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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - United States unemployment rates dropped to 3.8 percent in May, the lowest it's been since 1969.
DENHAM SPRINGS – An end to the onerous Duplication of Benefits provision, along with efforts to secure additional flood recovery revenue for Livingston Parish, remain top priorities for the Louisiana Congressional delegation, Congressman Garret Graves.
WEST BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) - Rep. Garret Graves (R- La.) focused on infrastructure and flood prevention while speaking at the West Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday.
Graves said there is a transportation crisis in the Baton Rouge area.
To watch Congressman Graves give an update on what is happneing in Washington, DC on the Louisiana Business and Industry Show click here.
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.
In today’s DC Current, US Congressman Garret Graves talked about moving the US Army Corps Of Engineers into another cabinet level department, and on bringing back the Farm Bill.
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Louisiana’s in the process of getting its first share of federal offshore oil revenue earmarked for Gulf states. It’s the first such revenue pot which amounts to $188 million to the four states. The state will get $82 million to the state, which has already been assigned to help rebuild coastal restoration projects.
Louisiana’s Congressional delegation is working to reform laws to help victims recover from natural disasters.
WASHINGTON — The federal farm bill, a periodic and sprawling reauthorization of an array of government agricultural and rural development programs, is facing a growing battle on Capitol Hill over proposals to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients.