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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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August 25, 2016 Blog Post

Lots of folks have been asking about debris removal. Here's the lay of the land:

FEMA doesn’t put boots or equipment on the ground for debris removal – they reimburse parishes for eligible debris removal activities. The impacted parishes determine the debris/trash removal schedule after bidding out and finalizing contracts.

August 25, 2016 Blog Post

What to Expect After You Apply for FEMA Aid

Within 10 days after registering: A FEMA Inspector will call you to schedule an appointment.

During the Inspector's visit
Inspectors will:
• wear official FEMA ID badges.
• confirm your disaster registration number.
• review structural and personal property damages.

August 25, 2016 Blog Post


SAMARITAN'S PURSE: (985) 402-4350 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF SE LA: (985) 839-3827
NOLA TREE PROJECT: (504) 415-8434
RED CROSS: (855) 489-2528.
UNITED SAINTS RECOVERY PROJECT:  (504) 383-5554  or projects@UnitedSaints.org 
OPERATION BLESSING INTERNATIONAL: (757) 226-3401

August 25, 2016 Blog Post
What to do if you disagree with FEMA’s decision letter

1. Read the letter carefully to find out why the decision was made.

Do you need to provide additional information?
August 14, 2016 Blog Post

Weather, hazardous conditions, road closures and other emergency information can be found by clicking the links below. 

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. 

Issues:
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 19, 2016 Blog Post

Many community events have been planned in light of Sunday’s shootings. Here is an updated list of what we know so far.  If you have an event that you would like us to add, call our office at 225-442-1731.

TUESDAY, July 19th

July 18, 2016 Press Release

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

July 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) and Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) introduced legislation today in response to the recent officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge.  The bi-partisan bill offers state and local law enforcement off

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In The News

March 11, 2016 In The News

GONZALES — U.S. Congressman Garret Graves said Thursday a highway priority plan for the five-parish Baton Rouge area he is developing with local leaders would rely on “true metrics,” not politics, to build a consensus for the plan’s spending priorities.

March 9, 2016 In The News

On Friday, Congressman Garret Graves spoke to the Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association. He cited a 2009 study from LSU professors Mike Blum and Harry Roberts that looked at Louisiana’s land loss related to levee construction over the last century.

March 7, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Graves testified at a U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing entitled, "The Impacts of Federal Fisheries Management on Small Businesses."

"Federal policy has obstructed our access to the great outdoors," said U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-La.), lead witness for the hearing.

February 19, 2016 In The News

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Louisiana is excited to announce that it will honor U.S. Representative Garret Graves with the 2016 Jerry Stone Conservationist of the Year.  The award, to be presented during the CCA Louisiana State Convention on February 26, is the highest conservation award given by the organization each year.

February 19, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves addressed the Rotary Club of North Ascension at noon on Wednesday at Sammy’s Grill focusing mostly on traffic in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area he represents that is nearing a population of one million people and includes Ascension Parish which has added 70,000 new residents in the past 35 years.

February 10, 2016 In The News

Each week, Congressman Graves joins Talk 107.3 FM's “A.M. BATON ROUGE” to give an update on his work in Congress. This week, he commented on the Supreme Court’s action to slow President Obama’s executive actions on climate change through and interpretation of the Clean Air Act. He also discussed the president's proposed $10 tax on oil & gas.

February 3, 2016 In The News

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement today after CRISIS, the Capital Region’s business-led coalition for transportation improvements, released a report prioritizing four major trans

November 6, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, has honored U.S. Representative Garret Graves as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC.

November 6, 2015 In The News

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) announced today House passage of the landmark Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. The six-year bill contains important Graves provisions that strategically position critical Louisiana transportation projects like I-10 in Baton Rouge and LA 1 in South Louisiana for competitive federal funding.

October 22, 2015 In The News

Hunting and fishing is part of life in Louisiana—it’s woven into the fabric of who we are. “Sportsman’s Paradise” is home to the most productive ecosystem in North America. In fact, the entire Gulf of Mexico region is blessed with a rich heritage and an enduring economy built on the bounty of the great outdoors.

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