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Higgins spoke briefly — about a minute, his spokesman said — on the DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017, which he filed Feb. 28, before the House Committee on Homeland Security, to which he is assigned.
Higgins spokesman Chris Comeaux confirmed Wednesday that the bill passed through committee and may go to the full House as early as this month.
"It's a commonsense bill," Comeaux said. "The committee did a handful of bills like this today to increase accountability and how the department operates. They got them all through fairly quickly."
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced H.R. 1252 the “DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017” as his first legislative initiative as a member of Congress. The bill is designed to create greater accountability for acquisitions programs within the Department of Homeland Security. A 2015 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that 20 out of the 22 major DHS acquisition programs experienced cost growth, schedule slips, or both.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Clay Higgins has joined the Cuba Working Group. The group seeks to advance policy proposals to promote the rapidly changing status in the U.S.-Cuba relationship. As the relationship between the two nations are reshaped, the bi-partisan group seeks to advance United States economic interests on the island.
"The President delivered a unifying, non-partisan message that I believe Americans needed to hear. He addressed important issues such as the economy, immigration, terrorism and education. I think that it was a message for everyone. I was personally moved by some of the more human moments of the speech, as he interacted with the honored guests. I was uplifted by the entire event."
WASHINGTON DC - Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) has been appointed to serve on a bi-partisan, eight member Homeland Security Committee Task Force focused on denying terrorists entry into the United States. With the terrorist threat on the rise and immigration a key concern for the 115th Congress, this Task Force will play an important role in closing gaps in our counterterrorism screening and vetting procedures.
Rep. Higgins discussed threats to cyber security last week with John Roth, Inspector General of the Dept. of Homeland Security, and Rebecca Gambler of the GAO. This is an area we must improve upon.
During our Science, Space & Technology Committee Hearing today, I was honored to have the opportunity to question NASA heroes about Chinese or Russian involvement in our plans to restore NASA and have a permanent human presence in space.
WASHINGTON DC - As President Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th President of the United States, Rep. Higgins (R-LA) is enthusiastic about the new administration.
“The mood in DC is incredibly optimistic,” said Congressman Higgins. “There is an energy rolling through the streets here that folks can feel and sense. I look forward to being able to contribute to the reforms that Congress can work toward, with the vision and leadership of a new President,” said Higgins.
Acadiana's new congressman says he sensed renewed energy in Washington as President Donald J. Trump was sworn in to office Friday.
"The mood in DC is incredibly optimistic," said U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-3rd District. "There is an energy rolling through the streets here that folks can feel and sense. I look forward to being able to contribute to the reforms that Congress can work toward, with the vision and leadership of a new president."