(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.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, the House passed H.R.
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
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.
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.
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?
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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BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards reiterated a previous request to federal officials demanding interpretation of the Duplication of Benefits penalty, one of the biggest roadblocks to Livingston Parish and other areas working to recover from the flood events of 2016.
Louisiana anglers will get to fish more waters for more days than normally allowed for red snapper for the next two years under a newly approved test program.
Federal officials approved Louisiana’s request to oversee the snapper seasons, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said today.
Sometimes the best way to prod Congress to do something is to take the initiative, and that is exactly what the Federal Emergency Management Agency is doing in the flood insurance field. Congress can’t seem to agree on how to save the debt-burdened program.
One year after the Great Flood of 2016, a cadre of delegates from Washington, D.C., brought HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson to little Livingston Parish to view the recovery.
Well, the good doctor probably thought it was fairly little.
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.