Read our 2016 Report Card for Graham.
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)
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 was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2839: A bill to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.
- S. 1725: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016
- S. 1147: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the “J. Waties Waring Judicial Center”.
- S. 2061 (112th): Former Charleston Naval Base Land Exchange Act of 2012
- S. 869 (112th): Former Charleston Naval Base Land Exchange Act of 2011
- S. 2520 (111th): A bill to suspend the duty on certain synthetic staple fibers that are not carded, combed, or otherwise processed for spinning.
- S. 2479 (111th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on certain synthetic staple fibers that are not carded, combed, or otherwise processed for spinning.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Graham sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (45%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Health (13%) Education (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Families (5%)
Some of Graham’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 14: A resolution commending the Clemson University Tigers football team for winning the 2017 ...
- S. 128: A bill to provide provisional protected presence to qualified individuals who came to ...
- S. 3542: BRIDGE Act
- S. 3512: A bill to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation Program.
- S.Res. 610: A resolution expressing support for the designation of the first Friday in October ...
- S. 3414: Taylor Force Act
- S. 3363: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for the Defense of Israel, 2016
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|Graham’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2028: Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017
Dec 9, 2016. Motion Agreed to 63/36.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010, also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act), was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Jan 2003 to Jan 2017, Graham missed 283 of 4,345 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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