Sam Graves

Sam Graves


Happy Labor Day


As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend, we remember the sacrifices and hard work that have made America the greatest and most prosperous nation on earth. 

For those of us in office, it is also a reminder of the responsibility to protect the free markets that have made that prosperity possible.

Government does not exist to create jobs, but rather to protect our country from its enemies and foster a climate where free markets can thrive. Ultimately, our goal is for everyone to have a shot at the American dream. Opportunity – above all else – must be protected.

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Schools and Students Need Local Control


A new school year is in full swing across the Midwest. I know it all too well, as my youngest daughter just started her freshman year at Mizzou. Her first day of kindergarten still doesn't seem that long ago.

As students and teachers return to the classroom this fall, the House and Senate will be working jointly to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act

I have always believed that teachers and parents are better positioned to make decisions for their schools than bureaucrats in Washington. 

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Moving the Goalposts


President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency continue to test the boundaries, pushing a radical agenda that could have a devastating impact on our economy. 

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Stopping Planned Parenthood


The right to life is our most important right. As a society, we have a responsibility to do all that we can to protect that right.

With every vile, heart-wrenching video of Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of aborted baby parts, it becomes more and more clear that the organization is more radical than we ever imagined. It is also clear that we must do everything possible to stop this repulsive behavior. 

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A Common Language is What Brings us Together


America is a collection of people from different races, religions, and backgrounds – that is part of what makes this country great. But a common language is what brings all of us together to form a community. 

A provision in Obamacare forces every call center in the U.S. to offer services in 150 different languages. There are no requirements to track the costs of these services, however, so no one really knows how much the federal government spends each year hiring translators and printing documents in multiple languages.

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Sam Graves Introduces Bill Protecting Hospitals, Preserving Access to Rural Healthcare


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves today introduced a bill to address critical healthcare shortages in rural communities. Graves introduced the bipartisan Save Rural Hospitals Act along with Iowa Representative Dave Loebsack.

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Sam Graves Issues Statement in Response to Hearing on the Future of Kansas City Airport


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s city council hearing on the future of Kansas City Airport. The KC Aviation Department continued its push for a complete overhaul of the airport, which would result in construction of a new, single terminal.

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Graves Leads Missouri Delegation in Support of Request for Emergency Declaration


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort led by U.S. Representative Sam Graves, all of Missouri’s Congressional delegation, including the state’s two Senators, today sent a letter to the President asking him to approve Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s request for a federal emergency disaster declaration. A total of 70 Missouri counties are included in Governor Nixon’s request, which comes in response to significant flooding and other severe weather events across the state.

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Graves Introduces Bill Helping Make English the Official Language of the U.S.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves today introduced a bill that will strengthen the case to make English the official language of the United States. Graves’ bill, the Cost of Services and Translations (COST) Act, will require all federal agencies to report the amount they spend providing services in languages other than English.

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Graves Helps Introduce Bill Blocking Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves yesterday helped introduce legislation placing a moratorium on federal funding for Planned Parenthood. H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, would block federal funds to any Planned Parenthood affiliate that performs taxpayer-funded abortions.

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Thank You

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Contact Information

1415 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-7041
Fax 202-225-8221

Congressman Sam Graves is a life long resident of Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District.  As a small businessman and a sixth-generation, full-time family farmer, Sam spent his life working to make Missouri a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

In Congress, Sam serves as the Chairman of the Small Business Committee. Small businesses create 7 out of every 10 jobs in this country. It is important that our policies encourage innovators and entrepreneurs to follow their dreams and create jobs. Sam also serves on the Transportation Committee where he continues to fight for Missouri roads, rivers, bridges, rail lines and airports.

Congressman Graves was born in Tarkio, Missouri on November 7, 1963.  He graduated from Tarkio High School in 1982 and attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he received his degree in Agronomy from the School of Agriculture.

In 1992, Sam won his first race for State Representative.  In 1994, Sam was elected as State Senator for the 12th Senatorial District and was subsequently re-elected in 1998.  Sam’s leadership has not only been recognized by his constituents, but from organizations like the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Corporation, and the Missouri State Medical Association.

As a father, farmer, businessman, and former State legislator, Sam knows first hand the values, hopes, and beliefs of the hard-working families of the Sixth District, and will continue to work tirelessly for them in theUnited States House of Representatives.  As your Congressman, Sam will continue to fight for Missouri families.

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