FEMA’s response defies common sense, needs to be ‘Cajunized,’ Congressman Garret Graves says

FROM The Advocate, 12/12/16 Share Share

FEMA's response to the catastrophic floods that damaged much of south Louisiana in August has been unacceptable and needs to be "Cajunized," Congressman Garret Graves said on Monday at the Baton Rouge Press Club.

Cajunizing, is a reference to the Cajun Navy, a group of volunteers who emerged in the immediate hours of the August flood with their own fishing boats to rescue people trapped in their homes.

"FEMA wasn't leading that," he said. "The community was."

ATTENTION FLOOD VICTIMS: Know Your Polling Location

FROM Louisiana Secretary of State, 10/24/16 Share Share

Election season is here, and it's important that you have the information needed to exercise your right to VOTE.

Many poll locations have changed in East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension Parishes due to the Great Flood of 2016. If you live in one of these parishes, review the corresponding document below to ensure you know where to go to cast your vote.

Then, Geaux Vote!

Louisiana Sheriffs Endorse Garret Graves for U.S. Sixth Congressional District

FROM Louisiana Sheriffs and Deputies Political Action Committee, 10/21/16 Share Share

The Louisiana Sheriffs' and Deputies' proudly announce their endorsement of Garret Graves, in his run for re-election for U.S. Congress serving Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District. According to the Louisiana Sheriffs' Associations Political Action Committee Chairman, West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes, "It is the decision of the Sheriffs of District 6 to support Congressman Graves in his forthcoming election on November 8th, 2016."

Garret Graves gives the 6th District a strong voice in Congress: Editorial

FROM NOLA.com, 10/21/16 Share Share

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, a Republican from Baton Rouge, has been a strong advocate for the 6th District and the state as a whole in his first two years in Congress. He was instrumental in getting his colleagues in the House to approve a flood relief package after historic rainfall in south Louisiana in August. He organized a trip to the flood zone for members of Congress from other states to help them understand the breadth of damage.

Rep. Graves Reflects on Deepwater Horizon and Recovery

FROM Talk 107.3, 04/21/16 Share Share

Listen to Congressman Graves reflect on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Louisiana's path to recovery.

Rep. Graves on Talk 107.3 FM: “totally opposed to bailing out Puerto Rico”

FROM Talk 107.3, 04/15/16 Share Share

Listen to Rep. Graves' thoughts on a proposed bailout of Puerto Rico during an interview with Talk 107.3 AM Baton Rouge.

Graves Calls for Prohibition of Funding for Well Control Rule

FROM The Ripon Advance, 03/30/16 Share Share

U.S. Reps. Garret Graves (R-LA) and Charles Boustany (R-LA) recently coauthored a letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for a prohibition on funds to implement an oil well control rule.

CCA Louisiana Honors Garret Graves as Conservationist of the Year

FROM CCA Louisiana, 02/25/16 Share Share

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Louisiana is excited to announce that it will honor U.S. Representative Garret Graves with the 2016 Jerry Stone Conservationist of the Year. The award, to be presented during the CCA Louisiana State Convention on February 26, is the highest conservation award given by the organization each year.

Congressman Graves Urges Support for Balanced Budget Amendment

FROM Garret Graves, 02/17/16 Share Share

I joined nearly 30 freshman Members of Congress to ask presidential candidates to support our efforts to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment. This election should focus on substance and a vision for America. Our nation is on the wrong track -- our next president must help steer America in a new direction.

Congressman-Elect Garret Graves Announces Top Staff Appointments

FROM Garret Graves, 12/18/14 Share Share

Newly elected Congressman Garret Graves from Louisiana’s 6th District announced today that Paul Sawyer will be his Chief of Staff and Kevin Roig will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff & Communications Director.

Congressman-Elect Garret Graves announces committee recommendations

FROM Garret Graves, 12/12/14 Share Share

Congressman-Elect Garret Graves announced the recommendation of the House Republican Steering Committee that he be appointed to a pair of committees upon entering Congress in January.

Colonel Rob Maness Endorses Garret Graves for Congress

FROM Campaign News, 12/01/14 Share Share

Today, Colonel Rob Maness announced his endorsement of Republican Nominee for Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District, Garret Graves. The endorsement comes after Graves received 27% of the vote in the primary, setting up a December 6th runoff against Democrat Edwin Edwards.

Interview with Garret Graves, Candidate in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District

FROM Tea Party Express, 11/25/14 Share Share

Garret Graves, Republican candidate in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, talks about his record of cutting waste in government as chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal program, as well as his campaign against former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his positions on Common Core and Obama’s recent amnesty announcement.

Garret Graves for Congress

FROM The Livingston Parish News, 11/14/14 Share Share

Today, the Livingston Parish News proudly endorses Garret Graves to represent the 6th District in Congress. On Nov. 4, voters singled him out from among a large field of more familiar faces to be their new voice in Washington. On Dec. 6 he will dispatch convicted felon former Gov. Edwin Edwards in a runoff, bringing down the curtain on that political farce and restoring some dignity to our state.

NRA Endorses Garret Graves for Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District

FROM National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, 11/10/14 Share Share

Based on your support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, you have recieved an "AQ" rating from NRA-PVF in the December 6, 2014, run-off election. An "AQ" is reserved for a pro-gun candidate whose rating is based on pro-gun responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and is the highest rating a candidate can receive without a voting record on Second Amendment issues.

National Right to Life Endorses Garret Graves

FROM National Right to Life, 11/06/14 Share Share

National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Garret Graves for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to
represent the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana.

