WASHINGTON DC – Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) is proud to announce his congressional committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Congressman Higgins will serve on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. As a highly decorated Law Enforcement Officer and Army veteran, Rep. Higgins is eager to contribute to the efforts of both committees.
“America faces many challenges, foreign and domestic,” said Rep. Higgins. “Terrorism is on the rise across the world and America must show leadership. We must protect our homeland from future attacks,” said Higgins.
Captain Clay Higgins remains an active-duty Deputy Marshal in Lafayette, Louisiana. He has served in Law Enforcement for the past twelve years. Higgins received his initial training in police work when serving as a military police officer in the United States Army.
“I’m excited to welcome my colleague and fellow veteran Rep. Clay Higgins to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Captain Higgins courageously fought in the Army and continued to protect our nation in the National Guard. I know he will be a true asset to the committee and look forward to working alongside him as we work to build a better VA,” said Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.)
As a vocal advocate for veterans before joining Congress, Higgins is eager to make meaningful reforms to our nation’s veterans’ services.
“Healthcare for our veterans is in ruins. It’s simply unacceptable and we need to make improvements immediately,” said Higgins.
The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, issued a statement welcoming Higgins to the committee.
“The American Legion welcomes Congressman Higgins to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and is looking forward to engaging with him and others on the Committee. Without question, there are many important issues facing our nation’s veteran’s, along with their families, and The American Legion is eager to begin working with Congress to find common sense and veteran-centric solutions,” said Commander Charles Schmidt, National Commander of The American Legion.