Graves receives committee assignments

Andre Walker reports that Rep. Tom Graves has been assigned to two committees:

The U.S. House adopted a resolution Wednesday that named Congressman Graves to the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Graves joins fellow Georgian Paul Broun on the Homeland Security Committee; and on the Transportation Committee, Graves will serve with Democrat Hank Johnson and Republican Lynn Westmoreland.

38 comments

  1. one n done says:

    Since he’s the “bold voice to stop all spending in DC” how is he going to vote for a raise in Homeland Security funding?

  2. Sandy Brothers says:

    Life is now good for the new congressman. There will be endless rounds of cocktail parties, fundraisers, and ample time to find ways to make money so that that poor little loan can eventually be payed off. His dazzling good looks will make him desirable at all the best parties and the cute young girls will flock to work in his office. Yes life is good and the good people of the 9th have no idea what they have bought. But they will eventually find out. It will be too late, but they will get what they payed for. Another self-serving politician who will look out for his own personal interests, just as he did when in Atlanta. Too bad, so sad.

  3. Jane says:

    Committee on Homeland Security, so he warn his carpet manufacturing and chicken plant donors about ICE raids.

  4. In The Arena says:

    I predict the first spending increase Rep. Graves will vote for is the mag-lev train from Chattanooga to Atlanta. This line will run right through the 9th. Will be interested to see if there is a stop in Ranger.

  5. debbie0040 says:

    Tom will make a great Congressman.

    Just FYI, a lobbyist/political consultant’s brother created a group called The Tea Party of Georgia in May of 2010. The founder of this group never has organized a tea party to our knowledge nor has he been active other than attending events. They issued Patriot Awards and some went to elected officials that voted for the bed tax/ fees bill . A legitimate tea party would not have done this. The founder of this group also happens to be Lumpkin county chair for John Oxendine’s campaign and the lobbyist/consultant used to be Oxendine’s Chief of Staff and has connections to those that won the award. In fact, a few months ago consultants were saying he was actually managing the campaign of one of the electeds that received the award..

    Tea party activists statewide are incensed over this fake / front group apparently set up just to endorse candidates.
    We are sending out a press release next week.

    News flash to political conslutants/candidates – We are not going to sit idly by while you attempt to circumvent the tea party movement with fake groups in order to help your candidates. we see it is a deliberate attempt to undermine the tea party movement and lessen its effect.

  6. debbie0040 says:

    Another point, this group is registered as a non-profit in the Georgia Secretary of State. Non profits are not allowed to make endorsements. Whoops…

  7. debbie0040 says:

    The group must have realized their mistake. The endorsements and awards are gone. Good for them

  8. TBarilla says:

    Yeah…it’s not the non-profit you guys! It’s the PAC funded by the non-profit. Now get your facts straight!! We are trying to spin a little here to bolster the loan dodging interim-congressman.

    Let’s at least get the facts correct even if the right candidate can’t be chosen. A “non-profit corporation” with the state of Georgia can endorse candidates and issues, it’s a 501(c)3 that cannot get involved in political escapades.

    As a side note, we sure would hate to see fronts and “fake” groups getting involved in politics! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Like the special interest group that endorsed the interim-congressman that claims to be ulta conservative when one of the goals is to weaken immigration reform in order to keep cheap labor coming to the supporter companies.

  9. debbie0040 says:

    Tea Party patriots is a 501C4 GEORGIA corporation and we can not endorse.

    Atlanta Tea Party has been in existence since 2-20-2009 and has been extremely active in political fronts. We were not just formed in 5-2010 and gave out an award to one of the Governor’s floor leaders on the hospital bed tax and others that voted for the bed tax. (My understanding is that this has been taken back by the group) Had this not been done, tea party organizers statewide would have been extremely vocal about this…

    Our sole funtion is not to endorse candidates or friends of a brother lobbyist/consultant…
    I find it pretty hypocritical that we hear from people that support other candidates saying the tea party should not be making endorsements and at the same time they seek our endorsements for candidates they support.

    Tom Graves is very strong against illegal immigration

    • Go Dawgs! says:

      Looks like you folks have a little bit of a branding identity problem. No one is going to be able to tell the difference when you allow anyone and everyone to take the name “Tea Party” and use it.

