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October 20, 2021 Press Release
Will increase safety, improve fire ratings, and lower home insurance rates
Central Fire Protection District No. 4, East Side Fire Protection District No. 5 and East Baton Rouge Fire Protection District No. 6 to have loans forgiven
October 14, 2021 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement after East Baton Rouge (EBR) Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Iberville Parish President Mitchell Ourso announced their recommendation to improve drainage along Bayou Manchac at the border of the two parishes. The plan to clear and snag Bayou Manchac from Highway 30 to the Alligator Bayou Flood Control Gate was introduced to the Baton Rouge Metro Council.

October 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced proposals that would roll back improvements made during the Trump administration to reform the nation’s project delivery system.

September 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after voting yes on the U.S. House bill that ties hurricane recovery funding and the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to stopgap emergency government funding (CR). Unfortunately, the CR does not include a delay of Risk Rating 2.0. 

September 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after voting yes on the U.S. House bill that ties hurricane recovery funding to stopgap emergency government funding.

Initially, hurricane recovery funding was held hostage by the debt limit which was removed for a separate vote.

September 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Corps of Engineers has awarded a $20,980,000 contract to a Louisiana business, Rigid Constructors, LLC to advance the Comite Flood Control Project. The funding will go toward excavating the channel between Cypress Bayou and Bayou Baton Rouge (approximately between LA 19 and LA 964). Graves released the following statement:

September 22, 2021 Press Release

LIVINGSTON – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $1,785,511 in grant funding to elevate 51 properties at risk of flooding in Livingston Parish.

September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement after East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment announced their recommendation to improve drainage along Bayou Manchac at the border of the two parishes. The plan will be introduced to the Baton Rouge Metro Council today.

September 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves and Bill Pascrell have been joined by dozens of members of Congress in an effort to block efforts by FEMA to implement substantial flood insurance rate hikes for millions of Americans. The new insurance premium calculation methodology, Risk Rating 2.0, is slated to begin on October 1, 2021 (new home purchases), with a second phase going into effect in April of next year (existing homes/policies).