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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana


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January 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today that an important hurdle has been cleared to advance the Morgana-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding Congress and President Trump reaching an agreement on the new United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), which the House will vote on next week:


November 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant totaling $1,215,843.12 to Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School.  The funds will reimburse Cristo Rey for repairs related to the 2016 flood. 


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 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.

September 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC  – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) advanced legislation to protect the health of Lake Pontchartrain and to preserve and restore critical U.S.

September 19, 2019 Press Release

Baton Rouge, La  – Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales will receive a $1.176 million federal grant to help pay for runway improvements at the facility.  



In The News

December 6, 2019 In The News

It would appear that the statement continually uttered by Congressman Garret Graves, that 'disaster recovery is six times more expensive than disaster prevention,' has hit the right ears.

December 6, 2019 In The News

This is the second announcement of FEMA grants to schools in the 6th Congressional District this week.

November 27, 2019 In The News

Being a member of the United States Congress is no easy task.

The job requires capitulation and team work with 434 other members which come from a variety of backgrounds, including sex, age, race, political affiliation, ability to process information – well, you get the idea.

November 27, 2019 In The News

All too often in an election year, we hear that government should be run like a business.

And all too often, we don’t unpack all the conflicting realities represented in that statement.

November 20, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is pointing to recovery hurdles Louisiana faced in the wake of historic flooding in 2016 and other recent disasters in arguing for a major overhaul in how federal long-term recovery efforts are handled. But he's not a fan of a proposal that's making its way through Congress currently.


November 20, 2019 In The News

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 |  By Stephanie Riegel

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 11, 2019 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves joined the show today to give us his weekly update about what his office is working on.  Graves talks about his visit with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to talk about improvements to the VA hospital.  Congressman Graves said that it was good to visit with the Secretary to talk about all the good VA Louisiana is doing and what improvements are necessary.  Garr

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.


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January 3, 2015 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.


November 16, 2018 Video

About FBL Quick Takes | Congressman Garret Graves gives his take on top issues in these short video clips, which are pulled from recent Facebook Live Virtual Town Halls hosted by the congressman.

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FBL Quick Takes: Duplication of Benefits 2/26/2019

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.