Rep. Sam Graves [R]

Representative from Missouri’s 6th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2001-2016 Representative Missouri's 6th District (map)

2014 Report Card

Read our 2014 Report Card for Graves »

Sponsorship 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)

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 (25%) Commerce (24%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Health (7%) Education (6%) Taxation (4%)

Recent Bills

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

View All » (including bills from previous years)

Voting Record

From Jan 2001 to Nov 2015, Graves missed 505 of 10,414 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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.

Show the numbers...

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: