WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after Governor John Bel Edwards announced plans to delay Louisiana’s severance tax until June 25.

“I am grateful that Governor Edwards has taken Executive action to delay Louisiana’s severance tax. This decision will help preserve oil and gas jobs and provide temporary relief to the industry. Given the magnitude of this crisis, further and more permanent action will be necessary. My office will continue pushing for relief measures at both the state and federal level.”

Congressman Higgins sent letters to Governor Edwards on March 23 and April 21 requesting a temporary reduction or suspension of the severance tax.

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