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Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued a statement today after victims of Louisiana’s Great Flood of 2016 filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to force payment for duplication of benefits claims. The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgement that would force the federal government to comply with a law that Graves and Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) authored and that the president signed into law on October 5, 2018 to fix the so-called duplication of benefits fiasco.
If you’re from Louisiana and you have a federal issue regarding water — whether it be the stuff you drink, the stuff that stinks, the stuff that flooded your living room or the stuff that’s eating Louisiana alive — then you need to slate a visit with third-term Congressman Garret Graves.
He engineered many of Louisiana’s modern coastal restoration and protection laws, and, as a staffer, had a hand in gradating federal recovery policy that was geared specifically to our state.
South Louisiana is on the front lines of the war against climate change, and now our region will have a strong and educated voice on the matter in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, whose district includes the northern portions of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, was named last week to a House committee on climate change.
LUTCHER — Funding for the West Shore Levee Project is locked down and no longer vulnerable to reallocation.
That development became official last week when River Region leaders convened with state and federal interests to sign a partnering agreement.
When reports of unobligated Corps of Engineer funds potentially being diverted to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall project circulated in January, it signaled a need to lock down West Shore levee commitments, according to U.S. Rep. Garrett Graves (R-Baton Rouge).
Gov. John Bel Edwards, Congressman Garret Graves and a host of local, state and federal officials gathered at the Pontchartrain Levee District office in Lutcher on Friday to mark an important milestone in the long-awaited West Shore Levee.
They entered into a ceremonial partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will allow construction to go forward in the spring of 2024 on 18.5 miles of hurricane surge protection levee and flood wall and other structures.
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A patrol deputy who went back to the streets after being told he had only two years to live was honored Monday with a flag presented by Congressman Garrett Graves.
Robert Cannon, now an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, was diagnosed with myelodysplasia in late 2015. It's the type of cancer caused by a stomach tumor and is related to pancreatic cancer, Cannon said.
Doctors told Cannon he’d never work again, but by the next summer he was back on the job with Port Allen Police Department continuing his decades-long police career.