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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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.

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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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.

August 7, 2017 In The News

Nearly a year after catastrophic floods washed over south Louisiana, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves says he's frustrated by the pace of the recovery.

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July 18, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) -

Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves spoke Tuesday morning to the Federal Highway Administration about a lack of upgrades to our interstates in the year since the historic flood.

The hearing was about safety on roads across the US.

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