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October 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announces the nutria bounty bill he sponsored and negotiated has been signed by President Donald Trump.

October 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves and Joe Kennedy released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives announced that it has launched a long-awaited digital consent form to modernize the citizen experience with federal government agencies.

October 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement in response to the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that disguises knee-capping offshore energy production in the name of reforming federal ocean management.

October 9, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced bipartisan legislation today that will better protect Louisiana by standardizing research on natural disasters. The Disaster Learning and Life Saving Act, cosponsored with Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA), would establish an independent board to review underlying causes of natural disasters and make recommendations to all levels of government on how to keep Americans safe.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), a member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement today after a bill he sponsored and negotiated passed the U.S. Senate and now heads to President Trump for his signature.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) Graves introduced today the Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays & Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act (H.R. 8333) to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to expedite infrastructure project reviews to improve efficiency, reduce project costs, spur economic recovery and rebuild America.

September 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after President Donald Trump approved Louisiana’s Emergency Declaration ahead of Hurricane Sally.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined Southside Elementary and Southside Junior High at the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate their new Southside campus. Following the 2016 Flood, Graves changed federal law through the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) to prevent FEMA from diverting tens of millions of dollars from educating our students to filling federal coffers.

August 28, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office will be reimbursed $2,242,377 in response to the 2016 Flood and emergency housing solution for Livingston Parish sheriff deputies. This grant is the result of an amendment Graves offered after the federal government proved they could not adequately, inexpensively or efficiently respond to the disaster.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) inserted two amendments in the multi-agency appropriations bill the House passed last week that are the congressman’s latest action to deliver relief to Louisiana’s remaining 2016 Duplication of Benefits (DoB) flood victims who are still excluded from available RESTORE program funding. H.R. 7617 – FY21 Minibus #2 now awaits action in the U.S. Senate.