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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…