The Bayou Region Supports Garret Graves for Congress

FROM Garret Graves for Congress, 11/02/14 Share Share

Nation’s Largest Grassroots Business Network Identifies Graves as “Pro-Prosperity” Candidate

FROM BIPAC (Press Release), 10/06/14 Share Share

The Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) – the largest Grassroots Business Network in the United States – has endorsed Garret Graves for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, identifying him as the “Pro-Prosperity” Candidate. BIPAC’s endorsement means that there was broad consensus amongst BIPAC members, Louisiana state and local employers, and business organizations that Graves will be the strongest advocate for growing America’s economy.

Champion of the Coast

FROM Dig Baton Rouge, 09/17/14 Share Share

Garret Graves doesn’t see coastal restoration as another environmental issue, but a way to maintain the safety of Louisiana citizens.

Garret Graves rallies students to work for campaign

FROM The Daily Reveille, 09/08/14 Share Share

Garret Graves is encouraging students to help him run for Congress in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. Graves spoke to a crowd of about 30 students in the Business Education Complex on Sunday, encouraging them to intern for his campaign.

LA-6 Candidate Garret Graves on the HTV 10 Bayou Time

FROM HTV 10, 08/13/14 Share Share

Garret Graves joins HTV 10 and Bayou Time to talk about his candidacy for Congress in Louisiana's 6th District.

Graves to Open Campaign Headquarters

FROM The Advocate, 07/22/14 Share Share

Congressional candidate Garret Graves is opening his campaign headquarters, and he’s offering free lunch to the media if they show up for the ribbon cutting.

Graves, a Republican running in the 6th Congressional District, is locating near Government Street in Baton Rouge at 660 Jefferson Highway.

Garret Graves Will Drop A Massive Number For The Second Quarter

FROM The Hayride, 07/15/14 Share Share

Conservative Republican candidate for Congress, Garret Graves announced today that he will report raising $493,354 for the second quarter, with a cash on hand total of $722,070. This brings Graves’ overall fundraising total to-date to $814,182 in four months.

Graves Campaign Announces Strong 2nd Quarter Financial Support

FROM Campaign Blog, 07/14/14 Share Share

Conservative Republican candidate for Congress, Garret Graves announced today that he will report raising $493,354 for the second quarter, with a cash on hand total of $722,070. This brings Graves’ overall fundraising total to-date to $814,182 in four months.

12 Parish Presidents host breakfast for Garret Graves Congress run

FROM Bayou Buzz, 06/26/14 Share Share

If political endorsements mean anything in the upcoming 6th Congressional District race, Garret Graves has picked up a lot of "meanings.

Republican, Graves, former Jindal official, who has been doing quite well in the fundraising-arena, is looking forward to a major fundraising event, however, this one, with the help of some heavy campaign artillery.

Is your land really yours?

FROM Talk 107.3, 05/26/14 Share Share

The Zeringue family in Raceland is one of a handful of property owners that could have their property taken away from them by the Federal Government. The land grab would be part of $14 billion in Coastal restoration projects by the Army Corps of Engineers

Garrett Graves, former Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority tells Kevin and Brian on Talk 107.3's Morning Show why he thinks that's the wrong move.

America’s Coast: The Louisiana Precedent: Garret Graves at TEDxLSU

FROM TEDx Talks, 05/14/14 Share Share

America's Coasts are seeing explosive development. Expanding coastal port complexes, more Americans moving to the waters' edge, increasing demand for wild seafood and other factors are being coupled with relative sea-rise, coastal erosion, flooding and natural disaster threats. Were the Hurricane Katrina and Sandy disasters a wake up call? As the "canary in the coal mine" for America's coast, this TEDx talk explores the Louisiana precedent for tens of millions living near our oceans, gulf and great lakes. Our decisions to balance economic, fiscal and environmental forces will affect our country for generations to come.

Former Coastal Resto director is ready to be next District 6 Congressman

FROM Talk 107.3, 04/23/14 Share Share

Garret Graves is the former head of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, and is running for the House seat left vacant by Bill Cassisy's run for U.S. Senate.

Garret Graves Raises $320,000 in Just One Month

FROM Campaign Blog, 04/15/14 Share Share

Garret Graves, who entered the race for Louisiana's 6th congressional district just over a month ago, filed his first campaign financial report with the Federal Elections Commission today. The report shows that Graves' campaign surpassed its own financial goals by raising $320,827 and having $312,631 cash on hand.

Garret Graves to run for Louisiana 6th District Congressional seat

FROM BestOfNewOrleans.com, 02/26/14 Share Share

Garret Graves, who recently resigned as chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Gov. Bobby Jindal's "coastal czar," confirmed today he'll be running for the 6th District Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bill Cassidy.

In a statement announcing the decision, Graves said, "We need to get the government out of our healthcare decisions, private communications, economic markets and daily lives. Government is increasingly part of our nation’s problem and it is not bringing forward solutions."

Garret Graves, former coastal adviser, to run for Congress

FROM WWL-TV, 02/26/14 Share Share

The former coastal adviser to Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to run for Congress just more than a week after resigning his former post. Garret Graves said he intends to run to replace Representative Bill Cassidy who is running for U.S. Senate.

Sand from Ship Shoal used to build barrier project south of Port Fourchon

FROM New Orleans Advocate, 12/15/13 Share Share

As for the cost, Garret Graves, the governor’s executive assistant for coastal activities, said lessons learned from building sand berms after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster helped make the process of transporting the material more efficient. In the 2010 berm work, sediment from the Mississippi River was put on barges and then dumped near the project site to be dredged and pumped into place.