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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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April 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) made the following statement regarding the United States' launching of 59 Tomahaw missles targeting an airbase in Syria believed to be associated with this week's chemical weapons attack on civilains by Bashar al-Assad's regime:

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March 31, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Capital Region) announced today that the state of Louisiana will receive word this afternoon that HUD is releasing $1.65 billion for flood recovery. This amount is the sum of the $438 million and $1.22 billion approved by Congress in September and December 2016.

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March 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCA bill offered by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) to directly address the frustrations disaster victims experience regarding the status of federal assistance administered through FEMA earned approval today by the Trans

March 27, 2017 Blog Post

This Week Revisited – On the Floor

March 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act was pulled from the House floor on Friday: 

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March 22, 2017 Blog Post

Week of March 14 Revisited – On the Floor

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March 17, 2017 Press Release

Graves Statement Regarding the State of Louisiana's Announcement That They Are Restarting Flood Relief Contract Solicitation                                                                

 

March 13, 2017 Blog Post

Week of March 7, 2017

This Week Revisited – On the Floor

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In The News

December 6, 2017 In The News

While tax reform is dominating the majority of conversation in and around Washington D.C. before Christmas, another subject is also being debated (hotly) on the floor - the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

The heated debate has created yet another temporary extension of the program, while the houses on Capitol Hill find a plan that suits all.

December 6, 2017 In The News

In our weekly visit with Congressman Garret Graves, we covered a lot of ground…. everything from funding government through the end of the year, to his thoughts on statewide reciprocity on concealed carry to a bill he’s sponsoring to deny back pay to convicted deserter Sgt.

December 4, 2017 In The News

“It’s just wrong that disaster victims are often re-victimized by FEMA inefficiencies,” said Graves.

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December 2, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON – The federal House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved a series of federal disaster policy changes authored by Congressman Garret Graves, a move which drew high praise from Livingston Parish officials.

December 2, 2017 In The News

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke vowed to use his clout to fast-track coastal restoration projects during a Saturday visit to Louisiana.

"Louisiana and the coastline are important, and we're losing too much of it. ... There's a lot of things that Interior can do," the secretary told reporters at the Water Institute of the Gulf where he began the day.

November 29, 2017 In The News

S Rep. Garret Graves, in his weekly visit, not only talked about The House initiative for mandatory training on sexual misconduct, but also about ways to make disaster allocations, and the functioning of government as a whole more efficient.  To listen click here

November 24, 2017 In The News

Thoughts this time of year often focus on reasons for which we should feel thankful -- family, shelter and wellbeing, among others. Residents in south Louisiana may need to add another item to that list.

Would you believe it’s the efforts of a few folks in Washington, D.C.?

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November 21, 2017 In The News

Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., spoke to The Daily Signal’s Rachel Del Guidice earlier this month about his bill that would implement work requirements for those dependent on food stamps. The following is an edited transcript of the interview:

November 17, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Louisiana homeowners hit hard by the 2016 floods have been tearing their hair out for more than a year over a federal rule blocking them from tens of thousands of dollars in recovery money.

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