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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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September 13, 2016 Blog Post


Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted

September 12, 2016 Blog Post

Where do I start the RECOVERY PROCESS?

  • FEMA – Individual Assistance

www.disasterassistance.gov 

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

1-800-621-3362 (VRS)

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September 8, 2016 Press Release

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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September 7, 2016 Blog Post

*If you receive a letter from FEMA that you disagree with, we encourage you to file an appeal. Many of the ineligibility mistakes are due to clerical errors. If you appeal, there may be a simple fix to go from ineligible to eligible.

September 2, 2016 Blog Post

Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:

 

SNAP Cards:

(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578

Website: www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAP

 

September 1, 2016 Blog Post

To find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center, log on with any computer, smartphone or tablet to the disaster recovery center locator at asd.fema.gov/inter/locator or use the FEMA app, available via the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

August 25, 2016 Blog Post

Important message from FEMA regarding "Mold Certificates":


State, FEMA Never Provide Mold Certificates or Charge Survivors for Services

August 25, 2016 Blog Post

You may be able to get funds to repair your rental property while helping survivors of the recent severe storms and floods at the same time.

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.

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February 1, 2017 In The News
 
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January 31, 2017 In The News

OPINION

Anglers who fish the Gulf of Mexico don’t much care for the way red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico are being managed. Okay, yes, that’s understating things: Most Gulf anglers would cite last year’s annual season giving them a whopping nine days to fish snapper in federal waters as an example of failed management.

January 31, 2017 In The News

GONZALES — Five parish presidents in the Baton Rouge area have reached a consensus on three priority drainage projects in the wake of the August floods, Ascension Parish government said Monday.

January 31, 2017 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS — Inefficiency on the government level has played the biggest role in the sluggish recovery of Livingston Parish and other areas following the August flood, Congressman Garret Graves said last week.

January 17, 2017 In The News

A Houma-Thibodaux area congressman has introduced a bill that aims to curb the number of federal regulations he says are strangling small businesses in Louisiana and across the U.S.

December 21, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Obama took unprecedented unilateral action to block future mineral exploration and development of 118.8 million offshore acres in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

December 2, 2016 In The News

BATON ROUGE – A consortium of universities led by LSU has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a regional transportation research center. The Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, or Tran-SET, will focus on improving transportation infrastructure through the use of innovative materials and technology.

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November 18, 2016 In The News

Louisiana voters may have gone all in for President-elect Donald Trump, but that support doesn't necessarily translate into political muscle. Three members of a congressional delegation that was already short on seniority are set to leave in January, and as of Friday, no locals appear to be among the crowds flowing in and out of Trump Tower these days.

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October 24, 2016 In The News

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves will host a town hall meeting from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday inside the Thibodaux City Council Chambers, 310 W. Second St.

Read more: https://www.dailycomet.com/news/20161021/graves-to-host-thibodaux-town-hall-meeting 

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October 5, 2016 In The News

“Without question, we deserve a good bit more funding than has been provided.”

Louisiana 6TH District Congressman Garret Graves is talking about federal funding for rebuilding from the August flood. He's frustrated by what went down before Congress recessed last week, authorizing less than $500-million for Louisiana's needs.

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