Quotes by: Sam Graves

Sam Graves
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 6th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2001
Preceded by Pat Danner
Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Nydia Velázquez
Succeeded by Steve Chabot
Personal details
Born Samuel Bruce Graves, Jr.
(1963-11-07) November 7, 1963 (age 53)
Tarkio, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Missouri, Columbia
Religion Southern Baptist

Small business owners are experiencing great uncertainty because of the possibility of tax increases, the inconsistent flow of credit, an outrageous national debt, high energy costs, and overreaching federal regulations.
Sam Graves
The fact that two-thirds of Americans who work at small businesses will see premium increases because of the health law is devastating news. This is one more in a long line of broken promises from President Obama and Washington Democrats.
Sam Graves
Part of any solution to get our economy going should include steps to free up our small businesses by peeling back unnecessarily burdensome regulations, ending the continual threats of tax hikes, and addressing the cloud of federal debt that hangs over our economy.
Sam Graves
There is no doubt that the majority of Kansas Citians are happy with their three-terminal airport. I will advocate in Washington for our city to keep its unique airport as long as we want it.
Sam Graves
I want to take a close look at the SBA to see what works, what doesn't, what is duplicative, and what isn't even being utilized. We'll focus on what they do well and strengthen those areas.
Sam Graves
Small lending institutions lack the capability of their larger counterparts to hire the additional manpower necessary to deal with the hundreds of additional regulations created by Dodd-Frank.
Sam Graves
The mismanagement of the Small Business Health Options program is very frustrating.
Sam Graves
A long-lasting and sustained recovery will never be achieved through massive government spending programs.
Sam Graves
We must secure our borders and restore the rule of law, and more than anyone running, Ted Cruz has fought to make this nation secure while protecting our constitutional rights.
Sam Graves
It is key that Kansas Citians make the call as to what kind of airport they want.
Sam Graves
Just as water is a key ingredient to growth on the farm, capital is required for businesses to thrive.
Sam Graves
We owe it to American taxpayers to make sure that contracts intended for small businesses go to small businesses.
Sam Graves
Our priorities are out of whack. We spend too much to protect birds and fish at the expense of people.
Sam Graves
Government does not create jobs, but it can help set the table for economic growth with the right policies.
Sam Graves
Having grown up on a family farm, I am all too familiar with the effects a drought can have on a crop.
Sam Graves
The trend in entrepreneurship is up, but an entrepreneur's ability to hire is down.
Sam Graves
It's mystifying to me why the House leadership will not allow a straight up-or-down vote on a pay raise. I vote against every pay raise because taxpayers deserve better.
Sam Graves
The JOBS Act will allow entrepreneurs to utilize 'crowdfunding,' which permits them to raise equity capital from a large pool of small investors.
Sam Graves
The federal government spends nearly half a trillion dollars on contracted goods and services; therefore, we must ensure that the money is being spent efficiently, and small businesses have proven that they can do quality work cheaper and often faster.
Sam Graves
Walt Disney grew up in Marceline, but almost every child has grown up with his beloved characters.
Sam Graves
The integrity of the federal procurement system needs to be protected so that the public has confidence in government contracts, and small businesses have every opportunity to compete.
Sam Graves
The significance and volume of repairs that are needed across the country demand that we give state and local governments the long-term certainty they need to effectively execute these projects.
Sam Graves
America is a collection of people from different races, religions, and backgrounds - that is part of what makes us great. But a common language is what brings all of those people together to form a community.
Sam Graves

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