Louisiana Business

Youtube Gallery Module

Past Louisiana business videos

Congressman Garret Graves heads critical infrastructure subcommittee talks Trump, US infrastructure

Want more great Youtube videos, news and information? Subscribe to our daily Bayoubuzz newsletter http://vid.io/xqtE for your Louisiana, New Orleans, news, sports, information, politics and important information. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves talks Trump administration, infrastructure-- United States President Donald Trump repeatedly stating that he wants to rebuild the country's battered infrastructure and with a Republican Congress controlling the money flow, many hope that Louisiana might have struck it rich with the recent naming of a congressman in charge of a committee focused on the necessary infrastructure. That person is Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves who this week, received the appointment to be the Chairman of House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. His role as head of the subcommittee is to translate the Trump Administration's proposed infrastructure package into legislation in the coming years-particularly as it relates to bridges, flood protection, ports, waterways and coastal restoration. Over the past decade, very few current lawmakers have had more experience in dealing with those issues as Graves has enjoyed. He handled those water infrastructure needs and played a top role in the state's coastal master plan for the Jindal administration. Now, he is charged to help shape legislation to limit the scope and economic damages of agency regulations, short the time it takes for projects to be completed and bring efficiency to how the government works. On Tuesday, I talked with Graves via a Facebook Live interview. We discussed his role in that position, his current discussions with the White House, Republican Party expectations and the critical needs Louisiana possesses, especially considering his new role. In part one of the interview, Congressman Graves emphasized the resiliency of Louisiana and the overarching need to maintain that resiliency in a different way than we have done in the past. He said the focus upon resiliency could take place in how we manage the Mississippi River or building a levee in a particular location, "raising homes and businesses" to protecting us from floods. He stated the importance to have a resilient coast, economy, and ecosystem. Graves already has already started to communicate with the Trump Administration. Top on the agenda is defining what infrastructure means. To many, infrastructure might mean roads and bridges which are critical. Graves is obviously aware of the many other infrastructure needs such as restoring the wetlands as part of infrastructure package that consists of constructing a bridge in Baton Rouge over the Mississippi River, improving the connection of Lafayette to New Orleans and enhancing Highway 1 in Lafourche Parish. Congressman Graves said that Louisiana has projects that have national significance. However, he acknowledges that every Congressman and every state feels their projects are most critical to the nation. Thus, with limited dollars, he expects intense competition for every dollar. Still, Congressman Graves makes a strong argument for Louisiana. He noted that there are few areas in the country that have as much national significance then Louisiana. He said that "we power the nation's economy with the energy that we produce", we facilitate trade and commerce including that super highway--called the Mississippi River. Graves added that Louisiana is home to 5 out of the top 15 American ports, we are one of just two states with six Top Class railways. And, then, let us not forget that we help feed America with our world famous seafood. The Baton Rouge Congressman said there's a "pent-up demand in investing in infrastructure projects" with "billions of dollars in projects" proposed by each state. Given that scenario, no doubt, it is good that Louisiana has a Congressman, with such prior experience who can now help push the state's national role, as we all rebuild America.


New Orleans & Louisiana Tourism Day 2013 Mardi Gras parade and rally
New Orleans & Louisiana Tourism Day 2013 Mardi Gras parade and rally
Louisiana economy and flood insurance crises: Louisiana Realtors
Louisiana economy and flood insurance crises: Louisiana Realtors
INTERVIEW:  LABI’S Stephen Waguespack: Jindal, Juneau
INTERVIEW: LABI'S Stephen Waguespack: Jindal, Juneau

Gov. Jindal Talks Harnessing Energy To Create Economic Growth
Gov. Jindal Talks Harnessing Energy To Create Economic Growth
Mark Romig talks 2013 record breaking New Orleans tourism year
Mark Romig talks 2013 record breaking New Orleans tourism year
Jindal, Louisiana budget, legislature and jobs quandaries
Jindal, Louisiana budget, legislature and jobs quandaries

Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013 Bayoubuzz.com Google Hangout Interview, Part I
Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013 Bayoubuzz.com Google Hangout Interview, Part I
Racetrack, Indy 500, Jindal and Louisiana Disabled Fund
Racetrack, Indy 500, Jindal and Louisiana Disabled Fund
Jindal abandons Louisiana coast, funded by Oil, Gas money
Jindal abandons Louisiana coast, funded by Oil, Gas money

Festigals’ Diane Lyons to women: Come to New Orleans, enjoy time for you
Festigals' Diane Lyons to women: Come to New Orleans, enjoy time for you
Mark Romig of New Orleans tourism marketing: Summer months, opportunities
Mark Romig of New Orleans tourism marketing: Summer months, opportunities
Mark Romig talks New Orleans, Idea Village, Po Boy Fest--Part 2
Mark Romig talks New Orleans, Idea Village, Po Boy Fest--Part 2

Diane Lyons of Festigals discusses schedule for New Orleans women event
Diane Lyons of Festigals discusses schedule for New Orleans women event
GNO Michael Hecht talks New Orleans, Louisiana economic development
GNO Michael Hecht talks New Orleans, Louisiana economic development
Michael Hecht explains Louisiana, New Orleans economy
Michael Hecht explains Louisiana, New Orleans economy

