WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Louisiana’s 3rd District will receive $40,400,000 in Community Project Funding through H. Res. 1061, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.

“As publicly stated, I opposed the bill because of the level of overall spending and the removal of many Conservative policy riders through negotiations with the Senate. However, a tremendous amount of effort went into securing this community funding,” said Congressman Higgins. “My office worked very closely with our local government entities and district stakeholders for the better part of 2023 to secure this funding in the legislation. These projects are critical for South Louisiana’s economic prosperity and financial growth. My office has long prioritized funding for our communities, and we will continue to work through the Congressional appropriations process to deliver wins for Louisiana.”


Watch Congressman Higgins’ statement on the funding bill here.


The funding includes:

  • $3,250,000 to LSU – Eunice for the construction of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics (STEAM) Innovation Center on campus.
  • $1,750,000 to the St. Mary Parish Government for wastewater infrastructure improvements in Patterson and Baldwin.
  • $500,000 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for operation and maintenance of the Mermentau River project.
  • $9,000,000 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging efforts on the Calcasieu River and Pass project.
  • $5,000,000 to Lafayette Consolidated Government for water line repair and replacement efforts in North Lafayette.
  • $6,000,000 to the Lafayette Regional Airport for the Taxiway B realignment and safety improvement project.
  • $700,000 to the Lake Charles Regional Airport for improvements to the terminal loop and access road.
  • $2,200,000 for the replacement of the Vie Terre Beau Bridge in Acadia Parish, a major throughway for the agricultural industry.
  • $3,000,000 to the Port of Lake Charles for the development of a multi-use transloading facility at City Docks.
  • $1,000,000 to the City of Jennings for roadway extension and improvements at Zigler Memorial Drive West.
  • $5,000,000 for roadway and safety improvements to the Route 167 Highway in Vermilion Parish.
  • $3,000,000 to the West Calcasieu Port for dock improvements to modernize the facility’s cargo handling infrastructure.

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