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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.
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.
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) released the Domestic Offshore Energy Reinvestment Act of 2018. It was voted out of the House Committee on Natural Resources this morning.
A local agency will receive $250,000 in federal money to help build a new water control structure for Bayou Lafourche.
The grant, approved by the Delta Regional Authority, adds to the $2.5 million the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District has allocated for the project to help keep salt from the Gulf of Mexico from advancing north into the area’s drinking water supply.
Progress on the elevated highway to Port Fourchon continues as the LA 1 Coalition continues to look for money for the next phase.
Construction is underway to widen the curve on the Leeville Bridge and add a short extension for the planned elevated highway to Golden Meadow, LA 1 Coalition Executive Director Henri Boulet told the Lafourche Parish Council last week.