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“Without question, we deserve a good bit more funding than has been provided.”
Louisiana 6TH District Congressman Garret Graves is talking about federal funding for rebuilding from the August flood. He's frustrated by what went down before Congress recessed last week, authorizing less than $500-million for Louisiana's needs.
Congressman Graves caught up with Talk 107.3 this morning to discuss his continued efforts to bring additional recovery resources to Louisiana. Listen in by clicking the link above.
“Making government work better for people – the way it’s supposed to – is a primary goal in everything we do up here, and this bill is designed with that in mind.
"To choose between the urgent issue of fighting for recovery funds in D.C. versus coming down and discussing the snapper issue, that's a pretty clear choice, and I'm surprised the department would think the snapper issue is more important than our flood recovery," he said.
Some, like U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, have argued that all or much of the river basin should be fair game, all the way down to Lake Maurepas.
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U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, a Republican who represents much of the most heavily damaged region, said aid has been too sluggish so far.
Congressman Graves talks "Medical Waste" with Fox 8's Lee Zurik. The two discuss how some health insurers force customers to pay a premium on some prescription drugs - charging customers more than the actual cost of the medicine. Pharmacists call it a "clawback" – insurers overcharge and claw back the money from the pharmacy and customer.
Watch the videos below to hear how Congressman Graves responded to questions about the the recent police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Congressman Garret Graves joined Jim Engster to talk about his recent bill with Congressman Cedric Richmond to help law enforcement deal with confrontational citizens. Listen to the interview here.
A local congressman has begun an effort to modernize the process of government oil and gas lease sales, and he should be commended.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, introduced a bill that would move those oil and gas lease sales online, taking advantage of technology that the whole world uses.