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Given the rate at which oil prices have risen over the last year, economic theory tells us that Louisiana’s oil and gas industry should be rising as well. However, this has not been the case. Other energy-producing states like Texas are booming, while oilfield jobs and field service companies in Louisiana continue to struggle as a result of our state’s toxic legal and business climate.
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.