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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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April 18, 2016 Blog Post

Earlier this year, our office began using Facebook's live streaming capabilities to host live Q&A segments as one more way to engage with folks across South Louisiana.

April 15, 2016 Blog Post

A number of people called our office this week to share their thoughts about Puerto Rico's financial crisis. I shared mine during a Facebook Q&A earlier this week.

April 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement today after the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement released the Final Well Control Rule:

April 7, 2016 Blog Post

 Many of our friends or family members were impacted by last month's flooding. FEMA recently opened a recovery center in Satsuma, Louisiana to provide help to those who need recovery assistance.

April 1, 2016 Blog Post

George Orwell famously critiqued how politicians use language “to make lies sound truthful” and “to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” The Obama Administration’s claimed support of an “all of the above” energy strategy is as Orwellian as it is disingenuous.

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March 25, 2016 Blog Post
As your new representative in Congress, it’s my job to work on issues that are important to you and to our great home state.  Hearing from you is one of the most important parts of my job.  Town Hall meetings are one of the many opportunities we have to discuss issues facing Congress and back here at home. 
 
March 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) and Charles Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Lafayette) led a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting that language be included in the Interior, Environment and Related Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017 prohibiting the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) from using any funds for the implementation of the age

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March 3, 2016 Press Release

US Representative Garret Graves is taking advantage of technology to enhance communication with his constituents.

March 2, 2016 Blog Post

In an E-Newsletter earlier this month, I asked readers to participate in an online poll asking which issue should be a top priority for Congress. These polls are useful because they provide real-time input and can help me do a better job of representing you – so, thank you for taking it.

January 29, 2016 Blog Post

How would you feel if the federal government took all of the gold in Fort Knox and gave it to a few dozen unelected, unaccountable people to decide how to manage it behind closed doors?  How would you feel if that same small group unsurprisingly decided to split the country’s gold among themselves – each becoming multi-millionaires?

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March 9, 2016 In The News

On Friday, Congressman Garret Graves spoke to the Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association. He cited a 2009 study from LSU professors Mike Blum and Harry Roberts that looked at Louisiana’s land loss related to levee construction over the last century.

March 7, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Graves testified at a U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing entitled, "The Impacts of Federal Fisheries Management on Small Businesses."

"Federal policy has obstructed our access to the great outdoors," said U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-La.), lead witness for the hearing.

February 19, 2016 In The News

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Louisiana is excited to announce that it will honor U.S. Representative Garret Graves with the 2016 Jerry Stone Conservationist of the Year.  The award, to be presented during the CCA Louisiana State Convention on February 26, is the highest conservation award given by the organization each year.

February 19, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves addressed the Rotary Club of North Ascension at noon on Wednesday at Sammy’s Grill focusing mostly on traffic in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area he represents that is nearing a population of one million people and includes Ascension Parish which has added 70,000 new residents in the past 35 years.

February 10, 2016 In The News

Each week, Congressman Graves joins Talk 107.3 FM's “A.M. BATON ROUGE” to give an update on his work in Congress. This week, he commented on the Supreme Court’s action to slow President Obama’s executive actions on climate change through and interpretation of the Clean Air Act. He also discussed the president's proposed $10 tax on oil & gas.

February 3, 2016 In The News

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement today after CRISIS, the Capital Region’s business-led coalition for transportation improvements, released a report prioritizing four major trans

November 6, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, has honored U.S. Representative Garret Graves as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC.

November 6, 2015 In The News

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) announced today House passage of the landmark Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. The six-year bill contains important Graves provisions that strategically position critical Louisiana transportation projects like I-10 in Baton Rouge and LA 1 in South Louisiana for competitive federal funding.

October 22, 2015 In The News

Hunting and fishing is part of life in Louisiana—it’s woven into the fabric of who we are. “Sportsman’s Paradise” is home to the most productive ecosystem in North America. In fact, the entire Gulf of Mexico region is blessed with a rich heritage and an enduring economy built on the bounty of the great outdoors.

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

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