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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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January 11, 2018 Blog Post

As we enter the second session of the 115 Congress, I want your input on your top legislative priorities. This year we will continue to be hard at work, and knowing your values will help me focus on what’s best for our district in the coming year.

January 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) sent a letter today to Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke blasting the agency’s recent capitulation on energy exploration in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (EGOM).

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January 4, 2018 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA - Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement today after the U.S.

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December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R- South Louisiana) released the following statement after voting today in the US House of Representatives to pass the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.

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December 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) advanced legislation through the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday that will give normal, everyday Americans who like to fish better and more sustainable access to saltwater fishing compared to the current, highly restrictive and outdated federal fisheries management model.

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December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Capital Region) and Ralph Abraham, M.D.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, La — Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) is pleased to announce that Evan Goldsmith, a senior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, is the 2017  winner of the Congressional App Challenge from the Sixth Congressional District.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-LA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) recently introduced legislation to prevent Army Pvt.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – A series of bipartisan federal disaster policy changes authored by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) – including a fix to the duplication of benefits problem plaguing many Louisiana flood and other disaster victims – were approved yesterday by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in sweeping FEMA reform legislation.

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In The News

March 29, 2018 In The News

After championing progress made toward improving U.S. infrastructure and the economy, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said some areas in Congress and nationwide are “still broken”—like the growing national debt, the ongoing health care and gun debates and rampant political divisiveness, which he calls the biggest threat to our country.

March 28, 2018 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves expressed concern Tuesday about a House-passed flood-insurance reform proposal he says could result in unaffordable cost increases for Louisiana homeowners.

March 16, 2018 In The News

Louisianans hit by floods in 2016 will want to dust off their old tax returns from that year to tap new deductions and cash in on hundreds of millions of federal tax relief dollars for those who saw homes, cars and other property ruined by rising waters.

March 16, 2018 In The News

Congressman Graves recently sat down with Parish President Larry Cochran on St. Charles Parish Today television show to discuss their drainage issues, flood protection and the National Flood Insurance Program. Click here to view.

March 15, 2018 In The News

Congressional staffers who may not agree ideologically are finding ways to come together in service. The bipartisan Capitol Hill Community Service Association gives them a chance to volunteer in D.C.

March 13, 2018 In The News

Elected officials from coastal states took disparate views over the Trump administration's proposal to open more than 90% of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to oil and natural gas exploration, which garnered more than 630,000 public comments.

March 12, 2018 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS -- Down one hallway at Abundant Life Church, proudly displayed on a long and curved freshly-painted white wall, hangs a complete timeline of the church’s history.

March 10, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Vast swaths of the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block for offshore oil and gas drilling in less than two weeks. But the 77-million-acre sale, billed as the largest in the country’s history, may not shake off the offshore oil industry's three-year slump.

March 8, 2018 In The News

In 2017, Congressman Graves introduced H.R. 2849, the Louisiana Flood and Storm Devastation Act of 2017, which would grant homeowners and individuals emergency tax relief.

February 21, 2018 In The News

One change has been in the regulatory environment after President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring two regulations to be eliminated for every one that is created. Graves said in practice, they’ve seen upwards of twenty restrictions rescinded for each new one that is implemented. This, he said, is great news for the Bayou State.

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Videos

March 16, 2016 Video

Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Hearing entitled, “President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request For Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs” 

March 15, 2016

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