Rep. Sam Graves

Representative from Missouri’s 6th District, Republican

Graves, a Republican, has been the representative for Missouri's 6th congressional district since Jan 3, 2001 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Graves for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Sam Graves sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Immigration (8%) Education (6%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Graves’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Graves’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5525: End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016
Jun 21, 2016. Failed.
Nay H.R. 10: Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act
Oct 21, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 5: Student Success Act
Jul 8, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Dec 2016, Graves missed 544 of 11,097 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% 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.

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Primary Sources

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