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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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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June 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) made the following remarks today after meeting with President Trump, Vice President Pence and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen at the White House, and following the president’s signing of the executive order, Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation:

June 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) initiated a meeting today with U.S.

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June 11, 2018 Press Release

House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the US Army Corps of Engineers FY 2018 Construction Work Plan will provide $14 million of federal funding toward the Comite River Diversion Canal project, along with $1.5 mi

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In The News

July 19, 2018 In The News

Some Members of Congress from other states are calling for abolishing our country’s Immigration and Custom Enforcement, “ICE.” I completely disagree with this idea and am working to stop any movement on that front: it’s the wrong direction for the United States.

July 17, 2018 In The News

Washington, D.C. – Improvements to federal fisheries policy that Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) has been pushing for in Congress advanced to the U.S. Senate today as the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.

July 16, 2018 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves issued the following statement regarding President Trump's comments at a news conference held in Helsinki today: 

July 12, 2018 In The News

Landmark fisheries reform legislation takes big step toward becoming law

July 10, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -   Click here to see video. 

It's been a rough two years in our area since the August 2016 floods, but last week finally brought some good news when it comes to flood protection.

July 7, 2018 In The News

LAPLACE — The total amount came out of left field, according to Natalie Robottom.

July 6, 2018 In The News

 

Louisiana has secured the federal funds necessary to complete the long-delayed Comite River Diversion Canal, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves says.

Nearly $1.4 billion in funding from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been awarded to Louisiana for flood and hurricane protection projects, Graves’ office announced this afternoon.

July 6, 2018 In The News

 

WASHINGTON D.C. – St. John the Baptist Parish will receive full funding for the construction of a West Shore hurricane protection levee, according to Parish President Natalie Robottom and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge).

Robottom called it the biggest win in Parish history.

July 6, 2018 In The News

 

BATON ROUGE -- One of the largest flood protection investments in Louisiana history includes full funding for completion of the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $343 million – 100 percent federal funding – to finish the flood protection project which has been on the drawing board since 1985.

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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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