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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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October 5, 2016 Blog Post

Earlier this year, Congressman Garret Graves started using Facebook's live video streaming capabilities to engage with constituents in real time. Since then, the format has proved to be an effective and popular way for Garret to hear from the people he represents, answer questions and respond to comments.

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October 3, 2016 Blog Post

You're Invited!

Congressman Garret Graves (LA 06) is hosting a Service Academy Day this Sunday, October 9, 2016 at LSU's College of the Coast & Environment from 2:30 - 5:30 pm. 

September 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding nearly 130 million dollars in federal grants for the State of Louisiana’s Shelter at Home program.

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September 30, 2016 Blog Post

On Tuesday, the House passed H.R.

September 26, 2016 Blog Post

 

FEMA Housing Assistance: Home Ownership Verification

To qualify for FEMA’s home repair assistance, individuals must own their home. Some properties are excluded from this type of aid—including second homes, vacation homes and businesses and it is important to determine that your property qualifies.

Proofs of Home Ownership

September 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives today requiring the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to provide a predictable and timely response for flood insurance policyholders after they file a claim.

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September 22, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves announced today that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate $13 million of “sanction funds” to aid Baton Rouge and Lafayette recovery efforts after a conversation he had with HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Sanction funds are unexpended dollars recuperated from HUD grantees by the agency.

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September 19, 2016 Blog Post

 

When in doubt about applying for disaster assistance, call FEMA.

 Many residents of parishes covered by last month’s presidential disaster declaration might be eligible for federal assistance but have not applied with FEMA.

Why not apply?

September 14, 2016 Blog Post

A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).

September 13, 2016 Blog Post


News Release


National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims

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March 2, 2017 In The News

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GRAND ISLE, LA (WVUE) -

The federal program that has made a select group of Gulf Coast fishermen millionaires has left a lot of Louisiana fishermen out of the money.

March 2, 2017 In The News

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March 2, 2017 In The News

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PANAMA CITY, FL (WVUE) -

Steve Southerland agrees: He was something of a threat to some commercial fishermen.

"I was in his kitchen," he tells us.

 Southerland served two terms in Congress.

March 2, 2017 In The News

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GRAND ISLE, LA (WVUE) -

On the tip of Louisiana's coast, Dean Blanchard built his seafood business from nothing.

March 1, 2017 In The News

DONALDSONVILLE – With the completion of a Union Pacific Railroad Modification over Bayou Lafourche completed, a ribbon cutting was held earlier this week near the site to celebrate a milestone in a project that will bring safer drinking water to some 300,000 residents who live further down the bayou.

March 1, 2017 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS – Congressman Garret Graves offered advice on how the Army Corp of Engineers should address the Comite River Diversion Canal.

“The Corps should watch from the stands as the state builds it so the Corps can see how to build a project,” said Graves, who spoke Thursday at a meeting of the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club.

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March 1, 2017 In The News

Tensions occasionally boiled over Thursday night as a divided crowd filled the Central Branch Library to hear Congressman Garret Graves give his take on various controversies of the new Trump administration, including the president’s recent attempt to impose a travel ban on seven Middle East countries.

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February 13, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump on Saturday approved a federal disaster declaration for Orleans and Livingston parishes following powerful tornadoes that devastated New Orleans East and Watson on Tuesday.

February 1, 2017 In The News

Louisiana leaders are voicing frustration with the federal bureaucracy tied to $1.6 billion that Congress has set aside for the state's flood recovery, as the state's Congressional delegation pushes for more money.

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