U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and U.S.
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted to pass the House Amendment to S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) projects that improve our ports, waterways, and flood protection infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) introduced H. Con. Res. 135, the Exposing Congressional Drug Abuse Act, which enacts random drug screenings for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Migratory Bird Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, will award $9,928,536 in conservation funding to the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) introduced H.R. 6708, the Preventing Additional Printing of Electronic Records (PAPER) Act, which eliminates the mandatory, daily printing and hand-delivery of the Congressional Record and calendars to congressional and other federal offices. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury will receive $3,364,520 in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The hazard mitigation grant will finance the acquisition and elevation of several residential properties as part of flood mitigation efforts.
The Acadia Parish Police Jury will begin offering sandbags to residents in the parish beginning today.
All parish barns will be open for sandbagging today from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Residents will be asked for identification upon arriving.
Parish barn locations open today include:
LAKE CHARLES - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) recently joined officials from the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for a joint aerial mission to observe the USACE’s construction progress and monitor barge congestion on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, and U.S.
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Along with agriculture and oil and gas, the seafood industry is an important economic driver for south Louisiana.
Border security, immigration and the effects of tariffs have been hot-button topics throughout the nation.
As far as U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is concerned, important details of those subjects are missed by merely looking at national headlines.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) said he was "surprised" and "disturbed" to see so many House Democrats decline to get behind legislation expressing support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The House passed a resolution Wednesday expressing support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, as a growing number of liberals in the Democratic Party has called to abolish the agency that enforces federal immigration laws.
Sportsmen’s groups and boating/fishing associations across the country celebrated last week’s U.S. House passage of H.R. 200, a bill entitled “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” or by the more popular “Modern Fish Act.”
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is pushing legislation that would protect Louisiana’s seafood producers by banning imports of foreign seafood that doesn’t meet federal standards for manufacturing, processing and holding.
Southwest Louisiana US Congressman Clay Higgins is introducing legislation that would require imported seafood be held to the same safety standards as American seafood. The Imported Seafood Safety Standards Act would beef up the number of inspections conducted on foreign fish. Higgins says US protecting US seafood isn’t just a Bayou issue.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.3 million grant to the Port of West St. Mary to help build an industrial training facility.
According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 120 jobs.
Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise was one of just 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to be rated a “Taxpayer Super Hero” by the government watchdog group the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste in its recently updated 2017 Congressional Ratings.
Dredging funds keep flowing in to the Port of Morgan City.
Just three months after learning that the port’s annual funds to dredge its waterways will double in 2019, port leaders learned they will get another $28 million in dredging funds to use during the next two years.
Congressman Higgins spent the 4th of July with constituents throughout Acadiana. He made stops in Jennings, Erath, and New Iberia to celebrate Independence Day.