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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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October 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – The House Natural Resources Committee announced that it will hold a hearing later this month on H.R.

October 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) released the following statement today after the Justice Department announced a final settlement with BP of $20.8 billion for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  

September 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington - Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) today released the following statement after House Speaker John Boehner announced he would retire at the end of October.
 

July 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Louisiana) released the following statement today upon passage of H.R. 427, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015 in the US House of Representatives: 

July 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) today introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would transfer management of the red snapper fishery from the federal government to the five Gulf States.

July 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C — Congressman Garret Graves (R- South Louisiana) issued the following statement after President Obama’s announced that it had reached a final agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran:  

July 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed an amendment to the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act offered by Rep. Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) that will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to comply with the same wetlands protection standards that are imposed on private property owners by the agency.   

July 2, 2015 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – The five Gulf States, local governments and federal agencies reached a global “agreement in principle” for nearly $19 billion to address outstanding claims against BP associated with the Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill.

June 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – The House of Representatives approved legislation today by Cong. Garret Graves (R- South Louisiana) and Cong. Austin Scott (R-GA) that would dramatically improve conditions for recreational fishing of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. 

May 7, 2015 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) and Congressman Garret Graves (R- South Louisiana) will host a Roundtable Discussion on the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) Repeal Act, in Baton Rouge on Friday, May 8. 

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May 30, 2017 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.

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May 30, 2017 In The News

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.

May 19, 2017 In The News

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.

May 3, 2017 In The News

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.

 

April 27, 2017 In The News

Ordinarily I would have preferred a candidate from closer to home when the time came to elect a congressman to represent this area.

April 26, 2017 In The News

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.

April 11, 2017 In The News

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.

April 10, 2017 In The News

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.

March 2, 2017 In The News

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March 2, 2017 In The News

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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.

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