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Washington, DC –Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement about the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Terrace Ave. exit at I-110.
Baton Rouge, LA - Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) is raising the profile of South Louisiana transportation, flood protection and other infrastructure priorities this week as he hosts Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, for a multi-day survey of the Bayou State.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that more federal funding is headed to Louisiana to support law enforcement and improve public safety in the Capital Region and statewide. More than $8.6 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants will be deployed to enhance Louisiana’s crime-fighting capabilities and provide resources to support law enforcement’s efforts to address criminal justice issues.
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Garret Graves are reacting favorably to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an announcement of projects in Louisiana. These projects will receive critical dredging and maintenance funding from the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019.
The four Gulf Coast states that produce oil offshore want a bigger cut of the royalties the federal government gets from drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf to be put toward hurricane protection and coastal restoration.
Representatives from the four states — Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas — formed a coalition in August to take up the cause.
Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) advanced legislation to protect the health of Lake Pontchartrain and to preserve and restore critical U.S. estuaries like the Barataria-Terrebonne system out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week – setting the bills up for full passage in the House of Representatives. The committee approved the measures unanimously.
Baton Rouge, La – Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales will receive a $1.176 million federal grant to help pay for runway improvements at the facility.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - While FEMA's policy was deemed 'clear' by their administration, parish officials were not going to back down.
Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mark Harrell, along with Parish President Layton Ricks, several LSU professors, and parish attorney Chris Moody boarded a plane for Washington D.C. two weeks ago. Their goal was to participate in arbitration with FEMA over inundated roads.
Baton Rouge, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) – Congressman Garret Graves has announced that the Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales will receive a $1.176 million federal grant to help pay for runway improvements at the facility.
“I am excited to join the Ascension-St. James Airport and Transportation Authority in announcing this new federal funding, which will enhance Louisiana Regional, improve the facility’s accessibility and help expand business and job opportunities in Ascension Parish,” said Graves.
6 homes in Livingston Parish are going up, while six are dropping off the tax rolls.
FEMA recently announced $3.65 million in grant funding was heading to the parish as part of the 'Hazard Mitigation Grant Program' (HMGP) for home elevations and acquisitions. In this case, 16 homes will receive money to elevate to at least one foot above the Base Flood Elevation, while six homes will be acquired by the government and turned into green space.