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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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February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced more amendments to House Democrats’ budget reconciliation package than any other House Member in an effort to create accountability and improve the $1.9 trillion mega-bill – which, contrary to its title, will do little to provide COVID-19 relief. Graves’ amendments would recalibrate these dollars in ways that would actually benefit those most impacted by the pandemic while ensuring the taxpayer sees a demonstrable return on investment.

January 27, 2021 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – Congressman Garret Graves issued the following remarks today regarding President Biden’s executive actions on energy and the environment:  

“On the campaign trail, President Biden said that he would not ban oil and gas: “we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time.” Apparently, “a long time” means less than one week. What was obvious then is undeniable now: this was a flat-out campaign lie to get elected. 

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) secured several provisions that will advance Louisiana’s flood control, ports, inland waterways, hurricane protection, coastal restoration and other infrastructure priorities in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). Graves, as a member of the U.S.

November 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) to develop a technical assistance program and support business attraction and retention efforts across the state in response to adverse economic impacts caused by COVID-19. The EDA grant will be matched with $600,000 in local funds.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

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October 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announces the nutria bounty bill he sponsored and negotiated has been signed by President Donald Trump.

October 27, 2020 Press Release

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.

October 26, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced they were putting the final touches on the Interstate 10 widening project between East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes.

October 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement in response to the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that disguises knee-capping offshore energy production in the name of reforming federal ocean management.

October 22, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today 11 grants totaling $6,251,041 awarded this week from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). More information can be found below with awarded grants.

Grants: