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The GOP landed several legislative victories at the tail-end of 2017. Tax reform passed, and it came gift-wrapped with benefits for 2016’s flood victims. Also, Congressman Garret Graves led the charge for bi-partisan reform to the “duplication of benefits” clause hindering so many victims of the flood, as well as hurricanes Harvey and Irma, from receiving money to help with recovery.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ LA Creel survey, which kicked off almost four years ago in an attempt to provide more precise information on recreational fishing catch and effort — especially for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico — was certified by NOAA Fisheries on Friday.
A bill giving more flood victims a chance at financial assistance overcame a major hurdle in Washington Thursday.
The bill, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, aims to fix the “duplication of benefits” issue that has plagued recovery efforts for many of those impacted by the August 2016 flood.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) advanced legislation through the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday that will give normal, everyday Americans who like to fish better and more sustainable access to saltwater fishing compared to the current, highly restrictive and outdated federal fisheries management model.
In our weekly visit with Congressman Graves, he spent some time tracking the tax reform bill, and the need to include LA victims in the tax breaks… he also is opposing the presumptive nominee for the Asst. Sec. of The Army who will oversee the Corps of Engineers if confirmed. We covered a lot of ground on AMBR. Listen here
WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Capital Region) and Ralph Abraham, M.D.
In our weekly visit with Congressman Garret Graves, we covered a lot of ground…. everything from funding government through the end of the year, to his thoughts on statewide reciprocity on concealed carry to a bill he’s sponsoring to deny back pay to convicted deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. To listen click here
Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (R-LA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) recently introduced legislation to prevent Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl from being awarded any back pay or allowances from the United States Army. Last month, Bergdahl pled guilty to desertion and misbehavior rather than face trial for leaving his post while deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He will not serve any jail time, and the Army is currently reviewing the issue of awarding Bergdahl back pay.
“It’s just wrong that disaster victims are often re-victimized by FEMA inefficiencies,” said Graves.
A bill authored by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) to directly address the frustrations disaster victims experience regarding the status of federal assistance administered through FEMA, was signed into law by President Trump last week. Graves worked with local flood victims and parish and state officials to address these challenges through legislation.
WASHINGTON – The federal House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved a series of federal disaster policy changes authored by Congressman Garret Graves, a move which drew high praise from Livingston Parish officials.
The Disaster Recovery Reform Act would usher sweeping FEMA reform legislation, including changes to the much-criticized “duplication of benefits” clause which has put the recovery process in stalemate for disaster victims in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.