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COVID-19

As we work to protect the health and safety of Louisianans and minimize the economic damages associated with America’s response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I encourage you to remember this fact: In Louisiana, we've seen our share of hurricanes, floods, and other disasters; people here know how to be resilient and pull through hard circumstances like this, and I'm confident that we are going to come out on the other side strong.   

Congress - and the entire federal government - is acting to help Americans as we all respond to this pandemic. We are allocating healthcare resources to combat the virus, providing support and relief to help limit economic damages, and spurring private innovation to accelerate therapies so we get Americans back to work. 

More on COVID-19

October 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined colleagues in a letter urging President Biden to reconsider policy positions that are delaying the movement of goods and services, idling our ports, causing bare shelves in stores and driving up costs.

October 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation, and U.S. Congressman Sam Graves, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure, wrote to President Biden to convey their concerns following reports that the White House is pressuring U.S. air carriers to require their employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021, or else be fired.

October 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened a grant program today, with approximately $650 million in funding available, with financial assistance available to Louisiana’s fishing industry. Graves has worked to provide assistance to Louisiana’s seafood producers to help provide a helping hand through recent disasters.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced two grant programs to assist agricultural stakeholders that have not received substantial federal financial assistance in response to COVID-19. There is $4,229,669 through the grant program available for Louisiana’s fishing industry such as seafood processors.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation, announced Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) and False River Regional will be receiving $3,621,961 and $1,223,000 respectively. The funds will be awarded from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and individual breakdowns can be found below:

March 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement regarding the abysmal $12,477,165 allocated to Louisiana fisheries to mitigate the economic hardships accrued by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress included $255 million to address impacts to recreational and commercial fishers who have been negatively affected by COVID–19.

March 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) offered four more amendments today to the American Rescue Plan, as the U.S. House prepares to vote again on the legislation following its passage in the Senate.

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.

February 12, 2021 Press Release

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

January 4, 2021 In The News

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination.

Limited amounts of COVID vaccines will be available beginning January 4, 2021 at some local pharmacies.

Starting the week of January 4, Louisiana will receive the first very limited doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine that will be available at approximately 100 pharmacies across the state.

These vaccines will be available only for: