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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

October 5, 2016 In The News

“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.

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September 14, 2016 In The News

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. 

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September 7, 2016 In The News

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.

September 7, 2016 In The News

"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.

September 7, 2016 In The News

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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September 7, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, a Republican who represents much of the most heavily damaged region, said aid has been too sluggish so far.

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July 29, 2016 In The News

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.

July 18, 2016 In The News

Watch the videos below to hear how Congressman Graves responded to questions about the the recent police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

July 14, 2016 In The News

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

July 12, 2016 In The News

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.

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