Sam Graves

Sam Graves


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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With Iran, A Bad Deal is Worse than No Deal


Last week, the President announced a nuclear agreement with Iran. Preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear bomb should have taken priority over everything in these negotiations. 

Instead, the Obama administration’s plan will only delay Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon, and will likely invite other Middle East nations, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, to develop their own programs. 

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Graves Issues Statement on Extension of Federal Highway Programs


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after the House passed an extension of federal surface transportation programs through December 18. Graves is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which has jurisdiction over the reauthorization of the federal Highway Bill.

“State and local governments need to be able to plan for highway projects with confidence,” Rep. Graves said. “They need certainty not just for the next five or six months, but for the next five or six years.”

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Graves Introduces Bill Adding Accountability, Oversight to the EPA


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves yesterday introduced a bill to add accountability to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and halt all regulations coming out of the agency. Graves’ bill, the Stop the EPA Act, would fundamentally change the way the EPA operates and is overseen by Congress.

“From seizing control over private property to rewriting standing law, the EPA has gone too far,” Rep. Graves said. “Unelected bureaucrats at the agency have too much power and not enough accountability.”

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Graves Issues Statement on Iran Deal


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the White House announced a nuclear deal with Iran this morning.

“The world has grown increasingly unsafe under President Obama,” Rep. Graves said. “Part of the reason is this Administration’s belief that we can negotiate with violent actors and unstable world leaders.”

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Sanctuary Cities are Not Above the Law


Illegal immigration is just that – illegal. One of the things that frustrates me most about Washington D.C. is that people seem to forget that.

Earlier this month, Kate Steinle was tragically murdered by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco. Her accused murderer, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was able to live in San Francisco because it is a Sanctuary City that protects illegal immigrants from deportation.

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Never More than One Generation from Extinction


On July 3, 1776, a 41 year-old patriot named John Adams sat down to write his wife, Abigail, describing the Declaration of Independence that would be signed the next day. The future president wrote, “I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is more than worth all the means.” 

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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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