Graves seeks waiver to lead Transportation Republicans

By Rebekah Alvey, Manuel Quiñones | 03/06/2024 06:50 AM EST

Without a waiver, Rep. Sam Graves would have to give up the top Transportation and Infrastructure GOP spot.

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.).

House Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Sam Graves (R-Mo.). Francis Chung/POLITICO

House Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Sam Graves is seeking a waiver to remain the committee’s top Republican during the next Congress.

Unlike Democrats, Republicans have committee leadership term limits. Graves (R-Mo.) spent two terms as ranking member before becoming chair this year.

Graves confirmed his intentions to E&E News on Tuesday but said he’s more focused on pending matters this year, including the Federal Aviation Administration and water projects bills.


“We’re going to complete the priorities we’ve already set out to do,” Graves said. CQ Roll Call was first to report his waiver intentions.