Sam Graves

Sam Graves


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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The Only Way to Stop Illegal Immigration


When you are building a house, you have to do things in a certain order. You could not, for instance, put up your roof before you've built the walls. In the same way, no plan to fix our nation's immigration system will work until we fully secure our borders.

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Graves’ Measure to Modernize C-130H Fleet, Protect the 139th Passes House


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after his amendment to preserve the C-130H aircraft was passed by the House of Representatives with the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act this morning. Graves, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, represents the Air National Guard 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joseph.

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Graves Issues Statement After House Passes Legislation to Block 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from finalizing its proposed “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule on Tuesday night. Rep. Graves helped introduce the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act in the House last month.

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Graves Helps Introduce Resolution Honoring America's Nurses


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves today helped introduce a resolution honoring America's nurses. Each year, the week of May 6 through May 12 marks National Nurses Week, a chance to celebrate the 3.1 million registered nurses in the United States.

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Celebrating those who Shape our Future


We all had a teacher from our childhood who pushed and inspired us to become who we are today. Those who challenged us to work harder, dream bigger, and reach our full potential. Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden famously said that “the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” I couldn’t agree more.

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Stopping Obama's Newest Executive Order


Private property rights continue to be attacked by President Obama. In just the past year, we have seen introduction of the Waters of the United States rule, which gives Washington control over standing water on private farms and residences. Then, it was a push to regulate grills in our backyards. 

Now, the Obama administration is out with an Executive Order that will completely change how the federal government manages floodplains. I would like to update you on my efforts to fight the President's latest executive overreach.

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Graves’ Issues Statement on Amendment Defunding Flood Management Executive Order


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after his amendment prohibiting funding for the Obama administration’s Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) was adopted into the House Energy & Water Appropriations Bill on Thursday.

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Graves’ Amendment to Modernize C-130H Fleet, Protect 139th Adopted into FY16 Defense Authorization


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sam Graves issued the following statement after his amendment to upgrade and modernize the C-130H aircraft was adopted into the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Graves, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, represents the Air National Guard 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joseph.

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Graves Chairs Hearing on the Future of Federal Motor Carrier Safety


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sam Graves, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, today led a hearing entitled ‘The Future of Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety: Technology, Safety Initiatives, and the Role of Federal Regulation.’ The hearing focused on the development of new technologies that will enhance safety measures across America’s highways, as well as efforts to increase efficiency at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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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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