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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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October 5, 2016 Press Release

(Baton Rouge, LA.) – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) and the Louisiana congressional delegation today sent a letter to Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S.

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October 5, 2016 Blog Post

Earlier this year, Congressman Garret Graves started using Facebook's live video streaming capabilities to engage with constituents in real time. Since then, the format has proved to be an effective and popular way for Garret to hear from the people he represents, answer questions and respond to comments.

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October 3, 2016 Blog Post

You're Invited!

Congressman Garret Graves (LA 06) is hosting a Service Academy Day this Sunday, October 9, 2016 at LSU's College of the Coast & Environment from 2:30 - 5:30 pm. 

September 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding nearly 130 million dollars in federal grants for the State of Louisiana’s Shelter at Home program.

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September 30, 2016 Blog Post

On Tuesday, the House passed H.R.

September 26, 2016 Blog Post

 

FEMA Housing Assistance: Home Ownership Verification

To qualify for FEMA’s home repair assistance, individuals must own their home. Some properties are excluded from this type of aid—including second homes, vacation homes and businesses and it is important to determine that your property qualifies.

Proofs of Home Ownership

September 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives today requiring the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to provide a predictable and timely response for flood insurance policyholders after they file a claim.

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September 22, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves announced today that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate $13 million of “sanction funds” to aid Baton Rouge and Lafayette recovery efforts after a conversation he had with HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Sanction funds are unexpended dollars recuperated from HUD grantees by the agency.

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September 19, 2016 Blog Post

 

When in doubt about applying for disaster assistance, call FEMA.

 Many residents of parishes covered by last month’s presidential disaster declaration might be eligible for federal assistance but have not applied with FEMA.

Why not apply?

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).

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In The News

February 7, 2018 In The News

The Senate's budget deal screws Louisiana flood victims - it only fixes duplication of benefits for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands - despite the fact that our fix for Louisiana passed House with bipartisan support. Watch the video below to learn more. 

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February 6, 2018 In The News

by Diana Stancy Correll | Feb. 6 2018 

Lawmakers and leaders of the maritime industry are rallying support for the Jones Act, a law intended to protect American shipping and maritime interests, as critics try to repeal or provide exemptions to the rule.

January 31, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE – Utility relocation plans on land along U.S. 61 will highlight discussion at the Comite River Task Force meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the State Capitol.

January 26, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has agreed to lop about three years off the permitting process for Louisiana's proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project.

January 11, 2018 In The News

Coming soon: bigger paychecks.

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January 2, 2018 In The News

The GOP landed several legislative victories at the tail-end of 2017. Tax reform passed, and it came gift-wrapped with benefits for 2016’s flood victims. Also, Congressman Garret Graves led the charge for bi-partisan reform to the “duplication of benefits” clause hindering so many victims of the flood, as well as hurricanes Harvey and Irma, from receiving money to help with recovery.

January 2, 2018 In The News

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ LA Creel survey, which kicked off almost four years ago in an attempt to provide more precise information on recreational fishing catch and effort — especially for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico — was certified by NOAA Fisheries on Friday.

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December 21, 2017 In The News

A bill giving more flood victims a chance at financial assistance overcame a major hurdle in Washington Thursday.

The bill, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, aims to fix the “duplication of benefits” issue that has plagued recovery efforts for many of those impacted by the August 2016 flood.

December 20, 2017 In The News

By Paul Ryan | Dec. 19, 2017 7:02 p.m. ET

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the House passed Tuesday, represents the biggest advancement for growth and opportunity in recent memory. It provides real relief to middle-income families and realizes policy goals conservatives have sought for decades.

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December 14, 2017 In The News

Washington, D.C. – December 13, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen.

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