Tom Graves

Tom Graves


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Youth Leadership Summit 2019 - Highlight Reel

2019-09-11 16:45:07

Rep. Graves: "Just because we can spend it, doesn’t mean we should."

2019-06-25 20:55:47

"Cybersecurity is a bipartisan issue."

2019-05-22 15:54:34

Rep. Graves: "No collusion. It's over. It's done."

2019-04-09 19:32:58

Rep. Tom Graves questions FBI Director Wray on Cyber Threats

2019-04-04 15:51:10

Protecting life

2019-04-02 15:10:08

Rep. Graves joins Fox & Friends to talk border security

2019-03-20 19:58:37

Rep. Graves: "This is not a good faith effort to end the shutdown"

2019-01-23 21:38:48

Rep. Tom Graves Calls Out Democrats on Continued Political Stunts

2019-01-10 16:31:36

Rep. Graves Fights for America’s Kids and Grandkids on House Floor

2018-07-18 14:31:57

Rep. Graves Speaks in Support of President Trump’s Spending Cut Package

2018-06-07 21:41:44

Rep. Tom Graves Recognizes March for Life Participants

2018-01-19 14:55:35

Graves Update GA Recovery and the Make America Secure and Prosperous Act

2017-09-13 18:03:39

Rep. Graves Introduces Wall Street Reform Bill

2017-09-07 16:41:59

Rep. Tom Graves Introduces Karen Handel to U.S. House

2017-06-27 16:20:42

Rep. Tom Graves Speaks in Support of a Unified Appropriations Process

2017-06-14 14:32:47

Rep. Tom Graves Speaks in Support of Financial Services Appropriations Bill

2016-07-07 14:20:37

Rep. Tom Graves Speaks on Importance of Passing Defense Appropriations Bill

2016-06-14 21:25:27

Rep. Graves asks Navy to name ship USS Chattanooga

2016-03-29 15:27:21

Rep. Graves calls on the White House to partner with Congress to destroy the Islamic State

2016-03-23 15:59:15

Contact Information

432 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5211
Fax 202-225-8272

Committee Assignments


U.S. Representative Tom Graves grew up in White, Georgia, in a single-wide trailer on a tar and gravel road.

Seeking to turn those humble roots into his own American Dream, Tom took to heart some advice from his father: Dream Big, Work Hard, Achieve Much.

That slogan fueled Tom from a young age as he immersed himself in studies and sports. He had the rare distinction of being both a star athlete and a mathlete. In high school, Tom was known to love football, algebra and his mohawk haircut.

Tom entered the work force at an early age, flipping burgers and delivering pizza to start. At age 17, Tom started his first business, Tough Turf Land Sculpting, and he hired his first employee. He continued to work and pay his way through college, graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in finance.

After college, Tom worked as an asset recovery specialist for a department store chain, but his entrepreneurial spirit remained. He saved enough to buy a landscaping business and eventually became a real estate investor.

In his spare time, Tom was seen riding around on his motorcycle with future wife Julie on board. It was on that motorcycle that they left their wedding ceremony and, some days later, saw a “for sale” sign by a winding dirt road in Gordon County. They ventured down the road and, after some rewiring and plumbing, they called that small farm house in Ranger their home. They still do.

It wasn’t until his thirties that Tom thought about running for public office. News came that an abortion clinic was planning to open nearby. Tom supported Julie as she became the founder and president of a peaceful, pro-life organization that opposed the plans. The community spoke and the clinic never opened. Inspired by their success, Tom discovered the power to do good through public action and ran for the Georgia General Assembly. He served there for over seven years.

In the state legislature, Tom used his work experience to craft legislation, such as the Georgia Jobs Act, that would grow the economy and create new job opportunities. He understood the simple fact that when a business pays less in taxes it has more money to hire people. Tom also gained a reputation for taking on excessive government after working on a zero-based budgeting bill that made state agencies justify every taxpayer dollar they wanted to spend, every year.

In 2010, the congressional seat for Georgia’s 9th district opened. Still dreaming big, Tom decided to run as a “pro-life, pro-gun, tax-cutting constitutional conservative.” He had to win four elections in 91 days and was sworn in that summer as a U.S. congressman from Georgia. As a result of redistricting, Tom was reelected in 2012 to represent the new 14th Congressional District.

In Congress, Tom serves on the House Appropriations Committee, which determines how the United States government spends taxpayer dollars. This assignment means Tom is on the front lines of the battle to solve America’s debt crisis. He works to balance the budget, cut government waste, and reform Congress so that it that focuses on saving – not spending – taxpayer dollars.

Back home in Ranger, Tom’s three kids – JoAnn, John and Janey – keep him busy, often teaching him the nuances of the latest social network. Julie’s heart for children has never changed, and she currently teaches at Red Bud Elementary. In the early mornings, Tom can be found running mountain trails or riding his bike through the hills in Georgia while training for triathlons.

At home he’s “Dad,” at Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun they just call him Tom, and around Georgia he’s one of the neighbors attending gun shows and cattle auctions. Tom is still dreaming big, working hard and seeking to achieve much for those he represents in the 14th Congressional District.

In 2013, Tom was elected chairman of the Georgia Republican Congressional Delegation. He has become a top conservative voice in Congress and across the country, receiving several awards from major organizations devoted to lowering the tax burden, limiting government and empowering people.

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