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Graves Presses White House Environmental Chair on Biden Administration Overreach

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) highlights the Biden Administration’s flawed implementation of historic law changes designed to streamline permitting for infrastructure. Testimony during the hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources affirmed the bi-partisan and bi-cameral opposition to the White House’s new environmental review rules. The Committee heard testimony fr...

Graves’ FAA Reauthorization Bill to be Signed Into Law

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that H.R. 3935, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 is headed to the president’s desk to become law. Graves serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and oversaw the bill’s creation. “This is a big win for Louisiana, airplane passengers and the future of our country’s aerospace system,” said Congressman Graves. “The FAA Reauth...

Graves Announces Assistance from USDA for Drought Affected Forests in Louisiana

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved all 64 Louisiana parishes for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) for the restoration and rehabilitation of private forest lands impacted by the adverse effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events. “Last year’s drought parched Louisian...

Graves Applauds House Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Legislation

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the passage of H.R. 7659, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2024 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill provides vital resources required to maintain the operations and critical missions of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and includes several key priorities championed by Graves to protect our nation. “The Gulf of Mexico is ...

Graves, Moulton, Amo, Cassidy, King, and Cramer Introduce Resolution to Support Veterans Outdoors for Second Year

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U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves (South Louisiana), Seth Moulton (Massachusetts), and Gabe Amo (Rhode Island) have introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate June 9, 2024 as “Veterans Get Outside Day” for the second consecutive year. “Veterans Get Outside Day is all about encouraging our Veterans to explore the great outdoors among their peers and community members – whether that’s hiking, biki...

Graves Announces South Louisiana Priorities Funded in Army Corps Work Plan

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the following key Louisiana projects received funding that will address our dredging, levee, flood protection and infrastructure priorities. The work plan is the regular release of how the Army Corps will be funding its projects, after the passage of the annual congressional spending bill. Nearly $600 million in investment in Louisiana wat...

Graves Announces Winners of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced the winners of the Louisiana 6th Congressional District Art Competition. Winning first place was Lucy Murphy, a student at Vandebilt Catholic High School. Her artwork, “York Minster,” will be showcased in the corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol building for the next year. Murphy’s artwork also won Graves’ annual “Facebook Favorite” contest. Each spring, th...

Graves, Carter Announce Assistance from USDA for Louisiana Crawfish Farmers

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U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves (Louisiana) and Troy Carter (Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish (ELAP) funding to crawfish producers in Louisiana affected by last year’s drought. Graves and Carter led a formal request in February 2024 to the USDA, laying out the authority that Congress ...

Graves, Manchin, Sullivan to Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral CRA on NEPA Phase II Final Rule

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (West Virginia) and Dan Sullivan (Alaska) announced today their plans to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the NEPA Phase II Final Rule. “The NEPA Phase II rule is a blatant violation of the actual bipartisan agreement that we negotiated and President Biden signed into law last...

Graves’ Statement on Final NEPA Rule that Violates Bipartisan Agreement

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement in response to the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) announcement of a final National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule: “The new NEPA rule undeniably violates the bipartisan agreement that President Biden signed into law last year,” said Graves. “It is completely misguided and further complicates...

Graves Demands Answers on VA Halting Baton Rouge Clinic Expansion

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) called on U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to reverse course in response to the VA’s notification that they will not proceed with Baton Rouge VA Outpatient Clinic expansion efforts due to “unexpected” cost escalations. Graves authored legislation to allow for the VA to expand Veteran care in the Capital Region in the Sergeant Fir...

Graves, Wicker Urge NOAA to Catch Better Data for Fisheries Management

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (Mississippi) – along with U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (Texas), U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chair Bruce Westerman (Arkansas) and 20 other bipartisan Members of Congress – urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Assistant Administrator Janet Coit to modernize...

Graves' Statement in Response to Iran's Airborne Attack Against Israel

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement in response to Iran’s airborne attack against Israel: "Israel is America’s ally and partner. Israel is a stabilizing influence in the Middle East. Israel’s growing diplomatic and economic relationships in the Middle East are a testament to peace and cooperation in the region. Iran represents the polar opposite. Their r...

Graves’ Social Security Fix Takes Another Step Forward – House Ways and Means Committee to Hold Hearing on WEP and GPO

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U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing in Washington, D.C. on the Windfall Elimination Penalty (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. In March 2024, Graves and Representative Abigail Spanberger (Virginia) called on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee to hold a markup on...

Graves Announces $156 Million in Energy Revenues for Louisiana’s Coastal Restoration, Hurricane Protection, and Flood Control Projects

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U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that the State of Louisiana and several coastal Louisiana parishes will receive $156,329,442.65 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOMESA) energy revenues which are awarded to the four Gulf offshore oil and gas-producing states. The law was drafted and negotiated by Graves. Louisiana’s state constitution requires that the revenues from energy lease sa...