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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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 (

April 18, 2016 Blog Post

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case United States v.

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In The News

May 27, 2016 In The News

By Hayride Publisher, Scott Mckay

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May 12, 2016 In The News

Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal recently purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands in the McHugh Swamp to offset the ecological impact of the construction.

While the deal represents a step forward, the canal, which has been discussed since the 1980s, is still years away.

May 6, 2016 In The News

My job is to represent you, and that works best when you and I are interacting. That’s why I prioritize open communication. For example, folks in Ascension Parish had the opportunity to attend a Town Hall in Prairieville this week. We filmed a “postgame interview” so those of you who couldn’t make it can still be a part of the action.

April 27, 2016 In The News

BATON ROUGE – U.S. Rep. Garret Graves suggested how the Comite River Diversion Canal project could more quickly come to fruition.

“Take it away from the Army Corp of Engineers (COE),” the 6th Congressional District said in an address Monday at the weekly luncheon of the Baton Rouge Press Club.

April 20, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, from Louisiana’s 6th congressional district, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Zachary’s April 7 meeting.

 

He was invited to speak by Rotarian Sharon Phillips.

April 6, 2016 In The News

The president recently criticized companies that choose to leave the US for lower taxes, effectively calling them bad corporate citizens.

March 29, 2016 In The News

With ridership on the Capital Area Transit System’s rebranded Red Stick Trolley—formerly the Garden District Trolley—continuing to dwindle, Congressman Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, is calling for the agency to do away with the route and reevaluate just about every aspect of its operations.

March 21, 2016 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves argued there needs to be more solid communication among traffic engineers and state lawmakers about planning construction projects in I-10 through Baton Rouge.

March 11, 2016 In The News

GONZALES — U.S. Congressman Garret Graves said Thursday a highway priority plan for the five-parish Baton Rouge area he is developing with local leaders would rely on “true metrics,” not politics, to build a consensus for the plan’s spending priorities.

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