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Congressman Garret Graves (Dec. 2016)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-12-12

Duration: 00:27:07

Subjects: Comite River Diversion Canal Project | Government | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Graves, Garret | Floods, 2016 | Disaster response and recovery | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers


  • Graves, Garret Speaker


A speech by Congressman Garret Graves before the Baton Rouge Press Club on December 12, 2016. Graves represents Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. He discusses: FEMA’s slow response to the flood recovery efforts in south Louisiana; the need to challenge the status quo in the federal government; the lack of progress by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Comite River Diversion Canal Project; and people’s frustrations with government. He also answers questions from the audience.