I applaud President Trump for advancing the Keystone XL Pipeline, which Republicans in Congress pushed the Obama administration to approve for years. Construction of the pipeline will support more than 40,000 jobs and add billions of dollars to our economy. It was subject to five safety and environmental reviews by the State Department, and is even supported by labor unions. This action will make a real difference to all of the Americans who will have the opportunity to work and support their families as a result of this pipeline.
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Our country was founded on the idea that each person has the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Sadly, however, these fundamental rights are under assault by liberal Democrats and activist judges who view the unborn as unhuman and who put political correctness above individual freedom.
But House Republicans are fighting back. Our victories include:
- new provisions to protect life, such as a prohibition on genetic modification of human embryos.
- for the first time ever, we were able to put a bill to end Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood on the president’s desk. President Obama vetoed the bill, and we tried to override the veto but didn’t have enough votes. This proves we can win the fight to end Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood if we have a Republican in the White House.
- establishing a special House panel with subpoena powers to investigate organizations that participate in fetal tissue procurement, including Planned Parenthood.
- renewing the federal ban on taxpayer funded abortions.
The mission to protect life and expand freedom is at the core of my public service. I will always fight to ensure each person can maximize their potential, live freely and achieve their American Dream, including the unborn.
I’m proud to have the endorsement and 100% rating from National Right to Life, and to be “certified pro-life” by their affiliate in Georgia, the Georgia Life Alliance.
Over the last seven years, Republicans in Congress have fought an overreaching Executive Branch, led by a president who appears to have little regard for the constitutional limits of his power.
Without a veto proof majority in both the House and the Senate, we’ve turned to the judicial system by filing lawsuits and briefs against the president’s actions.
With our help, the president’s unconstitutional executive amnesty plan was stopped by the courts and just last week a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration’s funding of an Obamacare subsidy program was unconstitutional.
These are big wins and they occurred because of real votes taken by the House of Representatives – votes and actions that would never have occurred if Democrats were in charge.
Additionally, House Republicans have relentlessly investigated the Benghazi terrorist attack through a special committee we created. If Democrats were in control, there would never have been a thorough investigation and the public would know far less about what really happened.
We’ve taken major, positive steps in other areas as well:
- Cut spending by more than $176 billion and the deficit to its smallest amount since 2007.
- Enacted the largest education reform bill in more than a decade, giving power back to state and local governments and blocking the federal government from coercing states to adopt Common Core. We zeroed out the federal funding stream that was used to reward states that adopted Common Core.
- Cut the EPA’s staffing level to its lowest level since 1989.
- Prohibited the UN Arms Trade Treaty from being funded or implemented.
- Cut IRS funding by more than $1 billion and froze most of its operations budget.
These things all happened because we stood up for our conservative values and took a principled fight to the president.
I will never back down from standing up for your conservative values and being your voice in Washington. – Tom
I’m proud to say that the National Right to Life – one of the nation’s leading pro-life organizations – has endorsed our campaign.
The mission to protect innocent life – born and unborn – has always been at the core of my public service, and it’s an honor to receive the support of National Right to Life in our campaign. – Tom
CLICK HERE or see below to read the endorsement letter.
May 12, 2016
The Honorable Tom Graves
Post Office Box 335
Calhoun, GA 30703
Dear Congressman Graves:
National Right to Life is pleased to endorse you for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, to represent the 14th congressional district of Georgia.
We strongly commend you for maintaining a perfect 100 percent pro-life voting record throughout your years of service in Congress.
During the current Congress, you cosponsored and voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.
You voted for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, a bill that would establish a permanent, government-wide policy against funding abortions or health plans that cover abortions. You voted repeatedly to block federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
You voted to repeal the Obama healthcare law – a law that created a national program of massive federal subsidies for insurance plans that cover abortion, and imposes rationing of lifesaving medical care.
National Right to Life believes that all voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to return you to Congress, so that you can continue to work to advance vital pro-life public policies.
David N. O’Steen Ph.D. Douglas Johnson Karen A. Cross
Executive Director Legislative Director Political Director
Years ago, my wife Julie and I worked with many concerned citizens to keep an abortion clinic out of Northwest Georgia. The mission to protect innocent life, born and unborn, has been at the core of my public service. As I run for reelection, I’m honored to say I am a Georgia Life Alliance Certified Pro-Life Candidate.
Georgia Life Alliance, which is the Georgia affiliate of National Right to Life, issued a letter recognizing my strong pro-life record and approved me as a Georgia Life Alliance Certified Pro-Life Candidate.
