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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is funding two research projects at LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The $1,578,543 in funding will support research efforts for breakthrough obesity treatments and will help design a pilot program demonstrating the role diet can play to slow aging and add years to the time a person is in good health.
CLINTON, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves and U.S. Congresswoman Julia Letlow met with stakeholders in East Feliciana to address their limited access to reliable Internet service. There are billions of dollars in federal funding available that Graves and Letlow identified for citizens, schools, healthcare providers, and parish leaders to help improve Internet access in East Feliciana.
THIBODAUX, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) was able to secure nearly half a million dollars in funding for a new asphalt overlay of a 1.4 mile stretch of Audubon Avenue in Thibodaux, Louisiana, from LA-1 to the Terrebonne Parish line, that leads to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and Nicholls University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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):
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.
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.