Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) praised U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s presentation of $188 million in GOMESA revenue-sharing funds to Gulf states, including $82 million to Louisiana.

The State of Louisiana will receive $66,271,724.59. Several parishes in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District will receive additional funds: Calcasieu Parish, $862,675.48; Cameron Parish, $1,090,580.78; Iberia Parish, $871,009.19; St. Martin Parish, $616,852.85; St. Mary Parish, $719,952.25; Vermilion Parish, $850,143.14.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“The Louisiana delegation worked very closely with Secretary Zinke and the Trump Administration last year to preserve GOMESA funding. We battled to expand revenue sharing provisions in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, and those efforts are paying dividends. This announcement is a major win that provides critical funding for coastal restoration projects across South Louisiana.”

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