Washington, DC – A bill offered by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) to directly address the frustrations disaster victims experience regarding the status of federal assistance administered through FEMA earned approval today by the Trans
Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act was pulled from the House floor on Friday:
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US Congressman Graves (R – South Louisiana) released the following statement regarding the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a 2015 ruling dismissing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East suit:
The following was produced by FEMA and is being republished here by Congressman Graves as a courtesy.
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Congressman Garret Graves expressed concern Tuesday about a House-passed flood-insurance reform proposal he says could result in unaffordable cost increases for Louisiana homeowners.
Louisianans hit by floods in 2016 will want to dust off their old tax returns from that year to tap new deductions and cash in on hundreds of millions of federal tax relief dollars for those who saw homes, cars and other property ruined by rising waters.
Congressman Graves recently sat down with Parish President Larry Cochran on St. Charles Parish Today television show to discuss their drainage issues, flood protection and the National Flood Insurance Program. Click here to view.
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In 2017, Congressman Graves introduced H.R. 2849, the Louisiana Flood and Storm Devastation Act of 2017, which would grant homeowners and individuals emergency tax relief.
One change has been in the regulatory environment after President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring two regulations to be eliminated for every one that is created. Graves said in practice, they’ve seen upwards of twenty restrictions rescinded for each new one that is implemented. This, he said, is great news for the Bayou State.
When Bill Cassidy challenged longtime U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014, one of her main arguments was that, despite her Democratic affiliation, she was the one who had a record of looking out for Louisiana's interests in Washington.