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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Flood Protection

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December 6, 2019 In The News

It would appear that the statement continually uttered by Congressman Garret Graves, that 'disaster recovery is six times more expensive than disaster prevention,' has hit the right ears.

President Donald Trump signed into law a $28 billion block grant through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

December 6, 2019 In The News

This is the second announcement of FEMA grants to schools in the 6th Congressional District this week.

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant totaling $2,806,758.53 to the Ascension Parish School Board for Galvez Primary School for the replacement of contents damaged in the 2016 flood.

November 27, 2019 In The News

Being a member of the United States Congress is no easy task.

The job requires capitulation and team work with 434 other members which come from a variety of backgrounds, including sex, age, race, political affiliation, ability to process information – well, you get the idea.

Many times, the fight for something that seems so common sense and appropriate for any given area seems unimportant, or doesn’t make sense, to the other members of the house.

November 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant totaling $1,215,843.12 to Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School.  The funds will reimburse Cristo Rey for repairs related to the 2016 flood. 

 

November 20, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is pointing to recovery hurdles Louisiana faced in the wake of historic flooding in 2016 and other recent disasters in arguing for a major overhaul in how federal long-term recovery efforts are handled. But he's not a fan of a proposal that's making its way through Congress currently.

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November 12, 2019 In The News

In August 2016, a slow-moving storm pummeled southern Louisiana for several days, inundating some areas with upwards of 30 inches of rain, ravaging the region with widespread flooding and record-high river swells.

November 12, 2019 In The News

FEMA is delaying a sweeping overhaul of flood insurance rates by one year, after the planned changes sparked concerns in Congress about premium hikes.

October 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is giving authority to the state to begin issuing Duplication of Benefits checks.  

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October 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - HUD has approved Louisiana to begin issuing funds to the Small Business Administration, which will in turn apply that money to loans of those who flooded in August 2016 and were caught in a duplication of benefits quagmire.

Homeowners were trapped in a law that forbids people from getting double government benefits – SBA loans and grants were funded by the government, leaving people unable to secure each if they were already offered or accepted the other.

September 20, 2019 Press Release

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.