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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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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.

May 7, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s Congressional delegation is working to reform laws to help victims recover from natural disasters. 

May 5, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The federal farm bill, a periodic and sprawling reauthorization of an array of government agricultural and rural development programs, is facing a growing battle on Capitol Hill over proposals to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

The Republican draft of the farm bill would increase work and training requirements on adults receiving benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, informally known as food stamps.

May 4, 2018 Press Release

Graves Congratulates 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winners

                                                                

Baton Rouge, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) congratulated the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition during an awards ceremony at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge last night.    

February 20, 2018 Event

This week I’m hosting a “Grub with Garret” and would like to personally invite you to attend.

Grub with Garret is an opportunity for us to share a meal in a small group setting and to discuss your priorities, frustrations and ideas about current issues.

Grub with Garret in Ascension Parish on Tuesday, February 20th at 9:15 a.m.

If you'd like to attend, RSVP by emailing grub@mail.house.gov.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) announced today that the Sixth District will participate in the third Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a high school app competition designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in computer science.  Students, individually or in teams, are tasked with creating, coding, and implementing a new and innovative computer application.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) recently introduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Act of 2017 to require the program to do more to connect the unemployed with existing job placement and job training opportunities so that more people who are able to work can. Graves introduced the bill to fight poverty, support families and promote self-sufficiency while helping stem the tide of government dependence.