Making a stop in Maysville on Monday, Graves talked about spending in Washington D.C., government regulations hurting small business, ethanol production, immigration and a number of other issues.
But what had him upset was that like many other republicans in Washington, they have taken over the lawmaking process.
"A lot of the things being proposed through regulatory means are things that failed in Congress, failed in the House or failed in the Senate or we failed to come to a compromise," Graves said. "We have the agencies that just decided to do it anyway which circumvents the legislative process."
Many of the thirty or so who came to listen to Graves spoke out against the EPA and the Department of Education.
Graves will make five other stops throughout northern Missouri through Thursday.