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August 15, 2017 Blog Post

Color does not define us. Ethnicity does not define us. Race does not define us. All of mankind was created in God's own image. We are one, bonded by spirit.

Violence against our fellow citizen based on race is not an American value... not a Christian value... and should never be condoned. In this time, I am reminded of Philippians 2:3 KJV:

August 14, 2017 Editorial

For nearly a decade, Louisiana’s oil and gas industry has been targeted by ideologically-charged efforts to suppress fossil fuel energy production. The energy and fuel refining industries have long been the lifeblood of our state’s economy, but a sluggish market and burdensome regulations have suppressed domestic energy producers and cost thousands of local jobs.

August 7, 2017 Blog Post

Congressman Higgins has been working hard for South Louisiana in his first seven months. As part of our committment to open and transparent communications, here's a by-the-numbers breakdown of everything that has been happening in 2017.

August 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Clay Higgins’ (R-LA) office is excited to announce that Louisiana’s third congressional district will be participating in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app development competition for students in high school and below.

August 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) will host a town hall this week in Youngsville, LA. The event is open to the public. Congressman Higgins will answer questions and provide a brief update from his first seven months in Congress. The town hall is part of the August work period, where Congressman Higgins will be traveling and meeting with constituents in all nine parishes.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following response to passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act for FY 18.

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July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced H.R. 3308, a bill calling for improvements and consolidation of two veteran caregiver programs within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
 

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July 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced H.R. 3367, to remove barriers placed on U.S. exporters so they can quickly access the market and meet the global demand of natural gas. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) is sponsoring the License Natural Gas Now Act, which is the Senate version of the bill.
 

July 20, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released the following statement after Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reached an agreement with Chinese officials to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Clay Higgins’ (R-LA) comprehensive bill H.R. 2825, “The DHS Authorization Act of 2017,” passed the House today with wide, bipartisan support (386 – 41). The bill was led by Chairman McCaul with Rep. Higgins serving as the only original cosponsor.

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In The News

August 2, 2017 In The News

Louisiana senators and representatives have introduced companion legislation in Congress that would give states management authority of red snapper out to 25 miles or 25 fathoms, whichever is greater, off their coastlines. Currently, states control red snapper out to nine nautical miles.

July 31, 2017 In The News

Congressional lawmakers and federal agencies are reevaluating the federal government’s relationship with Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab over concerns about the company’s ties with Russian intelligence services.

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July 21, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, says his legislation to authorize the Department of Homeland Security will give Congress needed oversight powers that may yet trim the department's size and cost while improving its work product.

July 21, 2017 In The News

China has agreed to allow U.S. rice imports for the first time ever, opening a "massive market" for Louisiana farmers.

"It's huge," Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said in an interview with USA Today Network. "This opens up a massive market for us."

July 18, 2017 In The News

Barksdale's B-52s would keep flying, Fort Polk's troops would earn raises and fighter jets in Belle Chasse would remain action ready in a bulked up defense budget bill passed by the House.

"This can put us back on the path to American military superiority," said 5th District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, in an interview with USA Today Network.

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

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Photo Galleries

July 10, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Higgins spent the 4th of July with constituents throughout Acadiana. He made stops in Jennings, Erath, and New Iberia to celebrate Independence Day. 

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.

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