Sen. Lindsey Graham

Senator from South Carolina, Republican

Graham, a Republican, has been a senator from South Carolina since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district (1995-2002).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Graham for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Lindsey Graham sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Graham sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (46%) Health (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Education (8%) Families (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Energy (5%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Graham’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Graham’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN327: Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
May 16, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Not Voting H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Not Voting S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General
Apr 23, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Graham missed 281 of 4,310 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: