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:
U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R - Baton Rouge) issued the following statement regarding the shooting of Alton Sterling:
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.”
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).
After three consecutive weeks in DC, I am happy to be back home in Baton Rouge for this District work week.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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WASHINGTON — With lawmakers on Capitol Hill gearing up for negotiations on a potentially massive disaster relief package for victims of this year’s hurricanes and wildfires, closed-door lobbying by the Louisiana delegation over unfinished business from the 2016 floods is also heating up.
In our weekly visit with Congressman Garret Graves, we hit 2 nerves…. First, the Senate backlog, which is holding back important legislation which has passed the House. And, the snails pace in distributing federal flood relief dollars in our area. Hear what he had to say on AMBR.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) says Louisiana and the United States face a multitude of problems in numerous issues, including tax reform, regulatory reform and local traffic issues top his list.
U.S. officials accused of allowing red snapper to be overfished in the Gulf of Mexico have called on a federal judge to enter a summary judgement in their case, saying the environmental organizations suing them have a moot point.
Lots to talk about today with Congressman Garret Graves… he’s working on the tax overhaul package, and still battling for constituents who feel that they have been shortchanged in the flood recovery process. He spent time in the studio this morning for AMBR. Listen here.
Should Cajuns be listed by the federal government as an endangered species? U.S.
Louisiana leaders are talking about getting financially creative to scare up the money to build the Comite River Diversion Canal.
For decades, authorities have waited for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to commit funds to dig the canal that will drain the river into the Mississippi during floods. But they haven't substantially moved forward.
LAPLACE — The federal government’s fiscal year begins Sunday, and levee construction via the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project (and with it greater flood and hurricane protection for St. John the Baptist residents) is not in the budget.
"Our fear as chefs is that we're going to lose the amazing variety we have in this country, at our fingertips, of fish that's fairly, sustainably raised," says Jason Goodenough, a chef at Carrollton Market bistro.