Lindsey Graham understands that the way to create jobs and build a strong economy is to let Americans keep more of what they earn and get the government out of the way. Raised in the back room of a small bar, restaurant, and liquor store owned and operated by his parents, Senator Graham saw first-hand the tremendous work it takes to run a small business and the invaluable contributions they make to a community.
Lower taxes. Less regulation. A smaller, smarter, more efficient government. Those are the values and priorities Lindsey Graham has fought for as a senator in Washington.
In 2017, Senator Graham was a leading advocate for the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a historic tax reform package that spurred unprecedented economic growth throughout the country. In the wake of the agenda of deregulation and private enterprise empowerment championed by Senator Graham and President Trump, South Carolina experienced record low unemployment preceding the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Graham has also been a strong advocate for South Carolina’s farming and agribusiness community through his support of numerous farm bills. He has been at the forefront of promoting our state’s speciality crops, fighting back against unfair trade practices, and ensuring that there is an adequate supply of legal labor for our farms.
Working extensively with the electric cooperatives in South Carolina, Senator Graham has supported efforts to expand affordable electricity and broadband to rural areas of the state. He has helped the coops champion energy efficiency measures that collectively save our state’s residents millions of dollars every year.
To assist South Carolina’s tourism industry, he helped pass the Brand USA reauthorization which promotes South Carolina to international travelers and has generated over 173,000 visitors and $1.5 billion in tax revenue, while supporting over 190,000 jobs. He also was a lead author of the RESTAURANTS Act which would create a $120 billion revitalization fund to help independent restaurants overcome COVID-19 challenges.
Finally, Senator Graham supports a major infrastructure bill that will help rebuild our nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, ports, and airports. He has been a longtime supporter of I-73 to help with traffic going to and from Myrtle Beach — both for tourism and hurricane evacuation efforts.