“Shall not be infringed.”

It’s a critical phrase in the 2nd Amendment. Our right to keep and bear arms is one held dear across North Missouri. Hunting, target shooting, and most importantly, self-defense, are just a few of the reasons why.

When President Biden ran for office, he promised to “defeat the NRA.” To me, it sounded like code for “get rid of guns.” Unfortunately, I don’t think going after guns was a campaign platitude. With his track record of actually banning some firearms for a time with the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, it shouldn’t have been...

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On March 29, 1973, the last US combat troops left Vietnam, ending 8 years of direct intervention in the war and decades of American involvement in the conflict. All told, the conflict cost more than 58,000 American lives, and tens of thousands more returned home scarred, wounded, and weary after fighting bloody battles in a country most had never heard of before the war.

Unlike their parent’s generation, who returned home to much fanfare and celebration in 1945, veterans of the Vietnam War returned home to an ungrateful nation, met with protests and insults....

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I believe in limited government because government works best when it stays out of our way—when it lets Americans innovate and succeed, thrive, and live free. That said, there are a few things the federal government should do—and should do well. One of those is infrastructure.

From our nation's earliest days, infrastructure has always been crucial. It started with roads, bridges, and waterways, but as our country grew, so too did the ways people and goods get from point A to point B. Today, railways and airports are just as critical for meeting our...

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There is a crisis at the border and President Biden has escalated it by halting deportations of illegal immigrants, trying to push unfair amnesty legislation, and unlawfully freezing border wall funding authorized by Congress.

In February, more than 100,000 individuals were encountered trying to illegally cross the southern border. That’s a 173 percent increase from February 2020. We haven’t seen illegal immigration numbers like this in decades. While Customs and Border Protection agents are overwhelmed by the flood of illegal immigrants trying to enter our...

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“Never let a crisis go to waste.”

Those famous words were uttered by an Obama-Biden administration official not long before they jammed through an unneeded, partisan piece of legislation that spent a whole bunch of money we didn’t have. That was in 2009. 50 days into the Biden administration and here we go again.

This week, President Biden signed his “American Rescue Plan” into law. He billed this legislation as a silver bullet to cure America of COVID and get our country back on track—unfortunately, it’s anything but.

Instead of building on the work of...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement after voting against President Joe Biden’s Bailout Bill:

“There is simply no reason to rush through this bill. Ninety percent of it has almost nothing to do with COVID. We need targeted relief, but this bill does very little to reopen small businesses and get our children back in the classroom. That’s the key to recovery and that’s what we should be focused on, instead of using COVID as an excuse to fund a bunch of liberal special interest priorities.”

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement regarding Missouri Senator Roy Blunt’s announcement that he wouldn’t be seeking reelection to the United States Senate in 2022:

“Senator Roy Blunt is the single most influential political leader in Missouri this century and the father of the modern Republican Party in Missouri.

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There’s some good news for all Missourians this week: COVID-19 is on the retreat. Missouri now ranks second lowest amongst all fifty states in average daily case rate over the last 7 days according to the Centers for Disease Control.

That’s good news for a couple of reasons. For one, it means fewer Missourians are getting sick, fewer are going to the hospital, and fewer are needing intensive care. I’m glad Missourians are healthier, but I’m also glad this is taking pressure off our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers that have been fighting on the front lines of this...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement after voting against President Biden’s $1.9 trillion bailout bill.

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