Graves Announces HUD Will Release Louisiana Flood Recovery Dollars Today
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. Per the state's request, HUD held $438 million until the agency could approve the state's spending plan for $1.22 billion – delaying financial assistance to flood victims.
Reacting to the news that the state requested HUD to hold the $438 million, Congressman Graves stated: “This is a blatant violation of the honor code.”