Representative Sam Graves to serve on the National Defense Committee

Sam Graves

House Speaker Paul Ryan selected Missouri Sixth District Representative Sam Graves to serve on the National Defense Authorization Act Conference Committee.

The committee’s task is to work out differences between the House and Senate versions of the National Defense legislation.

Graves says it has always been a top priority of his in Congress to provide resources for a strong military. He adds that he will be in a unique position to see that his request to secure further modernization of the Air National Guard’s C-130H fleet stays in the final bill.

Graves calls the C-130H an important aircraft to our military and says it serves as a force multiplier to active duty, reserve, and guard units across the world.

The Conference Committee is expected to convene until a final conference report is produced and voted on in each chamber.

It will then be sent to the President to be signed into law.