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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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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.

August 2, 2018 In The News

 

ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) -

Students in Ascension Parish head back to class one week from Wednesday. And it will be a homecoming for a lot of schools that are reopening after the August 2016 flooding.

On Wednesday, August 1, Lake Elementary School cut the ribbon on its newly restored campus.

It was a packed house as school leaders showed off the renovated campus to students and parents. The repairs and upgrades cost a little over $4 million.

July 31, 2018 In The News

 

DENHAM SPRINGS — Opening a U.S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at any school would be an achievement. There are just 235 in the country at any given time, and offering such a program is considered an honor.

But the dedication ceremony for a new program at Denham Springs High School took on special meaning Tuesday afternoon because it will be housed in a building that was remodeled and expanded after it took on more than a foot of water during the August 2016 flood.

July 17, 2018 In The News

Washington, D.C. – Improvements to federal fisheries policy that Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) has been pushing for in Congress advanced to the U.S. Senate today as the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.

June 25, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Substantial reforms to the Food Stamp Program that Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced last year through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week as provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill.

With more than 100 co-sponsors, support for the SNAP Reform Act amounted to a groundswell of members who advocated alongside Graves to ensure the legislation’s core reform principles to strengthen work requirements for SNAP recipients were represented in this year’s Farm Bill. 

June 12, 2018 In The News

A recent announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of $14 million to the Comite River Diversion Canal shines a ray of hope on the project. While the sum is roughly 1/20th of the total pot, that’s quite alright, because there’s several reasons this particular announcement has excited both the local and federal legislative delegations.

June 1, 2018 In The News

DENHAM SPRINGS – An end to the onerous Duplication of Benefits provision, along with efforts to secure additional flood recovery revenue for Livingston Parish, remain top priorities for the Louisiana Congressional delegation, Congressman Garret Graves.

The Republican House member from the 6th Congressional District discussed the flood and other issues during his address to the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce luncheon May 31 at Forest Grove Plantation.