U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after being sworn in to the 115th Congress as the Representative for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District:
“It’s an honor and a privilege to continue serving Northwest Georgia in the House of Representatives, especially at such an exciting time. With a unified Republican government and a clear mandate to deliver results, we will do great things for our country, including repealing Obamacare, unleashing economic growth, securing the border and restoring constitutional governance. When President-elect Trump takes office on January 20, the House will have already passed significant legislation to implement conservative solutions and wipe out the Obama administration’s job-killing policies. Together we will make Washington work for the American people again.”
Graves is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Graves serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, within the Appropriations Committee he serves on the following Subcommittees: Defense, Financial Services and General Government, and the Legislative Branch.
Tom Graves Bio:
Tom Graves grew up in White, Georgia, in a single-wide trailer on a tar and gravel road. He worked hard and paid his way through college at the University of Georgia. After graduating with a degree in finance, Tom began his career as an asset recovery specialist for a department store chain, then ran a landscaping business and eventually became a real estate investor.
Tom was first elected to public office in 2002, when he won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. After serving in the General Assembly for more than seven years, he was sworn in to Congress in June of 2010.
In Congress, Tom serves on the House Appropriations Committee, which determines how the United States Government spends taxpayer dollars. On this committee, Tom serves as chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, where he authors the bill funding the Legislative Branch of government each year. He also serves on the Defense Subcommittee, which funds our national defense, and the Financial Services Subcommittee, which funds our nation’s financial infrastructure, such as the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration.
These assignments put Tom on the front lines of the battle to solve America’s debt crisis, reduce regulatory burdens and increase opportunities for Georgians to thrive. He works to balance the budget, cut government waste and reform Congress to focus on saving – not spending – taxpayer dollars.
Tom also serves on the powerful House Republican Steering Committee, which is responsible for committee assignments for all Republican members of the House as well as selecting committee chairmen.
Tom lives in Gordon County with his wife Julie and three kids, JoAnn, John and Janey. They are members of Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun.