Baton Rouge Republican Congressman Garret Graves authored legislation seeking to protect Cajuns, saying they are 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.
Graves claims endangered species are given extra protections and since the Cajun culture is threatened, he wants them to be afforded the same opportunity
He says no matter how his fellow congressman feels, the federal government needs to get out of the business of “land grabbing”
Following discussion on the floor and some good natured jabbing, Graves withdrew his amendment from consideration.