|Posted on 8/8/2017 3:54:00 AM.|
As Louisiana is approaching the one year anniversary of the historic flooding, Congressman Garret Graves is concerned with the slow pace of funding getting into the hands of flood victims. Graves says only 1% of the two billion additional dollars allocated by the federal government has been dispersed to flooded homeowners. He says it’s very difficult to quantify the remaining unmet needs when so much money is in the bank.
|The Great Flood 2016, Garret Graves, flooding, Press Club|
|Posted on 7/14/2017 5:30:00 AM.|
It’s been one month since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot at a Virginia ballpark. The Jefferson Parish Congressman continues to recover from a gunshot wound to the hip sustained in a shootout on members of Congress. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says he’s been in touch with Scalise and his family throughout this ordeal.
|Garret Graves, Steve Scalise, Ed Orgeron, shooting|
|Posted on 6/29/2017 4:49:00 AM.|
Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says he’s filed a common-sense approach to reforming the food stamp program that would impact able-bodied adults without dependents. Graves says his bill would connect SNAP recipients with job search and job training programs to help them find work opportunities.
|Garret Graves, food stamps, SNAP program, |
|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,
|red snapper, LDWF, Garret Graves|
|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.
|Garret Graves, Steve Scalise, shooting, |
|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.
|Garret Graves, flood victims, flood recovery, taxes|
|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.
|Garret Graves, Mike Pence, Baton Rouge, business|
|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.
|Garret Graves, Donald Trump, Russia, FBI, |
|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|
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