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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 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 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 6, 2019 In The News

It would appear that the statement continually uttered by Congressman Garret Graves, that 'disaster recovery is six times more expensive than disaster prevention,' has hit the right ears.

President Donald Trump signed into law a $28 billion block grant through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

December 6, 2019 In The News

This is the second announcement of FEMA grants to schools in the 6th Congressional District this week.

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant totaling $2,806,758.53 to the Ascension Parish School Board for Galvez Primary School for the replacement of contents damaged in the 2016 flood.

November 27, 2019 In The News

Being a member of the United States Congress is no easy task.

The job requires capitulation and team work with 434 other members which come from a variety of backgrounds, including sex, age, race, political affiliation, ability to process information – well, you get the idea.

Many times, the fight for something that seems so common sense and appropriate for any given area seems unimportant, or doesn’t make sense, to the other members of the house.

November 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant totaling $1,215,843.12 to Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School.  The funds will reimburse Cristo Rey for repairs related to the 2016 flood. 

 

November 20, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is pointing to recovery hurdles Louisiana faced in the wake of historic flooding in 2016 and other recent disasters in arguing for a major overhaul in how federal long-term recovery efforts are handled. But he's not a fan of a proposal that's making its way through Congress currently.

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November 12, 2019 In The News

In August 2016, a slow-moving storm pummeled southern Louisiana for several days, inundating some areas with upwards of 30 inches of rain, ravaging the region with widespread flooding and record-high river swells.