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June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves’ bill to advance restoration of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin passed through the U.S. House today. H.R.

June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement:

June 3, 2021 Press Release

SOUTH LOUISIANA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement after Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Lafourche parishes secured $22,709,500, which is a result of Graves’ legislative efforts that secured $3 billion – half to clear the backlog of legacy flood projects and half to provide future protection against flood risks in South Louisiana.

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) brought Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson to the U.S. House Natural Resources Republican Forum: Where are the Jobs?”. The forum provided an opportunity to highlight the Administration’s recent executive orders and their impact on the energy sector, local businesses, restaurants and more – all interwoven parts of Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves and Steve Scalise announced that Louisiana will receive a $109,948,761 share of nearly $249 million in the FY 2020 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) energy revenues that the four Gulf oil and gas producing states will receive. Of the revenues, the State of Louisiana will receive $87,959,009.28 while the coastal parishes receive $21,989,752.31.

March 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined fellow Gulf State congressional members in introducing legislation that makes the federal government pay Louisiana compensation for lost revenues due to President Biden’s executive orders that knee-cap offshore energy production in the name of better energy and climate policy.

March 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) concurrently released its Draft Restoration Plan for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. 

January 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement highlighting key projects across Louisiana that will receive support through the funding bill recently signed into law. Graves has worked relentlessly to secure these resources, and sent a letter last week to the Army Corps and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to urge funding for specific priorities.

Graves statement:

January 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.) and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced today that the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection project will receive $12.46 million in New Start Construction funding from the Corps of Engineers. The funding will increase flood protection and further protect economic activity in South Louisiana. The project became eligible for funding in the government funding bill last month through language inserted by Whip Scalise and Rep. Garret Graves.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) secured several provisions that will advance Louisiana’s flood control, ports, inland waterways, hurricane protection, coastal restoration and other infrastructure priorities in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). Graves, as a member of the U.S.