The Comite River Diversion Canal should be built to provide flood protection for area residents and improve our regional resiliency. While it will not solve all flood risk, Comite would benefit the most people in the shortest time.
Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) today was named Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, which oversees water resources development and regulatory programs administered by the U.S.
The following is updated informtion from FEMA regarding Manufactured Housing Units.
Demonstrating Continued Need for Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU)
• Every 30 days, FEMA evaluates each applicant’s eligibility to remain in the MHU.
• FEMA evaluates an applicant’s eligibility based upon:
On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, by a vote of 344-73.
Updated information on flood recovery from FEMA:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the PROVE IT Act – a bi-partisan regulatory reform bill Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) introduced in 2016 and that was included in the Regulatory Accountability Act – earned passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This week I was honored to have taken the oath to begin my 2nd term as your representative. I am excited about what we can accomplish this Congress and will continue working to best represent everyone in Louisiana's 6th District. I work for you and it's a responsiblity I don't take lightly, and one that is designed to be most effective when we are communicating. So keep calling, attending tow
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.
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.
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DENHAM SPRINGS – Congressman Garret Graves on Thursday blasted the federally funded Restore Louisiana program for its sluggish award distribution for 2016 flood victims in Livingston and other parishes.
The congressman made his comments during the March 29 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs.
After championing progress made toward improving U.S. infrastructure and the economy, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said some areas in Congress and nationwide are “still broken”—like the growing national debt, the ongoing health care and gun debates and rampant political divisiveness, which he calls the biggest threat to our country.
Congressman Garret Graves expressed concern Tuesday about a House-passed flood-insurance reform proposal he says could result in unaffordable cost increases for Louisiana homeowners.
Louisianans hit by floods in 2016 will want to dust off their old tax returns from that year to tap new deductions and cash in on hundreds of millions of federal tax relief dollars for those who saw homes, cars and other property ruined by rising waters.
Congressman Graves recently sat down with Parish President Larry Cochran on St. Charles Parish Today television show to discuss their drainage issues, flood protection and the National Flood Insurance Program. Click here to view.
Congressional staffers who may not agree ideologically are finding ways to come together in service. The bipartisan Capitol Hill Community Service Association gives them a chance to volunteer in D.C.
Elected officials from coastal states took disparate views over the Trump administration's proposal to open more than 90% of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to oil and natural gas exploration, which garnered more than 630,000 public comments.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Down one hallway at Abundant Life Church, proudly displayed on a long and curved freshly-painted white wall, hangs a complete timeline of the church’s history.
WASHINGTON — Vast swaths of the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block for offshore oil and gas drilling in less than two weeks. But the 77-million-acre sale, billed as the largest in the country’s history, may not shake off the offshore oil industry's three-year slump.
In 2017, Congressman Graves introduced H.R. 2849, the Louisiana Flood and Storm Devastation Act of 2017, which would grant homeowners and individuals emergency tax relief.