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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Education and Opportunity

America’s students are in a global race for jobs, and a high quality education is the doorway to those opportunities. Yet the Federal Education Complex, a taxpayer funded multi-billion dollar operation, has yielded sub-optimal results for many of our students over the last 20 years. It’s imperative that we take active steps to transform our education system by introducing innovation, technology and diversified career tracks into our classrooms so that we can develop a workforce equipped to step into the economic opportunities on the horizon.  

The goal is clear: the best education possible for all children. The question, then, is who is best suited to lead the charge? After multiple decades of underachievement out of Washington, it’s time to empower local leadership.

As your Representative  I will work with my colleagues in Washington to partner with  parents, teachers, principals and local school boards to improve academic achievement in our country.  

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March 15, 2019 Event

U.S. SECRET SERVICE TO HOST TRAINING ON K-12 SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION

March 3, 2019 In The News

President Trump gave one of his most memorable and impactful speeches two weeks ago when he systematically dismantled the case for socialism. In that speech, he recalled the economic harm and destruction in nations that have adopted socialism, communism or Stalinism. “We will never be a socialist country,” Mr. Trump pledged in his speech in Florida.

December 7, 2018 Press Release

Graves Announces 2018 Congressional App Challenge Winners

 

Baton Rouge, LA — This week, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced winners the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District. Graves and 221 other Members of Congress inspired students to pursue computer science in the fourth annual competition, the largest student computer science competition in America. Over the last four months, thousands of students coded original apps as part of district-wide competitions.

October 11, 2018 In The News

Port Allen High School students were inducted as leaders and members of the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) organization Thursday, Oct. 4. Congressman Garret Graves and Port Allen Wal-Mart Manager Mr. L. Louis encouraged students to work hard with stories of their own perseverance and success.

Following an invocation by Pastor James Morrise of Rosehill Baptist Church, Congressman Graves and Mr. L spoke to students.

Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee formally inducted students into the organization.

 

September 2, 2018 In The News

Today, 90 percent of Americans believe that able-bodied adults receiving welfare assistance should be required to work or prepare for work. As the House and Senate work to reconcile their two different versions of the Farm Bill in conference committee, the reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) program in the House-passed version are an important first step toward meaningful welfare reform and should be included in the final bill.

August 28, 2018 In The News

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A program that's already seen success in East Baton Rouge Parish is expanding. The goal is to give high school students a head start in landing quality careers.

The faces of future leaders are getting a golden chance to learn about science and engineering in the workplace while still in high school.