We’ve all seen the headlines by now—cargo ships piling up at our ports for weeks, resulting in delays, shortages, and empty store shelves. The supply chain crisis is real. It’s a growing problem that affects every American, no matter where you live, no matter what your political beliefs are, and no matter how much money you make.

Addressing this growing crisis should be at the top of Washington’s to-do list. Unfortunately, what we’ve gotten is a mixture of the Administration denying a crisis exists, downplaying its significance, and actively making it worse. That’s...

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Washington, D.C. - House Republicans, led by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR), urged President Biden to immediately reconsider radical partisan policies that are making already growing U.S. supply chain issues significantly worse. 

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) introduced the Small Project Efficient and Effective Disaster (SPEED) Recovery Act to help small communities recover from disasters more quickly by allowing more small recovery projects to proceed under simplified procedures—giving communities more control and more tools to rebuild and recover.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) joined 90 of his Republican colleagues to introduce the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act which would ban the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing any new individual account reporting requirements for banks and other financial institutions.

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For over a year and a half, senior citizens who showed up expecting help at their local Social Security office have been met with a “CLOSED” sign. When COVID-19 hit, the Social Security Administration, like the rest of the world, shut their doors to the public. The problem was that they never reopened. 

More than 1,000 Social Security Administration Field Offices are dotted across the country, giving seniors a place to go when they have trouble getting the benefits they've earned through the program. It's where they can sit down and have a face-to-face conversation...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves joined 50 of his colleagues this week in urging the Social Security Administration to reopen their Field Offices across the country. The letter calls on Acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi and American Federation of Government Employees President Everett Kelley to develop a plan to reopen the more than 1,500 Social Security field offices that are currently closed to the public. Many of those offices have been closed since March of last year.

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When it comes to educating our children, parents should be at the absolute center of that conversation. After all, nobody should be more invested in ensuring kids get a quality education than their parents.

That’s why our schools are largely funded at the local level, with some input from the state. It’s the locally elected school boards, consisting of parents and grandparents, who are tasked with overseeing the education of our children, not far away politicians. This holds our schools accountable to those who care about them the most—parents.

There are plenty of...

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has no business snooping through our bank accounts—but that’s exactly what they’re trying to do. Buried deep within the Administration’s proposed budget is a sneaky little provision that would require banks large and small to report all transaction data for every bank account with more than $600 of deposits or withdrawals in a year.

That’s virtually every American’s bank account. That not only places a huge reporting burden on small community banks, but it’s a huge invasion of our privacy. The IRS’s job is to collect taxes, not collect every...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) joined Republican colleagues to ask conferees to strip a Red Flag law provision from the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The members sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees expressing grave concern over Sec. 529 of H.R.

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The President and his Administration have repeatedly told us that the border is closed, and the immigration crisis is under control, but in the last month alone, 43,941 illegal immigrants were released into the United States.

That means more illegal immigrants were caught and released into the United States than the entire population of Worth, Mercer, Knox, Schuyler, Holt, Putnam, Scotland, Atchison, and Sullivan counties COMBINED. Apprehensions at the border hit a 21-year high in August and more than 1.2 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the border since the...

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