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WASHINGTON, DC – Through their advocacy, Congressman Garret Graves, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise and Congressman Troy Carter successfully amended the House Energy and Water spending bill to redirect dredged sediment to coastal restoral projects instead of the Gulf of Mexico.
WASHINGTON, DC – After more than 40 years of study, the overdue, much needed, highly anticipated West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project has broken ground. The first part of the legislative breakthrough for the 18-mile levee project to protect portions of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and St. James parishes was achieved in 2016 when Graves inserted language in federal law to authorize construction of the project.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise secured $19.3 million in funding for the construction of a key floodgate of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Project in a newly released appropriations spending bill. This exclusive construction funding opportunity dedicated to Morganza through the Army Corps of Engineers was announced today by Graves and Scalise and the bill will be considered by the House Appropriations Committee in the coming days.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar (Florida) in introducing the bipartisan Rebuilding Communities After Disasters Act to adjust the Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan limits. The limits have not been adjusted since 1994 while the average home price has tripled in the United States from $106,000 to approximately $350,000.
BATON ROUGE, LA – The East Baton Rouge Metro Council recently approved a $20 million budget for drainage projects from federal funding. These projects, accompanying other projects in the Capital Region, will together reduce flood risk for communities throughout the area.
U.S. Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement after seeing the projects kicked into gear:
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) questions how the U.S. Department of Transportation moved forward in giving nearly $1 billion in grants to transportation and infrastructure projects with subjective criteria, objectives, and goals.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves’ bill to advance restoration of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin passed through the U.S. House today. H.R.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement:
SOUTH LOUISIANA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement after Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Lafourche parishes secured $22,709,500, which is a result of Graves’ legislative efforts that secured $3 billion – half to clear the backlog of legacy flood projects and half to provide future protection against flood risks in South Louisiana.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) brought Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson to the U.S. House Natural Resources Republican Forum: “Where are the Jobs?”. The forum provided an opportunity to highlight the Administration’s recent executive orders and their impact on the energy sector, local businesses, restaurants and more – all interwoven parts of Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.