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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana


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August 14, 2016 Blog Post

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August 1, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) continues to lead efforts to ensure our law enforcement have the resources they need to protect our community and keep themselves safe.  The July 17 officer shootings and other events in our city have resulted in millions of dollars in extra costs for our law enforcement community. 

July 21, 2016 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today $650,000 of federal assistance from the United States Department of Justice to help provide local law enforcement officials with needed resources after Sunday’s deadly, ambush attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

July 19, 2016 Blog Post

Many community events have been planned in light of Sunday’s shootings. Here is an updated list of what we know so far.  If you have an event that you would like us to add, call our office at 225-442-1731.

TUESDAY, July 19th

July 18, 2016 Press Release

I am sorry to the families of the officers killed and injured today, and our prayers are with them.

July 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) and Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) introduced legislation today in response to the recent officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge.  The bi-partisan bill offers state and local law enforcement off

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:

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).


In The News

September 6, 2017 In The News


Congressman Garret Graves has been working on assistance for victims of Hurricane Harvey both legislatively, and physically.  He dropped by the studio this morning to talk about what is being sent to Texas and SW Louisiana, and what Congress will need to do next week on hurricane/flood relief.

September 6, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — With federal disaster coffers stretched to the seams, the U.S. House of Representatives quickly passed a bill Wednesday to infuse $7.9 billion in disaster aid without taking amendments, pushing off a number of persistent questions about several federal disaster recovery policies.

September 6, 2017 In The News

At this morning’s House Republican Leadership Stakeout, Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) joined Speaker Ryan, Leader McCarthy, and Chair McMorris Rodgers to highlight the importance of the emergency funding bill the House passed today.

August 31, 2017 In The News

Legislation that would make it easier for members of Congress to work directly with federal agencies on behalf of their constituents’ drew support from U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) on Tuesday.

August 30, 2017 In The News

As bulldozers pushed tons of dirt for a levee at Ellington Reach in Luling, Congressman Garret Graves told parish officials seeing work underway is the best part of the project for him.


August 30, 2017 In The News

GONZALES — Box trucks and covered trailers were lined up Tuesday morning under an open-air barn at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, and workers were busy loading them with supplies ranging from bath soap to buckets to batteries. 

August 29, 2017 In The News


There’s something in the air in the Gulf of Mexico.

For three years now, residents of the Gulf Coast have watched as storms have become more intense.

Not in the way storms used to be feared - mainly wind damage from cyclone-force storms. Andrew, Katrina, Ivan, Rita - all of those storms brought 100-mph-plus winds, with about a foot of rainfall.

August 27, 2017 In The News

ORT FOURCHON, La. — The most important piece of the North American continent right now may be a slice of land here, 13 miles long, 65 feet wide, much of it just six months old.

August 17, 2017 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, said Tuesday that he and the rest of Louisiana’s congressional delegation have pushed initiatives to help Louisiana and America as a whole.

Graves, who represents Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, which includes the northern parts of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, addressed the South Central Industrial Association Tuesday in Houma.