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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana


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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.

Specifically, this legislation:

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

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.

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.

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.


In The News

June 27, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood along Acadian Thruway, near I-10 and Dawson Creek, is tired of flooding. The most recent storm on June 6, 2019, was the final straw.

At least 17 homes flooded along Honeysuckle Ave. and surrounding streets. Piles of debris sit at the curb, as it has in the past since this isn't the first time some of these homes have flooded.

June 27, 2019 In The News

There’s a lot of moving parts surrounding the Amite River.

Several communities shed their water into the river’s basin, which runs about 117 miles from its mouth in Mississippi, with roughly 37 miles of those being navigable.

June 27, 2019 In The News

Households of $90,000 or more must appeal to the state for a hardship to repay the SBA loan. The ball will now be in the court of Governor John Bel Edwards to define “hardship.”

June 25, 2019 In The News
We’re all in this together.       
If there’s anything to be gathered from the eight studies of varying scopes and scales on the Amite River Basin, it’s that – no matter what we want to think, say, or do, every governmental entity, every community, and even every person has an effect on the watershed around them.
June 20, 2019 In The News

South Louisiana received a $400,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help communities safely clean up contaminated properties and encourage economic growth.

June 19, 2019 In The News
The Duplication of Benefits (DOB) saga is a fascinating one, but nothing brings that into as sharp a relief as the ending.       
June 19, 2019 In The News

Louisiana will likely receive $230 million of the relief money from the flood events of 2016, which caused extensive damage in parishes across south central and southeast Louisiana.

June 19, 2019 In The News

While officials in the Broome administration try to find a source of matching funds—some $2.1 million a year for 30 years—needed to draw down a $255 million federal windfall earmarked for five, local drainage projects known as the East Baton Rouge Parish Flood Control Project, they’re also trying to secure the matching funds needed to get a Stormwater Master Plan underway.

June 14, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The wait is over.

According to U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R-District 6) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released Duplication of Benefits (DOB) legal guidance.

June 5, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVUE) - Lawmakers and the Federal Communications Commission are working to fight robocalls.