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Lindsey Graham

United States Senate
Republican Party

United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
130 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(202) 224-5972

a Senator and a Representative from South Carolina; born in Central, Pickens County, S.C., July 9, 1955; graduated from Daniel High School, Central, S.C. 1973; B.A., University of South Carolina, Columbia 1977; J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law 1981; United States Air Force 1982-1988; South Carolina Air National Guard 1989-1995; United States Air Force Reserves 1995-present; lawyer, private practice; assistant county attorney, Oconee County, S.C. 1988-1992; city attorney for Central, S.C. 1990-1994; member of the South Carolina state house of representatives 1992-1994; elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2003); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1998 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against President William Clinton; was not a candidate for reelection in 2002, but was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2002; reelected in 2008, and again in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021; chair, Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Sixteenth Congress); was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

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A resolution designating July 17, 2019, as 'Glioblastoma Awareness Day'.


A bill to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to protect alien minors and to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to end abuse of the asylum system and establish refugee application and processing centers outside the United States, and for other purposes.


A resolution designating the week of May 12 through May 18, 2019, as 'National Police Week'.
Crime and Law Enforcement
This resolution designates the week of May 12-May 18, 2019, as National Police Week.


A resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings, former United States Senator for the State of South Carolina.
This resolution declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings, former Senator for South Carolina.


An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on the Judiciary.
This resolution authorizes expenditures by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for the 116th Congress.


A resolution commending the Clemson University Tigers football team for winning the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Sports and Recreation
This resolution commends the Clemson University Tigers for winning the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.


A bill to establish in the States of North Carolina and South Carolina the Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor, and for other purposes.
Public Lands and Natural Resources


A bill to authorize the President to take certain actions relating to reciprocal trade, and for other purposes.
Foreign Trade and International Finance


A resolution commending the officers and personnel of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for their work during the crisis at the Southern border.


A bill to exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7 of title 11, United States Code, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.


A resolution designating September 2019 as National Democracy Month as a time to reflect on the contributions of the system of government of the United States to a more free and stable world.
Government Operations and Politics


A bill to make permanent certain Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs general provisions.
International Affairs


A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to enhance penalties for theft of a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee.
Crime and Law Enforcement


A bill to support the successful implementation of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement in Cambodia, and for other purposes.
International Affairs


A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.


A bill to clarify certain provisions of Public Law 103-116, the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act of 1993, and for other purposes.
Native Americans


A bill to strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to combat international cybercrime, and to impose additional sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
International Affairs
Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019 This bill imposes limits on any U.S. withdrawal from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), amends provisions related to cybercrimes, and imposes sanctions on Russian individuals involved in various activities. No funds may be used to withdraw the United States from NATO unless the Senate passes a resolution consenting to the withdrawal. The bill also authorizes expedited transfers of excess defense articles to NATO memb...


A bill to provide provisional protected presence status for certain aliens and to provide mandatory appropriations relating to border security.


A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.
Crime and Law Enforcement
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act This bill establishes a new criminal offense for performing or attempting to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both. The bill provides exceptions for an abortion (1) that is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman, or (2) when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. A physician who perform...


A bill to ensure independent investigations and judicial review of the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.
Crime and Law Enforcement
Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act This bill codifies certain Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations that govern the appointment, oversight, and removal of a special counsel. Additionally, the bill provides new statutory limitations and requirements with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel. Finally, the bill requires DOJ to notify Congress when a special counsel is appointed, before a special counsel is removed, and after a special counsel's investigation ...