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Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., spoke to The Daily Signal’s Rachel Del Guidice earlier this month about his bill that would implement work requirements for those dependent on food stamps. The following is an edited transcript of the interview:
Del Guidice: Earlier this year you introduced a bill for work requirements for recipients of food stamps. Tell us a little bit about that bill, what it does.
Graves Applauds White House Concurrence on Disaster Funding for Flood Control and Schools
“One lesson we are sharing is ‘never give up’, whether that means the struggle to recover or the fight for resources. We will fight for these resources"
(Washington, DC) —Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement on the White House’s request for supplemental disaster appropriations:
WASHINGTON — Thousands of Louisiana homeowners hit hard by the 2016 floods have been tearing their hair out for more than a year over a federal rule blocking them from tens of thousands of dollars in recovery money.
People like Charles Thibodeaux, an 83-year-old retired plant worker who lives in Central, applied for Small Business Administration loans to help rebuild their flooded homes at the urging of federal disaster officials.
The U.S. House has voted 237-189, with the Louisiana delegation splitting 3-3, to approve legislation that will increase flood insurance costs for many property owners but also will help sustain a National Flood Insurance Program battered by payouts for a series of expensive storms in the past 17 years.
The vote came Tuesday (Nov. 14) after sponsors altered it for some lawmakers who complained an earlier version would have made for even greater premium hikes --- or made some property owners ineligible for insurance.
In his weekly visit with Talk 107.3’s Kevin & Bill, Mr. Graves addresses why he voted AGAINST a flood insurance reform bill, updates us on the status the Republican tax reforms and other topics.
In our weekly visit with US Rep. Garret Graves, we got an update on the proposed tax break for the middle class, and a first hand report on a working group he organized to help expedite disaster relief payments to individuals and communities in the future. Click here to listen.
In our weekly visit with Congressman Garret Graves, we hit 2 nerves…. First, the Senate backlog, which is holding back important legislation which has passed the House. And, the snails pace in distributing federal flood relief dollars in our area. Hear what he had to say on AMBR.
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U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) says Louisiana and the United States face a multitude of problems in numerous issues, including tax reform, regulatory reform and local traffic issues top his list.
Graves, who serves on the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sparked interest with the audience at an Iberville Chamber of Commerce luncheon fixing the area’s traffic problems was a high priority for him.
U.S. officials accused of allowing red snapper to be overfished in the Gulf of Mexico have called on a federal judge to enter a summary judgement in their case, saying the environmental organizations suing them have a moot point.
Lots to talk about today with Congressman Garret Graves… he’s working on the tax overhaul package, and still battling for constituents who feel that they have been shortchanged in the flood recovery process. He spent time in the studio this morning for AMBR. Listen here.