Earlier this year, our office began using Facebook's live streaming capabilities to host live Q&A segments as one more way to engage with folks across South Louisiana.
A number of people called our office this week to share their thoughts about Puerto Rico's financial crisis. I shared mine during a Facebook Q&A earlier this week.
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:
Many of our friends or family members were impacted by last month's flooding. FEMA recently opened a recovery center in Satsuma, Louisiana to provide help to those who need recovery assistance.
George Orwell famously critiqued how politicians use language “to make lies sound truthful” and “to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” The Obama Administration’s claimed support of an “all of the above” energy strategy is as Orwellian as it is disingenuous.
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
US Representative Garret Graves is taking advantage of technology to enhance communication with his constituents.
In an E-Newsletter earlier this month, I asked readers to participate in an online poll asking which issue should be a top priority for Congress. These polls are useful because they provide real-time input and can help me do a better job of representing you – so, thank you for taking it.
How would you feel if the federal government took all of the gold in Fort Knox and gave it to a few dozen unelected, unaccountable people to decide how to manage it behind closed doors? How would you feel if that same small group unsurprisingly decided to split the country’s gold among themselves – each becoming multi-millionaires?
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On Friday, Congressman Garret Graves spoke to the Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association. He cited a 2009 study from LSU professors Mike Blum and Harry Roberts that looked at Louisiana’s land loss related to levee construction over the last century.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Graves testified at a U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing entitled, "The Impacts of Federal Fisheries Management on Small Businesses."
"Federal policy has obstructed our access to the great outdoors," said U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-La.), lead witness for the hearing.
The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Louisiana is excited to announce that it will honor U.S. Representative Garret Graves with the 2016 Jerry Stone Conservationist of the Year. The award, to be presented during the CCA Louisiana State Convention on February 26, is the highest conservation award given by the organization each year.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves addressed the Rotary Club of North Ascension at noon on Wednesday at Sammy’s Grill focusing mostly on traffic in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area he represents that is nearing a population of one million people and includes Ascension Parish which has added 70,000 new residents in the past 35 years.
Each week, Congressman Graves joins Talk 107.3 FM's “A.M. BATON ROUGE” to give an update on his work in Congress. This week, he commented on the Supreme Court’s action to slow President Obama’s executive actions on climate change through and interpretation of the Clean Air Act. He also discussed the president's proposed $10 tax on oil & gas.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement today after CRISIS, the Capital Region’s business-led coalition for transportation improvements, released a report prioritizing four major trans
WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, has honored U.S. Representative Garret Graves as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC.
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) announced today House passage of the landmark Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. The six-year bill contains important Graves provisions that strategically position critical Louisiana transportation projects like I-10 in Baton Rouge and LA 1 in South Louisiana for competitive federal funding.
Hunting and fishing is part of life in Louisiana—it’s woven into the fabric of who we are. “Sportsman’s Paradise” is home to the most productive ecosystem in North America. In fact, the entire Gulf of Mexico region is blessed with a rich heritage and an enduring economy built on the bounty of the great outdoors.
Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) issued the following statement as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee prepares to mark up the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill designed to increase fund