Lindsey (Lindsey) Graham (R)
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Senator
Room 290 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4003

Residence: Seneca, SC
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2020
DOB: 7/9/1955
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on the Judiciary
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
FC MemberSenate Steel Caucus
Co-ChairSenate National Guard Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Manufacturing Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
ChairmanSenate Prosecutors Caucus
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
Co-ChairSenate NIH Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
Co-ChairRoosevelt Conservation Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
FC MemberSenate Special Operations Forces Caucus
FC MemberSenate Military Family Caucus
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
FC MemberSenate Auto Caucus
FC MemberSenate Friends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberSenate Nuclear Waste Cleanup Caucus
FC MemberSenate Climate Solutions Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
FC MemberSenate Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Security Working Group
FC MemberSenate National Laboratory Caucus
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberSenate Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberSenate Aerospace Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Budget
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberSenate Competitiveness Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSenate Committee on Foreign Relations
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
FC MemberSenate Community College Caucus
FC MemberSenate Caucus on WMD Terrorism (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
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 and 2014. He became the first person in South Carolina history to garner over one million votes in the 2008 general election.

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.








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