WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s announcement of the 5-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing.

“We are working together with President Trump and his administration to deliver an energy policy that places American families and American industry first. Expanding offshore drilling access in the Gulf of Mexico means more jobs and economic growth for South Louisiana. I am committed to unleashing American energy potential and will continue to fight for Louisiana oil and gas jobs.”

Earlier this year, Congressman Higgins joined 155 Members of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate on a letter to Secretary Zinke in support of a new 5-year plan that promotes America’s potential for energy dominance.

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