BRAC’s Adam Knapp discusses upcoming statewide Louisiana Economic Development summit
BRAC’s Adam Knapp discusses upcoming statewide Louisiana Economic Development summit
New Orleans’s Shark Tank alum, Lisa Lloyd, got license from Hard Knocks U
New Orleans's Shark Tank alum, Lisa Lloyd, got license from Hard Knocks U
Lisa Lloyd, from Shark Tank and Beyond to Masque Rage rave
Lisa Lloyd, from Shark Tank and Beyond to Masque Rage rave

Music, tech startups, investors collide at Collision New Orleans, April 26-28
Music, tech startups, investors collide at Collision New Orleans, April 26-28
Collision in New Orleans connects technology startups with investors
Collision in New Orleans connects technology startups with investors
Using Cinamaker at Collision conference in New Orleans, revolutionizing video ops
Using Cinamaker at Collision conference in New Orleans, revolutionizing video ops

Virtual Reality exhibit of YouVisit.com at Collision Conf in New Orleans 2016
Virtual Reality exhibit of YouVisit.com at Collision Conf in New Orleans 2016
HCLA Warren Hebert talks with Christopher Attaya about re-admissions/re-hospitalizations
HCLA Warren Hebert talks with Christopher Attaya about re-admissions/re-hospitalizations
Facebook Live vid: Scott Scowcroft  talks Online Video &  Live Streaming
Facebook Live vid: Scott Scowcroft talks Online Video & Live Streaming

Arnie Fielkow talks NBA retired players involvment in New Orleans
Arnie Fielkow talks NBA retired players involvment in New Orleans
Donelon says flood insurance is best buy Louisiana property owners can make
Donelon says flood insurance is "best buy" Louisiana property owners can make
Jim Donelon cites limited options if flooded Louisiana property has no flood insurance
Jim Donelon cites limited options if flooded Louisiana property has no flood insurance

Louisiana Entertainment Exec. Director Stelly to talk Louisiana film, music, interactive media, more
Louisiana Entertainment Exec. Director Stelly to talk Louisiana film, music, interactive media, more
Chris Stelly Louisiana entertainment industry competitive, film industry strong, after budget woes
Chris Stelly Louisiana entertainment industry competitive, film industry strong, after budget woes
LED’s Chris Stelly: Tax credits helping Louisiana music recording industry
LED's Chris Stelly: Tax credits helping Louisiana music recording industry

Louisiana entertainment, Chris Stelly,  Digital Interactive Media growth & booming opportunities
Louisiana entertainment, Chris Stelly, Digital Interactive Media growth & booming opportunities
Stelly talks Louisiana Entertainment tax credit programs cross-pollination
Stelly talks Louisiana Entertainment tax credit programs cross-pollination
Chris Stelly talks about Louisiana Live Performance tax credit program
Chris Stelly talks about Louisiana Live Performance tax credit program

Traditional Louisiana industries benefit from Louisiana entertainment incentives
Traditional Louisiana industries benefit from Louisiana entertainment incentives
Congressman Garret Graves heads critical infrastructure subcommittee talks Trump, US infrastructure
Congressman Garret Graves heads critical infrastructure subcommittee talks Trump, US infrastructure
Congressman Garret Graves says we must get Louisiana coast right
Congressman Garret Graves says we must get Louisiana coast right

Mark Romig talks NBA All Star game,  New Orleans tourism economic development
Mark Romig talks NBA All Star game, New Orleans tourism economic development
Mark Romig touts Follow Your Nola for tourists visiting New Orleans
Mark Romig touts "Follow Your Nola" for tourists visiting New Orleans
Romig’s, Stephen Perry’s New Orleans tourism organizations differences?
Romig's, Stephen Perry's New Orleans tourism organizations differences?

DDD’s Kurt Weigle talks what’s special about New Orleans CBD
DDD's Kurt Weigle talks what's special about New Orleans CBD
Collision Conference In New Orleans CBD: Where entrepreneurship meets tech, digital media and fun
Collision Conference In New Orleans CBD: Where entrepreneurship meets tech, digital media and fun
DDD’s Weigle praises YLC’s Wednesday at the Square, talks green space and legal structure
DDD’s Weigle praises YLC’s Wednesday at the Square, talks green space and legal structure

Michael Hecht discusses Louisiana digital media, major New Orleans conventions & related economic de
Michael Hecht discusses Louisiana digital media, major New Orleans conventions & related economic de
Online video, social media collide in revolution: Internet future, positive or negative?
Online video, social media collide in revolution: Internet future, positive or negative?
If you’re a techie, entrepreneur, Collision Conference in New Orleans is for you
If you're a techie, entrepreneur, Collision Conference in New Orleans is for you

Louisiana budget woes, taxes scares and end the film industry?
Louisiana budget woes, taxes scares and end the film industry?
Collision Conference in New Orleans, re-branded with additional industry focus
Collision Conference in New Orleans, re-branded with additional industry focus
Why the Louisiana coast is so critical to all of the state and to America
Why the Louisiana coast is so critical to all of the state and to America

Louisiana Association and Business and Industry, LABI, Waguespack talks Louisiana budget woes 2017
Louisiana Association and Business and Industry, LABI, Waguespack talks Louisiana budget woes 2017
LABI’S Stephen Waguespack: Governor Edwards budget, fiscal cliff, government growth
LABI’S Stephen Waguespack: Governor Edwards budget, fiscal cliff, government growth