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April 3, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA  – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement regarding the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway:

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).

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June 19, 2019 In The News

While officials in the Broome administration try to find a source of matching funds—some $2.1 million a year for 30 years—needed to draw down a $255 million federal windfall earmarked for five, local drainage projects known as the East Baton Rouge Parish Flood Control Project, they’re also trying to secure the matching funds needed to get a Stormwater Master Plan underway.

June 14, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The wait is over.

According to U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R-District 6) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released Duplication of Benefits (DOB) legal guidance.

June 5, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVUE) - Lawmakers and the Federal Communications Commission are working to fight robocalls.

June 4, 2019 In The News

Louisiana has a long history of supporting skilled home health care, a valuable service that allows our aging friends and neighbors to remain healthy and independent in their homes. Louisiana is home to two of the nation’s leading home health care companies. We are also fortunate to have lawmakers who understand that home health care is cost-effective and a patient-preferred.

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May 23, 2019 In The News

While several state lawmakers lobby the Legislature for infrastructure funding to build a new Mississippi River bridge, among other transportation projects, efforts are also underway on the federal level that U

May 19, 2019 In The News

Livingston Parish is a coastal community, the southern portion at least.

Coastal erosion has allowed salt water to creep into Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, eventually feeding into the bayous and rivers in southern Livingston.

May 16, 2019 In The News

The Center for Sportfishing Policy presented awards to influential leaders who have contributed to recreational fishing and boating and marine conservation. The awards were presented yesterday during the association’s annual fly-in called “Center Focus on Washington” during the American Boating Congress.

May 15, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Lawmakers and the Federal Communications Commission are working to fight robocalls.

"I deal with it often. All during the day," Tyronne Aubert said.

May 15, 2019 In The News

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Baton Rouge, La (Local33)(Fox44) - The Baton Rouge Metro Airport has been awarded a $15 million dollar grant for airport improvements by the Federal Aviation Administration. 

May 9, 2019 In The News

EBay is bringing two programs to Baton Rouge: one that trains local small businesses how to better sell products online, the other involving hiring about 40 people to work from home as customer service representatives.

“This is just a start,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay. “We’ll call it eBay South in Baton Rouge.”

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