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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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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November 2, 2017 Blog Post

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.

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November 2, 2017 Blog Post

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.

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS | The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
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October 12, 2017 Blog Post

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

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October 10, 2017 Press Release

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

August 28, 2017 Blog Post
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September 2, 2018 In The News

Today, 90 percent of Americans believe that able-bodied adults receiving welfare assistance should be required to work or prepare for work.

August 30, 2018 In The News

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.

August 30, 2018 In The News

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.

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August 28, 2018 In The News

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.

August 21, 2018 In The News

Click here to hear the latest weekly interview with Congressman Garret Graves on Talk 107.3. 

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August 21, 2018 In The News
August 15, 2018 In The News

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.

August 15, 2018 In The News

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. 

August 15, 2018 In The News
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) -

Local and federal officials gathered Monday to celebrate a major milestone in securing full funding for long-awaited hurricane and flood protection for the River Parishes area.

August 15, 2018 In The News


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.

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