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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC  – Today, Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) and Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-03) called on U.S.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) released the following statement about reports of a memo written by former F.B.I.

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August 1, 2018 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS – A Senate vote on the duplication of benefits issue could come sooner than expected.

The Senate will likely bring the matter to a vote by mid-August, Congressman Garret Graves said Tuesday after the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Luncheon on Tuesday at Greystone Country Club.

The vote is long overdue, he said.

July 31, 2018 In The News

 

DENHAM SPRINGS — Opening a U.S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at any school would be an achievement. There are just 235 in the country at any given time, and offering such a program is considered an honor.

July 25, 2018 In The News

We strongly support the governor's action today to increase federal financial assistance to flood victims and will continue to work with HUD, the state and the Restore Program to speed the distribution of recovery funding to impacted homeowners so that they can get back in their homes and return to some degree of normalcy.

July 23, 2018 In The News

Desperate for affordable fixes to daily traffic problems near the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge, Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state, federal and local officials Monday broke ground on a "game changer" project touted as a way to make life easier for motorists.

The $8.8 million plan will create a new, Terrace Avenue exit left off Interstate 110 South.

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July 19, 2018 In The News

Some Members of Congress from other states are calling for abolishing our country’s Immigration and Custom Enforcement, “ICE.” I completely disagree with this idea and am working to stop any movement on that front: it’s the wrong direction for the United States.

July 18, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE – Completion on the relocation of power lines and property acquisition will top the work order list for the construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, officials from the project task force said in a meeting Tuesday.

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July 17, 2018 In The News

Washington, D.C. – Improvements to federal fisheries policy that Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) has been pushing for in Congress advanced to the U.S. Senate today as the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.

July 16, 2018 In The News

Congressman Garret Graves issued the following statement regarding President Trump's comments at a news conference held in Helsinki today: 

July 12, 2018 In The News

Landmark fisheries reform legislation takes big step toward becoming law

July 10, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -   Click here to see video. 

It's been a rough two years in our area since the August 2016 floods, but last week finally brought some good news when it comes to flood protection.

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