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  • Congress Lands 14 Counterpunches Against Government Abuse
    Mar 11, 2014 - Congress Lands 14 Counterpunches Against Government Abuse By Rep. Tom Graves Congress just wrapped up “Stop Government Abuse Week” and I believe we landed some solid counterpunches against government overreach. The U.S. House passed fourteen bills to empower American families and businesses. This st... More
  • Rep. Graves: Let States Keep Highway Funds
    Feb 21, 2012 - **This Op-Ed ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday, February 21st Let’s take a moment and go back in time. The year: 1956. The location: the storied halls of Congress. The House Ways and Means Committee was debating what was considered to be a new and innovative project — the constructi... More
  • Don’t suppress will of people
    Dec 8, 2011 - To say that Congress is unpopular these days is as obvious as saying Atlanta traffic can be problematic and that baked Georgia clay can be hard as a rock. The truth is, Georgians, and most Americans, are understandably ticked off by what’s going on in Washington. Unemployment is too high, the federa... More
  • Should the federal gas tax be extended? No
    Sep 13, 2011 - Should the federal gas tax be extended? No By Tom Graves No: Feds have mishandled gas-tax revenues, mistreated Georgia. Envision a mafialike scheme. The federal government shows up uninvited and says, “Hey Georgia, ya gotta keep your highways in good shape, but since we’re lookin’ out for ya, we’re ... More
  • Graves Op-Ed in The Washington Times
    May 31, 2011 - Government: No. 1 Job Destroyer By Rep. Tom Graves [In the 5/31/11 print edition of The Washington Times] Thursday was a bad day for government in the United States. You see, hundreds of job creators from across the country gathered in Dalton, Ga., for a summit about creating manufacturing jobs in A... More
  • Where I stand on Libya, and Information about Constitutional Authority
    Mar 25, 2011 - A note from Congressman Graves: In response to questions about United States military action in Libya, I wanted to share this letter that House Speaker John Boehner sent to President Obama on Wednesday, March 23. I agree with the Speaker’s remarks, and believe his questions embody those of Congress ... More
  • Answering Your Questions About My Patriot Act Votes
    Feb 11, 2011 - On the Patriot Act: I have not changed my vote or position. Period. I voted against the Patriot Act extension on Tuesday night because, while the bill may be well intentioned, I share the concern of many of you that the law is in conflict with the Fourth Amendment. More
  • This Week in Washington
    Dec 3, 2010 - This Week in Washington By Congressman Tom Graves While the Democrats’ tax plan took center stage this week, the new unemployment report may finally be enough evidence to stop any more talk of tax hikes. On Friday, we learned that unemployment rose from 9.6% to 9.8% in November, marking nineteen str... More
  • This Week In Washington
    Nov 19, 2010 - This Week in Washington By Congressman Tom Graves It was an exciting week for Congress, as dozens of newly elected Representatives arrived on Capitol Hill to prepare for the Republican Majority and chart a new path for America. In the midst of forming new friendships and attending meetings, a number... More
  • This Week In Washington
    Sep 17, 2010 - This Week in Washington: U.S. Rep. Tom Graves Congress returned to Washington this week for its final work period before November’s mid-term elections and amazingly, with our economy remaining sluggish and nearly 15 million Americans looking for work, the Democrat majority is considering a massive t... More

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