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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. 

May 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) voted to prohibit the implementation of the controversial Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) proposed rule that defines “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) today as part of the House’s passage of H.R.

May 1, 2015 Press Release

Thibodaux, La. - Congressman Garret Graves (R- South Louisiana) officially opened his Thibodaux District Office this week. The office is located on the campus of Nicholls State University in Candies Hall.  The physical address is 908 East 1st Street, Candies Hall, Suite 405.  

February 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – La) offered the following comments today after United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Obama's unilateral actions on immigration late Monday evening: 

January 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) was named Vice Chair for the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week.

January 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves (LA06) reacted to President Obama’s 7th State of the Union speech tonight.


In The News

February 13, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump on Saturday approved a federal disaster declaration for Orleans and Livingston parishes following powerful tornadoes that devastated New Orleans East and Watson on Tuesday.

February 1, 2017 In The News

Louisiana leaders are voicing frustration with the federal bureaucracy tied to $1.6 billion that Congress has set aside for the state's flood recovery, as the state's Congressional delegation pushes for more money.

February 1, 2017 In The News
January 31, 2017 In The News


Anglers who fish the Gulf of Mexico don’t much care for the way red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico are being managed. Okay, yes, that’s understating things: Most Gulf anglers would cite last year’s annual season giving them a whopping nine days to fish snapper in federal waters as an example of failed management.

January 31, 2017 In The News

GONZALES — Five parish presidents in the Baton Rouge area have reached a consensus on three priority drainage projects in the wake of the August floods, Ascension Parish government said Monday.

January 31, 2017 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS — Inefficiency on the government level has played the biggest role in the sluggish recovery of Livingston Parish and other areas following the August flood, Congressman Garret Graves said last week.

January 17, 2017 In The News

A Houma-Thibodaux area congressman has introduced a bill that aims to curb the number of federal regulations he says are strangling small businesses in Louisiana and across the U.S.

December 21, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Obama took unprecedented unilateral action to block future mineral exploration and development of 118.8 million offshore acres in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

December 2, 2016 In The News

BATON ROUGE – A consortium of universities led by LSU has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a regional transportation research center. The Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, or Tran-SET, will focus on improving transportation infrastructure through the use of innovative materials and technology.