsey) Graham (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.5972
FAX: 202.224.3808
District: 843.849.3887
Senator
Room 211 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4003
235 East Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Residence:Seneca, SC

Committee Assignments

RM MemberSenate Committee on the Judiciary
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
FC MemberSenate Auto Caucus
Co-ChairSenate National Guard Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Manufacturing Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberSenate Friends of Scotland Caucus
ChairmanSenate Prosecutors Caucus
FC MemberSenate Special Operations Forces Caucus
FC MemberSenate Military Family Caucus
Co-ChairSenate NIH Caucus
Co-ChairRoosevelt Conservation Caucus
FC MemberSenate Nuclear Waste Cleanup Caucus
FC MemberSenate Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberSenate Steel Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Committee on Budget
FC MemberCongressional Competitiveness Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Members Group
FC MemberSenate Community College Caucus
FC MemberSenate Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberSenate Climate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Laboratory Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Security Working Group
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberSenate Competitiveness Caucus
FC MemberCommon Sense Coalition
FC MemberSenate Caucus on WMD Terrorism (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberSenate Oceans Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberSenate Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
MemberSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus

Bio

Lindsey Graham has earned a reputation as a conservative problem-solver and one of the strongest proponents of a robust national defense. A frequent visitor to American troops stationed overseas for on-the-ground assessments, Graham has consistently pushed for outcomes in the War on Terror which protect our long-term national security interests. One leading conservative recently wrote that when it comes to defending America, "[Lindsey] Graham has been right about more things on foreign policy for longer than just about anyoneif anyone has bragging rights on foreign policy, it is Graham." Graham is also a leader in cutting spending, reforming entitlements, and getting government out of the way so businesses can create jobs. One national conservative organization called him a Taxpayer Hero who puts "the interests of the taxpayer ahead of politics by consistently voting to cut wasteful spending, reduce the tax burden, and make government more accountable to taxpayers." Graham was elected to the United States Senate in 2002 and was re-elected in 2008, 2014, and 2020. He became the first person in South Carolina history to garner over one million votes in the 2008 general election. Graham currently serves as the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on the Budget. Graham also serves as a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Prior to serving in the Senate, Graham was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 as the first Republican from the Third Congressional District of South Carolina since 1877. Before being elected to Congress, Graham compiled a distinguished record in the United States Air Force as he logged six-and-a-half years of service on active duty as an Air Force lawyer. From 1984-1988, he was assigned overseas and served at Rhein-Main Air Force Base in Germany. Upon leaving active duty Air Force in 1989, Graham joined the South Carolina Air National Guard where he served until 1995. During the first Gulf War in the early 90's, Graham was called to active duty and served state-side at McEntire Air National Guard Base as Staff Judge Advocate where he prepared members for deployment to the Gulf region. In 1995, Graham joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves. During American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Graham put his experience in military law to use pulling numerous short-term Reserve duties in both countries over congressional breaks and holidays. Graham retired from the Air Force Reserves in June 2015 having served his country in uniform for 33 years. He retired at the rank of Colonel. A native South Carolinian, Graham grew up in a blue collar family in the small town of Central where his parents ran a restaurant and pool hall. The first member of his family to go to college, Graham earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina. He lives in Seneca and is a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2026
DOB: 7/9/1955