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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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January 26, 2017 Blog Post

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.

January 23, 2017 Press Release

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.

January 17, 2017 Blog Post

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:

January 13, 2017 Blog Post

On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, by a vote of 344-73.

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January 12, 2017 Blog Post

Updated information on flood recovery from FEMA:

January 11, 2017 Press Release

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.

January 9, 2017 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

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January 4, 2017 Blog Post

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

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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.

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April 2, 2018 In The News

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.

March 29, 2018 In The News

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.

March 28, 2018 In The News

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.

March 16, 2018 In The News

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.

March 16, 2018 In The News

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.

March 15, 2018 In The News

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.

March 13, 2018 In The News

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.

March 12, 2018 In The News

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.

March 10, 2018 In The News

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.

March 8, 2018 In The News

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.

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