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Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R - South Louisiana) announced today highlights of the Fiscal Year 2017 “Work Plan” of Corps of Engineers projects in South Louisiana, including $6.7 million for the Comite River Diversion Canal. Using funds made available by the recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations of 2017, the Corps allocated resources to these notable projects:
Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) released the following statement about reports of a memo written by former F.B.I. Director James Comey alleging the president asked him to end the federal investigation into the president's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs): The American Healthcare Act (AHCA)cd
The AHCA as amended delivers relief from Obamacare’s taxes and mandates that have hurt job creators, increased premiums, and limited options for patients and health care providers. It returns control of health care from Washington back to the states and restores the free market so Americans can access quality, affordable health care options that are tailored to their needs.
Baton Rouge, LA - Congressman Garret Graves (R-Capital Region) announced today that FEMA has issued an additional waiver of the 60-day proof of loss requirement in response to a deadline extension request he sent to FEMA’s Acting Administrator on May 1, 2017. Louisiana victims of the August 2016 flood event now have until September 1, 2017 to provide evidence of losses and to request payment for all covered losses.
Today Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) commended the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) vote to unanimously keep the shrimping anti-dumping trade enforcement orders in place for five more years against China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. The orders on Brazil were revoked, but imports from Brazil are minimal.
Congressman Graves will hold open office hours in Thibodaux.
Washington, D.C. – April 6, 2017 – The recreational fishing and boating community praised the introduction of a bill that addresses critical challenges facing saltwater recreational fishing at the federal level. Led by Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.), Gene Green (D-Texas), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” (Modern Fish Act) would improve public access to America’s federal waters, promote conservation of our natural marine resources and spur economic growth.
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Capital Region) announced today that the state of Louisiana will receive word this afternoon that HUD is releasing $1.65 billion for flood recovery. This amount is the sum of the $438 million and $1.22 billion approved by Congress in September and December 2016. Per the state's request, HUD held $438 million until the agency could approve the state's spending plan for $1.22 billion – delaying financial assistance to flood victims.
Washington, DC – A bill offered by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) to directly address the frustrations disaster victims experience regarding the status of federal assistance administered through FEMA earned approval today by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, moving it one step closer to passage in the House of Representatives. Graves worked with local flood victims and parish and state officials to address challenge