Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today $650,000 of federal assistance from the United States Department of Justice to help provide local law enforcement officials with needed resources after Sunday’s deadly, ambush attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Many community events have been planned in light of Sunday’s shootings. Here is an updated list of what we know so far. If you have an event that you would like us to add, call our office at 225-442-1731.
TUESDAY, July 19th
I am sorry to the families of the officers killed and injured today, and our prayers are with them.
Washington, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) and Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) introduced legislation today in response to the recent officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge. The bi-partisan bill offers state and local law enforcement off
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015. Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA), a co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement:
U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R - Baton Rouge) issued the following statement regarding the shooting of Alton Sterling:
Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5577, introduced by Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), the “Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act.”
Congressman Garret Graves (R LA) announced today that Louisiana will be awarded a $60 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant under the FASTLANE Program – a program Graves was instrumental in establishing during last year’s passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).
After three consecutive weeks in DC, I am happy to be back home in Baton Rouge for this District work week.
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.
In The News
Lots to talk about today with Congressman Garret Graves… he’s working on the tax overhaul package, and still battling for constituents who feel that they have been shortchanged in the flood recovery process. He spent time in the studio this morning for AMBR. Listen here.
Should Cajuns be listed by the federal government as an endangered species? U.S.
Louisiana leaders are talking about getting financially creative to scare up the money to build the Comite River Diversion Canal.
For decades, authorities have waited for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to commit funds to dig the canal that will drain the river into the Mississippi during floods. But they haven't substantially moved forward.
LAPLACE — The federal government’s fiscal year begins Sunday, and levee construction via the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project (and with it greater flood and hurricane protection for St. John the Baptist residents) is not in the budget.
"Our fear as chefs is that we're going to lose the amazing variety we have in this country, at our fingertips, of fish that's fairly, sustainably raised," says Jason Goodenough, a chef at Carrollton Market bistro.
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What does this bill do?
This bill ensures the food stamp program (SNAP) has meaningful work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) by:
Congressman Garret Graves has been working on assistance for victims of Hurricane Harvey both legislatively, and physically. He dropped by the studio this morning to talk about what is being sent to Texas and SW Louisiana, and what Congress will need to do next week on hurricane/flood relief.