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. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which unanimously passed the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves’ (S. Louisiana) solution to the flawed duplication of benefits policy is set to clear its final legislative hurdle today with the passage of H.R. 302 in the U.S. Senate. It will then head to the White House to be signed into law by President Trump.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) advanced legislation out of the House Committee on Natural Resources today 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.
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is awarding $80,699,190 in new federal funding to Louisiana to advance many projects statewide.
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson and other state leaders marked the beginning of construction today on a solution to the Capital Region’s traffic bottleneck at the I-10 Washington St. Exit.
Washington DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced a $2.2 million federal grant for the False River Regional Airport today. The funding will go toward a project to rehabilitate 5,000 feet of runway and taxiway at the facility.
Washington DC – Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) to make the federal government a little more user-friendly passed today in the US House of Representatives.
$1.4 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING
More than $600 million for Comite & EBR Flood Projects;
Up to $2.0 billion available for Capital Region flood protection;
$760 million for West Shore Hurricane Protection
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) introduced the Creating Opportunity and Sustainability Through Science (COASTS) Act, which will help ensure that our coastal communities are more resilient and sustainable in the face of coastal degradation.
Specifically, this legislation:
In The News
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) - Congress has approved a fix for the “Duplication of Benefits” problem that kept thousands of Louisiana residents from accessing disaster recovery dollars after the 2016 floods.
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.
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.
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Duplication of Benefits, Restore and other flood recovery issues
Many in The House are incredulous that The Senate can’t seem to get their act together. This morning, in our DC Current Segment, brought to you by LABI, we had a very frank discussion with Congressman Garret Graves.