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April 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins, R-LA, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order today to expand offshore drilling and oil and gas exploration.

April 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins, R-LA, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers at the VA.

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April 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Clay Higgins, R-LA, introduced the "DHS Fixing Internal Response to Misconduct (FIRM) Act” on Wednesday.

The legislation directs the Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security to develop a department-wide employee misconduct policy that will improve employee integrity within 90 days of enactment.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Clay Higgins, R-LA, has introduced legislation directing the Comptroller General of the United States to periodically audit the Veterans Health Administration.

The legislation is a response to the grossly inadequate treatment of U.S. veterans caused by a lack of responsiveness from administrators at the VHA.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) today announced a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair roads and infrastructure damaged in the August floods.

April 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Clay Higgins took to the House floor last night to offer his support for H.R. 353, the Weather Research & Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017, before it passed unanimously.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Higgins recently returned from a congressional trip to the United States’ southern border with colleagues from the House Homeland Security Committee and a bipartisan anti-terrorism task force.

April 2, 2017 Press Release

BREAUX BRIDGE - Congressman Clay Higgins has issued a statement regarding the tragic deaths of Francine Gotch and her young daughter.

March 21, 2017 Blog Post

Today, Congressman Higgins joined several House colleagues urging Secretary of Commerce Ross to utilize real-time, locally-generated data to better predict red snapper populations and improve access for recreational fishermen.

March 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A bill authored by Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) overwhelmingly passed the House on Monday, March 20.

The bill, the DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017, creates greater accountability for major acquisition programs within the Department of Homeland Security by ensuring proper oversight and implementing cost-saving budget measures.

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In The News

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."

April 18, 2017 In The News

IOTA — Clay Higgins never forgot the rousing welcome this Acadia Parish town of 1,500 gave him during his 2016 congressional campaign.

April 17, 2017 In The News

Watch the video segment here: http://www.kplctv.com/story/35171956/clay-higgins-hosts-iota-town-hall-meeting

 

IOTA, LA (KPLC) -

Congressman Clay Higgins hosted a town hall meeting in Iota on Monday night.

April 14, 2017 In The News

NEW IBERIA — This time, the Washington lawmaker didn't flee the room.

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, engaged with citizens for two hours Thursday night during a sometimes spirited town hall meeting — it was his first — that mostly used a question-and-answer format. He remained after the session ended, too, meeting crowd participants and taking questions from the news media.

April 12, 2017 In The News

ST. MARTINVILLE — U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, met with local ministers and others about re-entry into society by prisoners Tuesday afternoon in St. Martinville.

April 4, 2017 In The News

A four-day, weekend trek along the Mexican border has convinced U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, that America can protect its southern perimeter with a mix of resolve, reinforcements and existing technology.

March 16, 2017 In The News

Higgins spoke briefly — about a minute, his spokesman said — on the DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017, which he filed Feb. 28, before the House Committee on Homeland Security, to which he is assigned.

Higgins spokesman Chris Comeaux confirmed Wednesday that the bill passed through committee and may go to the full House as early as this month.

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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.

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