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It is vital to every American that they are able to choose a healthcare plan that meets their needs at a price they can afford.  I am deeply concerned about rising healthcare costs for employees and consumers alike, and am committed to finding a solution to our nation’s healthcare needs.  One of our priorities should be to ensure the American healthcare system is the best in the world, and replace Obamacare with a conservative alternative that empowers patients – in consultation with doctors of their choosing – to make their own healthcare decisions. 

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April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2,240,000 grant to the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to improve Pump Station 299 and increase capacity to support business development in the Baton Rouge Health District. This EDA project, to be matched with $560,000 in local funds, is expected to create 574 jobs and generate $21 million in private investment.

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.

October 28, 2020 Press Release

ZACHARY, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced a $61,380,000 investment from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Hospital Service District 1 of East Baton Rouge Parish. The investment will renovate and expand the hospital facility and capabilities, as well as sustain employment for 850 people in the surrounding area.

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.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today 11 grants, totaling $5,183,666, awarded this week from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). More information can be found below with awarded grants listed by agency.

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC):

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) secured $3 million for LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center to help improve the performance and resilience of our military service members while reducing injury and recovery time. Under Graves’ amendment, Pennington Biomedical would build upon their position as the top nutrition science provider to the U.S.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a number of Louisiana-centric priorities advanced by Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and included in the six-bill appropriations package the House passed today to fund the Department of Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science, Energy and Water, Financial Services, Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD. Graves successfully influenced all six appropriations bills and secured wins on issues that matter to Louisiana’s families, economy and future.

July 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves introduced yesterday The Get America Back to Work Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill that would allow small businesses and their hard workers to reopen without the threat of frivolous lawsuits associated with COVID-19. The bipartisan bill protects businesses and their employees from being sued provided they took reasonable steps to comply with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or appropriate health authorities.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation in support of Governor John Bel Edward’s request to President Trump to ensure the National Guard remains active in Louisiana’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through July 31, 2020. Under the major Disaster Declaration, Louisiana can deploy the National Guard across the state to serve on the front lines of the response effort. 

May 27, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $13,307,605 through six grants in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.