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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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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January 24, 2018 Blog Post

In order to achieve the American Dream, Americans must be able to keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages. Thanks to pro-family, pro-growth tax reform, businesses across the country are expanding, hiring, and paying more. And the good news keeps rolling in.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to continue funding the federal government, maintain critical military operations and provide a long-term reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that covers nearly 9 million children across the country and over 161,000 in Louisiana.

 

January 11, 2018 Blog Post

As we enter the second session of the 115 Congress, I want your input on your top legislative priorities. This year we will continue to be hard at work, and knowing your values will help me focus on what’s best for our district in the coming year.

January 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) sent a letter today to Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke blasting the agency’s recent capitulation on energy exploration in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (EGOM).

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October 11, 2018 In The News

Port Allen High School students were inducted as leaders and members of the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) organization Thursday, Oct. 4. Congressman Garret Graves and Port Allen Wal-Mart Manager Mr. L. Louis encouraged students to work hard with stories of their own perseverance and success.

October 11, 2018 In The News

Louisiana lawmakers say a newly passed water-projects bill, while providing no money directly, could help speed the state’s efforts to fight flooding and coastal erosion.

October 11, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Landmark legislation produced under the leadership of House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) to reform the U.S. Corps of Engineers will be signed into law this week.

October 3, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Passage of legislation that fixes the Duplication of Benefits provision and addresses other issues  marked "a great day for South Louisiana and for the entire nation," Congressman Garret Graves (R-District 6) said Wednesday.

October 3, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) - Congress has approved a fix for the “Duplication of Benefits” problem that kept thousands of Louisiana residents from accessing disaster recovery dollars after the 2016 floods.

September 24, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Small reforms could come into play when lawmakers on Capitol Hill hammer out a deal for reauthorization National Flood Insurance Program, according to U.S. Rep. Garret Graves. 

Focus must shift to flood protection, the Republican congressman from the Sixth Congressional District told The News on Friday.

September 24, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Louisiana flood victims who borrowed money from the Small Business Administration could soon have clearer access to Restore Louisiana rebuilding grants under a deal worked out by congressional leaders.

September 15, 2018 In The News

Louisiana and several other Gulf states would receive more offshore oil money to help preserve and restore their coasts under a measure headed to the U.S. House.

September 15, 2018 In The News

Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi would all get a significantly larger share of Federal offshore energy revenue from the Gulf of Mexico under a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, that was approved by the U.S.

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