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Washington, D.C. – Today, the PROVE IT Act – a bi-partisan regulatory reform bill Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) introduced in 2016 and that was included in the Regulatory Accountability Act – earned passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This week I was honored to have taken the oath to begin my 2nd term as your representative. I am excited about what we can accomplish this Congress and will continue working to best represent everyone in Louisiana's 6th District. I work for you and it's a responsiblity I don't take lightly, and one that is designed to be most effective when we are communicating. So keep calling, attending tow
The following content was produced by FEMA and is being republished here by Congressman Garret Graves' office as a courtesy to flood-impacted constituents of Louisiana's Sixth District.
Louisiana flood recovery continues thanks to the work of committed citizens, businesses, government agencies and faith-based, community and volunteer organizations.
FEMA grants 30-day extension of TSA program
FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program has been extended by one month for Louisiana survivors affected by the August floods. Eligible survivors may stay in participating hotels/motels through the night of Monday, January 16, 2017 but must check out by Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves (R – Capital Region) released the following statement regarding the resignation of Charlie Melancon as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries:
Below is a snapshot of some of the recent legislation Congressman Graves has been working on in the US House of Representatives. If you have questions or comments regarding these or other legislative issues, contact our office today.
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Starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits. Why? To help protect your identity, Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Instead, the new cards will have a unique Medicare Number. This will happen automatically. You don’t need to do anything or pay anyone to get your new card.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making a handful of tweaks to the National Flood Insurance Program to inject more private money into the government-dominated flood insurance market.
"This new investment from HUD is critically important to our rebuilding efforts. It will allow us to make investments in flood risk reduction and infrastructure projects in areas of our state that were devastated by the 2016 floods, including partnering with the Army Corps of Engineers to make investments in large-scale projects, such as the Comite River Diversion Canal.
The announcement that the Louisiana Legislature will be making a serious effort toward funding and, in due time, finishing the Comite River Diversion Canal brings a bit of hope to the Capitol Region drainage situation.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Congressman Garret Graves on Thursday blasted the federally funded Restore Louisiana program for its sluggish award distribution for 2016 flood victims in Livingston and other parishes.
The congressman made his comments during the March 29 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs.
After championing progress made toward improving U.S. infrastructure and the economy, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said some areas in Congress and nationwide are “still broken”—like the growing national debt, the ongoing health care and gun debates and rampant political divisiveness, which he calls the biggest threat to our country.
Congressman Garret Graves expressed concern Tuesday about a House-passed flood-insurance reform proposal he says could result in unaffordable cost increases for Louisiana homeowners.
Louisianans hit by floods in 2016 will want to dust off their old tax returns from that year to tap new deductions and cash in on hundreds of millions of federal tax relief dollars for those who saw homes, cars and other property ruined by rising waters.
Congressman Graves recently sat down with Parish President Larry Cochran on St. Charles Parish Today television show to discuss their drainage issues, flood protection and the National Flood Insurance Program. Click here to view.
Congressional staffers who may not agree ideologically are finding ways to come together in service. The bipartisan Capitol Hill Community Service Association gives them a chance to volunteer in D.C.