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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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August 17, 2017 In The News

Since rainfall blanketed southeast Louisiana in August 2016, residents have wondered how the state can protect its people from future floods. Answering that question begins with understanding the geography we live in.
 

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