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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Press Releases

December 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) made the following statement about the $4.1 billion for Louisiana flood and other disaster recovery efforts that is part of a federal government funding bill expected to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and in the Senate on Friday:

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October 12, 2016 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisianans in parishes affected by August flooding now have until Monday, Nov.14, 2016, to register for federal disaster assistance. The State of Louisiana and FEMA advise that the deadline to apply for disaster assistance has been extended, so that all eligible residents have enough time to apply for assistance.

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October 5, 2016 Press Release
HUD to disburse $500 million via Community Development Block Grant funding to assist Louisiana, other states with disaster recovery & relief

(Baton Rouge, LA.) – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and the Louisiana congressional delegation today sent a letter to Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S.

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September 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding nearly 130 million dollars in federal grants for the State of Louisiana’s Shelter at Home program.

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September 22, 2016 Press Release
Introduces the ‘‘Timely Payments for Flood Victims Act of 2016’’ in US House of Representatives

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives today requiring the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to provide a predictable and timely response for flood insurance policyholders after they file a claim.

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September 22, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves announced today that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate $13 million of “sanction funds” to aid Baton Rouge and Lafayette recovery efforts after a conversation he had with HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Sanction funds are unexpended dollars recuperated from HUD grantees by the agency.

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September 8, 2016 Press Release
Local Leaders to Testify at Congressional Hearing on FEMA’s Response to Louisiana Flood Disaster

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) welcomes Louisiana Mayors Jr. Shelton, Rick Ramsey and Gerard Landry to his office in Washington, DC today as the four men prepare to testify tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives at a hearing focused on FEMA’s response to the recent flooding that ravaged South Louisiana.

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August 1, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) continues to lead efforts to ensure our law enforcement have the resources they need to protect our community and keep themselves safe.  The July 17 officer shootings and other events in our city have resulted in millions of dollars in extra costs for our law enforcement community. 

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July 21, 2016 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today $650,000 of federal assistance from the United States Department of Justice to help provide local law enforcement officials with needed resources after Sunday’s deadly, ambush attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

July 18, 2016 Press Release

I am sorry to the families of the officers killed and injured today, and our prayers are with them.

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