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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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Lindsey Graham sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Graham sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (38%) Health (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Education (10%) Energy (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Feb 2016, Graham missed 263 of 4,172 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. 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

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