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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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April 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington - U.S. Congressman Garret Graves's legislation to fix the flawed ‘duplication of benefits’ policy passed in the U.S.

April 26, 2018 Blog Post

WASHINGTON – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today to announce that the Department will disburse almost $188 million to the four Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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April 19, 2018 Blog Post
As a member of Congress, I have the privilege of nominating outstanding students to the United States Service Academies.   These students have distinguished
themselves among their peers and I’m confident that each of them will excel at the academies and serve our Nation with integrity and distinction.
April 18, 2018 Press Release

  

Graves’ Statement on the Passing of First Lady Barbara Bush

 

April 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves and Steve Scalise issued the following statements today as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) approved Louisiana’s Gulf Exempted Fishing Permits, which signals significant commitment from the federal government to recognize the economic benefits and vitality of the recreational fishing sector in

April 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Garret Graves announced that the U.S.

April 5, 2018 Press Release

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves announced that the federal government will allocate an additional $1.213 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for hazard mitigation projects in parishes that were impacted by the 2016 floods. 

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February 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) advanced bipartisan legislation this week that would simplify an important – but archaic – process Americans endure to authorize their elected representatives to step in when FEMA, the Social Security Administration, the IRS, Medicare, the VA and other agencies of the federal bureaucracy aren’t providing the level o

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January 31, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) shared his reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address tonight in a video recorded following the speech.

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January 29, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-LA-06) today applauded President Trump’s decision to invite Cajun Navy founder Jon Bridgers to attend this year’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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August 15, 2018 In The News

LAPLACE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - An 18-mile levee to protect land near Lake Pontchartrain from storm surges could be finished by the 2023 hurricane season, an Army Corps of Engineers district commander said Monday.

August 15, 2018 In The News

The 18-mile, $760 million West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee could be under construction by early 2021 and could be completed by mid-2023, in time for that year's hurricane season, the commander of the Army Corps of Engineers' New Orleans District office said Monday. 

August 15, 2018 In The News
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) -

Local and federal officials gathered Monday to celebrate a major milestone in securing full funding for long-awaited hurricane and flood protection for the River Parishes area.

August 15, 2018 In The News


DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) -

On the two-year anniversary of the historic flood, the Livingston Parish School System is moving on to its final phase of flood recovery with the destruction of a school that couldn’t be repaired.

August 15, 2018 In The News

Officials said Monday that they are aiming to complete construction of a new federal levee system protecting LaPlace and surrounding areas by 2023, the first concrete timeline for a project originally conceived nearly 50 years ago. 

August 15, 2018 In The News

ammie Angel and her husband scrambled to raise the furniture in their home and evacuate at 3 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2016.

August 2, 2018 In The News

 

ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) -

Students in Ascension Parish head back to class one week from Wednesday. And it will be a homecoming for a lot of schools that are reopening after the August 2016 flooding.

August 1, 2018 In The News

 

In approving a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate did a good thing for the people of Louisiana who depend on the program to sustain homes and businesses in the region. We commend the members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation who worked to secure the extension in both the House and Senate.

August 1, 2018 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS – A Senate vote on the duplication of benefits issue could come sooner than expected.

The Senate will likely bring the matter to a vote by mid-August, Congressman Garret Graves said Tuesday after the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Luncheon on Tuesday at Greystone Country Club.

The vote is long overdue, he said.

July 31, 2018 In The News

 

DENHAM SPRINGS — Opening a U.S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at any school would be an achievement. There are just 235 in the country at any given time, and offering such a program is considered an honor.

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