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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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May 23, 2018 In The News

In today’s DC Current, US Congressman Garret Graves talked about moving the US Army Corps Of Engineers into another cabinet level department, and on bringing back the Farm Bill.

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May 18, 2018 Press Release

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders today introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.

May 9, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s in the process of getting its first share of federal offshore oil revenue earmarked for Gulf states. It’s the first such revenue pot which amounts to $188 million to the four states. The state will get $82 million to the state, which has already been assigned to help rebuild coastal restoration projects.

May 7, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s Congressional delegation is working to reform laws to help victims recover from natural disasters. 

May 5, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The federal farm bill, a periodic and sprawling reauthorization of an array of government agricultural and rural development programs, is facing a growing battle on Capitol Hill over proposals to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

The Republican draft of the farm bill would increase work and training requirements on adults receiving benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, informally known as food stamps.

April 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington - U.S. Congressman Garret Graves's legislation to fix the flawed ‘duplication of benefits’ policy passed in the U.S.

April 18, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards reiterated a previous request to federal officials demanding interpretation of the Duplication of Benefits penalty, one of the biggest roadblocks to Livingston Parish and other areas working to recover from the flood events of 2016.

In a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Governor Edwards requested that the secretary and his agency provide a final interpretation of the language related to the federal Duplication of Benefits (DOB) penalty included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

April 16, 2018 In The News

Louisiana anglers will get to fish more waters for more days than normally allowed for red snapper for the next two years under a newly approved test program.

Federal officials approved Louisiana’s request to oversee the snapper seasons, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said today.

The Exempted Fishing Permit, or EFP, will allow the agency to oversee snapper fishing in both state and federal waters up to 200 miles offshore.