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Key Votes

Tom Graves, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Veterans

Full Name: John 'Tom' Thomas Graves, Jr.
Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 14, Republican
First Elected: 06/08/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 14
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Julie; 3 Children: JoAnn, John, Janey
Birth Date: 02/03/1970
Birth Place: Saint Petersburg, FL
Home City: Ranger, GA
Religion: Baptist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 1, 2013 H J Res 72 Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House
(264 - 164)
Yea
March 21, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(318 - 109)
Yea
March 6, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House
(267 - 151)
Yea
March 29, 2011 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program Bill Passed - House
(252 - 170)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2010 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(193 - 165)
Nay
Dec. 8, 2010 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act Bill Failed - House
(254 - 153)
Nay
July 27, 2010 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(308 - 114)
Yea
July 1, 2010 H Res 1500 Deeming Supplemental Military Appropriations Passed and Allowing Divided Question Bill Passed - House
(215 - 210)
Nay

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