Jobs and Economic Growth
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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WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Cedric Richmond and Garret Graves introduced legislation in the House of Representatives today that would boost the share of offshore energy revenues for Gulf Coast states, providing a substantial increase in funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection projects.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation called for federal action to protect Louisiana’s seafood industry against the ongoing impacts of record high water on the Mississippi River and the historical, two openings of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in 2019.
Households of $90,000 or more must appeal to the state for a hardship to repay the SBA loan. The ball will now be in the court of Governor John Bel Edwards to define “hardship.”
Distribution of relief funds for flood victims from 2016 came one step closer to fruition last week when the Federal Registry published guidance on the long-awaited end to the Duplication of Benefits provision.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (LA-06), members of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Improvement Act, legislation to help reduce and better manage the serious maintenance backlog for Coast Guard shore infrastructure.
BATON ROUGE, La. (WVUE) - Lawmakers and the Federal Communications Commission are working to fight robocalls.
The Center for Sportfishing Policy presented awards to influential leaders who have contributed to recreational fishing and boating and marine conservation. The awards were presented yesterday during the association’s annual fly-in called “Center Focus on Washington” during the American Boating Congress.
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Baton Rouge, La (Local33)(Fox44) - The Baton Rouge Metro Airport has been awarded a $15 million dollar grant for airport improvements by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Congressman Garret Graves announced the nearly $50 million total project received partial funding through the FAA's airport improvement program.
EBay is bringing two programs to Baton Rouge: one that trains local small businesses how to better sell products online, the other involving hiring about 40 people to work from home as customer service representatives.
“This is just a start,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay. “We’ll call it eBay South in Baton Rouge.”