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December 7, 2018 Press Release

Graves Announces 2018 Congressional App Challenge Winners

 

October 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Landmark legislation produced under the leadership of House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) to reform the U.S. Corps of Engineers will be signed into law this week. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which unanimously passed the U.S.

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October 3, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves’ (S. Louisiana) solution to the flawed duplication of benefits policy is set to clear its final legislative hurdle today with the passage of H.R. 302 in the U.S. Senate. It will then head to the White House to be signed into law by President Trump.

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) advanced legislation out of the House Committee on Natural Resources today that would increase the share of offshore energy revenues for Gulf Coast states.  Graves’ bill would provide a substantial increase in funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection projects. 

August 30, 2018 Press Release

 

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is awarding $80,699,190 in new federal funding to Louisiana to advance many projects statewide.

July 23, 2018 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson and other state leaders marked the beginning of construction today on a solution to the Capital Region’s traffic bottleneck at the I-10 Washington St. Exit.

July 16, 2018 Press Release

 

Washington DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced a $2.2 million federal grant for the False River Regional Airport today. The funding will go toward a project to rehabilitate 5,000 feet of runway and taxiway at the facility.

 

July 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington DC – Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) to make the federal government a little more user-friendly passed today in the US House of Representatives.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

$1.4 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING
More than $600 million for Comite & EBR Flood Projects;
Up to $2.0 billion available for Capital Region flood protection;
$760 million for West Shore Hurricane Protection

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In The News

November 21, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — State officials are still waiting on action from the Trump administration before paying out millions in Restore Louisiana flood recovery money to homeowners who’d taken out Small Business Administration disaster loans.

November 21, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. -- A waiver to release money after the Duplication of Benefits fix has delayed state distribution of funds to additional households affected by the 2016 floods, a move which has angered Congressman Garret Graves.

November 19, 2018 In The News

There are quite a few reasons to be thankful this holiday season.

Sure, there are still problems at several levels of local, state, and federal government. Locally, infrastructure issues continue to stare both people and politicians in the face.

At the state level, well, much of the same – except there’s a decided issue on how to spend the money.

October 11, 2018 In The News

Port Allen High School students were inducted as leaders and members of the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) organization Thursday, Oct. 4. Congressman Garret Graves and Port Allen Wal-Mart Manager Mr. L. Louis encouraged students to work hard with stories of their own perseverance and success.

October 11, 2018 In The News

Louisiana lawmakers say a newly passed water-projects bill, while providing no money directly, could help speed the state’s efforts to fight flooding and coastal erosion.

October 11, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Landmark legislation produced under the leadership of House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) to reform the U.S. Corps of Engineers will be signed into law this week.

October 3, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Passage of legislation that fixes the Duplication of Benefits provision and addresses other issues  marked "a great day for South Louisiana and for the entire nation," Congressman Garret Graves (R-District 6) said Wednesday.

October 3, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) - Congress has approved a fix for the “Duplication of Benefits” problem that kept thousands of Louisiana residents from accessing disaster recovery dollars after the 2016 floods.

September 24, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Small reforms could come into play when lawmakers on Capitol Hill hammer out a deal for reauthorization National Flood Insurance Program, according to U.S. Rep. Garret Graves. 

Focus must shift to flood protection, the Republican congressman from the Sixth Congressional District told The News on Friday.

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