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Baton Rouge, LA - Congressman Garret Graves (R-Capital Region) announced today that FEMA has issued an additional waiver of the 60-day proof of loss requirement in response to a deadline extension request he sent to FEMA’s Acting Administrator on May 1, 2017.
Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Justice’s Alton Sterling decision:
We cannot allow the tragic shootings of 2016 or the fallout to define us or our community, but we can learn from those experiences.
Today Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) commended the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) vote to unanimously keep the shrimping anti-dumping trade enforcement orders in place for five more years against China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. The orders on Brazil were revoked, but imports from Brazil are minimal.
Last week it was reported that a new amendment to the American Health Care Act “exempts members of Congress and their staff" from health care changes.
Like you, I think that’s absurd.
Today the president signed an Executive Order Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy. The following is a high level summary of what is in it.
Congressman Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) made the following statement regarding the United States' launching of 59 Tomahaw missles targeting an airbase in Syria believed to be associated with this week's chemical weapons attack on civilains by Bashar al-Assad's regime:
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Capital Region) announced today that the state of Louisiana will receive word this afternoon that HUD is releasing $1.65 billion for flood recovery. This amount is the sum of the $438 million and $1.22 billion approved by Congress in September and December 2016.
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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.
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.
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.
One year after the Great Flood of 2016, a cadre of delegates from Washington, D.C., brought HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson to little Livingston Parish to view the recovery.
Well, the good doctor probably thought it was fairly little.
Starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits. Why? To help protect your identity, Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Instead, the new cards will have a unique Medicare Number. This will happen automatically. You don’t need to do anything or pay anyone to get your new card.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making a handful of tweaks to the National Flood Insurance Program to inject more private money into the government-dominated flood insurance market.
"This new investment from HUD is critically important to our rebuilding efforts. It will allow us to make investments in flood risk reduction and infrastructure projects in areas of our state that were devastated by the 2016 floods, including partnering with the Army Corps of Engineers to make investments in large-scale projects, such as the Comite River Diversion Canal.
The announcement that the Louisiana Legislature will be making a serious effort toward funding and, in due time, finishing the Comite River Diversion Canal brings a bit of hope to the Capitol Region drainage situation.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Congressman Garret Graves on Thursday blasted the federally funded Restore Louisiana program for its sluggish award distribution for 2016 flood victims in Livingston and other parishes.
The congressman made his comments during the March 29 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs.
After championing progress made toward improving U.S. infrastructure and the economy, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said some areas in Congress and nationwide are “still broken”—like the growing national debt, the ongoing health care and gun debates and rampant political divisiveness, which he calls the biggest threat to our country.