WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) is celebrating the decision to drop a proposal before the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to redefine a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The proposal would have raised the threshold for an MSA from 50,000 residents to 100,000, which would have eliminated 144 areas from the designation, including St. Joseph.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, led conservatives on the floor of the United States House of Representatives today in opposing H.R. 3684.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) and other top Republican leaders in outlining their concerns regarding the Biden administration’s intention to undo the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule.  The Biden administration’s recent announcement signaled its intent to revise the definition of the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act and potentially return to Obama-e

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WASHINGTON, DC – Upon news that the United States District Court vacated a portion of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) rule on administrative grounds, Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) urged USDA Secretary Vilsack and Acting Solicitor General Prelogar to take immediate action to preserve swine processing capacity.

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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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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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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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WASHINGTON, DC – A bill to remove barriers for communities seeking to use Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to develop high-speed broadband access was introduced in the House of Representatives today by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) and Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS). 

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