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September 13, 2019 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today issued the following statement after the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pecue Lane/I-10 Interchange Phase II Project. 

 

September 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Three bills to restrict oil drilling off the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts, in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and on federal lands in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) passed in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, mostly along party lines.

September 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the City of Baton Rouge will receive a federal, Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) grant through the U.S. Department of Justice.

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September 6, 2019 Press Release

Graves Announces Funding to Enhance Fire Protection in Terrebonne Parish

 

August 13, 2019 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Livingston Parish will receive a $5.3 million federal grant to fund the elevation of 88 homes that were substantially damaged during the 2016 flood.

August 7, 2019 Press Release

East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project

-Joint Statement-

Governor John Bel Edwards

Congressman Garret Graves

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

 

July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – House Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) will be awarded a $7 million federal grant through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Cedric Richmond and Garret Graves introduced legislation in the House of Representatives today that would boost the share of offshore energy revenues for Gulf Coast states, providing a substantial increase in funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection projects.

July 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation called for federal action to protect Louisiana’s seafood industry against the ongoing impacts of record high water on the Mississippi River and the historical, two openings of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in 2019. 

 

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court opinion in Department of Commerce v. New York:

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In The News

January 25, 2019 In The News

Livingston and Ascension parish presidents and a top levee district official will meet Friday to finalize a deal at least temporarily defusing a dispute over a proposed levee extension project in Ascension that has been tied up in court since May.

January 16, 2019 In The News

Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation say planned flood and hurricane risk reduction projects in the state would not be in jeopardy under a White House proposal to divert money and other resources from the Army Corps of Engineers to build a 315-mile barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.

January 16, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump barely had a chance to step off Air Force One before being greeted with a king cake -- it is Carnival time in New Orleans, after all.

Trump's arriving gift, before a speech to members of the American Farm Bureau , was brought in hand by Congressman Garret Graves, who confirmed the brand and style on social media: Rouses, cream cheese.

January 16, 2019 In The News

NEW ORLEANS – Baton Rouge-area congressman Rep. Garret Graves presented President Donald Trump with a king cake on the tarmac Monday as the president arrived for a speech before farmers attending a convention in Louisiana.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation say planned flood and hurricane risk reduction projects in the state would not be in jeopardy under a White House proposal to divert money and other resources from the Army Corps of Engineers to build a 315-mile barrier along the U.S.-

January 2, 2019 In The News

The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump Dec. 31.

January 2, 2019 In The News

((Editor’s Note: This story has been revised from an earlier version to update information about the size of the contract that had been incorrectly provided by the state.))

December 28, 2018 In The News

As saltwater anglers in Sportsman’s Paradise, we are blessed with abundant fisheries resources off our coast. Today, we are grateful to our members of Congress who understand the value of America’s fisheries and the public’s access to those resources.

November 24, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON The National Flood Insurance Program has lurched along for more than a year as lawmakers on Capitol Hill have deadlocked over how to overhaul the debt-laden federal program that underwrites most of the nation’s flood coverage.

November 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will put $180 million more into navigation and flood-control projects in Louisiana during the upcoming year, the agency announced this week.

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