|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.
|John Bel Edwards, Garret Graves, flood recovery, federal aid|
|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.
|Garret Graves, Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, flood recovery|
|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.
|John Bel Edwards, flood recovery, Garret Graves, Congress|
|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.
|Julie Baxter Payer, Garret Graves, homeowner assistance program, flood victims|
|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.
|Ralph Abraham, Garret Graves, Affordable Care Act, healthcare|
|Posted on 1/24/2017 5:56:00 AM.|
Congressman Garret Graves has been named the Chairman of House Water Resources Subcommittee. Graves says this panel has jurisdiction over the Army Corp of Engineers, EPA, and other issues that greatly effect Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Republican says he’ll be in position to speak up for Louisiana during times of natural or manmade disasters.
|Garret Graves, Water Resources Subcommittee, Army Corp of Engineers|
|Posted on 12/13/2016 3:43:00 AM.|
Congressman Garret Graves spoke before the Baton Rouge Press Club to express his frustration with the flood recovery and what he hopes to accomplish with President- elect Trump. Graves says the fact that some families will not be placed in a FEMA trailer until after Christmas is ridiculous.
|Baton Rouge Press Club, Garret Graves, flood relief|
|Posted on 11/23/2016 3:51:00 AM.|
The White House has urged Congress to approve a 3.1 billion dollar aid package for Louisiana and states impacted by Hurricane Matthew. U.S. Representative Garret Graves of Baton Rouge says Louisiana’s Congressional delegation continues to lobby federal lawmakers about the need for assistance.
|White House, Congress, Flood assistance, Garret Graves, Richard Carbo|
|Posted on 11/14/2016 6:20:00 AM.|
Congress will reconvene today now that the election is over, which means Louisiana’s congressional delegation will resume their efforts to get more federal funds appropriated for flood recovery. Baton Rouge Congressman Garrett Graves says right now the state still needs to come up with a plan for spending the $438 million they’ve already received.
|Garret Graves, flood recovery, Congress|
|Posted on 10/14/2016 11:46:00 AM.|
Flood recovery discussions are ongoing, as the Restore Louisiana Task Force is deciding how to spend the $438 million the state has received so far from the federal government. Republican Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says they will seek more federal assistance, but it’s important for the state to decide quickly how they’ll allocate the first installment of federal funds.
|Garret Graves, Restore Louisiana Task Force, flood recovery|
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