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Washington, D.C. – Improvements to federal fisheries policy that Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) has been pushing for in Congress advanced to the U.S. Senate today as the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.
Congressman Garret Graves issued the following statement regarding President Trump's comments at a news conference held in Helsinki today:
Landmark fisheries reform legislation takes big step toward becoming law
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It's been a rough two years in our area since the August 2016 floods, but last week finally brought some good news when it comes to flood protection.
LAPLACE — The total amount came out of left field, according to Natalie Robottom.
Louisiana has secured the federal funds necessary to complete the long-delayed Comite River Diversion Canal, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves says.
Nearly $1.4 billion in funding from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been awarded to Louisiana for flood and hurricane protection projects, Graves’ office announced this afternoon.
WASHINGTON D.C. – St. John the Baptist Parish will receive full funding for the construction of a West Shore hurricane protection levee, according to Parish President Natalie Robottom and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge).
Robottom called it the biggest win in Parish history.
BATON ROUGE -- One of the largest flood protection investments in Louisiana history includes full funding for completion of the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $343 million – 100 percent federal funding – to finish the flood protection project which has been on the drawing board since 1985.