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  • Georgia Republicans Oppose Irresponsible Tax Policy
    Dec 20, 2011 - Today, the House of Representatives rejected the Senate amendment to H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, and requested a meeting with the Senate to work out a compromise. The Senate’s amendment to the legislation only extended the tax relief through February, setting up yet another showdown on this issue in the coming months. Since the passage of the Senate’s amendment, business groups across the country have come out in opposition to it, including the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors. In addition, the National Payroll Reporting Consortium, expressing concerns that the Senate’s plan could not be properly implemented, said that it “could create substantial problems, confusion and costs affecting a significant percentage of U.S. employers and employees.” Georgia’s House Republicans stood together to oppose this irresponsible bill and called on the Senate to return from its vacation to work with the House to pass a one-year extension of the payroll tax cut before the end of the year. More
  • Rep. Graves Praises Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline Provision
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  • Rep. Graves votes to cut payroll taxes, protect social security, and create jobs
    Dec 13, 2011 - U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement after voting for HR 3630, the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011.” The measure extends the payroll tax cut for one year and renews aid for the unemployed, while cutting back the maximum length of jobless benefits from t... 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
  • Rep. Graves votes in support of Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
    Dec 8, 2011 - U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011, which prohibits the EPA from regulating dust produced from farming-related activities. More
  • Rep. Graves votes in support of REINS Act
    Dec 7, 2011 - U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 10, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. Rep. Graves is also a co-sponsor of this legislation. The REINS Act would send any major rule that is estimated to cost the U.S. economy more th... More
  • Rep. Graves meets with local business leaders
    Dec 4, 2011 - Uncertainty and red tape weigh heavily on the economy. That’s the message North Georgia business leaders had for U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, Saturday. Graves met at Dalton State College with his 9th Congressional District economic advisory council, about two dozen business leaders from across th... More
  • Rep. Graves Co-Sponsors the CLEAR Act of 2011
    Dec 1, 2011 - U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) announced Thursday he is a co-sponsor of H.R. 100, the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act (CLEAR Act), legislation that will empower local law enforcement agencies to better enforce immigration laws. The CLEAR Act would give state and local law enforc... More
  • Isakson, Graves Introduce the HOME Act to Help Americans Keep their Homes
    Oct 5, 2011 - Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement after introducing the HOME Act, a bill to allow Americans to make withdrawals from their retirement accounts to pay timely mortgage payments, in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of ... More
  • THIS SATURDAY: Rep. Graves Hosting Fall 2011 North Georgia Academy Day
    Sep 15, 2011 - U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09), in coordination with Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), is hosting the Fall 2011 North Georgia Academy Day on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at North Georgia College and State University in the Memorial Hall Gymnasium. This event is open to all students, grades 8-12, and ... More

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