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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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August 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) issued the following statement today after the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)

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August 1, 2017 Press Release

LIVINGSTON, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) today announced he will host a “Conversation with Congressman Graves” town hall meeting on Thursday, August 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Livingston Parish Library, Albany-Springfield branch.

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July 31, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) has introduced bi-partisan legislation with Congressmen Cedric Richmond (D-LA),  Randy Weber (R-TX), Bennie Thompson (D-MS),  Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Lacy Clay (D-MO), Clay Higgins (R-LA), Steve Palazzo (R-MS), Austin Scott (R-GA), and  Bradley Byrne (R-AL) in the U.S.

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July 26, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) announced today that the Sixth District will participate in the third Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a high school app competition designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in computer science.  Students, individually or in teams, are tasked with creating, coding, and implementing a new and

July 25, 2017 Blog Post

We wish Chief Dabadie and his family the best as they move on to new opportunities and challenges. He committed much of his life to protecting and serving our community during some of the most tumultuous times. The void created by his work ethic, commitment to fellow officers and professionalism will be hard to fill.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) today announced a grant of $1,330,000 in federal funding from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide ongoing funding through the National Coastal Zone Management Program to the State of Louisiana to help administer the state's federally approved coastal management program.

June 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced bi-partisan legislation in the US House of Representatives this week to modernize a core function of congressional office operations and streamline customer service for constituents – H.R.

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June 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (R-LA) released the following statements regarding today’s proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) recently introduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Act of 2017 to require the program to do more to connect the unemployed with existing job placement and job training opportunities so that more people who are able to work can.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) today announced a grant of $150,000.00, which will be provided through the Department of Transportation to the False River Regional Airport in New Roads, La to be used for runway rehabilitation.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, improvements to the airport will include:

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In The News

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.

July 25, 2018 In The News

We strongly support the governor's action today to increase federal financial assistance to flood victims and will continue to work with HUD, the state and the Restore Program to speed the distribution of recovery funding to impacted homeowners so that they can get back in their homes and return to some degree of normalcy.

July 23, 2018 In The News

Desperate for affordable fixes to daily traffic problems near the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge, Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state, federal and local officials Monday broke ground on a "game changer" project touted as a way to make life easier for motorists.

The $8.8 million plan will create a new, Terrace Avenue exit left off Interstate 110 South.

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July 19, 2018 In The News

Some Members of Congress from other states are calling for abolishing our country’s Immigration and Custom Enforcement, “ICE.” I completely disagree with this idea and am working to stop any movement on that front: it’s the wrong direction for the United States.

July 18, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE – Completion on the relocation of power lines and property acquisition will top the work order list for the construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, officials from the project task force said in a meeting Tuesday.

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