Fighting for Fairness with Congressman Garret Graves
Episode #36 | 2 December 2022
The Social Security Fairness Act is the number one legislative priority for the FOP. Because of current Social Security law, millions of retired police officers, firefighters, teachers, and other government employees face as much as a 60% cut to their Social Security benefits. The FOP has been fighting for decades to repeal the WEP and GPO, the two provisions that unfairly target so many Americans who had dedicated their careers to public service.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Congressman Garrett Graves, who has represented Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District in Congress since 2015. As a member of Congress, Congressman Graves has been an outspoken advocate for WEP and GPO repeal and a leader on the issue.
“These people are underpaid and underappreciated.”
— Representative Garret Graves (R-LA)
About Representative Garret Graves
For the 117th Congress, Garret is the Ranking Member for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation and is the Ranking Member for the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee.
Last Congress, Graves was also a member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and which is instrumental in the development, passage and enactment of a range of policy wins on rivers, levees, flood protection, coastal issues and Corps of Engineers reforms. He has brought about critical upgrades to federal disaster response and recovery programs, streamlining FEMA operations, creating faster recoveries, and helping make communities across the nation more resilient to disaster.
Though he has only been in office a short time, Garret and his team have established a record of advancing Louisiana’s priorities through Congress – making a positive difference here at home.
Garret’s leadership on transportation, infrastructure, energy, maritime, fisheries, coastal restoration, disaster and other issues critical to our state’s economy and way of life are an asset in Congress.
Garret is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he resides with his wife Carissa and their three children.