From our highways to our waterways, having a reliable and safe transportation system is critical to the safety, efficiency and economic development of South Louisiana. Being on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and in a leadership position for the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, I will work tirelessly to reduce the traffic problems facing our area. Working with our local, state and congressional leadership, I will strive to achieve solutions in national transportation policy and local transportation challenges.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced legislation today directly impacting Louisiana’s flood protection, maritime, coastal, environmental and other water resources-related interests.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders today introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.
Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Garret Graves announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a grant in the amount of $23.5 million to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to help Louisiana communities repair highways and roads that have suffered serious damage from the 2016 flood.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making a handful of tweaks to the National Flood Insurance Program to inject more private money into the government-dominated flood insurance market.
Officials at FEMA plan to loosen rules around private insurers offering their own flood policies and have taken on nearly $1.5 billion in reinsurance from more than two dozen companies to help offset potential future losses, the agency announced this week.
The announcement that the Louisiana Legislature will be making a serious effort toward funding and, in due time, finishing the Comite River Diversion Canal brings a bit of hope to the Capitol Region drainage situation.
After championing progress made toward improving U.S. infrastructure and the economy, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said some areas in Congress and nationwide are “still broken”—like the growing national debt, the ongoing health care and gun debates and rampant political divisiveness, which he calls the biggest threat to our country.
Livingston Parish faces an interesting conundrum in the upcoming years. The debate will center around one question -- were we ready?
For what, you may ask? Growth.
As lawmakers descend upon Baton Rouge for a special session, called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to address the $1.6 billion fiscal cliff, it will be interesting to see how many deals get made during that time ... if any, as today’s political landscape favors the power brokers over compromise.
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.
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.”