Graves, a Republican, is the representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Graves is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Graves.
Graves is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Graves has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Garret Graves sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Graves was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Graves sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Graves’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4438: To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to ...
- H.R. 4437: To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the payment of ...
- H.R. 3588: RED SNAPPER Act
- H.R. 3076: Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services (CASES) for Constituents Act of 2017
- H.R. 2996: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reform Act of 2017
- H.R. 2923: Gulf States Coordination Act
- H.R. 2849: Louisiana Flood and Storm Devastation Tax Relief Act of 2017
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S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed 355/63.
From Jan 2015 to Nov 2017, Graves missed 25 of 1,962 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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