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February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, a member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement today after a bill he cosponsored passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, H.R.

February 14, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the City of Baton Rouge is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to reduce crime and illegal drug trafficking. The grant is awarded through the FY 19 Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative.

About the Program:

February 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today Thibodaux and Baton Rouge will receive a combined $7,706,459 million in housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants are provided through the Community Planning and Development Program Formula Allocations which are generated on an annual basis.

Background:

Below are the Community Planning and Development Program Formula Allocations:

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding the RESTORE Council’s approval of $130 million of Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement dollars for the River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp Project.

February 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $13,410,662 will be given to the Port of South Louisiana through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program, which will add multimodal connections and enhancement to the operational efficiency of Globalplex Intermodal Terminal.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bill by Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) to reauthorize the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Program. H.R. 4275 is a five-year reauthorization that Graves and lead cosponsor Rep. Cedric Richmond introduced last year, encouraging the continued success of Lake Pontchartrain and adjacent lakes and waterways, and the basin’s communities, fisheries, and abundant resources critical to South Louisiana and the nation.

January 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today that an important hurdle has been cleared to advance the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System. At their urging, $1.25 million in federal funds will be reallocated to revise the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection project designs to reflect the construction progress and substantial cost savings. These funds will be used to help update the project from an unaffordable $14 billion to more realistic figures.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding Congress and President Trump reaching an agreement on the new United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), which the House will vote on next week: