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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Flood Protection

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August 15, 2019 In The News

BY ELIZABETH CRISP | WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT with the Advocate

AUG 13, 2019 - 3:34 PM

WASHINGTON — The federal government is set to pay more than $5 million to elevate 88 homes in Livingston Parish that flooded during Louisiana’s historic flooding in 2016, part of millions going toward efforts to mitigate future damage.

August 14, 2019 In The News

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BATON ROUGE – It was standing room only at a town hall meeting Monday night. Congressman Garret Graves along with Restore Louisiana representatives hosted the gathering to answer questions about duplication of benefits issues following the 2016 flood.

August 13, 2019 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Livingston Parish will receive a $5.3 million federal grant to fund the elevation of 88 homes that were substantially damaged during the 2016 flood. This funding is a result of the roughly $300 million in federal hazard mitigation dollars that Graves spearheaded in Congress in the months following the record flood.  

August 11, 2019 In The News

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SCENSION PARISH- Trash in the Amite River has been an issue for years, but Saturday dozens of people joined forces to clean up the River.  

It's all part of a project called The Amite River Clean Up. 

Boaters from both Livingston and Ascension Parish were out and about hauling in large debris and dumping the trash. 

August 10, 2019 In The News

Since the Comite Diversion Canal has been 40 years coming, a last-minute snarl from Kansas City Southern Railway is frustrating the public. The newest dispute involves maintenance of a new and higher railroad bridge over the canal.

The railroad is quarreling with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over how much the government will pay to maintain the structure.

Given that this project has been so long in development, and that area citizens have been paying into a fund for it through property taxes for decades, such a delay is not understandable.

August 9, 2019 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS – More federal funding is coming to Livingston Parish through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves to the Livingston Economic Development Council (LEDC).

It is just part of the continuing effort to improve flood protection here, Graves told the LEDC’s quarterly meeting Thursday at Forrest Grove Plantation.

“You’re an economic development organization,” Graves said.

August 9, 2019 In The News
WASHINGTON — Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation continue to push for the state to receive a bigger cut of the revenues from oil and gas produced in the Gulf of Mexico. Under current federal law, Gulf states like Louisiana get about 37.5 percent of the money made from offshore energy, while states that have energy production sites on federal land get about half. About 12.5 percent of offshore revenues are dedicated to the Land and Water Conservation Fund to provide money for national parks and forests but there is no such requirement for inland energy revenues.
August 7, 2019 In The News

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WALKER, La. (WAFB) - It could be a minor thunderstorm, but it’s enough to cause anxiety. In fact, it’s so bad for some people, they leave sandbags in place all the time. So what’s causing this? The flooding problem is a complicated one and there’s more than meets the eye.

August 7, 2019 Press Release

East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project

-Joint Statement-

Governor John Bel Edwards

Congressman Garret Graves

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

 

August 6, 2019 In The News

The federal government’s implementation of a program meant to benefit Louisiana victims of the 2016 flood violates the letter and intent of the law, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said Monday.

“You’re boxing out thousands of families from getting funds that are already in the bank,” the Baton Rouge Republican said.