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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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?

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.

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In The News

August 17, 2017 In The News

Congressman Graves' statement in full: “The driver in Charlottesville is a murderer.  There is no other way to defend, reclassify, temper or justify his actions.  When radical people do despicable acts, the behaviors and the hate-filled mindsets that motivate them must be condemned unequivocally.

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August 16, 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.

August 16, 2017 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves caught up with Louisiana radio host, Jim Engster, earlier this week to reflect on where Louisiana's receovery from the devasting flood of August 2016 stands one year later and to discuss the weekend tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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August 14, 2017 In The News

BATON ROUGE -- The number reappears in Louisiana's transportation debate over and over: 11 percent.

August 14, 2017 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS – The secretary of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development got an overview Monday on the progression of recovery one year after the worst flood event in Livingston Parish history.

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August 14, 2017 In The News

Dr. Ben Carson, the U.S. housing secretary, made plenty of cuts and incisions during a renowned career as a neurosurgeon.

But it's blockages of another type — regulations Carson said are holding up federal flood aid — he's looking to slice.

August 10, 2017 In The News

Louisiana leaders are still asking the federal government for more money to aid the recovery from last year's historic floods, but a year after the storm it remains unclear how much more the state should expect.

August 7, 2017 In The News

Nearly a year after catastrophic floods washed over south Louisiana, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves says he's frustrated by the pace of the recovery.

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