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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.
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.
Baton Rouge, La — Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) is pleased to announce that Evan Goldsmith, a senior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, is the 2017 winner of the Congressional App Challenge from the Sixth Congressional District. Goldsmith’s app, “The Schedule Tracker” was created to scan student ID’s and provide an interactive map of their campuses and their class schedules. It also allows students to scan a friend’s ID to compare schedules and class location.
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.
Washington, DC – A series of bipartisan federal disaster policy changes authored by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) – including a fix to the duplication of benefits problem plaguing many Louisiana flood and other disaster victims – were approved yesterday by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in sweeping FEMA reform legislation.
S Rep. Garret Graves, in his weekly visit, not only talked about The House initiative for mandatory training on sexual misconduct, but also about ways to make disaster allocations, and the functioning of government as a whole more efficient. To listen click here
Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., spoke to The Daily Signal’s Rachel Del Guidice earlier this month about his bill that would implement work requirements for those dependent on food stamps. The following is an edited transcript of the interview:
Del Guidice: Earlier this year you introduced a bill for work requirements for recipients of food stamps. Tell us a little bit about that bill, what it does.
WASHINGTON — Thousands of Louisiana homeowners hit hard by the 2016 floods have been tearing their hair out for more than a year over a federal rule blocking them from tens of thousands of dollars in recovery money.
People like Charles Thibodeaux, an 83-year-old retired plant worker who lives in Central, applied for Small Business Administration loans to help rebuild their flooded homes at the urging of federal disaster officials.
Graves–Richmond File Bill to Solve Onerous “Duplication of Benefits” Penalty
“The government is alleging that a loan duplicates a grant. There is absolutely nothing duplicative about a loan and a grant, and they should not be treated the same.”
In his weekly visit with Talk 107.3’s Kevin & Bill, Mr. Graves addresses why he voted AGAINST a flood insurance reform bill, updates us on the status the Republican tax reforms and other topics.