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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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July 5, 2016 Press Release

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).

June 27, 2016 Blog Post

After three consecutive weeks in DC, I am happy to be back home in Baton Rouge for this District work week.

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.

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October 2, 2017 In The News

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. 

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September 27, 2017 In The News

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.

September 22, 2017 In The News

"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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September 18, 2017 In The News
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September 7, 2017 In The News

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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:

September 7, 2017 In The News

 

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September 6, 2017 In The News

 

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.

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September 6, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — With federal disaster coffers stretched to the seams, the U.S. House of Representatives quickly passed a bill Wednesday to infuse $7.9 billion in disaster aid without taking amendments, pushing off a number of persistent questions about several federal disaster recovery policies.

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September 6, 2017 In The News

At this morning’s House Republican Leadership Stakeout, Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) joined Speaker Ryan, Leader McCarthy, and Chair McMorris Rodgers to highlight the importance of the emergency funding bill the House passed today.

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