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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana


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September 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the City of Baton Rouge will receive a federal, Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) grant through the U.S. Department of Justice.

September 6, 2019 Press Release

Graves Announces Funding to Enhance Fire Protection in Terrebonne Parish


August 13, 2019 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Livingston Parish will receive a $5.3 million federal grant to fund the elevation of 88 homes that were substantially damaged during the 2016 flood.

August 7, 2019 Press Release

East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project

-Joint Statement-

Governor John Bel Edwards

Congressman Garret Graves

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome


July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – House Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) will be awarded a $7 million federal grant through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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.

July 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation called for federal action to protect Louisiana’s seafood industry against the ongoing impacts of record high water on the Mississippi River and the historical, two openings of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in 2019. 


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:

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) today announced that the U.S.


In The News

October 22, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Undeterred by government gridlock, representatives from the Gulf Coast descended on the nation's capital this week to lobby for an ongoing effort to secure more money from offshore oil and gas revenues for coastal projects, including efforts to protect Louisiana's disappearing coastline.

October 17, 2019 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS - Three hundred students had already begun taking Science & Technology classes at the location, which was once Southside Elementary, and they had been doing so for more than 60 days.


October 16, 2019 In The News

Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) approving exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Plaquemines LNG Project.  The Project will be located on the Mississippi River, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana approximately 20 miles from the Port of New Orleans. 

October 11, 2019 In The News

Aiming to reduce traffic backups, Gov. John Bel Edwards and others Friday announced the opening of a new exit off Interstate 110 south near the "new" Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge.

The $9.3 million Terrace Avenue exit will allow southbound motorists to get to the Washington Street area without having to cross multiple lanes of traffic.

October 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - HUD has approved Louisiana to begin issuing funds to the Small Business Administration, which will in turn apply that money to loans of those who flooded in August 2016 and were caught in a duplication of benefits quagmire.

September 27, 2019 In The News

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Garret Graves are reacting favorably to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an announcement of projects in Louisiana.  These projects will receive critical dredging and maintenance funding from the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019.

September 26, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that authorizes a public-private partnership to conserve and restore fish habitats nationwide.

September 24, 2019 In The News

The four Gulf Coast states that produce oil offshore want a bigger cut of the royalties the federal government gets from drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf to be put toward hurricane protection and coastal restoration.

Representatives from the four states — Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas — formed a coalition in August to take up the cause.

September 19, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - While FEMA's policy was deemed 'clear' by their administration, parish officials were not going to back down.