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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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October 11, 2016 Blog Post
  • TSA: For those who are eligible for FEMA assistance, FEMA transitional sheltering assistance provides lodging to displaced survivors who need a roof over their heads immediately. FEMA pays the hotel/motels directly; funds are not   disbursed  to survivors for this.
October 5, 2016 Press Release

(Baton Rouge, LA.) – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and the Louisiana congressional delegation today sent a letter to Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S.

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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?

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In The News

November 6, 2017 In The News

With the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Americans are trying to understand how these tax changes would impact their families. The pro-growth tax plan would simplify the tax code by eliminating most itemized deductions, while reducing marginal tax rates.

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November 1, 2017 In The News

“This project means a better quality of life for the residents of East Ascension and brings us a step closer to unifying wastewater treatment in Ascension Parish.”

November 1, 2017 In The News

In our weekly visit with US Rep. Garret Graves, we got an update on the proposed tax break for the middle class, and a first hand report on a working group he organized to help expedite disaster relief payments to individuals and communities in the future.  Click here to listen.

October 29, 2017 In The News

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.

October 25, 2017 In The News

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.

 

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October 23, 2017 In The News

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.

October 20, 2017 In The News

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.

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October 20, 2017 In The News

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.

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