A 39 day red snapper season in federal waters begins today
Posted on 6/16/2017 3:07:00 AM.

It will be a busy red snapper season for Louisiana anglers. Under an agreement with the federal government, fisherman will get 39 days, beginning today until September 4th,to fish for red snapper in federal waters on weekends. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves,
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US Rep Graves says Scalise shooting sad sign of divisive times
Posted on 6/15/2017 5:36:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says the attack on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball game practice is a sign of the turbulent times in our country. He says it’s okay to have different ideas and opinions, in fact we should celebrate that. But he says this is taking our differences too far.
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US Rep Graves files bill to give flood victims financial relief
Posted on 6/13/2017 4:52:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves files legislation aimed at providing financial relief to 2016 flood victims. Graves says even after Congress appropriated billions of dollars for flood recovery, there are thousands and thousands of flood victims who are far from whole following the floods.
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US Rep Graves on what to expect from VP Pence's visit to BR
Posted on 5/24/2017 4:38:00 AM.

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Baton Rouge today to meet with business leaders. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says the frustration business owners have experienced over the last few years has peaked. He says in the first year of opening a small business, owners spend more than $80,000 just complying with federal regulations.
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US Rep Graves calls investigation into possible Russian hacking a distraction
Posted on 5/19/2017 5:22:00 AM.

Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves calls the investigation into the connection between President Donald Trump and Russia during the election a total distraction. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been hired to look into claims that Mr. Trump and Russia somehow teamed up to help sway the vote in November. Graves says this is the 4th probe underway.
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Feud continues between Gov Edwards, US Rep Graves
Posted on 4/20/2017 12:36:00 PM.

Even after the state finally gains access to federal flood recovery dollars, the feud continues between Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican Congressman Garret Graves. Graves said recently that he would resign if the federal government was the hold up in dispersing the funds.
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US Rep Graves says he'll resign if federal government is holding up flood recovery
Posted on 4/10/2017 10:07:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says he will resign if the federal government is the reason flood victims have not yet received any federal assistance. Graves made the comments on the Jim Engster Show, also issuing a call for Governor John Bel Edwards to do the same.
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Gov Edwards blames politics for attacks during Congressional hearng
Posted on 4/6/2017 6:18:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards believes partisan politics were behind the harsh questioning during a Congressional hearing examining the response to last year’s historic flooding. Republican lawmakers questioned why the state has yet to appropriate the $1.6 billion that Congress provided for flood recovery. In an interview on the Jim Engster Show, Edwards said the holdup is on the federal level.
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State reopens bids for companies to oversee homeowner assistance program
Posted on 3/18/2017 5:58:00 AM.

The Office of Community Development is seeking new offers from firms that can oversee the homeowner assistance program for flood victims. The Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Julie Baxter Payer, says this will not delay financial assistance for those who need it. She says they’re reopening the bidding process, because they weren’t pleased with the initial offers.
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Members of Louisiana's Congressional delegation on health care debate
Posted on 3/15/2017 5:37:00 AM.

Healthcare is the big issue in Washington. Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says federal lawmakers are heading in the right direction of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. He says they can’t leave Obamacare as it is because it’s driving up premiums and people are losing coverage.
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