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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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November 21, 2017 In The News

Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., spoke to The Daily Signal’s Rachel Del Guidice earlier this month about his bill that would implement work requirements for those dependent on food stamps. The following is an edited transcript of the interview:

Del Guidice: Earlier this year you introduced a bill for work requirements for recipients of food stamps. Tell us a little bit about that bill, what it does.

November 17, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Louisiana homeowners hit hard by the 2016 floods have been tearing their hair out for more than a year over a federal rule blocking them from tens of thousands of dollars in recovery money.

People like Charles Thibodeaux, an 83-year-old retired plant worker who lives in Central, applied for Small Business Administration loans to help rebuild their flooded homes at the urging of federal disaster officials.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Graves–Richmond File Bill to Solve Onerous “Duplication of Benefits” Penalty

The government is alleging that a loan duplicates a grant. There is absolutely nothing duplicative about a loan and a grant, and they should not be treated the same.”

 

November 14, 2017 In The News

 

In his weekly visit with Talk 107.3’s Kevin & Bill, Mr. Graves addresses why he voted AGAINST a flood insurance reform bill, updates us on the status the Republican tax reforms and other topics.

November 13, 2017 In The News

(Washington, DC) —Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) issued the following statement on the economic development announcement involving DXC Technology of Virginia setting up operations in New Orleans and creating 2,000 permanent high tech jobs.  

October 19, 2017 In The News

Should Cajuns be listed by the federal government as an endangered species? U.S.

September 27, 2017 In The News

LAPLACE — The federal government’s fiscal year begins Sunday, and levee construction via the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project (and with it greater flood and hurricane protection for St. John the Baptist residents) is not in the budget.

A complicated combination of local tax dollars, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding, state funds and federal allocations will be needed to start the project, which will take years to develop, federal and local officials told L’OBSERVATEUR.

September 7, 2017 In The News

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What does this bill do?

This bill ensures the food stamp program (SNAP) has meaningful work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) by:

August 14, 2017 In The News

Dr. Ben Carson, the U.S. housing secretary, made plenty of cuts and incisions during a renowned career as a neurosurgeon.

But it's blockages of another type — regulations Carson said are holding up federal flood aid — he's looking to slice.

Shortly after visiting a Denham Springs couple whose home remains a work in progress a year after taking on several feet of water, Carson told reporters that federal money earmarked for flood victims only trickled out over the past year in part because of "a labyrinth" of federal red tape.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) announced today that the Sixth District will participate in the third Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a high school app competition designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in computer science.  Students, individually or in teams, are tasked with creating, coding, and implementing a new and innovative computer application.