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June 22, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins', R-LA, bill to improve employee integrity at the Department of Homeland Security, H.R. 2131 the "DHS Fixing Internal Response to Misconduct (FIRM) Act," unanimously passed the House on Wednesday.

June 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) introduced the Veterans Emergency Room Relief Act of 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, which would require the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to pay for care provided to our nation’s Veterans in urgent care centers. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.

May 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced two pieces of legislation, H.R. 2751 and H.R. 2752, as part of a comprehensive re-authorization of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bills reauthorize U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S.

May 26, 2017 Press Release

GRAND COTEAU, LA – Congressman Higgins presented Berchmans Academy student Adam Bobbs with the Congressional Award Silver Medal during a ceremony in Grand Coteau this morning.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement today regarding President Trump's recently released budget proposal.

May 22, 2017 Press Release

During a week where the U.S. House of Representatives voted on significant legislation to honor and protect law enforcement officers, Congressman Higgins took to the House floor to commemorate National Police Week and vocalize support for the men and women of the Thin Blue Line.

May 15, 2017 Blog Post

Congressman Higgins recently announced Gabby Deshotels, a junior from St. Thomas More Catholic School in Lafayette Parish as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for high school students living in Louisiana’s Third District.

May 11, 2017 Blog Post

What does the American Health Care Act do?

  • The AHCA repeals and replaces Obamacare with free-market principles that provide greater access to cost-effective, patient-centered health insurance. 
  • The AHCA repeals the individual and employer mandates that were part of Obamacare, allowing individuals the freedom to purchase or not to purchase health insurance.


In The News

June 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins wants to support Louisiana tourism and economic development with "common sense legislation," which could mean rolling back regulations that are hurting the industry.

June 12, 2017 In The News

The artery of the area’s lifeline for industry — the Calcasieu Ship Channel — is getting a little less unclogged because of efforts by Rep. Clay Higgins. 

Last week, the congressman announced he had succeeded in getting an additional $10 million from the Army Corps of Engineers’ discretionary fund for dredging of the channel.

That’s no small feat. 

June 6, 2017 In The News

Rep. Clay Higgins visited the Port of Lake Charles Monday to announce that, after rigorously lobbying in Washington to secure more funds for dredging the Calcasieu Ship Channel, he succeeded in getting an additional $10 million from the Army Corps of Engineers’ discretionary fund.

June 2, 2017 In The News

CROWLEY, LA -- Yesterday, USA Rice staff from Louisiana organized a tour of the Louisiana rice industry for Congressman Clay Higgins.  Higgins was accompanied by in-state and Washington, DC staff because he felt it was important for him and his staff to learn first-hand about Louisiana rice.  In his introductory comments, Higgins said, "I'm interested in serving Louisiana and what I don't

May 30, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins was in Carencro on Monday to participate in several Memorial Day ceremonies taking place across Acadiana.

Higgins spoke  to a group of veterans and local residents at Walters Funeral home. 

Owner Gene Walters, a U.S. Army Veteran and a three-time Purple Heart recipient, invited Higgins and others to honor those who died serving their country.

May 8, 2017 In The News

It will come as no shock to many of you reading this when I state that partisan divide in Washington has reached historic levels and is now spilling over into one arena where both parties have typically agreed … infrastructure. Nowhere is this more prevalent than the stigma that many environmentalist have placed on the use and construction of pipelines. 

April 23, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, said one of his biggest priorities is making sure the Calcasieu Ship Channel is dredged to its congressionally authorized depths so it can serve the megaprojects proposed for Southwest Louisiana that are relying on it.

April 21, 2017 In The News

Election to Congress was a step down from Sheriff's Office captain, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, told an Iota crowd last week.

Maybe he was kidding. But Higgins' schedule over Congress' Easter Recess wouldn't convince anyone he's a "fat cat" congressman yet.

April 19, 2017 In The News

RAYNE, LOUISIANA -- On Monday, Congressman Clay Higgins and his in-state staff met with the CEO's of three southwest Louisiana rice mills and USA Rice staff while he was in the district. Congressman Higgins said the goal of the meeting was "to listen and learn more about the Louisiana rice industry."


Photo Galleries

April 24, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Higgins recently returned from a nine-day, nine-parish tour of Louisiana's Third Congressional District. The tour included numerous meetings and site visits to brief Congressman Higgins on issues facing Southwest Louisiana. Included in the schedule were two well-advertised and well-attended town hall meetings in New Iberia and Iota.

April 3, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Higgins recently returned from a congressional trip to the United States’ southern border with colleagues from a bipartisan anti-terrorism Task Force.

March 16, 2017 Photo Gallery

We had a beautiful visit at the new Veteran's Hospital in Lafayette.