Our unique analysis of the bills Graham has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Graham is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Graham for more statistics.
Lindsey Graham sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chairman, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution
- Senate Committee on the Budget
Graham sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (41%) Health (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Education (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Families (5%) Labor and Employment (5%)
Some of Graham’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3117: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017
- S.J.Res. 36: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- S. 2931: Botnet Prevention Act of 2016
- S. 2839: A bill to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization ...
- S.J.Res. 26: Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and ...
- S. 2145: Middle East Refugee Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2016
- S. 2022: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount ...
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From Jan 2003 to Jul 2016, Graham missed 280 of 4,289 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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