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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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January 2, 2017 Blog Post

The following content was produced by FEMA and is being republished here by Congressman Garret Graves' office as a courtesy to flood-impacted constituents of Louisiana's Sixth District. 

Louisiana flood recovery continues thanks to the work of committed citizens, businesses, government agencies and faith-based, community and volunteer organizations.

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December 19, 2016 Blog Post

FEMA grants 30-day extension of TSA program

FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program has been extended by one month for Louisiana survivors affected by the August floods.  Eligible survivors may stay in participating hotels/motels through the night of Monday, January 16, 2017 but must check out by Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

December 14, 2016 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves (R – Capital Region) released the following statement regarding the resignation of Charlie Melancon as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries:

December 12, 2016 Blog Post

Below is a snapshot of some of the recent legislation Congressman Graves has been working on in the US House of Representatives. If you have questions or comments regarding these or other legislative issues, contact our office today

This week revisited - on the Floor. 

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December 8, 2016 Blog Post

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association

Affordable Housing Solutions Expo & Disaster Recovery Resource Fair

Where: Celtic Media Centre — Caitlin Bldg. Stage 6

10000 Celtic Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70809

December 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today in the U.S.

December 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) made the following statement about the $4.1 billion for Louisiana flood and other disaster recovery efforts that is part of a federal government funding bill expected to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and in the Senate on Friday:

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December 5, 2016 Blog Post

Below is a snapshot of some of the recent legislation Congressman Graves has been working on in the US House of Representatives. If you have questions or comments regarding these or other legislative issues, contact our office today

Last Week Revisited – On the Floor

December 2, 2016 Blog Post

After an extensive series of phone calls, letters and conversations with the agency, we're happy to inform flood victims that FEMA has issued an additional 60-day proof of loss extension. NFIP policyholders now have a total of 180 days following the date of loss to provide the proof of loss to their insurer.

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November 7, 2016 Blog Post

From FEMA:

Louisiana disaster survivors affected by August flooding have one week to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.

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In The News

January 26, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has agreed to lop about three years off the permitting process for Louisiana's proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project.

January 11, 2018 In The News

Coming soon: bigger paychecks.

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January 2, 2018 In The News

The GOP landed several legislative victories at the tail-end of 2017. Tax reform passed, and it came gift-wrapped with benefits for 2016’s flood victims. Also, Congressman Garret Graves led the charge for bi-partisan reform to the “duplication of benefits” clause hindering so many victims of the flood, as well as hurricanes Harvey and Irma, from receiving money to help with recovery.

January 2, 2018 In The News

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ LA Creel survey, which kicked off almost four years ago in an attempt to provide more precise information on recreational fishing catch and effort — especially for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico — was certified by NOAA Fisheries on Friday.

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December 21, 2017 In The News

A bill giving more flood victims a chance at financial assistance overcame a major hurdle in Washington Thursday.

The bill, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, aims to fix the “duplication of benefits” issue that has plagued recovery efforts for many of those impacted by the August 2016 flood.

December 20, 2017 In The News

By Paul Ryan | Dec. 19, 2017 7:02 p.m. ET

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the House passed Tuesday, represents the biggest advancement for growth and opportunity in recent memory. It provides real relief to middle-income families and realizes policy goals conservatives have sought for decades.

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December 14, 2017 In The News

Washington, D.C. – December 13, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen.

December 13, 2017 In The News

In our weekly visit with Congressman Graves, he spent some time tracking the tax reform bill, and the need to include LA victims in the tax breaks… he also is opposing the presumptive nominee for the Asst. Sec.

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December 6, 2017 In The News

While tax reform is dominating the majority of conversation in and around Washington D.C. before Christmas, another subject is also being debated (hotly) on the floor - the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

The heated debate has created yet another temporary extension of the program, while the houses on Capitol Hill find a plan that suits all.

December 6, 2017 In The News

In our weekly visit with Congressman Garret Graves, we covered a lot of ground…. everything from funding government through the end of the year, to his thoughts on statewide reciprocity on concealed carry to a bill he’s sponsoring to deny back pay to convicted deserter Sgt.

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