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February 14, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the City of Baton Rouge is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to reduce crime and illegal drug trafficking. The grant is awarded through the FY 19 Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative.

February 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today Thibodaux and Baton Rouge will receive a combined $7,706,459 million in housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants are provided through the Community Planning and Development Program Formula Allocations which are generated on an annual basis.

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February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves and U.S. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise today hosted a meeting with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director, Russel Vought, to advocate for federal funding for the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System. 

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding the RESTORE Council’s approval of $130 million of Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement dollars for the River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp Project.

February 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $13,410,662 will be given to the Port of South Louisiana through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program, which will add multimodal connections and enhancement to the operational efficiency of Globalplex Intermodal Terminal.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bill by Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) to reauthorize the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Program. H.R. 4275 is a five-year reauthorization that Graves and lead cosponsor Rep.

January 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today that an important hurdle has been cleared to advance the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding Congress and President Trump reaching an agreement on the new United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), which the House will vote on next week:

 

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July 10, 2019 In The News

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — A storm moving through the Gulf of Mexico has a fair chance of sending heavy rainfall to the northern and eastern Gulf Coast this week. Experts say flooding is almost certain and people in the region should get ready now. The American Red Cross offers steps people can take to be ready for this severe weather:

July 9, 2019 In The News

Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation in September 2018, but holdups with the Office of Budget Management led to a battle that ended when President Donald Trump ordered release of the funds last month.

July 7, 2019 In The News

An $8.8 million project aimed at easing traffic problems near the Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge may be finished next month.

The state is opening a new, Terrace Avenue exit off Interstate 110 South.

Work began last August and was supposed to be finished this month.

June 27, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood along Acadian Thruway, near I-10 and Dawson Creek, is tired of flooding. The most recent storm on June 6, 2019, was the final straw.

At least 17 homes flooded along Honeysuckle Ave. and surrounding streets. Piles of debris sit at the curb, as it has in the past since this isn't the first time some of these homes have flooded.

June 27, 2019 In The News

There’s a lot of moving parts surrounding the Amite River.

Several communities shed their water into the river’s basin, which runs about 117 miles from its mouth in Mississippi, with roughly 37 miles of those being navigable.

June 27, 2019 In The News

Households of $90,000 or more must appeal to the state for a hardship to repay the SBA loan. The ball will now be in the court of Governor John Bel Edwards to define “hardship.”

June 25, 2019 In The News
We’re all in this together.       
 
If there’s anything to be gathered from the eight studies of varying scopes and scales on the Amite River Basin, it’s that – no matter what we want to think, say, or do, every governmental entity, every community, and even every person has an effect on the watershed around them.
June 20, 2019 In The News

South Louisiana received a $400,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help communities safely clean up contaminated properties and encourage economic growth.

June 19, 2019 In The News
The Duplication of Benefits (DOB) saga is a fascinating one, but nothing brings that into as sharp a relief as the ending.       
 
June 19, 2019 In The News

Louisiana will likely receive $230 million of the relief money from the flood events of 2016, which caused extensive damage in parishes across south central and southeast Louisiana.

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