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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 12, 2019 In The News

In August 2016, a slow-moving storm pummeled southern Louisiana for several days, inundating some areas with upwards of 30 inches of rain, ravaging the region with widespread flooding and record-high river swells.

November 8, 2019 In The News

Nov. 4 was the first day that the Trump administration could file paperwork to officially withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, and it wasted no time doing so.

October 22, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Undeterred by government gridlock, representatives from the Gulf Coast descended on the nation's capital this week to lobby for an ongoing effort to secure more money from offshore oil and gas revenues for coastal projects, including efforts to protect Louisiana's disappearing coastline.

October 16, 2019 In The News

Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) approving exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Plaquemines LNG Project.  The Project will be located on the Mississippi River, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana approximately 20 miles from the Port of New Orleans. 

October 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is giving authority to the state to begin issuing Duplication of Benefits checks.  

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October 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement about the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Terrace Ave. exit at I-110.


October 11, 2019 In The News

Aiming to reduce traffic backups, Gov. John Bel Edwards and others Friday announced the opening of a new exit off Interstate 110 south near the "new" Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge.

The $9.3 million Terrace Avenue exit will allow southbound motorists to get to the Washington Street area without having to cross multiple lanes of traffic.

The new exit begins over Myrtle Avenue, extends over Julia Street and connects with Terrace Avenue.

October 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - HUD has approved Louisiana to begin issuing funds to the Small Business Administration, which will in turn apply that money to loans of those who flooded in August 2016 and were caught in a duplication of benefits quagmire.

Homeowners were trapped in a law that forbids people from getting double government benefits – SBA loans and grants were funded by the government, leaving people unable to secure each if they were already offered or accepted the other.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA - Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) is raising the profile of South Louisiana transportation, flood protection and other infrastructure priorities this week as he hosts Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, for a multi-day survey of the Bayou State.

October 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that more federal funding is headed to Louisiana to support law enforcement and improve public safety in the Capital Region and statewide. More than $8.6 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants will be deployed to enhance Louisiana’s crime-fighting capabilities and provide resources to support law enforcement’s efforts to address criminal justice issues.