Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a 3-page, detailed letter to Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other members of the conference committee on tax reform, urging them to include several key provisions in the final legislative text of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of his work on the Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States, Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced H.R. 4564, the Post-Caliphate Threat Assessment Act of 2017, which would help with identification and response to regions displaying a high level of terrorist activity.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, today in a 231-198 vote. The bill allows qualified, law-abiding individuals to carry a concealed handgun outside their state of residence.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released the following statement in response to the acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate for the murder of Kate Steinle in June 2015.
Today, Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced that David Calais and Deonta Trim of Carencro High School, Jeremiah Willis of Acadiana High School, and Marjorie Hooper of David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy won first place in the Congressional App Challenge. The team’s app titled “Rescue Me” helps connect volunteers with victims in the wake of a natural disaster.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act today, which would be the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986. The bill passed by a 227-205 vote and will deliver tax relief for earners in all income categories according to independent analysis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a fact sheet today, showing the positive impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on Louisiana’s third congressional district.
As we commemorate Veterans Day this weekend, communities will gather to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes. We will remember the brave men and women that have answered the call to duty, and we will thank them for their service. We must also remember the commitment that has been made to our veterans and their families.
Members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN), introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline VA’s community care accounts into one veteran-centric program that replaces the Choice Program, removing the current 30-day, 40-mile requirement to give veterans more timely access to community care.
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Air Force One landed at Chennault International Airport in Southwest Louisiana Saturday afternoon, met on the air strip by politicians intent on showing the president their state needs his help.
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins has been on the ground in SW Louisiana as Hurricane Harvey impacted the Texas and Louisiana coasts… He filled us in on impacts of the storm, and the mobilization of citizens of that district to help in Texas.
Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s 3rd District says his constituents continue to feel the impacts of Harvey, as residents are taking part in rescue and shelter operations. Although much of Acadiana was spared the destruction seen in Texas, Higgins says it’s all hands on deck in south Louisiana.
With swaths of Houston underwater, the faltering federal flood insurance program is likely headed for another short-term extension — a step lawmakers took 17 times between 2008 and 2012 before agreeing on a five-year reauthorization.
On Aug. 18, The Daily Advertiser held a news forum for U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins to discuss his time in office and major issues, including the national debt.
“The size of our nation’s debt is colossal,” Higgins said. “It is certainly a serious threat to the future of our country and the stability of our republic.”
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.
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.
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.
Congressman Higgins spent the 4th of July with constituents throughout Acadiana. He made stops in Jennings, Erath, and New Iberia to celebrate Independence Day.
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.