US Representative Garret Graves is taking advantage of technology to enhance communication with his constituents.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Louisiana) helped to finalize negotiations on a five-year highway funding bill – including many provisions designed to address Louisiana’s traffic problems.
Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) released the following statement after the House of Representatives adopted two joint resolutions yesterday expressing congressional disapproval of key components of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s controversial Clean Power Plan:
Washington, D.C. – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves, Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., John Fleming, M.D. and Ralph Abraham, M.D.
In The News
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) Story here
Residents in Port Allen gathered Monday for a somber ceremony, pausing to honor the lives of those who paid the ultimate price for their country.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - story here
$6.7 million dollars has been approved to go toward construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced Friday.
Two Louisiana Congressmen called on the federal government Thursday to afford city-parish officials an additional year to spend $1.6 million in grant dollars dedicated to the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program, saying it would be a "historic tragedy" to allow the unused funding to expire at the end of the summer.
DALLAS – (May 2, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $158,101 to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) to support several public drinking water systems in Louisiana. The funding is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to assist local drinking water systems in Louisiana.
Ordinarily I would have preferred a candidate from closer to home when the time came to elect a congressman to represent this area.
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Click here to see video
Representative Garret Graves stopped by Denham Springs Junior High School on Monday to talk about online safety.
Washington, D.C. – April 6, 2017 – The recreational fishing and boating community praised the introduction of a bill that addresses critical challenges facing saltwater recreational fishing at the federal level.
Homeowners affected by the historic floods that swept Louisiana in March and August can now begin the initial application process for the state's upcoming housing recovery programs.
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The federal program that has made a select group of Gulf Coast fishermen millionaires has left a lot of Louisiana fishermen out of the money.