In Georgia Life Alliance’s press release announcing the decision, Executive Director Emily Matson noted: “Congressman Tom Graves has a 100% pro-life voting record with the National Right to Life and other leading pro-life organizations. Tom cast at least eleven pro-life votes in the 114th Congress, each time proving his commitment to protecting the unborn and honoring the sanctity of human life.”
I will to continue to stand up and fight for all human life.
Click HERE to read Georgia Life Alliance’s announcement.
As a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, I’m honored to again receive the endorsement of the NRA as well as their highest rating, an A+. The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental, Constitutional right, and I will always fight to protect it. – Tom
Click HERE or see below to read the endorsement letter.
April 20, 2016
The Honorable Tom Graves
Tom Graves for Congress
P.O. Box 335
Calhoun, GA 30703
Dear Representative Graves:
On behalf of our five million members across the country, The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in the May 24, 2016, Republican primary in the 14th Congressional District of Georgia.
Based on your voting record on Second Amendment issues in the U.S. House of Representatives, you have earned the highest attainable rating, an “A+”, from NRA-PVF for this primary election. An “A+” is reserved for “a legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.”
Your dedication to protecting the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment has been demonstrated by your opposition to President Obama’s numerous attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms, ammunition and magazines. You recently opposed his anti-gun executive actions, and you have stood strong against the control agenda promoted by President Obama, Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, we thank you for fighting against the Obama administration’s unconstitutional attacks on our Second Amendment freedoms by ensuring the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill retained numerous pro-gun provisions, even in the face of stiff opposition from anti-gun advocates like Nancy Pelosi.
Furthermore, your cosponsorship of H.R. 986, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, is also greatly valued. This bill would ensure that law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun permit are allowed to carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. You cosponsored and voted for a similar bill that passed the U.S. House in 2011.
In addition, we appreciate you signing a letter to the Obama administration opposing its recent attempt to ban commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15. Furthermore, we applaud your vote for the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, a bill that would promote America’s hunting heritage and positively impact sportsmen in Georgia and throughout the country.
Finally, we also commend your vote for legislation that prohibits the Obama Administration from executing an abusive practice, known as “Operation Choke Point,” in which the Department of Justice intimidates banks into refusing or severing financial services to legally operated ammunition and firearms dealers.
Congratulations on your “A+” rating and endorsement, and thank you for your steadfast support of the Second Amendment. Good luck in your campaign, and we look forward to our continued relationship.
Chris W. Cox
It’s no secret that many Americans are struggling to make ends meet in the Obama economy. Prices are up, wages are flat and job opportunities are leaving our shores.
People want to earn a good living, but the president’s policies are in the way.
I’m working to turn things around with conservative policies that take power away from government and put it back in the hands of individuals and families.
Recently, the Republican Majority has moved closer to achieving our goals. I think it’s important to share good news with you when good things happen. We have:
- lifted an outdated, 20th Century oil export ban. Doing so will help create U.S. jobs and spur economic growth;
- made important tax deductions permanent, which provides certainty for small businesses so they can grow and create jobs;
- put a bill to end Obamacare on President Obama’s desk (He vetoed the bill, but we proved it is possible to repeal Obamacare if we have a Republican in the White House);
- and cut spending by more than $176 billion, knocking the deficit down to its smallest level since 2007.
We must do more, and I believe we will when there’s a new president in the White House in January.
I’ll keep working to get our economy back on track so that your family, and families all across this country, have the opportunity to earn economic security and pursue the American Dream.
The world faces new and constantly evolving threats. From militant Islamic terrorism to an aggressive Russia to the potential nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea, danger surrounds us all. The safety of the American people starts at home. It starts at our borders.
We must first take a firm stand to ensure that illegal immigrants are kept out of our country. Border security IS national security. This is a fact that Washington must take seriously and prioritize in order to ensure the safety of our citizens.
I will not back down on this issue and neither should you. Stand with me and protect our borders. Protect our homes. Protect our families.
Any deal with Iran is a bad deal. Iran has proven, again and again, that it should not — and cannot — be trusted. Dealing with Iran puts our nation and the rest of the world at risk, especially our ally Israel.
To ensure the safety of Americans and the safety of our allies, we must place new sanctions on Iran. They have yet to prove themselves capable of trust to any degree, and until they do, precautions are absolutely necessary.
Stand with me to say NO to any dealings with Iran.