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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

February 14, 2018 In The News

Livingston Parish faces an interesting conundrum in the upcoming years. The debate will center around one question -- were we ready?

For what, you may ask? Growth.

February 13, 2018 In The News

Friday, February 9, 2018

LAFAYETTE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry, with the support of Congressman Garret Graves, announced a lawsuit today against the Corps of Engineers.

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February 12, 2018 In The News

The White House's proposed budget takes the ax to a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike in past years, federal oil money that funds Louisiana's coastal restoration efforts isn't on the chopping block.

February 9, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to protect Louisiana's coastline, state Attorney General Jeff Landry charged in a federal lawsuit filed Friday.

February 7, 2018 In The News

The Senate's budget deal screws Louisiana flood victims - it only fixes duplication of benefits for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands - despite the fact that our fix for Louisiana passed House with bipartisan support. Watch the video below to learn more. 

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February 6, 2018 In The News

by Diana Stancy Correll | Feb. 6 2018 

Lawmakers and leaders of the maritime industry are rallying support for the Jones Act, a law intended to protect American shipping and maritime interests, as critics try to repeal or provide exemptions to the rule.

January 31, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE – Utility relocation plans on land along U.S. 61 will highlight discussion at the Comite River Task Force meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the State Capitol.

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.

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