May 13, 2021 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) led a Louisiana Delegation letter today urging House and Senate leadership to hold oversight hearings examining the response to the SEACOR Power tragedy.

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA), Garret Graves (R-LA), Mike Johnson (R-LA), and Julia Letlow (R-LA) all signed on to the letter.

“It is imperative that Congress exercise its oversight authority and take steps to review actions taken to ensure policy gaps are fixed and any lessons learned from the tragedy result in more efficient procedures and a higher degree of marine safety in the future,”wrote the delegation members.“We ask respectfully that the committees of jurisdiction conduct necessary oversight hearings on this tragedy and seek opportunities to improve marine safety procedures overall. Congress has an obligation to take a deeper look into emergency response measures to assist and prevent such tragedies in the future.”

The full letter is available below or as a pdf here.

SEACOR Power Letter
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