Garret Graves

July 19, 2018 - 9:28 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The first day of Louisiana's election sign-up period has ended with candidates registered to run against most of the state's incumbent congressmen. Four of the six U.S. House members drew challengers Wednesday for the Nov. 6 ballot: Republican Steve Scalise, Democrat Cedric...
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June 08, 2018 - 7:00 pm
(WWL.com) - US Congressman Garret Graves says they’re one step closer to a massive reform of the way the feds handle flooding and hurricane protection projects. The 2018 Water Resources and Development Act would allow local governments to take over funds for the execution of protection projects...
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April 06, 2018 - 1:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is set to receive $1.2 billion in grant funding from the federal government for flood-control and prevention projects. Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves announced the funding. It's unclear which projects are due to receive the funds. In a statement...
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USA TODAY
January 30, 2018 - 6:37 am
(WWL.com) President Donald Trump invited a special guest from Louisiana to his first State of the Union address. Cajun Navy founder Jon Bridgers will be in attendance tonight. Congressman Garret Graves of Baton Rouge says Bridgers’ volunteer group has been credited with rescuing thousands of people...
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January 03, 2018 - 9:17 am
2018 could be a volatile year in Louisiana politics. It’s a somewhat quiet year for elections, but UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards have a long road facing them after the one cent sales tax falls off the books June 30th,...
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December 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The tax bill that won passage this week in Congress has provisions that members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say specifically benefit Louisiana. "Disaster tax relief is huge," Sen. Bill Cassidy said Thursday in an interview. That relief includes a provision allowing...
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December 11, 2017 - 9:12 pm
(WWL.com) Democrat Justin Dewitt of Baton Rouge has announced he plans to run against Republican Congressman Garret Graves next year. Dewitt was born in Sulphur and moved to Zachary, where he graduated from Zachary High School. He says he’s running because Graves does not represent the interests of...
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December 11, 2017 - 3:43 pm
(WWL.com) LaPolitics Weekly reports Congressman Ralph Abraham is considering a run for governor in 2019. Abraham says he hasn’t made any decisions, but a number of people are asking him about it. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the Richland Parish physician will need to boost...
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USA TODAY
November 15, 2017 - 12:26 pm
(WWL.com) The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program, allowing it to operate another five years and to update flood mapping requirements. Richland Parish Representative Ralph Abraham says he voted against the bill because he’s concerned about double digit...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:57 pm
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Tuesday backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. The bill's passage was secured when sponsors made a...
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