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Congressman Graves will address the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge on Thursday, September 9th, 2017.
11:45 am registration
12:00 pm lunch
Congressman Graves will address the River Region Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.
13786 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047
Registration begins at 8:30am, Program starts at 9:00 am
Stephanie Thum, CCXP, is the former vice president of customer experience at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She is currently practice director, customer experience and analytics, at Capitol Management Consulting Services. Follow her on Twitter: @stephaniethum.
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What does this bill do?
This bill ensures the food stamp program (SNAP) has meaningful work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) by:
I believe in people — I believe they can do more than they think. Somewhere in years past, the government of this country gave up on people. They decided we could not take care of ourselves. With the Depression Era, food stamps were to be a short-term aid to families as they got back on their feet. It has swollen into an entitlement program that limits people’s ability to reach and achieve for themselves.
Congressman Garret Graves has been working on assistance for victims of Hurricane Harvey both legislatively, and physically. He dropped by the studio this morning to talk about what is being sent to Texas and SW Louisiana, and what Congress will need to do next week on hurricane/flood relief.
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WASHINGTON — With federal disaster coffers stretched to the seams, the U.S. House of Representatives quickly passed a bill Wednesday to infuse $7.9 billion in disaster aid without taking amendments, pushing off a number of persistent questions about several federal disaster recovery policies.
As bulldozers pushed tons of dirt for a levee at Ellington Reach in Luling, Congressman Garret Graves told parish officials seeing work underway is the best part of the project for him.
“To see this project move to turning dirt this quick is impressive,” said Graves as worked continued behind him on the levee. “The help didn’t have to do with politics, this is the right thing to do.”