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Housing Preservation Grant program

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USDA is currently seeking applications for their Housing Preservation Grant program, which will fund repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. Acceptable expenses under this program include repairing electrical wiring, foundations, roofs, and heating systems, the installation of handicap accessibility features, and labor and materials for general maintenance. Eligible…

Louisiana to Get $66 Million of Initial GOMESA Phase II Disbursement

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Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today to announce that the Department will disburse almost $188 million to the four Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. This represents the first disbursement under Phase II of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA). The funds are…

U.S. Service Academy Appointments

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As a member of Congress, I have the privilege of nominating outstanding students to the United States Service Academies. These students have distinguishedthemselves among their peers and I'm confident that each of them will excel at the academies and serve our Nation with integrity and distinction.Please join me in congratulating the following students who have accepted appointment to…

Tax Reform Survey

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In order to achieve the American Dream, Americans must be able to keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages. Thanks to pro-family, pro-growth tax reform, businesses across the country are expanding, hiring, and paying more. And the good news keeps rolling in. In just a few weeks, 9 out of 10 Americans will start to see bigger paychecks. Right now, roughly two million…

FAQ: Common misconceptions about the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is designed to deliver much-needed tax relief to millions of families, help our workers and job creators compete and win here at home and around the world, and make the tax code simpler and fairer for all Americans. It will fuel economic growth – leading to more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for generations to come.Below are responses to some…

Learn about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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The "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" is the House Republicans' bill to rewrite the tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. Read the bill here. POLICY HIGHLIGHTS | The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act U.S. House of Representatives More Jobs. Fairer Taxes. Bigger Paychecks. INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES • Lowers individual tax rates for low- and middle-income Americans to Zero, 12%, 25%, and…

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS about President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Affordable Healthcare Choices

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS about President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Affordable Healthcare Choices, courtesy of the White House. The EO's primary intent is to help Obamacare's victims Middle-class people without workplace coverage have seen premiums soar, plan and doctor options dwindle, and taxes increase. They generally do not qualify for Obamacare's subsidies.One-third of counties…

Ways You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims

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Before you donate to a charity, make sure you know where your aid is going. The Center for International Disaster Information recommends checking with a charity monitoring organization like GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau before donating. Make sure your donation is secure by going through an organization's official website or sending a check in…

Statement on Chief Dabadie's retirement

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We wish Chief Dabadie and his family the best as they move on to new opportunities and challenges. He committed much of his life to protecting and serving our community during some of the most tumultuous times. The void created by his work ethic, commitment to fellow officers and professionalism will be hard to fill.