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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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July 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015. Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA), a co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement:

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July 6, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R - Baton Rouge) issued the following statement regarding the shooting of Alton Sterling: 

July 6, 2016 Press Release

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5577, introduced by Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), the “Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act.”

July 5, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (R LA) announced today that Louisiana will be awarded a $60 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant under the FASTLANE Program – a program Graves was instrumental in establishing during last year’s passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

June 27, 2016 Blog Post

After three consecutive weeks in DC, I am happy to be back home in Baton Rouge for this District work week.

June 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation today in the US House of Representatives to bring fairness, transparency and accountability to the federal regulatory system – the PROVE IT Act of 2016.

June 15, 2016 Press Release

The House Committee on Natural Resources today approved Congressman Garret Graves’ (R-LA) legislation to transfer management of the Gulf red snapper fishery away from the federal government to the five Gulf States.

June 9, 2016 Blog Post

June is upon us, bringing with it the things we love about summer in South Louisiana: longer days, snowballs, cicadas buzzing in the background and maybe a family trip to the beach.

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June 3, 2016 Blog Post

Federal government failures impact each one of us. This was the topic of a recent discussion I led at the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana held its 31st Annual Workshop.

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May 25, 2016 Press Release

An amendment by Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) banning the use of taxpayer dollars to pay down Puerto Rico's debt passed today as the House Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation (

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October 21, 2015 In The News

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) issued the following statement  as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee prepares to mark up the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill designed to increase fund

September 29, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.) today congratulated four schools serving Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District that have been recognized for their scholastic achievements by the U.S. Department of Education as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  The schools are Baton Rouge Magnet High, Louisiana State University Laboratory School, St.

July 1, 2015 In The News

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) has introduced the Ships to Be Recycled in the States (STORIS) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill aims to reform the domestic marine recycling industry. Read more about the STORIS Act here

July 1, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, introduced the Founding Legacies of Reserve Integral Combat-training Heroes Act, or FLORICH, named for Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich, who was one of 11 servicemen killed in a March helicopter crash. Read the full story here

June 18, 2015 In The News

Washington, DC - Congressman Graves (R - South Louisiana) sent a letter to the president criticizing the effect of the president’s harmful tax, labor and environmental regulatory policies on American businesses’ global competiveness and promised vehement opposition to any future trade deal that fails to protect American jobs and sovereignty.

May 19, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- America has a problem with its aging highways and public transit systems. On that, there's general consensus.

But what to do about it remains unresolved and the issue is subject to sometimes bitter partisan battles.

April 9, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, from Louisiana’s 6th congressional district, was the guest speaker at the Zachary Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Lunch and Learn networking event March 31 at the Americana YMCA.

March 30, 2015 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves of Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District and former head of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will be the keynote speaker at Restore or Retreat’s annual membership meeting on April 1 in Thibodaux.

March 30, 2015 In The News

Garret Graves spent a rainy Thursday traveling around Ascension to meet with various of his constituents and was asked variations of the same question by parish residents who probably got stuck in traffic on the way to meet there brand new Congressman.  Graves was inaugurated as Louisiana’s 6th District Congressman two months ago and this was his first opportunity come home from D. C.

March 30, 2015 In The News

United States Congressman Garret Graves (La-06) is beginning his term representing the East Bank of Ascension Parish people with the people.

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