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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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September 6, 2019 Press Release

Graves Announces Funding to Enhance Fire Protection in Terrebonne Parish

 

Thibodaux, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Bayou Cane Fire Protection District in Houma will receive a $278,027 federal grant to hire new staff. The grant will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program.

 

June 20, 2019 In The News

South Louisiana received a $400,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help communities safely clean up contaminated properties and encourage economic growth.

June 12, 2019 Blog Post

May 16, 2019 In The News

The Center for Sportfishing Policy presented awards to influential leaders who have contributed to recreational fishing and boating and marine conservation. The awards were presented yesterday during the association’s annual fly-in called “Center Focus on Washington” during the American Boating Congress.

May 15, 2019 In The News

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Baton Rouge, La (Local33)(Fox44) - The Baton Rouge Metro Airport has been awarded a $15 million dollar grant for airport improvements by the Federal Aviation Administration. 

Congressman Garret Graves announced the nearly $50 million total project received partial funding through the FAA's airport improvement program.  

May 9, 2019 In The News

EBay is bringing two programs to Baton Rouge: one that trains local small businesses how to better sell products online, the other involving hiring about 40 people to work from home as customer service representatives.

“This is just a start,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay. “We’ll call it eBay South in Baton Rouge.”

May 9, 2019 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS – A resolution to delayed flood recovery funds held up by federal bureaucrats could be in place by this weekend and the funds could be going out to families by the end of the month.

That was the assessment by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, during a visit Monday to Seventh Ward Elementary in Denham Springs. The congressman ate lunch with a group of fifth-graders, including members of the Student Council, and answered their questions during a school tour.

May 9, 2019 In The News

Baton Rouge Metro Airport has been awarded a $15 million Federal Aviation Administration grant that will be used to relocate a portion of Plank Road in order to better utilize an airport runway.

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, announced that the nearly $50 million total project received partial funding through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. He called the grant, the second-largest awarded by the AIP this year, as a big win for Baton Rouge Metro and local travelers.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Graves Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional Art Competition