WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA will award $2,645,011 to Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) for flood mitigation efforts. The hazard mitigation grant will be used to finance the elevation or purchase of 13 flood-prone and severe repetitive loss properties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) introduced today the Emergency Services Access Act, which makes blocking an ambulance from accessing a hospital or rendering emergency medical treatment a federal crime.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) will receive a $10 million BUILD grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the University Avenue Corridor Project.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) will award over $2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to Lafayette and Lake Charles. The funds are provided through the CARES Act and provide states and local governments with flexible funding for COVID-19 response efforts and other services.
LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter today to President Trump requesting a cost share adjustment for FEMA Public Assistance funds to help Louisiana manage both recovery efforts and existing revenue shortages. The requested adjustment would increase the federal share of funding from 75 percent to 90 percent.
LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) recently sent a letter to Governor Edwards, calling for an emergency election plan that ensures voters in areas devastated by Hurricane Laura are able to participate in the November 3, 2020 election.
LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today the commencement of Operation Blue Roof in areas impacted by Hurricane Laura. The program, which is run through the Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with FEMA, covers the acquisition and installation of temporary blue tarp roof coverings for damages to residential properties, at no cost to homeowners.
LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Lafayette Regional Airport will receive $9,421,816 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding and CARES Act assistance. The grant will help finance reconstruction of the airport apron.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter today to Governor Edwards urging him to waive restrictions and allow community and faith-based shelters to open in response to Hurricane Laura.
LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and members of the Louisiana congressional delegation sent a letter to President Trump today, urging him to declare a major disaster in the wake of Hurricane Laura.
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As Democrats hold their nominating convention, America is reminded just how far left the Democratic Party has moved. The radical left has become the Democratic mainstream. Extreme policies like defunding and dismantling police departments have been embraced, and socialist forces are threatening our nation from within.
America's energy industry is facing a generational crisis. International markets and oil values have been heavily impacted as a result of the Saudi-Russia oil dumping war, and COVID-19 restrictions of freedom to travel have caused extreme reductions in consumption.
A group of Republican senators introduced a bill to remove barriers on U.S. exporters of liquified natural gas (LNG) to so they can access the market more quickly.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Tuesday that the "integrity" of the U.S. is being threatened by the situation at the southern border.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) vowed on Tuesday to catch those responsible for burning three African-American churches in his home district.
"We intend to catch those responsible," Higgins told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.
Louisiana Republican Clay Higgins introduced a resolution this week that would subject all sitting members of the House and Senate to random drug testing.
A former longtime Louisiana lawman who is now a Republican congressman told former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that he "reminds" him of some of the "several thousand men" he's arrested.
Congressman Higgins spent the 4th of July with constituents throughout Acadiana. He made stops in Jennings, Erath, and New Iberia to celebrate Independence Day.