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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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June 16, 2016 Press Release

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

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.

June 9, 2016 Blog Post

June is upon us, bringing with it the things we love about summer in South Louisiana: longer days, snowballs, cicadas buzzing in the background and maybe a family trip to the beach.

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June 3, 2016 Blog Post

Federal government failures impact each one of us. This was the topic of a recent discussion I led at the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana held its 31st Annual Workshop.

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May 25, 2016 Press Release

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 18, 2016 Blog Post

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case United States v.

April 18, 2016 Blog Post

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.

April 15, 2016 Blog Post

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.

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:

April 7, 2016 Blog Post

 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.

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In The News

August 17, 2017 In The News

Since rainfall blanketed southeast Louisiana in August 2016, residents have wondered how the state can protect its people from future floods. Answering that question begins with understanding the geography we live in.
 

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August 17, 2017 In The News

Congressman Graves' statement in full: “The driver in Charlottesville is a murderer.  There is no other way to defend, reclassify, temper or justify his actions.  When radical people do despicable acts, the behaviors and the hate-filled mindsets that motivate them must be condemned unequivocally.

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August 16, 2017 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, said Tuesday that he and the rest of Louisiana’s congressional delegation have pushed initiatives to help Louisiana and America as a whole.

Graves, who represents Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, which includes the northern parts of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, addressed the South Central Industrial Association Tuesday in Houma.

August 16, 2017 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves caught up with Louisiana radio host, Jim Engster, earlier this week to reflect on where Louisiana's receovery from the devasting flood of August 2016 stands one year later and to discuss the weekend tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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August 14, 2017 In The News

BATON ROUGE -- The number reappears in Louisiana's transportation debate over and over: 11 percent.

August 14, 2017 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS – The secretary of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development got an overview Monday on the progression of recovery one year after the worst flood event in Livingston Parish history.

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August 14, 2017 In The News

Dr. Ben Carson, the U.S. housing secretary, made plenty of cuts and incisions during a renowned career as a neurosurgeon.

But it's blockages of another type — regulations Carson said are holding up federal flood aid — he's looking to slice.

August 10, 2017 In The News

Louisiana leaders are still asking the federal government for more money to aid the recovery from last year's historic floods, but a year after the storm it remains unclear how much more the state should expect.

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