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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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September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) congratulates Baton Rouge Magnet High School and Westdale Heights Academic Magnet for receiving this year’s National Blue Ribbon designation. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

August 12, 2021 Press Release

CLINTON, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves and U.S. Congresswoman Julia Letlow met with stakeholders in East Feliciana to address their limited access to reliable Internet service. There are billions of dollars in federal funding available that Graves and Letlow identified for citizens, schools, healthcare providers, and parish leaders to help improve Internet access in East Feliciana.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

THIBODAUX, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) was able to secure nearly half a million dollars in funding for a new asphalt overlay of a 1.4 mile stretch of Audubon Avenue in Thibodaux, Louisiana, from LA-1 to the Terrebonne Parish line, that leads to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and Nicholls University.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) congratulates Catholic High School and St. Jude the Apostle School for receiving this year’s National Blue Ribbon designation. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

June 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced a $2.1 million federal grant for Fletcher Technical Community College to support the construction of a new workforce training facility – and 500 new jobs – in Schriever. Information about the Investment Award is below:

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $40,563,208.73 of federal flood recovery resources to repair damages at Denham Springs Elementary School (DSES), Southside Elementary School (SES), Southside Junior High School (SJHS) and for system-wide school contents replacement needs resulting from Louisiana’s Great Flood of 2016. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allocation will be distributed through the Livingston Parish School Board.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced Central Private School is receiving $10,043,000.86 in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Grant as a result of damages to the school during the 2016 Flood.  

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding Congress and President Trump reaching an agreement on the new United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), which the House will vote on next week:

 

November 27, 2019 In The News

Being a member of the United States Congress is no easy task.

The job requires capitulation and team work with 434 other members which come from a variety of backgrounds, including sex, age, race, political affiliation, ability to process information – well, you get the idea.

Many times, the fight for something that seems so common sense and appropriate for any given area seems unimportant, or doesn’t make sense, to the other members of the house.

November 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant totaling $1,215,843.12 to Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School.  The funds will reimburse Cristo Rey for repairs related to the 2016 flood.