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June 23, 2020 Press Release
This is the only Electric Loan awarded to Louisiana, Third Largest in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced a $126,356,000 loan for Dixie Electric Membership Cooperative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

June 18, 2020 Press Release
Legislation heads back to U.S. House of Representatives, Graves Plans to Amend

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, which now heads to the U.S. House for a vote.

June 18, 2020 Press Release
The Previously Reauthorized Legislation Graves Co-Authorthed Five Years Ago led to LA Highway 1, Pecue Lane, and Washington St. Exit Grants

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following video and statement as the U.S. House of Representatives reauthorizes the bipartisan highway and infrastructure funding bill. Graves offered these opening remarks yesterday in the U.S.

June 15, 2020 Press Release
Anticpated Impact of 500 New Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced a $2.1 million federal grant for Fletcher Technical Community College to support the construction of a new workforce training facility – and 500 new jobs – in Schriever. Information about the Investment Award is below:

June 15, 2020 Press Release
Largest Transportation Grant Awarded in the Nation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Louisiana Highway 1 is receiving a $135 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to construct approximately 8.3 miles of elevated highway from Leeville Bridge to Golden Meadow.

June 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Baton Rouge is receiving $1,654,617 in a Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) CARES Act award to support homeless families and individuals who have been affected by COVID-19 in Baton Rouge.

June 1, 2020 Press Release
Rule Prevents Some Governors From Helping Russia and China

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final rule that will help accelerate and promote the construction of important energy infrastructure across the United States while protecting our nation’s waterways.

May 28, 2020 Press Release
The $55 Million Contract from Army Corps of Engineers builds new US 61 and KCS Railroad Bridges

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that The Corps of Engineers has awarded the first Comite Diversion Canal construction contract in 15 years.

May 28, 2020 Press Release
Graves legislation added nearly $18 million to Livingston schools

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $40,563,208.73 of federal flood recovery resources to repair damages at Denham Springs Elementary School (DSES), Southside Elementary School (SES), Southside Junior High School (SJHS) and for system-wide school contents replacement needs resulting from Louisiana’s Great Flood of 2016.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement and video message after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7010 – Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020.

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