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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. 

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.

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July 14, 2016 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves joined Jim Engster to talk about his recent bill with Congressman Cedric Richmond to help law enforcement deal with confrontational citizens. Listen to the interview here

July 12, 2016 In The News

A local congressman has begun an effort to modernize the process of government oil and gas lease sales, and he should be commended.

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, introduced a bill that would move those oil and gas lease sales online, taking advantage of technology that the whole world uses.

May 27, 2016 In The News

By Hayride Publisher, Scott Mckay

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May 12, 2016 In The News

Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal recently purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands in the McHugh Swamp to offset the ecological impact of the construction.

While the deal represents a step forward, the canal, which has been discussed since the 1980s, is still years away.

May 6, 2016 In The News

My job is to represent you, and that works best when you and I are interacting. That’s why I prioritize open communication. For example, folks in Ascension Parish had the opportunity to attend a Town Hall in Prairieville this week. We filmed a “postgame interview” so those of you who couldn’t make it can still be a part of the action.

April 27, 2016 In The News

BATON ROUGE – U.S. Rep. Garret Graves suggested how the Comite River Diversion Canal project could more quickly come to fruition.

“Take it away from the Army Corp of Engineers (COE),” the 6th Congressional District said in an address Monday at the weekly luncheon of the Baton Rouge Press Club.

April 20, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, from Louisiana’s 6th congressional district, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Zachary’s April 7 meeting.

 

He was invited to speak by Rotarian Sharon Phillips.

April 6, 2016 In The News

The president recently criticized companies that choose to leave the US for lower taxes, effectively calling them bad corporate citizens.

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