Representative, (R) MO
Congressman Sam Graves is a lifelong resident of northwest Missouri. Sam was born in Tarkio on November 7, 1963, and graduated from Tarkio High School in 1982. He went on to receive a degree in Agronomy from the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Sam holds an ATP and is typed in several different warbirds. When he’s not in Washington or working with the Wing Nuts Flying Circus, he is restoring a 1943 Beech AT10 and preparing for the ceremonial flyover of the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Sam was elected to Congress in 2000. He is currently the Ranking Member of House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Prior to becoming the top Republican of the T&I Committee, he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. He is also the former Chairman of the House Small Business Committee. For many years, Sam co-chaired the Congressional Pilots Caucus and the House General Aviation (GA) Caucus, the second largest in Congress.
As Sam continues to work with members of the general aviation community and his colleagues in the House, one of his top priorities remains ensuring general aviation’s voice is heard in our nation’s capital. He brings a unique perspective to this process as a member of major aviation organizations like the EAA Warbirds of America, AOPA, EAA, CAF, AAA, and RAF