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).
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is designed to deliver much-needed tax relief to millions of families, help our workers and job creators compete and win here at home and around the world, and make the tax code simpler and fairer for all Americans. It will fuel economic growth – leading to more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for generations to come.
The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is the House Republicans' bill to rewrite the tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. Read the bill here.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS about President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Affordable Healthcare Choices, courtesy of the White House.
The EO’s primary intent is to help Obamacare’s victims
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
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WASHINGTON – The federal House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved a series of federal disaster policy changes authored by Congressman Garret Graves, a move which drew high praise from Livingston Parish officials.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke vowed to use his clout to fast-track coastal restoration projects during a Saturday visit to Louisiana.
"Louisiana and the coastline are important, and we're losing too much of it. ... There's a lot of things that Interior can do," the secretary told reporters at the Water Institute of the Gulf where he began the day.
S Rep. Garret Graves, in his weekly visit, not only talked about The House initiative for mandatory training on sexual misconduct, but also about ways to make disaster allocations, and the functioning of government as a whole more efficient. To listen click here
Thoughts this time of year often focus on reasons for which we should feel thankful -- family, shelter and wellbeing, among others. Residents in south Louisiana may need to add another item to that list.
Would you believe it’s the efforts of a few folks in Washington, D.C.?
Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., spoke to The Daily Signal’s Rachel Del Guidice earlier this month about his bill that would implement work requirements for those dependent on food stamps. The following is an edited transcript of the interview:
WASHINGTON — Thousands of Louisiana homeowners hit hard by the 2016 floods have been tearing their hair out for more than a year over a federal rule blocking them from tens of thousands of dollars in recovery money.
The U.S. House has voted 237-189, with the Louisiana delegation splitting 3-3, to approve legislation that will increase flood insurance costs for many property owners but also will help sustain a National Flood Insurance Program battered by payouts for a series of expensive storms in the past 17 years.
“We are gathered here today to show our appreciation to all the men and women coming from all walks of life and serving in all branches of the military so that you and I on this day may enjoy the land of the free and home of the brave that we live in today.”
In his weekly visit with Talk 107.3’s Kevin & Bill, Mr. Graves addresses why he voted AGAINST a flood insurance reform bill, updates us on the status the Republican tax reforms and other topics.