Our unique analysis of the bills Graves has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Graves is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Graves for more statistics.
Sam Graves sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- House Committee on Armed Services
Graves sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Commerce (20%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Immigration (8%) Education (6%)
Some of Graves’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6044: To limit the amount authorized to be appropriated to carry out chapter 2 ...
- H.Res. 825: Recognizing the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty ...
- H.R. 5666: Stop Taxing the Second Amendment Act of 2016
- H.Res. 704: Recognizing the roles and contributions of teachers to building and enhancing the Nation’s ...
- H.R. 4726: Preventing Illegal Visa Overstays Act of 2016
- H.R. 4379: Defending Gun Rights Against Executive Overreach Act
- H.R. 3617: IMAGE Act of 2015
View All » (including bills from previous years)
|Graves’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 5525: End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016
Jun 21, 2016. Failed.
H.R. 10: Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act
Oct 21, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 5: Student Success Act
Jul 8, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
From Jan 2001 to Sep 2016, Graves missed 532 of 11,049 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 324 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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