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April 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) sent a letter today to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to carefully evaluate the needs of local governments and their role in this public health emergency. Graves was joined by the members of the Louisiana Congressional Delegation in the letter.

April 2, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA  – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement in response to the Department of Energy’s announcement to lease available storage in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to private oil storage:

March 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that small businesses can now fill out an application to the Paycheck Protection Program for a forgivable loan to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

March 31, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that $3.2 million of federal grant money for the City of Baton Rouge’s coronavirus response efforts is on its way. The funding is a result of enactment of the CARES Act, ‘Phase 3’ legislation passed by the Congress last week as part of the legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement and video message today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:

 

March 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding President Trump directing the U.S.

March 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) urged the Trump Administration yesterday to postpone its planned sale of assets from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, citing the volatility in global energy markets that developed over the weekend.

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February 28, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced six grants totaling $5,902,770 were awarded to the 6th Congressional District. Five of the grants were awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and one was awarded from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) wrote a letter urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to allocate the remaining $100 million available in fisheries disaster assistance to Louisiana.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, a member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement today after a bill he cosponsored passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, H.R.

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August 6, 2019 In The News

The federal government’s implementation of a program meant to benefit Louisiana victims of the 2016 flood violates the letter and intent of the law, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said Monday.

“You’re boxing out thousands of families from getting funds that are already in the bank,” the Baton Rouge Republican said.

August 5, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE - Monday morning East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Governor John Bel Edwards, and Congressman Garret Graves met to discuss local funding needed to match federal dollars to fund a drainage project.

August 5, 2019 In The News

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BATON ROUGE - Congressman Garret Graves discussed national and local topics during an interview on 2une In Monday morning. 

August 2, 2019 In The News

Part of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation in Washington isn’t happy with how long it is taking the state to get a federal grant for long-overdue flood protection measures.

Congressman Garrett Graves on Friday called HUD’s expected guidance on the funds “pathological foot-dragging .”

August 2, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today it will “soon” release long-awaited regulations outlining how $9 billion dollars of flood mitigation grants can be spent by nine U.S. states, including Louisiana, which is poised to receive some $1.2 billion.

July 18, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After Governor John Bel Edwards declared a 'State of Emergency' for the State of Louisiana, both the parish and city of Denham Springs followed suit.

The disaster declarations open up the funnel for federal funds and support, but only if President Donald Trump declares the final level of the emergency.

July 18, 2019 In The News

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Fortunately, Hurricane Barry did not deliver the punch it initially threatened, but that didn’t keep many in Livingston Parish from worrying about the wall along I-12. Improved designs in the wall barricade are now part of a federal law.

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