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
04/09/2014 H.R.4093 Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act of 2014 04/09/2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 301.  (All Actions)
02/27/2014 H.R.4111 Disability Insurance Protection and Fraud Prevention Act of 2014 02/27/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
02/07/2014 H.R.3937 To evaluate and report on the feasibility and effectiveness of using natural gas as a fuel source in long haul trucks. 02/07/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.  (All Actions)
01/29/2014 H.R.3940 Natural Gas Long Haul Truck Competitiveness Act of 2014 01/29/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.  (All Actions)
01/29/2014 H.R.3938 To direct the Secretary of Transportation to designate natural gas fueling corridors in the United States for long haul truck traffic, and for other purposes. 01/29/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.  (All Actions)
11/14/2013 H.R.3490 Teacher Tax Deduction Enhancement Act of 2013 11/14/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
11/13/2013 H.Res.410 Expressing support for the designation of a "Small Business Saturday" and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses. 11/13/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.  (All Actions)
07/15/2013 H.R.2361 Protecting Honest, Everyday Americans from Senseless And Needless Taxes (PHEASANT) Act of 2013 07/15/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.  (All Actions)
06/26/2013 H.R.2514 IMAGE Act of 2013 06/26/2013 Referred to House Appropriations  (All Actions)
06/07/2013 H.R.1909 Export Coordination Act of 2013 06/07/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.  (All Actions)
06/04/2013 H.R.2232 Make Every Small Business Count Act of 2013 06/04/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.  (All Actions)
04/22/2013 H.R.1250 Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013 04/22/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
04/17/2013 H.Res.167 Recognizing the roles and contributions of America's teachers to building and enhancing our Nation's civic, cultural, and economic well-being. 04/17/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  (All Actions)
04/11/2013 H.R.1460 To direct the Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to revise certain authorized purposes described in the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Master Water Control Manual. 04/11/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  (All Actions)
04/08/2013 H.R.830 SAVE Act of 2013 04/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.  (All Actions)
02/28/2013 H.R.425 To prohibit the use of funds for the rule entitled "Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives" published by the Department of Homeland Security on January 3, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 535). 02/28/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.  (All Actions)
02/04/2013 H.R.228 SNAP Fraud Prevention Act of 2013 02/04/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.  (All Actions)
01/15/2013 H.Res.30 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. 01/15/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
12/21/2012 H.R.4081 Contractor Opportunity Protection Act of 2012 12/21/2012 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 528.  (All Actions)
12/21/2012 H.R.3851 Small Business Advocate Act of 2012 12/21/2012 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 524.  (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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