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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Several policies authored by Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) earned approval in the U.S.

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May 18, 2018 Press Release

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders today introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.

May 4, 2018 Press Release

Graves Congratulates 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winners

                                                                

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

 

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In The News

January 11, 2019 In The News

Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation say planned flood and hurricane risk reduction projects in the state would not be in jeopardy under a White House proposal to divert money and other resources from the Army Corps of Engineers to build a 315-mile barrier along the U.S.-

January 2, 2019 In The News

The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump Dec. 31.

January 2, 2019 In The News

((Editor’s Note: This story has been revised from an earlier version to update information about the size of the contract that had been incorrectly provided by the state.))

December 28, 2018 In The News

As saltwater anglers in Sportsman’s Paradise, we are blessed with abundant fisheries resources off our coast. Today, we are grateful to our members of Congress who understand the value of America’s fisheries and the public’s access to those resources.

November 24, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON The National Flood Insurance Program has lurched along for more than a year as lawmakers on Capitol Hill have deadlocked over how to overhaul the debt-laden federal program that underwrites most of the nation’s flood coverage.

November 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will put $180 million more into navigation and flood-control projects in Louisiana during the upcoming year, the agency announced this week.

November 21, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — State officials are still waiting on action from the Trump administration before paying out millions in Restore Louisiana flood recovery money to homeowners who’d taken out Small Business Administration disaster loans.

November 21, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. -- A waiver to release money after the Duplication of Benefits fix has delayed state distribution of funds to additional households affected by the 2016 floods, a move which has angered Congressman Garret Graves.

November 19, 2018 In The News

There are quite a few reasons to be thankful this holiday season.

Sure, there are still problems at several levels of local, state, and federal government. Locally, infrastructure issues continue to stare both people and politicians in the face.

At the state level, well, much of the same – except there’s a decided issue on how to spend the money.

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