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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.

 

 

 

More on Jobs & the Economy

March 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) commended the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) after they announced final approval for Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal, authorizing the facility to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG.

March 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) hand-delivered a letter to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release additional visas under the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Program.

Congressman Higgins will meet with Secretary Nielsen next week to discuss the importance of H-2B visas to the seafood and ag processing industries in South Louisiana.

The full text of the letter is below:

 

November 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after it announced an additional $3.025 million in funding for the Port of Morgan City. The funds will be used to dredge the Atchafalaya River and Bayous Chene, Boeuf, and Black. 

November 9, 2018 In The News

It's no secret there have been some issues for folks trying to board early morning flights at Lafayette Regional Airport lately. Those not making their flights despite arriving hours early have vented their frustrations on social media.

The issue, which seemed to arrive overnight, is an unintended consequence of a change in an airline flight schedule, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins said Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony for Lafayette's terminal-to-be.

November 8, 2018 In The News

Lafayette Regional Airport is moving forward with plans for an expansion.

Thursday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new terminal with a greater sense of why it’s so important.

The groundbreaking of the new Lafayette terminal brings excitement for economic growth.

November 8, 2018 In The News

Folks "flying Lafayette" could be going through a brand-new, 120,000-square foot terminal in just two years.

Construction on the more than $80 million project is estimated to be complete in 24 months or just after, Lafayette Regional Airport Executive Director Steven Picou said Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony. 

The new structure will replace the existing terminal, which opened Nov. 29, 1930.

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Trump announced the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a new trade deal that will replace NAFTA.

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills this week, collectively known as Tax Reform 2.0, which make tax cuts for individual filers and small businesses permanent, enhance savings options for American families, and encourage small business innovation. Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted for all three legislative measures.

Tax Reform 2.0 includes the following bills: