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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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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

August 25, 2016 Blog Post

You may be able to get funds to repair your rental property while helping survivors of the recent severe storms and floods at the same time.

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In The News

March 28, 2018 In The News

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.

March 16, 2018 In The News

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.

March 16, 2018 In The News

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.

March 15, 2018 In The News

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.

March 13, 2018 In The News

Elected officials from coastal states took disparate views over the Trump administration's proposal to open more than 90% of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to oil and natural gas exploration, which garnered more than 630,000 public comments.

March 12, 2018 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS -- Down one hallway at Abundant Life Church, proudly displayed on a long and curved freshly-painted white wall, hangs a complete timeline of the church’s history.

March 10, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Vast swaths of the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block for offshore oil and gas drilling in less than two weeks. But the 77-million-acre sale, billed as the largest in the country’s history, may not shake off the offshore oil industry's three-year slump.

March 8, 2018 In The News

In 2017, Congressman Graves introduced H.R. 2849, the Louisiana Flood and Storm Devastation Act of 2017, which would grant homeowners and individuals emergency tax relief.

February 21, 2018 In The News

One change has been in the regulatory environment after President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring two regulations to be eliminated for every one that is created. Graves said in practice, they’ve seen upwards of twenty restrictions rescinded for each new one that is implemented. This, he said, is great news for the Bayou State.

February 17, 2018 In The News

When Bill Cassidy challenged longtime U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014, one of her main arguments was that, despite her Democratic affiliation, she was the one who had a record of looking out for Louisiana's interests in Washington.

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