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July 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) is demanding answers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency after what started as a crisis at our borders has turned into a crisis in our communities.

 

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April 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the Stanford Ponzi Scheme trial reached closing statements.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced the Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act, which modernizes the National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Act to make infrastructure project reviews more efficient, reduce project costs, spur economic recovery, and rebuild America.

March 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves stressed the importance of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program today at the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s hearing with Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pete Buttigieg.

March 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to bring transparency and efficiency to the federal regulatory state – the PROVE IT Act. Regulations cost our families and businesses nearly $2 trillion annually, according to a 2020 analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

March 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) co-introduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this week to safeguard federal funding for victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual violence. VAWA authorizes vital programs at shelters and social service agencies that support women in crisis. Authorization expired in 2019 because of partisan efforts to include controversial policy provisions beyond the intent of the bill, but Congress has continued to fund VAWA programs via short-term spending bills.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced more amendments to House Democrats’ budget reconciliation package than any other House Member in an effort to create accountability and improve the $1.9 trillion mega-bill – which, contrary to its title, will do little to provide COVID-19 relief. Graves’ amendments would recalibrate these dollars in ways that would actually benefit those most impacted by the pandemic while ensuring the taxpayer sees a demonstrable return on investment.

January 26, 2021 Event

Congressman Graves is hosting Virtual Office Hours for constituents this Tuesday, January 26th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm CST. Constituents can choose to connect with Garret via a phone call or a video Zoom call. "Virtual Office Hours" are one of the many ways we work to be available and accessible.  

November 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act (H.R. 8408) which aims to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification process and improve the regulatory process.