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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Press Releases

June 16, 2016 Press Release
Baton Rouge Area Congressman Introduces Legislation for a More Accountable Federal Regulatory System

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation today in the US House of Representatives to bring fairness, transparency and accountability to the federal regulatory system – the PROVE IT Act of 2016.

June 15, 2016 Press Release
Anglers Closer to Improved Red Snapper Access

The House Committee on Natural Resources today approved Congressman Garret Graves’ (R-LA) legislation to transfer management of the Gulf red snapper fishery away from the federal government to the five Gulf States.

May 25, 2016 Press Release
Committee passes Graves amendment banning the use of federal dollars to pay Puerto Rico's debt.

An amendment by Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) banning the use of taxpayer dollars to pay down Puerto Rico's debt passed today as the House Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation (

April 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement today after the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement released the Final Well Control Rule:

March 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) and Charles Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Lafayette) led a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting that language be included in the Interior, Environment and Related Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017 prohibiting the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) from using any funds for the implementation of the age

March 3, 2016 Press Release

US Representative Garret Graves is taking advantage of technology to enhance communication with his constituents.

January 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. David Vitter, Rep. Ralph Abraham, Rep. Charles Boustany, Rep. John Fleming, Rep. Garret Graves and Rep. Steve Scalise sent a letter to President Obama in support of Governor Jindal’s request for a federal emergency declaration for the State of Louisiana after unprecedented rainfall and flooding. 

January 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge), Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Lafayette) and Ralph Abraham, MD, (R-Alto) joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging him to hold a vote on the House-passed American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.  

December 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today the inclusion of an important red snapper management provision in the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill that Congress will vote on later this week.

December 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Louisiana) helped to finalize negotiations on a five-year highway funding bill – including many provisions designed to address Louisiana’s traffic problems.