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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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announces the nutria bounty bill he sponsored and negotiated has been signed by President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves and Joe Kennedy released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives announced that it has launched a long-awaited digital consent form to modernize the citizen experience with federal government agencies.
BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today 11 grants totaling $6,251,041 awarded this week from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). More information can be found below with awarded grants.
BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced bipartisan legislation today that will better protect Louisiana by standardizing research on natural disasters. The Disaster Learning and Life Saving Act, cosponsored with Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA), would establish an independent board to review underlying causes of natural disasters and make recommendations to all levels of government on how to keep Americans safe.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) approved the conversion of ExxonMobil’s Lena Compliant Tower (Lena) platform into an artificial reef under the bureau’s Rigs-to-Reefs Program. On July 3, 2020, the platform jacket was toppled in-place to create a new reef site in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), Ørsted and Eversource announced this week the execution of a long-term charter agreement for the provision of the first-ever U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after his bill, the Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2019 (DESCEND Act), passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, released the following statement after legislation he cosponsored, The Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2020 (H.R. 5912), passed the U.S. House of Representative today.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), a member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement today after a bill he sponsored and negotiated passed the U.S. Senate and now heads to President Trump for his signature.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is receiving a $749,022 grant from the from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to aid their efforts in preventing and controlling crime. On September 24, 2020, Graves announced the East Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish Sheriff Offices were receiving a combined $222,190 from DOJ.