House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Approves the Disaster Recovery Reform Act
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.
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
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"
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.”
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).
“If being an endangered species means the federal government works with you instead of against you, then let’s do it. I don’t understand why animals get better treatment than people
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
Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) issued the following statement today after the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)
LIVINGSTON, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) today announced he will host a “Conversation with Congressman Graves” town hall meeting on Thursday, August 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Livingston Parish Library, Albany-Springfield branch.
Bill to further the scope of state management
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) has introduced bi-partisan legislation with Congressmen Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Randy Weber (R-TX), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Lacy Clay (D-MO), Clay Higgins (R-LA), Steve Palazzo (R-MS), Austin Scott (R-GA), and Bradley Byrne (R-AL) in the U.S.
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) announced today that the Sixth District will participate in the third Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a high school app competition designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in computer science. Students, individually or in teams, are tasked with creating, coding, and implementing a new and