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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Press Releases

December 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) advanced legislation through the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday that will give normal, everyday Americans who like to fish better and more sustainable access to saltwater fishing compared to the current, highly restrictive and outdated federal fisheries management model.

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December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Capital Region) and Ralph Abraham, M.D.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, La — Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) is pleased to announce that Evan Goldsmith, a senior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, is the 2017  winner of the Congressional App Challenge from the Sixth Congressional District.

December 5, 2017 Press Release
“When Bergdahl deserted his post, he turned his back on all US service members, knowingly jeopardized the lives of the soldiers he abandoned and of those who searched for him, and betrayed the trust of the American people. Paying Berghdal would be a disgrace matched only by his actions.”

Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-LA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) recently introduced legislation to prevent Army Pvt.

December 1, 2017 Press Release
House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Approves the Disaster Recovery Reform Act

Washington, DC – A series of bipartisan federal disaster policy changes authored by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) – including a fix to the duplication of benefits problem plaguing many Louisiana flood and other disaster victims – were approved yesterday by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in sweeping FEMA reform legislation.

November 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – A bill authored by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) to directly address the frustrations disaster victims experience regarding the status of federal assistance administered through FEMA, was signed into law by President Trump last week.  Graves worked with local flood victims and parish and state officials to address these challenges through legisl

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November 20, 2017 Press Release

Graves Applauds White House Concurrence on Disaster Funding for Flood Control and Schools

One lesson we are sharing is ‘never give up’, whether that means the struggle to recover or the fight for resources. We will fight for these resources"

 

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November 16, 2017 Press Release

Graves–Richmond File Bill to Solve Onerous “Duplication of Benefits” Penalty

The government is alleging that a loan duplicates a grant. There is absolutely nothing duplicative about a loan and a grant, and they should not be treated the same.”

 

November 16, 2017 Press Release

 Congressman Garret Graves, (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). 

 

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October 10, 2017 Press Release
“If being an endangered species means the federal government works with you instead of against you, then let’s do it. I don’t understand why animals get better treatment than people

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) offered legislation during a House Natural Resources Committee markup that would designate Cajuns as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), a federal law that provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of

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