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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.