Cutting Spending & Balancing the Budget

  • Healthcare Rescue Mission Begins
    Mar 22, 2017 - Beginning the healthcare reform process, the House passed the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (H.R. 372) and the Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101). These bills are part of Phase 3 of President Trump’s healthcare plan. H.R. 372 ends the health insurance industry’s exemption from ... More
  • Rep. Tom Graves: Start Cleaning House at the VA
    Mar 16, 2017 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) voted for and the House passed the VA Accountability First Act (H.R. 1259), which increases accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “Our veterans deserve the best possible care and services our nation can provide,” said Rep. Graves. “This legislation empo... More
  • Rep. Tom Graves Votes to Give Troops Pay Raise, Strengthen Georgia Military Installations
    Mar 8, 2017 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 1301), which funds the Department of Defense and includes a 2.1 percent pay raise for the troops. “Our troops and their families have endured more than a decade and a half of war, in... More
  • Rep. Tom Graves Proposes Cyber Self Defense Bill
    Mar 3, 2017 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today proposed the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC). The bill makes changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to allow the use of limited defensive measures that exceed the boundaries of one’s network in an attempt to identify and stop attackers. Once a cy... More
  • Graves Statement on Confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director
    Feb 16, 2017 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-05) was confirmed by the Senate as director of the Office of Management and Budget: “If there’s one thing I know about Mick Mulvaney after more than six years serving together in the House, it’s that he’s a rock ... More
  • Rep. Graves Votes to Restore States’ Right to Defund Planned Parenthood
    Feb 16, 2017 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed H.J. Res. 43, legislation to repeal the Obama administration’s rule that prevented states from withholding funding from abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. “Georgia should never be forced by the federal government to provide fund... More
  • Graves Statement on Confirmation of Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary
    Feb 13, 2017 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14), chairman of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Appropriations, issued the following statement after Steve Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate as secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury: “With his deep understanding of finance, banking and in... More
  • Graves Statement on Confirmation of Tom Price as HHS Secretary
    Feb 10, 2017 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA-06) was confirmed by the Senate as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “As Health and Human Services Secretary, I know Dr. Price will do a great job unwinding Obamacare’s mandates and... More
  • Rep. Graves, House Protect Americans from Warrantless Searches of Private Email Accounts
    Feb 6, 2017 - The House today approved, with Rep. Tom Graves’ (R-GA-14) support, the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387), bipartisan legislation updating privacy protections for emails maintained by third-party service providers, such as Google and Yahoo. Email privacy laws were last updated in 1986. “The last time emai... More
  • Rep. Tom Graves Applauds President’s Action to Protect Middle-Class Access to Financial Advice
    Feb 3, 2017 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order to halt the “fiduciary rule:” “I applaud President Trump for preserving access to affordable financial advice for middle-class families. Saving for retirement, college and family emergencie... More

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