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graves fb smallBaton Rouge Congressman, who has just been selected Chairman to one of the most important House sub-committees impacting Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, will be a guest on Bayoubuzz's Facebook and Twitter Live, today at 5:15 pm.  

Graves has been picked the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 

Graves, a Republican, will head the subcommittee that oversees water resources development and regulatory programs administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with other agencies and water-related programs. As Chairman, Graves will play an expanded role in shaping legislation to limit the scope and economic damages of agency regulations, shorten the time it takes for projects to be completed and bring efficiency to how the government works.

The Bayoubuzz Facebook and Twitter Live is revolutionary and Congressman Graves will be our first official guest.  It combines various technologies using a brand new process refined by Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky (see video https://vimeo.com/200757212).  It will allow viewers to respond to comments and/or ask questions via either of those social media platforms including Periscope and Youtube Live.   Viewers can also watch live on Bayoubuzz.com.  Also, according to Sabludowsky, those interested in asking questions can join in the discussion by phone or their computers. Here are the particulars:

                   

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,746851693# 

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 746 851 693

To watch, ask questions and/or comment by chat, go to https://www.facebook.com/stephen.sabludowsky or

 https://www.facebook.com/Bayoubuzzcom-Louisiana-and-US-News-90206201070/

Or watch it live on Bayoubuzz.com.

                      

 

The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will translate the Trump Administration’s proposed Infrastructure Package into legislation in the coming years, particularly with respect to bridges, flood protection, ports, waterways and coastal restoration.

Graves is quite familiar with the issue of water and infrastructure leading the relevant state agencies for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.  In addition to his policy expertise and years of private sector work, Graves served as Louisiana’s Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) where he managed for the state one of America’s largest civil works programs in history and successfully streamlined government while boosting its productivity. Under Graves’ tenure, Louisiana constructed more flood protection infrastructure and restored more miles of coastline than at any other period of time in the State’s history.

“We are all-in with the new Administration’s focus on modernizing our country’s infrastructure – but until you reform the current regulatory climate, you can’t do infrastructure,” said Graves. “Untangling the decades of bureaucracy and the culture of delay within the Corps, EPA and other agencies will take time, but we’re committed to helping lead the transformative change that has to occur to fix what’s broken in government operations. We’re going to work toward making Louisiana’s coast and the state’s need for hurricane and flood protection a case study on how it should be done – instead another story of government failure.”

Graves, who recently finished his second year serving in the House of Representatives, has more than 20 years of experience working on water resources issues.

“The stupidity of spending billions of dollars after disasters instead of millions on prevention beforehand has to end,”Graves continued. “In the decades it takes the Corps to study projects, homes and businesses flood, vulnerable coastal communities disappear and taxpayers’ dollars are completely wasted. It’s time to partner with the private sector and turn dirt instead of talking and ‘studying.’”

 

 

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