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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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July 20, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) today announced a grant of $1,330,000 in federal funding from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide ongoing funding through the National Coastal Zone Management Program to the State of Louisiana to help administer the state's federally approved coastal management program.

June 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced bi-partisan legislation in the US House of Representatives this week to modernize a core function of congressional office operations and streamline customer service for constituents – H.R.

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June 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (R-LA) released the following statements regarding today’s proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) recently introduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Act of 2017 to require the program to do more to connect the unemployed with existing job placement and job training opportunities so that more people who are able to work can.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) today announced a grant of $150,000.00, which will be provided through the Department of Transportation to the False River Regional Airport in New Roads, La to be used for runway rehabilitation.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, improvements to the airport will include:

June 20, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana)released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate confirmed Brock Long as Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

June 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves issued the following statement regarding this morning’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others in Virginia this morning:

June 12, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Congressman Richmond (D-LA) have introduced legislation to help Louisiana flood victims financially recover from the historic flooding events that ravaged the state in 2016.  H.R.

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R - South Louisiana) announced today highlights of the Fiscal Year 2017 “Work Plan” of Corps of Engineers projects in South Louisiana, including $6.7 million for the Comite River Diversion Canal.

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March 15, 2018 In The News

Congressional staffers who may not agree ideologically are finding ways to come together in service. The bipartisan Capitol Hill Community Service Association gives them a chance to volunteer in D.C.

March 13, 2018 In The News

Elected officials from coastal states took disparate views over the Trump administration's proposal to open more than 90% of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to oil and natural gas exploration, which garnered more than 630,000 public comments.

March 12, 2018 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS -- Down one hallway at Abundant Life Church, proudly displayed on a long and curved freshly-painted white wall, hangs a complete timeline of the church’s history.

March 10, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Vast swaths of the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block for offshore oil and gas drilling in less than two weeks. But the 77-million-acre sale, billed as the largest in the country’s history, may not shake off the offshore oil industry's three-year slump.

March 8, 2018 In The News

In 2017, Congressman Graves introduced H.R. 2849, the Louisiana Flood and Storm Devastation Act of 2017, which would grant homeowners and individuals emergency tax relief.

February 21, 2018 In The News

One change has been in the regulatory environment after President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring two regulations to be eliminated for every one that is created. Graves said in practice, they’ve seen upwards of twenty restrictions rescinded for each new one that is implemented. This, he said, is great news for the Bayou State.

February 17, 2018 In The News

When Bill Cassidy challenged longtime U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014, one of her main arguments was that, despite her Democratic affiliation, she was the one who had a record of looking out for Louisiana's interests in Washington.

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February 14, 2018 In The News

Livingston Parish faces an interesting conundrum in the upcoming years. The debate will center around one question -- were we ready?

For what, you may ask? Growth.

February 13, 2018 In The News

Friday, February 9, 2018

LAFAYETTE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry, with the support of Congressman Garret Graves, announced a lawsuit today against the Corps of Engineers.

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February 12, 2018 In The News

The White House's proposed budget takes the ax to a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike in past years, federal oil money that funds Louisiana's coastal restoration efforts isn't on the chopping block.

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