Sam Graves


Rep. Graves Raises Concerns Amid Infrastructure, Budget Debate

Rep. Sam Graves “A lot of recent funding has masqueraded as pandemic-related relief,” Rep. Sam Graves says. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The top Republican on the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives raised concerns about certain infrastructure programs that received emergency federal aid during the pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 2, 2021
Government, Business

Sam Graves Calls for Bipartisanship Amid Infrastructure Talks

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) “It will take compromise from both sides, but it can be done," Graves says of an infrastructure deal. (House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee)

Reacting to President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Sam Graves, the top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives’ transportation committee, called on Democrats to pursue a bipartisan approach to legislating.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 29, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Graves Steps Up Support of VMT Fees as Highway Funding Source

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) Rep. Sam Graves is proposing testing the concept of a vehicle-miles-traveled fee as part of the modernization of the U.S. Postal Service vehicle fleet. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Rep. Sam Graves, the top Republican on the U.S. House transportation panel, is calling on fellow policymakers to consider funding certain highway programs with revenue from fees collected on the miles vehicles travel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2021

Rep. Sam Graves Chosen Again to Lead House Republican T&I Caucus

Rep. Sam Graves Graves said, “Since coming to Congress nearly two decades ago, I first fought to serve on and now lead this committee for Republicans because America’s infrastructure underpins the entire economy.” (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives selected Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri to lead their efforts on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee during the 117th Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 4, 2020

Republican T&I Leader Sam Graves Touts New Technologies, VMT

Rep. Sam Graves

The yearlong extension of the country’s premier highway policy law will help to prevent disruptions across transportation sectors, Republican Rep. Sam Graves said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Rep. Sam Graves Highlights Push to Streamline Permitting Process

Graves Graves via Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Policies aimed at expediting the permitting process related to big-ticket infrastructure projects would enhance connectivity along freight and commuter networks, Rep. Sam Graves, the top Republican on the House transportation panel, recently indicated.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 18, 2020

House Panel Will Get Highway Bill in ‘Next Couple of Months,’ Rep. Sam Graves Says

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves Establishing a fee for vehicles based on miles traveled remains central to Rep. Sam Graves' policy agenda. (Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The committee that handles transportation affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives expects to consider a comprehensive highway policy measure in the early part of this year, the panel’s top Republican said Jan. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

T&I Ranking Republican Sam Graves Slams Green New Deal

Sam Graves Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

Democrats’ Green New Deal manifesto aimed at revolutionizing the country’s transportation system by drastically reducing fuel emissions was described as a fantasy by the top Republican transportation policymaker in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Missouri Rep. Sam Graves Consistent in Support of VMT Funding Approach

Sam Graves Graves agrees with DeFazio's support of the VMT. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

When policymakers kick off debate on “pay-fors” for a long-term infrastructure plan, the vehicle-miles-traveled funding approach that seems to be gaining bipartisan support in Congress is expected to play a major role.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2019
Government, Business

House GOP Names Sam Graves as Ranking Member of Transportation Committee

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) Graves listens during a roundtable discussion. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The top authorizer of policy related to highways and transit systems in the U.S. House of Representatives was tapped to serve as the leading Republican on the chamber’s transportation panel when a new Congress convenes in January.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 30, 2018