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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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August 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The irresponsible U.S. Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) planned budget announced by the Biden Administration threatens to further drive-up gasoline cost and worsen flooding in our communities.

August 12, 2021 Press Release

CLINTON, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves and U.S. Congresswoman Julia Letlow met with stakeholders in East Feliciana to address their limited access to reliable Internet service. There are billions of dollars in federal funding available that Graves and Letlow identified for citizens, schools, healthcare providers, and parish leaders to help improve Internet access in East Feliciana.

July 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After more than 40 years of study, the overdue, much needed, highly anticipated West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project has broken ground. The first part of the legislative breakthrough for the 18-mile levee project to protect portions of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and St. James parishes was achieved in 2016 when Graves inserted language in federal law to authorize construction of the project.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation, announced Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) will receive a $1 million grant to establish a direct flight between BTR and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). This will complement the funding provided by Louisiana Legislature to improve air service to and from the Baton Rouge airport. The Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) Grant Award will be awarded from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

July 22, 2021 Press Release

THIBODAUX, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) was able to secure nearly half a million dollars in funding for a new asphalt overlay of a 1.4 mile stretch of Audubon Avenue in Thibodaux, Louisiana, from LA-1 to the Terrebonne Parish line, that leads to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and Nicholls University.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

SCHRIEVER, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) is leading the way to modernize the Sugarcane Research Unit in Schriever. The funding was secured in the House Agriculture spending bill, which was approved by the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee recently – a strong indication of widespread support for the project as the bill moves through the legislative process. Graves’ provision would modernize sugarcane research, create efficiencies, and yield even greater results for the crop and our state’s agriculture future.

July 15, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise secured $19.3 million in funding for the construction of a key floodgate of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Project in a newly released appropriations spending bill. This exclusive construction funding opportunity dedicated to Morganza through the Army Corps of Engineers was announced today by Graves and Scalise and the bill will be considered by the House Appropriations Committee in the coming days.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation, announced Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) and False River Regional will be receiving $3,621,961 and $1,223,000 respectively. The funds will be awarded from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and individual breakdowns can be found below:

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) questions how the U.S. Department of Transportation moved forward in giving nearly $1 billion in grants to transportation and infrastructure projects with subjective criteria, objectives, and goals.

June 30, 2021 Press Release

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