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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) advanced legislation out of the House Committee on Natural Resources today that would increase the share of offshore energy revenues for Gulf Coast states.  Graves’ bill would provide a substantial increase in funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection projects. 

August 30, 2018 Press Release

 

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is awarding $80,699,190 in new federal funding to Louisiana to advance many projects statewide.

July 23, 2018 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson and other state leaders marked the beginning of construction today on a solution to the Capital Region’s traffic bottleneck at the I-10 Washington St. Exit.

July 16, 2018 Press Release

 

Washington DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced a $2.2 million federal grant for the False River Regional Airport today. The funding will go toward a project to rehabilitate 5,000 feet of runway and taxiway at the facility.

 

July 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington DC – Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) to make the federal government a little more user-friendly passed today in the US House of Representatives.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

$1.4 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING
More than $600 million for Comite & EBR Flood Projects;
Up to $2.0 billion available for Capital Region flood protection;
$760 million for West Shore Hurricane Protection

June 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) introduced the Creating Opportunity and Sustainability Through Science (COASTS) Act, which will help ensure that our coastal communities are more resilient and sustainable in the face of coastal degradation.

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June 28, 2018 Blog Post

USDA is currently seeking applications for their Housing Preservation Grant program, which will fund repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Substantial reforms to the Food Stamp Program that Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced last year through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Act of 2017 advanced in the U.S.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) released the following statement in support of the White House’s release of Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommen

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September 15, 2018 In The News

Louisiana and several other Gulf states would receive more offshore oil money to help preserve and restore their coasts under a measure headed to the U.S. House.

September 15, 2018 In The News

Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi would all get a significantly larger share of Federal offshore energy revenue from the Gulf of Mexico under a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, that was approved by the U.S.

September 15, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves advanced legislation out of the House Committee on Natural Resources Thursday that would increase the share of offshore energy revenues for Gulf Coast states. 

Graves’ bill would provide a substantial increase in funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection projects.

September 13, 2018 In The News

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) released the Domestic Offshore Energy Reinvestment Act of 2018. It was voted out of the House Committee on Natural Resources this morning.

September 10, 2018 In The News

A local agency will receive $250,000 in federal money to help build a new water control structure for Bayou Lafourche.

The grant, approved by the Delta Regional Authority, adds to the $2.5 million the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District has allocated for the project to help keep salt from the Gulf of Mexico from advancing north into the area’s drinking water supply.

September 3, 2018 In The News

Progress on the elevated highway to Port Fourchon continues as the LA 1 Coalition continues to look for money for the next phase.

Construction is underway to widen the curve on the Leeville Bridge and add a short extension for the planned elevated highway to Golden Meadow, LA 1 Coalition Executive Director Henri Boulet told the Lafourche Parish Council last week.

September 2, 2018 In The News

Today, 90 percent of Americans believe that able-bodied adults receiving welfare assistance should be required to work or prepare for work.

August 30, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE -- Allocation of more than $80 million in federal funds could send several improvement projects statewide to the express route.

The Federal Highway Administration awarded $80,699,190 in new federal funding to Louisiana to advance major roadwork across the state.

August 30, 2018 In The News

Louisiana is getting $80 million in federal highway funds from other states that failed to use the dollars, including about $16 million to help build an interchange at Pecue Lane in Baton Rouge, officials said Thursday.

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August 28, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A program that's already seen success in East Baton Rouge Parish is expanding. The goal is to give high school students a head start in landing quality careers.

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January 25, 2018 Video

Many in The House are incredulous that The Senate can’t seem to get their act together.  This morning, in our DC Current Segment, brought to you by LABI, we had a very frank discussion with Congressman Garret Graves.

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