U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) submitted the following member-directed spending requests for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies projects in South Carolina. Graham made the requests to the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which he serves.
The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding requests include:
- Carolina Youth Development Center: $361,000 to enhance security.
- Clemson University: $8,000,000 to improve student health care delivery.
- Columbia International University: $915,000 for nursing education program and equipment.
- Francis Marion University: $1,090,000 for equipment for science, health care, and engineering.
- Genesis Health Care: $3,645,000 to improve the delivery of health care.
- Limestone University: $700,000 campus safety equipment.
- Medical University of South Carolina: $10,334,000 for facilities and equipment to improve cancer care.
- Piedmont Technical College: $256,000 to improve student outcomes and increase graduation rates.
- Restoration Project Foundation: $650,000 to develop and implement curriculum.
- Roper St. Francis Hospital: $8,520,000 to increase access to health care.
- Roper St. Francis Hospital: $6,475,000 for facilities and equipment to improve oncology care.
- Rural Health Services: $422,000 for facilities and equipment to improve health care access.
- Tri-County Technical College: $1,211,000 for an automotive training center.
- University of South Carolina Aiken: $830,000 for equipment for STEM program.
- University of South Carolina: $8,944,000 for facilities and equipment to enhance clinical diagnosis and care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
- University of South Carolina: $3,067,000 for facilities and equipment to improve stroke research and care.
- University of South Carolina: $7,944,000 for facilities and equipment to create a shared biomedical research core.
- University of South Carolina Beaufort: $1,401,000 for facilities and equipment improvements to nursing simulation center.
- University of South Carolina Lancaster: $110,000 for facilities and equipment to improve health care education.
- University of South Carolina School of Law: $950,000 for Rule of Law curriculum development.
“I believe it is important that elected officials have a say in how taxpayer money is spent and not rely on bureaucrats in Washington to protect South Carolina’s interests,” said Graham. “The funding requests for member-directed spending items are public record. Every person will be able to judge for themselves if these are worthwhile requests. I believe these projects meet those requirements and will pay dividends for our state in the years to come.”