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
• wear official FEMA ID badges.
• confirm your disaster registration number.
• review structural and personal property damages.
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
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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.
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.
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
I am sorry to the families of the officers killed and injured today, and our prayers are with them.
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
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015. Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA), a co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement:
In The News
Congressman Graves caught up with Talk 107.3 this morning to discuss his continued efforts to bring additional recovery resources to Louisiana. Listen in by clicking the link above.
“Making government work better for people – the way it’s supposed to – is a primary goal in everything we do up here, and this bill is designed with that in mind.
"To choose between the urgent issue of fighting for recovery funds in D.C. versus coming down and discussing the snapper issue, that's a pretty clear choice, and I'm surprised the department would think the snapper issue is more important than our flood recovery," he said.
Some, like U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, have argued that all or much of the river basin should be fair game, all the way down to Lake Maurepas.
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U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, a Republican who represents much of the most heavily damaged region, said aid has been too sluggish so far.
Congressman Graves talks "Medical Waste" with Fox 8's Lee Zurik. The two discuss how some health insurers force customers to pay a premium on some prescription drugs - charging customers more than the actual cost of the medicine. Pharmacists call it a "clawback" – insurers overcharge and claw back the money from the pharmacy and customer.
Watch the videos below to hear how Congressman Graves responded to questions about the the recent police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Congressman Garret Graves joined Jim Engster to talk about his recent bill with Congressman Cedric Richmond to help law enforcement deal with confrontational citizens. Listen to the interview here.
A local congressman has begun an effort to modernize the process of government oil and gas lease sales, and he should be commended.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, introduced a bill that would move those oil and gas lease sales online, taking advantage of technology that the whole world uses.
by Mark Schleifstein at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune