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September 22, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would expedite infrastructure projects, create jobs and stimulate economy

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) Graves introduced today the Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays & Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act (H.R.

September 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after President Donald Trump approved Louisiana’s Emergency Declaration ahead of Hurricane Sally.

September 11, 2020 Press Release
Grant is geared toward developing economic development strategies in Capital Region area

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Dr. Ray Belton, President-Chancellor of Southern University, announce the awarding of a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant that will be used to boost Southern University’s capacity to develop regional economic development strategies for the Capital Region in response to COVID-19.

September 10, 2020 Press Release
Last two schools to be rebuilt from the 2016 Flood, aided by Graves’ provision

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined Southside Elementary and Southside Junior High at the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate their new Southside campus.

September 1, 2020 Press Release
Grant to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Assumption, Lafourche, St Charles, St James, St John the Baptist, St Mary and Terrebonne parishes

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $2,134,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to South Central Planning and Development Commission.

August 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $14,350,478 in federal funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and notified Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson today.

August 28, 2020 Press Release
Grant is a result of an amendment Graves offered after 2016 Flood, Signed into Law by POTUS

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office will be reimbursed $2,242,377 in response to the 2016 Flood and emergency housing solution for Livingston Parish sheriff deputies.

August 25, 2020 Press Release
Pre-solicitation notice for shrimp released

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the pre-solicitation notice for shrimp purchases.

August 17, 2020 Press Release
The rating can lead to best possible home and business property insurance rates

ZACHARY, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) went to the Zachary Fire Department this morning to congratulate the team for their efforts in guiding the community toward the highest rating possible which potentially saves community members in insurance costs.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today 11 grants, totaling $5,183,666, awarded this week from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). More information can be found below with awarded grants listed by agency.

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