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April 17, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $5,677,518 in grants was awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week.

HHS Grants Information:

April 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published their new policy that would facilitate more public-private investments in innovative resilience projects in Louisiana.

April 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued guidance based both on legislation passed and requested by Graves.

April 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) sent a letter yesterday to President Donald Trump urging him to finalize pending guidance related to a new law enacted in 2019 that would allow constituents to electronically sign congressional casework consent forms.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced crude oil storage contracts with nine companies to help store 23,000,000 barrels of U.S. produced crude oil in the Nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). 

April 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, announced $51,334,400 in federal funding today for airports in the surrounding areas of Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.

April 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the reached production cut deal of 9.7 million barrels a day to begin on May 1 by OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing nations, a total of 23 countries.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves highlights $1,808,884,118 in total recent funding in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, awarded in various grants and funds from federal government agencies. Several of the awards are due to the COVID-19 relief efforts.

April 8, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA  – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) co-signed a letter today to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman urging him to take immediate action to bring stability to global crude oil markets.

April 7, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA  – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today a $328,799.29 Direct Component grant to St. John the Baptist Parish for its Belle Terre Blvd Streetscape and Stormwater Management Enhancements Project.

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July 10, 2019 In The News

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — A storm moving through the Gulf of Mexico has a fair chance of sending heavy rainfall to the northern and eastern Gulf Coast this week. Experts say flooding is almost certain and people in the region should get ready now. The American Red Cross offers steps people can take to be ready for this severe weather:

July 9, 2019 In The News

Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation in September 2018, but holdups with the Office of Budget Management led to a battle that ended when President Donald Trump ordered release of the funds last month.

July 7, 2019 In The News

An $8.8 million project aimed at easing traffic problems near the Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge may be finished next month.

The state is opening a new, Terrace Avenue exit off Interstate 110 South.

Work began last August and was supposed to be finished this month.

June 27, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood along Acadian Thruway, near I-10 and Dawson Creek, is tired of flooding. The most recent storm on June 6, 2019, was the final straw.

At least 17 homes flooded along Honeysuckle Ave. and surrounding streets. Piles of debris sit at the curb, as it has in the past since this isn't the first time some of these homes have flooded.

June 27, 2019 In The News

There’s a lot of moving parts surrounding the Amite River.

Several communities shed their water into the river’s basin, which runs about 117 miles from its mouth in Mississippi, with roughly 37 miles of those being navigable.

June 27, 2019 In The News

Households of $90,000 or more must appeal to the state for a hardship to repay the SBA loan. The ball will now be in the court of Governor John Bel Edwards to define “hardship.”

June 25, 2019 In The News
We’re all in this together.       
 
If there’s anything to be gathered from the eight studies of varying scopes and scales on the Amite River Basin, it’s that – no matter what we want to think, say, or do, every governmental entity, every community, and even every person has an effect on the watershed around them.
June 20, 2019 In The News

South Louisiana received a $400,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help communities safely clean up contaminated properties and encourage economic growth.

June 19, 2019 In The News
The Duplication of Benefits (DOB) saga is a fascinating one, but nothing brings that into as sharp a relief as the ending.       
 
June 19, 2019 In The News

Louisiana will likely receive $230 million of the relief money from the flood events of 2016, which caused extensive damage in parishes across south central and southeast Louisiana.

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