The following was produced by FEMA and is being republished here by Congressman Graves as a courtesy.
Total Now at $60 Million for Louisiana Schools Affected by August Flood
Ascension schools to receive additional flood recovery funding
The Comite River Diversion Canal should be built to provide flood protection for area residents and improve our regional resiliency. While it will not solve all flood risk, Comite would benefit the most people in the shortest time.
Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) today was named Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, which oversees water resources development and regulatory programs administered by the U.S.
The following is updated informtion from FEMA regarding Manufactured Housing Units.
Demonstrating Continued Need for Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU)
• Every 30 days, FEMA evaluates each applicant’s eligibility to remain in the MHU.
• FEMA evaluates an applicant’s eligibility based upon:
On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, by a vote of 344-73.
Updated information on flood recovery from FEMA:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the PROVE IT Act – a bi-partisan regulatory reform bill Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) introduced in 2016 and that was included in the Regulatory Accountability Act – earned passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This week I was honored to have taken the oath to begin my 2nd term as your representative. I am excited about what we can accomplish this Congress and will continue working to best represent everyone in Louisiana's 6th District. I work for you and it's a responsiblity I don't take lightly, and one that is designed to be most effective when we are communicating. So keep calling, attending tow
The following content was produced by FEMA and is being republished here by Congressman Garret Graves' office as a courtesy to flood-impacted constituents of Louisiana's Sixth District.
Louisiana flood recovery continues thanks to the work of committed citizens, businesses, government agencies and faith-based, community and volunteer organizations.
In The News
In our weekly visit with Congressman Garret Graves, we hit 2 nerves…. First, the Senate backlog, which is holding back important legislation which has passed the House. And, the snails pace in distributing federal flood relief dollars in our area. Hear what he had to say on AMBR.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) says Louisiana and the United States face a multitude of problems in numerous issues, including tax reform, regulatory reform and local traffic issues top his list.
U.S. officials accused of allowing red snapper to be overfished in the Gulf of Mexico have called on a federal judge to enter a summary judgement in their case, saying the environmental organizations suing them have a moot point.
Lots to talk about today with Congressman Garret Graves… he’s working on the tax overhaul package, and still battling for constituents who feel that they have been shortchanged in the flood recovery process. He spent time in the studio this morning for AMBR. Listen here.
Should Cajuns be listed by the federal government as an endangered species? U.S.
Louisiana leaders are talking about getting financially creative to scare up the money to build the Comite River Diversion Canal.
For decades, authorities have waited for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to commit funds to dig the canal that will drain the river into the Mississippi during floods. But they haven't substantially moved forward.
LAPLACE — The federal government’s fiscal year begins Sunday, and levee construction via the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project (and with it greater flood and hurricane protection for St. John the Baptist residents) is not in the budget.
"Our fear as chefs is that we're going to lose the amazing variety we have in this country, at our fingertips, of fish that's fairly, sustainably raised," says Jason Goodenough, a chef at Carrollton Market bistro.