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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Security

National security is perhaps the most important role of the federal government. Indeed, I believe in peace through strength, which means that maintaining a powerful military is the best path toward securing peace. 

The current Obama Administration policy is to reduce our Armed Forces to pre-World War II levels, which I believe is unacceptable. Congress must do its part to protect and promote the national defense, which is why I will support funding and policies that preserve our force as the strongest, most lethal force in human history. 

In Louisiana fifty percent of all Brigade Combat Teams train at Fort Polk before going to theater. Barksdale Air Force Base is the headquarters of the U.S. Air Force nuclear command. The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base is home to the largest Army Reserve command in the U.S. and the air base for some of the most valuable training air space in the entire Department of Defense. The Marine Corps Reserve Command is headquartered in New Orleans. And the Louisiana National Guard is comprised of many of the most battle-tested troops in American. We know the importance of a strong national defense. We in Louisiana are reminded of it every day. Therefore, I will remain steadfastly committed to those men and women who demonstrate regularly their commitment to us. 

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July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Cedric Richmond and Garret Graves introduced legislation in the House of Representatives today that would boost the share of offshore energy revenues for Gulf Coast states, providing a substantial increase in funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection projects.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court opinion in Department of Commerce v. New York:

“As a product of immigrants who is amazed to be part of such a great and diverse nation, I am incredibly disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to block the reinstatement of a citizenship question for the 2020 census.

June 12, 2019 Blog Post

May 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation are urging President Donald Trump to act in coordination with state, parish, levee district, and emergency officials in Louisiana and to grant the state’s disaster declaration request in response to record-breaking high water on the Mississippi River.

March 22, 2019 In The News

FEMA is now considering adding flooding from heavy rains when defining flood zones

 

NEW ORLEANS — Flood insurance premiums could rise while property values fall under a plan to change the way risk is calculated under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Right now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency uses flood zone maps as the primary tool to determine rates.

March 18, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A March 12, 2019, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Aviation explored what the nation’s aviation system and infrastructure may look like 30 years into the future.

March 15, 2019 Event

U.S. SECRET SERVICE TO HOST TRAINING ON K-12 SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION

March 3, 2019 In The News

President Trump gave one of his most memorable and impactful speeches two weeks ago when he systematically dismantled the case for socialism. In that speech, he recalled the economic harm and destruction in nations that have adopted socialism, communism or Stalinism. “We will never be a socialist country,” Mr. Trump pledged in his speech in Florida.

February 20, 2019 In The News

A patrol deputy who went back to the streets after being told he had only two years to live was honored Monday with a flag presented by Congressman Garrett Graves.

Robert Cannon, now an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, was diagnosed with myelodysplasia in late 2015. It's the type of cancer caused by a stomach tumor and is related to pancreatic cancer, Cannon said.

Doctors told Cannon he’d never work again, but by the next summer he was back on the job with Port Allen Police Department continuing his decades-long police career.

February 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (U.S. Virgin Islands) reintroduced disaster relief legislation in the House of Representatives this week to help impacted states and communities recover faster, better and at lower costs to taxpayers. H.R. 1311 is a bipartisan solution for the costly and bureaucratic delays in the current system, and it ensures federal resources get to disaster areas quickly and with the flexibility states need to use them effectively.