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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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September 14, 2016 Blog Post

A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).

September 13, 2016 Blog Post


News Release


National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims

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

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In The News

October 2, 2017 In The News

Louisiana leaders are talking about getting financially creative to scare up the money to build the Comite River Diversion Canal.

For decades, authorities have waited for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to commit funds to dig the canal that will drain the river into the Mississippi during floods. But they haven't substantially moved forward. 

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September 27, 2017 In The News

LAPLACE — The federal government’s fiscal year begins Sunday, and levee construction via the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project (and with it greater flood and hurricane protection for St. John the Baptist residents) is not in the budget.

September 22, 2017 In The News

"Our fear as chefs is that we're going to lose the amazing variety we have in this country, at our fingertips, of fish that's fairly, sustainably raised," says Jason Goodenough, a chef at Carrollton Market bistro.

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September 18, 2017 In The News
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September 7, 2017 In The News

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What does this bill do?

This bill ensures the food stamp program (SNAP) has meaningful work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) by:

September 7, 2017 In The News

 

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September 6, 2017 In The News

 

Congressman Garret Graves has been working on assistance for victims of Hurricane Harvey both legislatively, and physically.  He dropped by the studio this morning to talk about what is being sent to Texas and SW Louisiana, and what Congress will need to do next week on hurricane/flood relief.

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September 6, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — With federal disaster coffers stretched to the seams, the U.S. House of Representatives quickly passed a bill Wednesday to infuse $7.9 billion in disaster aid without taking amendments, pushing off a number of persistent questions about several federal disaster recovery policies.

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September 6, 2017 In The News

At this morning’s House Republican Leadership Stakeout, Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) joined Speaker Ryan, Leader McCarthy, and Chair McMorris Rodgers to highlight the importance of the emergency funding bill the House passed today.

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