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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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July 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington DC – Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) to make the federal government a little more user-friendly passed today in the US House of Representatives.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

$1.4 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING
More than $600 million for Comite & EBR Flood Projects;
Up to $2.0 billion available for Capital Region flood protection;
$760 million for West Shore Hurricane Protection

June 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) introduced the Creating Opportunity and Sustainability Through Science (COASTS) Act, which will help ensure that our coastal communities are more resilient and sustainable in the face of coastal degradation.

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June 28, 2018 Blog Post

USDA is currently seeking applications for their Housing Preservation Grant program, which will fund repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Substantial reforms to the Food Stamp Program that Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced last year through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Act of 2017 advanced in the U.S.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) released the following statement in support of the White House’s release of Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommen

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June 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) made the following remarks today after meeting with President Trump, Vice President Pence and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen at the White House, and following the president’s signing of the executive order, Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation:

June 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) initiated a meeting today with U.S.

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June 11, 2018 Press Release

House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the US Army Corps of Engineers FY 2018 Construction Work Plan will provide $14 million of federal funding toward the Comite River Diversion Canal project, along with $1.5 mi

June 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Water Resource Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) bolstered tonight’s House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, comprehensive legislation that authorizes the nation’s water resources infrastructure projects and programs.  WRDA 2018 builds on efforts

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March 2, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON - Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves says he hopes to broaden the focus of a special House committee on climate change as he becomes its top Republican. Graves, who was named to the panel Thursday (Feb.

February 27, 2019 In The News

LUTCHER — Funding for the West Shore Levee Project is locked down and no longer vulnerable to reallocation.

That development became official last week when River Region leaders convened with state and federal interests to sign a partnering agreement.

February 23, 2019 In The News

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Congressman Garret Graves and a host of local, state and federal officials gathered at the Pontchartrain Levee District office in Lutcher on Friday to mark an important milestone in the long-awaited West Shore Levee.

February 20, 2019 In The News

WATCH: Weekly Interview with Baton Rouge's Talk 107.3 FM | Feb. 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019 In The News

A patrol deputy who went back to the streets after being told he had only two years to live was honored Monday with a flag presented by Congressman Garrett Graves.

Robert Cannon, now an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, was diagnosed with myelodysplasia in late 2015. It's the type of cancer caused by a stomach tumor and is related to pancreatic cancer, Cannon said.

February 20, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) - U.S. Congressman Garret Graves said his office is working to get residents who were impacted by the 2016 floods the Restore Louisiana grant money to help them rebuild their houses.

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February 20, 2019 In The News

New law streamlines department’s current claims and appeals process for Veterans

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January 25, 2019 In The News

Livingston and Ascension parish presidents and a top levee district official will meet Friday to finalize a deal at least temporarily defusing a dispute over a proposed levee extension project in Ascension that has been tied up in court since May.

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