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Taxes

"We worked closely with President Trump to pass historic tax cuts and simplify the tax code for individuals and businesses. Those efforts generated new jobs, economic growth, and opportunities for all Americans."

During the 115th Congress, I voted for and helped pass generational tax reform through the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. The legislation greatly simplified the tax code and lowered rates across the board. Those changes helped drive economic growth and increase household income for American families. However, the incoming administration has threatened to raise taxes on individuals and businesses alike. Doing so would be detrimental to economic recovery efforts. As your Congressman, I will continue to support lower taxes and push back against any effort to raise taxes on hardworking American families.

 

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May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) was recognized by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having one of the strongest voting records for supporting limited government, economic freedom, and lower taxes during the 2020 Congressional session.
 

April 1, 2020 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), asking them to clarify the process for individual recovery rebates after guidance posted Monday seemingly contradicted language in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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:

August 24, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is aware of the upcoming Nov. 6 election to retain his 3rd District seat, but he said he remains focused on “working and serving.”

Higgins, R-Port Barre, told the American Press editorial board on Thursday that initial projections show him “winning soundly” in the general election. If re-elected, he said he wants to “further advance the conservative agenda” in the House.

June 8, 2018 Speech

April 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) praised U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s presentation of $188 million in GOMESA revenue-sharing funds to Gulf states, including $82 million to Louisiana.

The State of Louisiana will receive $66,271,724.59. Several parishes in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District will receive additional funds: Calcasieu Parish, $862,675.48; Cameron Parish, $1,090,580.78; Iberia Parish, $871,009.19; St. Martin Parish, $616,852.85; St. Mary Parish, $719,952.25; Vermilion Parish, $850,143.14.

April 23, 2018 In The News

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. 

April 19, 2018 In The News

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.

April 18, 2018 Press Release

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.

April 18, 2018 In The News

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.