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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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April 1, 2016 Blog Post

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.

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March 25, 2016 Blog Post
As your new representative in Congress, it’s my job to work on issues that are important to you and to our great home state.  Hearing from you is one of the most important parts of my job.  Town Hall meetings are one of the many opportunities we have to discuss issues facing Congress and back here at home. 
 
March 22, 2016 Press Release

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

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March 3, 2016 Press Release

US Representative Garret Graves is taking advantage of technology to enhance communication with his constituents.

March 2, 2016 Blog Post

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.

January 29, 2016 Blog Post

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?

January 29, 2016 Blog Post

On the eve of the United States’ shipping off its first load of natural gas – through the almost finished Sabine Pass facility here in Louisiana – another country is laying the groundwork to export natural gas as well.

January 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. David Vitter, Rep. Ralph Abraham, Rep. Charles Boustany, Rep. John Fleming, Rep. Garret Graves and Rep. Steve Scalise sent a letter to President Obama in support of Governor Jindal’s request for a federal emergency declaration for the State of Louisiana after unprecedented rainfall and flooding. 
 

January 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge), Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Lafayette) and Ralph Abraham, MD, (R-Alto) joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging him to hold a vote on the House-passed American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.  

December 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today the inclusion of an important red snapper management provision in the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill that Congress will vote on later this week.

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In The News

September 7, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, a Republican who represents much of the most heavily damaged region, said aid has been too sluggish so far.

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July 29, 2016 In The News

Congressman Graves talks "Medical Waste" with Fox 8's Lee Zurik. The two discuss how some health insurers force customers to pay a premium on some prescription drugs - charging customers more than the actual cost of the medicine.  Pharmacists call it a "clawback" – insurers overcharge and claw back the money from the pharmacy and customer.

July 18, 2016 In The News

Watch the videos below to hear how Congressman Graves responded to questions about the the recent police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

July 14, 2016 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves joined Jim Engster to talk about his recent bill with Congressman Cedric Richmond to help law enforcement deal with confrontational citizens. Listen to the interview here

July 12, 2016 In The News

A local congressman has begun an effort to modernize the process of government oil and gas lease sales, and he should be commended.

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, introduced a bill that would move those oil and gas lease sales online, taking advantage of technology that the whole world uses.

May 27, 2016 In The News

By Hayride Publisher, Scott Mckay

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May 12, 2016 In The News

Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal recently purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands in the McHugh Swamp to offset the ecological impact of the construction.

While the deal represents a step forward, the canal, which has been discussed since the 1980s, is still years away.

May 6, 2016 In The News

My job is to represent you, and that works best when you and I are interacting. That’s why I prioritize open communication. For example, folks in Ascension Parish had the opportunity to attend a Town Hall in Prairieville this week. We filmed a “postgame interview” so those of you who couldn’t make it can still be a part of the action.

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