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Small business is the backbone of our country’s economic success. Louisiana has seen an explosion of economic growth in recent times and to continue this progress we need to minimize Washington’s interference . As your Congressman, I have prioritized regulatory relief  and comprehensive tax reform designed to unlock the nation’s economic potential and reward the hard work of everyday Americans.

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March 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding President Trump directing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to its maximum capacity by purchasing 77 million barrels of American-made crude oil:

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) wrote a letter urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to allocate the remaining $100 million available in fisheries disaster assistance to Louisiana. The funding would go toward the disaster impacts of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

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 20, 2020 Press Release

Feb. 19 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, announced federal airport infrastructure grants today that will fund nearly $3 million of improvements at two airports serving Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District: $315,000 to reconstruct a taxiway at Houma-Terrebonne Airport and $2,641,953 for taxiway enhancements at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The grants are provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation Airport Improvement Program’s allocations.

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 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $13,410,662 will be given to the Port of South Louisiana through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program, which will add multimodal connections and enhancement to the operational efficiency of Globalplex Intermodal Terminal.

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 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding Congress and President Trump reaching an agreement on the new United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), which the House will vote on next week:


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).