LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Lake Charles Regional Airport will receive $2.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and will be used to enhance and replace 2 passenger boarding bridges.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
“While I opposed the Infrastructure bill in its totality based on unwavering principle, there are certain elements within the bill that my office fully supports. That includes funding for South Louisiana’s airports. This $2.5 million is a solid investment for the Lake Charles Regional Airport. The new passenger bridges will improve accessibility and encourage growth at the airport. We will continue to advocate for infrastructure investments that are based on sound fiscal policy, economic impact. concrete and steel. I support investments like this, which support local industry and help grow the local economy, however, I strongly oppose green new deal and anti-America First deficit spending.”