Following the Flood of 2019, a lot of folks had trouble getting the help they needed in Northwest Missouri.

 

In one case, FEMA awarded individual assistance money to help a man fix his family home that had been destroyed.

 

He followed all the rules. He was honest, open, and transparent with FEMA. They determined that he was eligible and approved his request for assistance. That didn’t stop the agency from coming back and demanding that he pay that $12,000 back when they figured out that they had...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves’ (MO-06) Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act (H.R. 539) passed the House of Representatives today with broad bipartisan support.

H.R. 539 requires FEMA to waive the debt of individuals whom the agency mistakenly awards assistance to, so long as no fraud has been committed. It further requires FEMA to report to Congress on the number of mistakes the agency makes in individual assistance award determinations and take steps to minimize such mistakes in the future.  

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) sent a clear message today that any attempt to revive the Obama-era WOTUS rule would be met with staunch resistance in Congress and from farmers and ranchers across America.

“The Obama-era WOTUS rule was a direct assault on farm families everywhere,” said Graves. “Farmers and ranchers across America came together to fight this blatant executive overreach. If the current Administration tries to bring that regulation back from the dead, you better believe we aren’t going to twiddle our thumbs and let it happen.”

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They say doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. Yet, for some reason, that’s exactly what Nancy Pelosi seems to be doing with infrastructure.

Last year, she rammed a completely partisan infrastructure bill down our throats. Two out of every five dollars in that bill would have gone towards meeting Green New Deal mandates. Predictably, it went nowhere.

Now, instead of coming to the table to get a real bipartisan bill done, she decided to make her partisan bill even more partisan. Now, HALF of her...

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Like it or not, the internet has become a huge part of our lives, a huge part of our society, and a huge part of our world. There’s rarely a day where most of us don’t use the internet—for work, for school, for entertainment, agriculture, or even just reading this email.

Twenty years ago, it was a luxury to have a computer with internet access at home. Even for those who had a connection, it was often slow, unreliable dial-up internet. That has changed in a big way. Most Americans today have a smartphone in their pocket with more computing power and a faster...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) joined more than 200 colleagues today in calling on Speaker Pelosi to direct her committee chairs to look into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic started, the House of Representatives has held zero hearings on the origins of the virus and the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup.

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Farming is a family business. It always has been. Most farmers have been working cattle, working the land, and feeding the world from the time they could walk. They’ve lived their entire lives working endless hours to live their dream, carry on the family farm, and hopefully pass it along to their children in better shape than when they inherited it. The President’s death tax proposal threatens to upend all of that.

The death tax is something I’ve been fighting for years. It just doesn’t make sense. We work all our lives to scrape by, pay taxes all along the way, and then...

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Roads and bridges are what most folks think of when we talk about infrastructure. Surface transportation has always been key to our country’s success and it’s something we can’t afford to let slide.

Last year, when it was time to renew Congress’s priorities and funding for roads and bridges, we instead got a Green New Deal-style bill with some roads and bridges thrown in for good measure. Speaker Pelosi came in and said, “it’s my way or the highway.” In what has historically been a bipartisan issue, Republicans were shut out of the process and the bill failed. A similar approach...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and other Republican Committee leaders today introduced a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill that provides historic levels of investment in America’s roads, bridges, and core infrastructure to meet the Nation’s growing transportation needs.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee helped introduce legislation this week that will help states and local communities – including small and rural communities – address their wastewater infrastructure needs.  The bill improves the wastewater infrastructure permitting process and provides flexibility communities often need to take on complex projects.

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