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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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July 25, 2017 Blog Post

We wish Chief Dabadie and his family the best as they move on to new opportunities and challenges. He committed much of his life to protecting and serving our community during some of the most tumultuous times. The void created by his work ethic, commitment to fellow officers and professionalism will be hard to fill.

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.

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June 22, 2018 In The News

Most functions of the Army Corps of Engineers, including oversight of hurricane and river levees, coastal wetland permitting and river navigation in Louisiana, would be transferred to the departments of Interior and

June 21, 2018 In The News

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June 15, 2018 In The News

Washington D.C. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves met with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson regarding the urgent need for solutions to fix ongoing deficiencies that hinder Restore Louisiana.

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June 13, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in a meeting Wednesday with Congressman Garret Graves renewed a commitment to eliminate critical obstacles for homeowners who sought assistance from the Restore Louisiana program after the August 2016 flood.

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June 12, 2018 In The News

A recent announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of $14 million to the Comite River Diversion Canal shines a ray of hope on the project. While the sum is roughly 1/20th of the total pot, that’s quite alright, because there’s several reasons this particular announcement has excited both the local and federal legislative delegations.

June 11, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is putting $14 million toward building the long-planned Comite River Diversion Canal, the agency announced Monday, along with millions more for infrastructure projects and dredging in Louisiana.

June 11, 2018 In The News
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June 9, 2018 In The News

 

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A bill passed through the House in Congress this week could have a big impact on the Comite Diversion Canal project.

The Water Resources Development Act clears the way for changing some of the rules for the process through the Army Corps of Engineers.

June 8, 2018 In The News
TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

In a major flooding or storm event, many times it’s the locals tasked with cleaning up the damage and making the repairs. This week, the U.S. House passed the Water Resources and Development Act bill.

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