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Port Allen High School students were inducted as leaders and members of the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) organization Thursday, Oct. 4. Congressman Garret Graves and Port Allen Wal-Mart Manager Mr. L. Louis encouraged students to work hard with stories of their own perseverance and success.
Following an invocation by Pastor James Morrise of Rosehill Baptist Church, Congressman Graves and Mr. L spoke to students.
Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee formally inducted students into the organization.
Louisiana lawmakers say a newly passed water-projects bill, while providing no money directly, could help speed the state’s efforts to fight flooding and coastal erosion.
The U.S. Senate voted 99-1 today to approve America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which the House passed unanimously last month. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law within the next few days.
WASHINGTON, DC – Landmark legislation produced under the leadership of House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) to reform the U.S. Corps of Engineers will be signed into law this week.
WASHINGTON -- Passage of legislation that fixes the Duplication of Benefits provision and addresses other issues marked "a great day for South Louisiana and for the entire nation," Congressman Garret Graves (R-District 6) said Wednesday.
Graves's legislation as part of House Resolution 302 cleared its final legislative hurdle when the U.S. Senate passed the bill on Wednesday. It now awaits the President Donald Trump's signature to become law.
WASHINGTON -- Small reforms could come into play when lawmakers on Capitol Hill hammer out a deal for reauthorization National Flood Insurance Program, according to U.S. Rep. Garret Graves.
Focus must shift to flood protection, the Republican congressman from the Sixth Congressional District told The News on Friday.
WASHINGTON — Thousands of Louisiana flood victims who borrowed money from the Small Business Administration could soon have clearer access to Restore Louisiana rebuilding grants under a deal worked out by congressional leaders.
The change to federal disaster-relief policy was included in a compromise struck in the early hours of Saturday morning on a largely unrelated, sprawling reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and other transportation programs.
Louisiana and several other Gulf states would receive more offshore oil money to help preserve and restore their coasts under a measure headed to the U.S. House.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves advanced legislation out of the House Committee on Natural Resources Thursday that would increase the share of offshore energy revenues for Gulf Coast states.
Graves’ bill would provide a substantial increase in funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection projects.
“After working on this for 20 years I can tell you: what happened today is historic,” said Graves, R-South Louisiana. “Moving this bill is a big deal and has enormous implications for South Louisiana.”