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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R- South Louisiana) released the following statement after voting today in the US House of Representatives to pass the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.

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December 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) advanced legislation through the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday that will give normal, everyday Americans who like to fish better and more sustainable access to saltwater fishing compared to the current, highly restrictive and outdated federal fisheries management model.

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December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Capital Region) and Ralph Abraham, M.D.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, La — Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) is pleased to announce that Evan Goldsmith, a senior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, is the 2017  winner of the Congressional App Challenge from the Sixth Congressional District.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-LA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) recently introduced legislation to prevent Army Pvt.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – A series of bipartisan federal disaster policy changes authored by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) – including a fix to the duplication of benefits problem plaguing many Louisiana flood and other disaster victims – were approved yesterday by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in sweeping FEMA reform legislation.

November 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – A bill authored by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) to directly address the frustrations disaster victims experience regarding the status of federal assistance administered through FEMA, was signed into law by President Trump last week.  Graves worked with local flood victims and parish and state officials to address these challenges through legisl

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November 20, 2017 Press Release

Graves Applauds White House Concurrence on Disaster Funding for Flood Control and Schools

One lesson we are sharing is ‘never give up’, whether that means the struggle to recover or the fight for resources. We will fight for these resources"

 

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November 16, 2017 Press Release

Graves–Richmond File Bill to Solve Onerous “Duplication of Benefits” Penalty

The government is alleging that a loan duplicates a grant. There is absolutely nothing duplicative about a loan and a grant, and they should not be treated the same.”

 

November 16, 2017 Press Release

 Congressman Garret Graves, (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). 

 

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May 23, 2018 In The News

In today’s DC Current, US Congressman Garret Graves talked about moving the US Army Corps Of Engineers into another cabinet level department, and on bringing back the Farm Bill.

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May 9, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s in the process of getting its first share of federal offshore oil revenue earmarked for Gulf states. It’s the first such revenue pot which amounts to $188 million to the four states. The state will get $82 million to the state, which has already been assigned to help rebuild coastal restoration projects.

May 7, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s Congressional delegation is working to reform laws to help victims recover from natural disasters. 

May 5, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The federal farm bill, a periodic and sprawling reauthorization of an array of government agricultural and rural development programs, is facing a growing battle on Capitol Hill over proposals to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

May 5, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — A raft of changes to federal disaster policy, including a number directly affecting those hit by the 2016 Louisiana floods, are now sitting before the U.S. Senate for the second time in the past six months after clearing the House of Representatives.

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April 18, 2018 In The News

As many as 10,000 flooded homeowners in Louisiana who have been hampered in rebuilding by eligibility restrictions on federal aid dollars could access up to $120 million in grants due to a recent change in federal law, state officials say.

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April 18, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards reiterated a previous request to federal officials demanding interpretation of the Duplication of Benefits penalty, one of the biggest roadblocks to Livingston Parish and other areas working to recover from the flood events of 2016.

April 16, 2018 In The News

Louisiana anglers will get to fish more waters for more days than normally allowed for red snapper for the next two years under a newly approved test program.

Federal officials approved Louisiana’s request to oversee the snapper seasons, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said today.

April 11, 2018 In The News

Sometimes the best way to prod Congress to do something is to take the initiative, and that is exactly what the Federal Emergency Management Agency is doing in the flood insurance field. Congress can’t seem to agree on how to save the debt-burdened program.

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