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July 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today a $195,277 Direct Component Grant to Lafourche Parish for non-construction activities for the Grand Bayou Freshwater Reintroduction Phase II and III Project.

July 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves introduced yesterday The Get America Back to Work Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill that would allow small businesses and their hard workers to reopen without the threat of frivolous lawsuits associated with COVID-19.

June 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced a $126,356,000 loan for Dixie Electric Membership Cooperative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

June 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, which now heads to the U.S. House for a vote.

June 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following video and statement as the U.S. House of Representatives reauthorizes the bipartisan highway and infrastructure funding bill. Graves offered these opening remarks yesterday in the U.S.

June 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced a $2.1 million federal grant for Fletcher Technical Community College to support the construction of a new workforce training facility – and 500 new jobs – in Schriever. Information about the Investment Award is below:

June 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Louisiana Highway 1 is receiving a $135 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to construct approximately 8.3 miles of elevated highway from Leeville Bridge to Golden Meadow.

June 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Baton Rouge is receiving $1,654,617 in a Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) CARES Act award to support homeless families and individuals who have been affected by COVID-19 in Baton Rouge.

June 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final rule that will help accelerate and promote the construction of important energy infrastructure across the United States while protecting our nation’s waterways.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that The Corps of Engineers has awarded the first Comite Diversion Canal construction contract in 15 years.

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September 26, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that authorizes a public-private partnership to conserve and restore fish habitats nationwide.

September 24, 2019 In The News

The four Gulf Coast states that produce oil offshore want a bigger cut of the royalties the federal government gets from drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf to be put toward hurricane protection and coastal restoration.

Representatives from the four states — Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas — formed a coalition in August to take up the cause.

September 19, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - While FEMA's policy was deemed 'clear' by their administration, parish officials were not going to back down.

September 19, 2019 In The News

Baton Rouge, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44)  – Congressman Garret Graves has announced that the Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales will receive a $1.176 million federal grant to help pay for runway improvements at the facility.  

September 17, 2019 In The News

6 homes in Livingston Parish are going up, while six are dropping off the tax rolls.

September 15, 2019 In The News

A new federal grant will help the Bayou Cane Fire Protection District hire additional firefighters, officials said.

The 54-member department recently received a $278,027 federal grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, also known as the SAFER Program.

September 13, 2019 In The News

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome on Friday announced the start of a new phase of the $55 million Pecue Lane project, which will include an interchange on heavily-traveled Interstate 10 aimed at easing daily traffic backups.

"The entire corridor has to be improved," Edwards said during a gathering on Pecue Lane near I-10 in south Baton Rouge.

September 4, 2019 In The News
For five years, I’ve been blessed to know three kids who will, this February, become my stepchildren.       
 
September 4, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Many people in East Baton Rouge Parish are fed up that whenever there’s a hard rain, it seems to flood, like during Wednesday evening’s storm. It makes people question how we would fare if a hurricane would hit the Baton Rouge area.

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