Sam Graves

Sam Graves


Pushing Back Against the War on Coal


Not all regulations are bad or unnecessary. Some have a critical role to play in our society. But each one has a cost. And the costs of a regulation always get passed along to consumers. 

When regulations hit the energy industry, for example, it makes it more expensive to heat or cool our homes every month. And it means a higher cost of living for everyone. 

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Graves Issues Statement After Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Obamacare


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after the Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the Obama Administration in the case of King v. Burwell

"I strongly disagree with today's ruling, but it does not change my resolve to fully repeal Obamacare," Rep. Graves said. "The president’s health care law has led to higher costs, fewer jobs, and tremendous uncertainty for families and small businesses."

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Bringing Back Jobs Killed by Obamacare


Obamacare has resulted in fewer hours for Missouri workers, forced small businesses to scale back or altogether stop hiring new employers, and raised taxes on industries across the economy.

Any way you slice it, Obamacare is a job-killer. The House continues to work to stop this harmful law, piece by piece and however possible.

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*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** Graves Mobile Office Hours for Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler Counties


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of U.S. Representative Sam Graves’ staff will be holding Mobile Office stops on Thursday, June 25. Graves’ Mobile Office hours give constituents the opportunity to speak with a member of his staff regarding a variety of topics.

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Sam Graves Offers Guidance as Flood Warnings are Posted Across North Missouri


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves (MO-06) issued the following statement in response to flood events occurring across North Missouri. With River Flood Warnings in place from Kansas City to Hannibal, multiple organizations and agencies are making resources available to those affected by possible flooding.

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Protecting our Economy from Washington's Overreach


Most ideas in Washington start out with good intentions. Unfortunately, the negative consequences of those ideas almost always outweigh the positives. 

In 2002, the United States adopted Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) mandates, requiring retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling for fresh beef, pork, and lamb.

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Providing for Our Veterans


When young men and women volunteer to serve this country in the military, they expect to be protected after their service time has ended. Unfortunately, there is much more that our government can do to give veterans the care they deserve. 

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Service Academy Nominations


As summer begins for students across Missouri, many of those in high school will use this time to begin thinking about their futures. Some may be considering serving our nation in one of the branches of the military.

Each year, I am lucky to have the privilege to recommend a select and impressive group of young men and women for admission to a United States Service Academy. Specifically, I am able to recommend students for the:

- U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY;

- U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD;

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Graves Issues Statement After EPA Moves to Finalize 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today finalized the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. WOTUS dramatically expands federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act and threatens to allow the EPA to regulate small bodies of water on private land.

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On Memorial Day, We Remember Those Who Gave Everything for Their Country


Memorial Day is a time to honor all of those who have given their lives in defense of this country. It reminds us of how lucky we are to live free in a land of democracy and opportunity. It also reminds us that this freedom has come at an extraordinarily high cost.

Throughout our nation's history, countless men and women have made incredible sacrifices to protect our freedoms. Millions have lost their lives defending the flag of the United States of America.

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GSA's Proposed Rule on Transactional Data Rule and its Effect on Small Businesses

2015-06-25 20:56:08

Joint Hearing with Veterans Affairs: Manipulation and Fraud in Reporting of VA Small Business Goals

2015-06-24 19:53:06

Chairman Chabot on Importance of Trade Promotion Authority to Small Businesses

2015-06-18 15:24:42

Crude Intentions: The Untold Story of the Ban, the Oil Industry, and America's Small Businesses"

2015-06-17 19:57:07

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade: Citrus Hearing

2015-06-11 21:13:02

6-10-2015 Full Committee Markup

2015-06-10 19:34:33

Squeezed: Current Challenges for Small Citrus Operations

2015-06-08 20:10:00

Infrastructure and Small Business

2015-06-05 14:12:45

Sizing Up Small Business: SBA's Failure to Implement Congressional Direction

2015-06-05 13:45:56

The Road Ahead: Small Businesses and the Need for a Long-Term Surface Transportation Reauthorization

2015-06-03 18:33:06

Thank You

2015-05-22 18:07:46

Across Town, Across Oceans: Expanding the Role of Small Business in Global Commerce

2015-05-20 18:20:45

Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access: SBA Capital Access Programs

2015-05-19 20:30:50

Small Business Revival: A Cincinnati Story

2015-05-18 18:14:27

Small Business in America

2015-05-18 13:28:08

Chairman Chabot Speaks on NDAA Small Business Contracting

2015-05-14 21:18:13

Bridging the Small Business Capital Gap: Peer-to-Peer Lending

2015-05-13 19:42:02

Small Business, Big Threat: Protecting Small Firms from Cyber Attacks

2015-04-22 18:25:06

Tax Reform: Ensuring that Main Street Isn't Left Behind

2015-04-15 21:36:21

Small Business Committee Markup of H.R. 1481, the Small Contractors Improve Competition Act

2015-03-25 17:59:18

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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