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WASHINGTON — With lawmakers on Capitol Hill gearing up for negotiations on a potentially massive disaster relief package for victims of this year’s hurricanes and wildfires, closed-door lobbying by the Louisiana delegation over unfinished business from the 2016 floods is also heating up.
In our weekly visit with Congressman Garret Graves, we hit 2 nerves…. First, the Senate backlog, which is holding back important legislation which has passed the House. And, the snails pace in distributing federal flood relief dollars in our area. Hear what he had to say on AMBR.
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.
U.S. officials accused of allowing red snapper to be overfished in the Gulf of Mexico have called on a federal judge to enter a summary judgement in their case, saying the environmental organizations suing them have a moot point.
Lots to talk about today with Congressman Garret Graves… he’s working on the tax overhaul package, and still battling for constituents who feel that they have been shortchanged in the flood recovery process. He spent time in the studio this morning for AMBR. Listen here.
Should Cajuns be listed by the federal government as an endangered species? U.S.
Louisiana leaders are talking about getting financially creative to scare up the money to build the Comite River Diversion Canal.
For decades, authorities have waited for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to commit funds to dig the canal that will drain the river into the Mississippi during floods. But they haven't substantially moved forward.
LAPLACE — The federal government’s fiscal year begins Sunday, and levee construction via the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project (and with it greater flood and hurricane protection for St. John the Baptist residents) is not in the budget.
"Our fear as chefs is that we're going to lose the amazing variety we have in this country, at our fingertips, of fish that's fairly, sustainably raised," says Jason Goodenough, a chef at Carrollton Market bistro.