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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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June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves’ bill to advance restoration of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin passed through the U.S. House today. H.R.

June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement:

June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, released the following statement after legislation he cosponsored, The Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2021 (H.R. 468), passed through the U.S. House today.

June 9, 2021 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency (EDA) announced a $1.6 million grant to The Water Institute of the Gulf for the development of a Lower Mississippi River SmartPort & Resilience Center (SmartPort). This federal award adds to $1.4 million in matching funding from the State of Louisiana and other partners involved in this $3 million collaborative project.  

May 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves and Steve Scalise, and Ducks Unlimited Southern Region Director Jerry Holden, announced Ducks Unlimited received $4,701,013 in matching federal grants to restore coastal wetlands and enhance wildlife habitat in South Louisiana. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) grants, made through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), will be matched by nearly $11,099,156 Ducks Unlimited Funds.

April 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced four investments in Louisiana shipyard jobs through U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) grants. The federal funding, made available through the MARAD Small Shipyard Grant Program, aims to support improvements and modernizations so that our shipyard workers can enhance their capabilities and performance in the global marketplace. 

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) brought Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson to the U.S. House Natural Resources Republican Forum: Where are the Jobs?”. The forum provided an opportunity to highlight the Administration’s recent executive orders and their impact on the energy sector, local businesses, restaurants and more – all interwoven parts of Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced the Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act, which modernizes the National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Act to make infrastructure project reviews more efficient, reduce project costs, spur economic recovery, and rebuild America.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2,240,000 grant to the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to improve Pump Station 299 and increase capacity to support business development in the Baton Rouge Health District. This EDA project, to be matched with $560,000 in local funds, is expected to create 574 jobs and generate $21 million in private investment.