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Rep. Tom Graves

Representative for Georgia’s 14th District

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Graves is the representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Graves is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 2010 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Graves.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Tom Graves sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Graves was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Graves sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (71%) Crime and Law Enforcement (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Graves voted No

Graves voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Graves voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Graves voted Aye

Graves voted No

Graves voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Graves voted Nay

Passed 341/82 on Sep 29, 2010.

Signed into law on October 13, 2010 by President Obama, the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (H.R. 946; Pub.L. 111–274) is a United States federal ...

Graves voted Nay

Graves voted Nay

Graves voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jun 2010 to Jul 2019, Graves missed 70 of 6,168 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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