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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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In The News

January 11, 2019 In The News

Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation say planned flood and hurricane risk reduction projects in the state would not be in jeopardy under a White House proposal to divert money and other resources from the Army Corps of Engineers to build a 315-mile barrier along the U.S.-

January 2, 2019 In The News

The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump Dec. 31.

January 2, 2019 In The News

((Editor’s Note: This story has been revised from an earlier version to update information about the size of the contract that had been incorrectly provided by the state.))

December 28, 2018 In The News

As saltwater anglers in Sportsman’s Paradise, we are blessed with abundant fisheries resources off our coast. Today, we are grateful to our members of Congress who understand the value of America’s fisheries and the public’s access to those resources.

November 24, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON The National Flood Insurance Program has lurched along for more than a year as lawmakers on Capitol Hill have deadlocked over how to overhaul the debt-laden federal program that underwrites most of the nation’s flood coverage.

November 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will put $180 million more into navigation and flood-control projects in Louisiana during the upcoming year, the agency announced this week.

November 21, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — State officials are still waiting on action from the Trump administration before paying out millions in Restore Louisiana flood recovery money to homeowners who’d taken out Small Business Administration disaster loans.

November 21, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. -- A waiver to release money after the Duplication of Benefits fix has delayed state distribution of funds to additional households affected by the 2016 floods, a move which has angered Congressman Garret Graves.

November 19, 2018 In The News

There are quite a few reasons to be thankful this holiday season.

Sure, there are still problems at several levels of local, state, and federal government. Locally, infrastructure issues continue to stare both people and politicians in the face.

At the state level, well, much of the same – except there’s a decided issue on how to spend the money.

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