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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 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves and Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to speed up the completion of the Blue Roof Program. 

“The Blue Roof Program is moving way too slow. With tens of thousands of damaged roofs across south Louisiana during storm season, the Corps has to expedite getting these homes protected otherwise damages will be exacerbated,” Graves said.

September 21, 2021 Press Release

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September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met to debate the at least $3,500,000,000,000 ($3.5 trillion) spending package currently being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives that would expand social welfare programs while there are record unfilled jobs.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced two grant programs to assist agricultural stakeholders that have not received substantial federal financial assistance in response to COVID-19. There is $4,229,669 through the grant program available for Louisiana’s fishing industry such as seafood processors.

September 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves and Steve Scalise are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to delay the implementation of the new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rate-setting program which is set to begin on October 1, 2021.

September 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves is in Washington, D.C. today to advocate for the needs of Hurricane Ida impacted communities so they can get relief promptly.

Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will amend the at least $3,500,000,000,000 ($3.5 trillion) spending package currently being considered by the U.S. House that would expand social welfare programs.

September 10, 2021 Press Release

LOUISIANA – U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (LA-06) and Julia Letlow (LA-05) sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, asking her to address the functionality and efficiency of the agency’s online relief portal, disasterassistance.gov. With Louisiana undertaking a massive rebuilding effort in the wake of Hurricane Ida, Graves and Letlow made their request to echo numerous concerns raised by constituents and local leaders. 

September 10, 2021 Press Release

GOLDEN MEADOW, LA – Windell Curole, Executive Director of the South Lafourche Levee District, and the South Lafourche Levee District Board knew their levees needed to be higher and refused to take no for an answer.