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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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August 25, 2016 Blog Post

Lots of folks have been asking about debris removal. Here's the lay of the land:

FEMA doesn’t put boots or equipment on the ground for debris removal – they reimburse parishes for eligible debris removal activities. The impacted parishes determine the debris/trash removal schedule after bidding out and finalizing contracts.

August 25, 2016 Blog Post

What to Expect After You Apply for FEMA Aid

Within 10 days after registering: A FEMA Inspector will call you to schedule an appointment.

During the Inspector's visit
Inspectors will:
• wear official FEMA ID badges.
• confirm your disaster registration number.
• review structural and personal property damages.

August 25, 2016 Blog Post


SAMARITAN'S PURSE: (985) 402-4350 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF SE LA: (985) 839-3827
NOLA TREE PROJECT: (504) 415-8434
RED CROSS: (855) 489-2528.
UNITED SAINTS RECOVERY PROJECT:  (504) 383-5554  or projects@UnitedSaints.org 
OPERATION BLESSING INTERNATIONAL: (757) 226-3401

August 25, 2016 Blog Post
What to do if you disagree with FEMA’s decision letter

1. Read the letter carefully to find out why the decision was made.

Do you need to provide additional information?
August 14, 2016 Blog Post

Weather, hazardous conditions, road closures and other emergency information can be found by clicking the links below. 

August 1, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) continues to lead efforts to ensure our law enforcement have the resources they need to protect our community and keep themselves safe.  The July 17 officer shootings and other events in our city have resulted in millions of dollars in extra costs for our law enforcement community. 

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July 21, 2016 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today $650,000 of federal assistance from the United States Department of Justice to help provide local law enforcement officials with needed resources after Sunday’s deadly, ambush attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

July 19, 2016 Blog Post

Many community events have been planned in light of Sunday’s shootings. Here is an updated list of what we know so far.  If you have an event that you would like us to add, call our office at 225-442-1731.

TUESDAY, July 19th

July 18, 2016 Press Release

I am sorry to the families of the officers killed and injured today, and our prayers are with them.

July 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) and Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) introduced legislation today in response to the recent officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge.  The bi-partisan bill offers state and local law enforcement off

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In The News

November 17, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Louisiana homeowners hit hard by the 2016 floods have been tearing their hair out for more than a year over a federal rule blocking them from tens of thousands of dollars in recovery money.

November 15, 2017 In The News

The U.S. House has voted 237-189, with the Louisiana delegation splitting 3-3, to approve legislation that will increase flood insurance costs for many property owners but also will help sustain a National Flood Insurance Program battered by payouts for a series of expensive storms in the past 17 years.

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November 14, 2017 In The News

“We are gathered here today to show our appreciation to all the men and women coming from all walks of life and serving in all branches of the military so that you and I on this day may enjoy the land of the free and home of the brave that we live in today.”

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November 14, 2017 In The News

 

In his weekly visit with Talk 107.3’s Kevin & Bill, Mr. Graves addresses why he voted AGAINST a flood insurance reform bill, updates us on the status the Republican tax reforms and other topics.

November 13, 2017 In The News

(Washington, DC) —Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) issued the following statement on the economic development announcement involving DXC Technology of Virginia setting up operations in New Orleans and creating 2,000 permanent high tech jobs.  

November 8, 2017 In The News

In our regular visit with Rep. Garret Graves we got a chance to set the record straight on the tax reform bill, and to answer a constituent question about the progress, or lack thereof, of the Comite Diversion Canal.  Click here to listen

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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.

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