    • one n done says:

      Debbie, I feel like I’m on crazy pills every time I read one of your posts. You endorsed Tom and all the 9th district tea parties are angry about it. I’ve heard from their chair people how they would not have chosen Tom if they even could endorse. But you did because he gives you a wink and a smile and you melt…it’s ok, I do too

    • one n done says:

      http://daltondailycitizen.com/local/x1687719518/Tea-Party-groups-disagree-on-endorsements
      “The Atlanta Tea Party recently endorsed former state representative Tom Graves in the May 11 special election to fill the 9th District U.S. House of Representatives seat. But Tea Party organizations in the district aren’t endorsing anyone, says a local leader.”
      Here’s another gem:
      “The Atlanta Tea Party is a local affiliate of Tea Party Patriots. Tea Party Patriots nationally and at the state level do not endorse on a national level or a statewide level,” said Thompson. “Tom Graves was not endorsed by Tea Party Patriots or the Georgia Tea Party. He was endorsed by the Atlanta Tea Party, the local Tea Party.”

    • one n done says:

      “Tea Party patriots is a 501C4 GEORGIA corporation and we can not endorse.” – Debbie Dooley above.

      So which is it Debbie?

      • Go Dawgs! says:

        one n done, this is “lie-if-you-want-to-Monday.” It doesn’t count if Debbie does it today. Tomorrow, though…watch out!

  10. one n done says:

    Haha, I’m just confused as to why she would even bring this subject up in the first place when she in fact has endorsed against the will of the Tea parties actually voting in the 9th

  11. debbie0040 says:

    one n done, you are way out line with what you said the reason Atlanta Tea Party endorsed Tom and your comments were sexist. Did not realize sexist pigs stille xisted. I was not the only one that made the decision to endorse Tom. We all agreed to endorse Tom. I will tell you that I would have a hard time supporting any of your clients…

    Atlanta Tea Partyis a separate legal entity form Tea Party Patriots. Atlanta Tea Party has been a LLC Corporation since June of 2009.

    Also, we did talk to tea party activists in the 9th and the ones we spoke to supported Tom.
    Also, you can not actually believe any legitimate tea party would ever endorse your guy Hawkins. Tea parties do not endorse RINOs..

    • Doug Grammer says:

      Hi Debbie,

      Would you mind telling us which tea party activists in the Ninth you spoke to? Were they the Chairmen of the local tea parties or just people who visited and claimed to be a member?

      Many people obviously support Congressman Graves. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chairman the Gordon County Tea Party endorsed him, but I am not sure that many others would put their name out for him. I attended a Whitfield Tea Party meeting last week where they talked about endorsing but voted not to.

    • Joshua Morris says:

      “We all agreed to endorse Tom.”

      All three of you? Such a representation of the movement.

  12. debbie0040 says:

    One n done, your comments were extremely sexist, disgusting and demeaning to women. You would not have said that about a male. Do you think Dick Armey was impressed with Tom’s wink and smile? How about Club for Growth?How about Red State’s Erick Erickson? How about the House Conservatives fund? How about Rep. Westmoreland, Rep. Pence, Rep. Ryan, Rep. Cantor and the others? Do you think they were all swayed by Tom’s smile and wink?

  13. Go Dawgs! says:

    Debbie, you are still not addressing the violation of state tax law regarding your supposed “501(c)(4) non-profit Georgia Corporation” endorsing a candidate in a political race.

    Can’t wait for investigation by the state revenue and IRS departments into your tax status. Nice job.

  14. one n done says:

    I don’t see sexism in saying he gives you a wink and a smile and you melt. Saying a guy is attractive is not sexist, I’m sorry. I can say that with confidence because I am also female. I’m sorry you got so defensive over the fact that Tom has great hair and is handsome, I forgot how the world lost its ability to take a joke when the economy turned sour, that is my fault.
    And I dont know what clients you think I have but I assure you there are none as I am a student. Believe it or not some people actually do check this site who aren’t involved in politics or particular campaigns…actual voters. And if you read every one of my posts ever I have professed several times I am not for Hawkins just against Graves because he is the status quo and a fraudulent property transferring crook like the rest of them in DC and can’t stand people blindly following candidates no matter what unsavory things come out about them. I guess it must be human nature to hate admitting you are wrong.
    I’m truly sorry if you felt my comments were sexist and that you mistook my gender (no sarcasm).

  15. debbie0040 says:

    GO DAWGS, If that is a threat, then knock your self out. Tea Party Patriots and Atlanta Tea Party are two entirely separate corporations. go for it and make a fool out of your self. You seem to be quite good at that. Atlanta Tea Party made the endorsements. Tea Party Patriots made no endorsements at all,nor did TPP have anything to do with the Atlanta Tea Party endorsements…Please show me where Tea Party patriots made an endorsement.

    one n done, nice try at trying to get out of your sexist remarks by saying you are female, and a student but it won’t work….

  16. one n done says:

    I dont see how me saying I am a student says anything about my gender at all…I was referring to the remark you wouldn’t hire my clients assuring you I have no clients of any kind…

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