Jobs & the Economy
"The 115th Congress presents a new opportunity to peel back the onerous, job killing regulations enacted by the previous administration and to set our nation on a path to economic prosperity."
For too long burdensome regulations and the world’s highest corporate tax rate have stifled job creation, deterred the growth of small business, and limited many Americans from reaching their true potential. While it is not the role of government to create jobs, Congress must do a better job of fostering a climate for job creation, by streamlining the tax code, reducing the role of government agencies that have been crippling our energy and seafood industries, and encouraging the start of small businesses free of the restrictions set in place by Obamacare.
Improving our economy is not only reliant upon a strong business focused regulatory system, but also on the quality of education that is available to our children and those seeking to further their careers. It is important that we have a renewed focus on providing students the skills they need to operate in the modern economy. While funding for higher education plays a role, we must also ensure that vocational programs and technical schools are promoted.
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.3 million grant to the Port of West St. Mary to help build an industrial training facility.
According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 120 jobs.
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) FY 2018 Work Plan will provide significant funding increases for waterway projects in Louisiana’s 3rd District.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted to pass H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018), which authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) projects that improve our ports, waterways, and flood protection infrastructure. Congressman Higgins secured language in the bill to require the Corps to prioritize completion of the Southwest Louisiana Coastal Project and make improvements to the land acquisition process for new projects.
Dredging funds keep flowing in to the Port of Morgan City.
Just three months after learning that the port’s annual funds to dredge its waterways will double in 2019, port leaders learned they will get another $28 million in dredging funds to use during the next two years.
Officials received news last week that the port should receive $20 million in supplemental dredging funds through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Atchafalaya River and Bar Channel, Port Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said.
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and other members of the Louisiana congressional delegation sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Kevin McIntyre, urging FERC to approve necessary permits for the Driftwood LNG and Driftwood Pipeline projects in Southwest Louisiana.
For Louisiana’s Entergy customers, it’s going to be a very nice summer.
Entergy Louisiana has announced that it will be dropping its rates by 5 percent, starting in May. The first of the reductions will be as a result of $210 million in federal tax reform-related savings — $105 million of which will be given back to customers over the next eight months and the remainder over the next four years.
The corporate tax rate slashed from 35 percent to 21 percent, but are any of those tax savings businesses are getting being passed on to customers?
Entergy Louisiana customers can expect an average rate reduction of $4.20 a month starting this May, according to Entergy senior manager Chip Arnold.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended Entergy Louisiana's announcement that they will return millions in tax savings to Louisiana customers after the Louisiana Public Service Commission approved the agreement today.
The first of the reductions will occur in May as a result of $210 million in federal tax reform-related savings, $105 million of which will be returned to customers over the next eight months, with the remaining half of these savings returned to customers over the following four years.
Homes that buy their electricity from Entergy Louisiana will see their monthly bills drop nearly 5 percent starting with the May invoice coming out in the next two weeks.
It’s part of a write-off of the savings the corporation received from the federal tax cut that was passed by Congress in December.
The Louisiana Public Service Commission approved the rate reduction plan at its Wednesday meeting. Another similar-sized reduction is coming in October when storm recovery loans are paid off.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent the following letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to consider the potential impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. agricultural products.
April 12, 2018
The Honorable Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,