Experience: House: District 6, 2001-Present
Home State: Missouri
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,158,693Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Samuel 'Sam' B. Graves
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Lesley; 3 Children: Megan, Trey, Emily
    Birth Date: 11/07/1963
    Birth Place: Tarkio, MO
    Home City: Tarkio, MO
    Religion: Baptist


    BS, Agronomy, School of Agriculture University of Missouri, Columbia, 1986

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 6, 2000-present
    Senator, Missouri State Senate, 1994-2000
    Representative, Missouri State House of Representatives, 1992-1994

Current Legislative Committees

    Armed Services, Member
    Subcommittee on Aviation, Member
    Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Chair
    Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, Member
    Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Member
    Transportation and Infrastructure, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Congressional Rural Caucus, present

Professional Experience

    Small Business Owner, present
    Farmer, present

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Farm Bureau, present
    Member, First Baptist Church, present
    Former Member, Missouri Historical Society
    Former Member, National Guard and Reserve Components, Congressional Members Organization
    Former Member, Rotary Club
    Former Member, University Extension Council
    Former Member, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

6. Vouchers for school choice

7. Make voter registration easier

8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Oppose
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Oppose
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Support
Total: 188
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
10/08/2002 H.Res.549 Expressing appreciation for the Prime Minister of Great Britain for his loyal support and leadership in the war on terrorism and reaffirming the strong relationship between the people of the United States and Great Britain. 10/08/2002 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.  (All Actions)
02/08/2002 H.R.3711 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide to employers a tax credit for compensation paid during the period employees are performing service as members of the Ready Reserve or the National Guard. 02/08/2002 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
10/29/2001 H.R.3138 Comprehensive Club Drug Abuse Reduction Act 10/29/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
09/21/2001 H.Con.Res.229 Expressing the sense of the Congress that any reform of the Social Security Program not include mandatory coverage of State and local employees. 09/21/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.  (All Actions)
07/16/2001 H.R.1844 Teacher Protection Act of 2001 07/16/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform.  (All Actions)
07/16/2001 H.R.1843 To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to local educational agencies for teacher recruitment, retention, and training, and to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand the program of loan forgiveness for teachers. 07/16/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness.  (All Actions)
05/10/2001 H.Res.140 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service. 05/10/2001 Referred to the House Committee on Government Reform.  (All Actions)
04/05/2001 H.R.651 Safe Classrooms Act of 2001 04/05/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform.  (All Actions)
Total: 1532
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
05/11/2017 H.R.2228 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017
05/04/2017 H.R.2383 American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017
05/02/2017 H.R.2052 PRIVATE Act
04/28/2017 H.R.2224 Repeal of the Obamacare Bay State Boondoggle Act
04/25/2017 H.R.2134 Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act
04/07/2017 H.R.1904 Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2017
04/07/2017 H.R.1895 Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2017
04/05/2017 H.Con.Res.41 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States declaration of war against Germany and entry into World War I and recognizing and appreciating the lasting historical significance and heroic human endeavor and sacrifice of the United States Armed Forces in that conflict.
04/05/2017 H.R.1384 Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act
04/05/2017 H.R.299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017
04/04/2017 H.Con.Res.45 Expressing the sense of Congress that those who served in the bays, harbors, and territorial seas of the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, should be presumed to have served in the Republic of Vietnam for all purposes under the Agent Orange Act of 1991.
03/29/2017 H.R.1698 Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act
03/29/2017 H.R.679 Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2017
03/29/2017 H.R.33 Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017
03/06/2017 H.R.1212 BRAVE Act of 2017
03/06/2017 H.R.1149 Nuclear Family Priority Act
03/02/2017 H.R.1171 ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017
03/29/2017 H.R.26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 Passed Aye
03/23/2017 H.R.1697 Israel Anti-Boycott Act
03/17/2017 H.R.1311 Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act
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