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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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September 13, 2019 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today issued the following statement after the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pecue Lane/I-10 Interchange Phase II Project. 


September 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Three bills to restrict oil drilling off the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts, in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and on federal lands in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) passed in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, mostly along party lines. Those voting in favor were seemingly unphased by the fact that the bills would actually cause the climate impacts they claim to prevent.

September 6, 2019 Press Release

Graves Announces Funding to Enhance Fire Protection in Terrebonne Parish


Thibodaux, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Bayou Cane Fire Protection District in Houma will receive a $278,027 federal grant to hire new staff. The grant will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program.


August 13, 2019 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Livingston Parish will receive a $5.3 million federal grant to fund the elevation of 88 homes that were substantially damaged during the 2016 flood. This funding is a result of the roughly $300 million in federal hazard mitigation dollars that Graves spearheaded in Congress in the months following the record flood.  

August 6, 2019 In The News

The federal government’s implementation of a program meant to benefit Louisiana victims of the 2016 flood violates the letter and intent of the law, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said Monday.

“You’re boxing out thousands of families from getting funds that are already in the bank,” the Baton Rouge Republican said.

August 5, 2019 In The News

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BATON ROUGE - Congressman Garret Graves discussed national and local topics during an interview on 2une In Monday morning. 

July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – House Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) will be awarded a $7 million federal grant through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Today’s funding announcement is in addition to the $15 million grant award that Graves secured earlier this year – which, was the second largest AIP grant awarded nationwide.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 8, 2019 Press Release

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.