Graves called upon the Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserve to remain committed to oil and gas businesses being considered applicable under the new Main Street Lending Program. Graves joined 59 colleagues in sending the letter in response to growing opposition for all industries to be provided equal consideration with the program even though COVID-19 has impacted businesses across the country.
Expanding COVID-19 Testing in Louisiana
Graves highlighted the recent $10,460,799 provided to 36 health centers in Louisiana to expand COIVD-19 testing.
Re-opening Louisiana's Economy
Graves joined all House Republicans of Louisiana's Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to apply federal coronavirus reopening guidelines on a local or regional basis. In the letter, the delegation members highlighted the need to reopen regionally rather than maintaining a statewide shutdown that is causing undue harm to Louisiana families.
Small Business Administration & Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Graves joined his colleagues in a letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza raising concerns about the EIDL program.