GOP tax plan praised by Reps Graves and Higgins; Louisiana Budget Project has concerns
Posted on 11/2/2017 4:35:00 PM.

The House GOP tax reform plan announced Thursday would consolidate the current seven tax brackets into four and would double the standard deduction, giving an average family of four nearly 12-hundred-dollars more income per year. But Jan Moller with the Louisiana Budget Project says the one-and-a-half-trillion-dollar cuts in the package over ten years will affect services many rely on.

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Congressman Graves wants to protect Cajuns and their way of life
Posted on 10/15/2017 3:00:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Republican Congressman Garret Graves authored legislation seeking to protect Cajuns, saying they are an endangered, because of coastal land loss. He is pushing for them to be protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Graves believes the federal government has been mismanaging the Mississippi River system for years, endangering the Cajun’s way of life.


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Cajun Navy heads to Texas to assist with rescue efforts
Posted on 8/29/2017 2:51:00 AM.

Louisianans are heading to Texas in droves to assist with the ongoing rescue efforts. The Cajun Navy is assisting in the massive search and rescue efforts to help those stranded in homes and on rooftops. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says the generosity of the community is unbelievable.
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Congressman Graves concerned about flood recovery dollars getting to victims
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.
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One month after shooting; House Majority Whip Scalise now in fair condition
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.
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US Rep Graves files bill to help food stamp recipients find work
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.
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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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