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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana


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January 29, 2016 Blog Post

On the eve of the United States’ shipping off its first load of natural gas – through the almost finished Sabine Pass facility here in Louisiana – another country is laying the groundwork to export natural gas as well.

January 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. David Vitter, Rep. Ralph Abraham, Rep. Charles Boustany, Rep. John Fleming, Rep. Garret Graves and Rep. Steve Scalise sent a letter to President Obama in support of Governor Jindal’s request for a federal emergency declaration for the State of Louisiana after unprecedented rainfall and flooding. 

January 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge), Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Lafayette) and Ralph Abraham, MD, (R-Alto) joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging him to hold a vote on the House-passed American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.  

December 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today the inclusion of an important red snapper management provision in the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill that Congress will vote on later this week.

December 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Louisiana) helped to finalize negotiations on a five-year highway funding bill – including many provisions designed to address Louisiana’s traffic problems.

December 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) released the following statement after the House of Representatives adopted two joint resolutions yesterday expressing congressional disapproval of key components of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s controversial Clean Power Plan:  

November 18, 2015 Press Release

 Washington, D.C. – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves, Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., John Fleming, M.D. and Ralph Abraham, M.D.

November 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline:

October 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R –South Louisiana) released the following statement today as a U.S. budget deal heads toward quick action in Congress: 

October 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) responded today to President Obama’s decision to veto H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bipartisan defense policy bill that provides improved pay, retirement, health coverage, housing and other benefits to our troops and their families. 


In The News

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.

March 16, 2015 In The News

The Louisiana congressional delegation is continuing efforts to block a budget proposal by the Obama administration to reverse 2006 energy legislation providing revenue sharing to Louisiana and three other Gulf states for off-shore oil and gas production.