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.
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
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"
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.”
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).
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is designed to deliver much-needed tax relief to millions of families, help our workers and job creators compete and win here at home and around the world, and make the tax code simpler and fairer for all Americans. It will fuel economic growth – leading to more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for generations to come.
The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is the House Republicans' bill to rewrite the tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. Read the bill here.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS about President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Affordable Healthcare Choices, courtesy of the White House.
The EO’s primary intent is to help Obamacare’s victims
Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) offered legislation during a House Natural Resources Committee markup that would designate Cajuns as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), a federal law that provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of
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BATON ROUGE -- Allocation of more than $80 million in federal funds could send several improvement projects statewide to the express route.
The Federal Highway Administration awarded $80,699,190 in new federal funding to Louisiana to advance major roadwork across the state.
Louisiana is getting $80 million in federal highway funds from other states that failed to use the dollars, including about $16 million to help build an interchange at Pecue Lane in Baton Rouge, officials said Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A program that's already seen success in East Baton Rouge Parish is expanding. The goal is to give high school students a head start in landing quality careers.
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LAPLACE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - An 18-mile levee to protect land near Lake Pontchartrain from storm surges could be finished by the 2023 hurricane season, an Army Corps of Engineers district commander said Monday.
The 18-mile, $760 million West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee could be under construction by early 2021 and could be completed by mid-2023, in time for that year's hurricane season, the commander of the Army Corps of Engineers' New Orleans District office said Monday.
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) -
On the two-year anniversary of the historic flood, the Livingston Parish School System is moving on to its final phase of flood recovery with the destruction of a school that couldn’t be repaired.