Congressman Garret Graves is a Republican Member of Congress representing Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District. Garret is a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he is assigned to the Subcommittees on Energy and Mineral Resources, and Water, Power and Oceans. He also sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, of which he is a member of the Subcommittees on Highways and Transit, Water Resources and the Environment (Vice Chairman), and Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Garret’s career in public service began in the Louisiana congressional delegation with Louisiana’s coastal region Congressman Billy Tauzin who chaired the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Garret later worked for Louisiana Senator David Vitter and served on U.S. House and Senate committees focused on civil works, infrastructure, and maritime policies.
Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Garret had served six years on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s cabinet as Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). Concurrently, he worked as a senior policy advisor to the governor on energy, environment, fisheries, and disasters.