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September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA will award $2,645,011 to Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) for flood mitigation efforts. The hazard mitigation grant will be used to finance the elevation or purchase of 13 flood-prone and severe repetitive loss properties.
 

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September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) introduced today the Emergency Services Access Act, which makes blocking an ambulance from accessing a hospital or rendering emergency medical treatment a federal crime.

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September 10, 2020 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) will receive a $10 million BUILD grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the University Avenue Corridor Project.
 

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September 9, 2020 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) will award over $2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to Lafayette and Lake Charles. The funds are provided through the CARES Act and provide states and local governments with flexible funding for COVID-19 response efforts and other services.

September 8, 2020 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter today to President Trump requesting a cost share adjustment for FEMA Public Assistance funds to help Louisiana manage both recovery efforts and existing revenue shortages. The requested adjustment would increase the federal share of funding from 75 percent to 90 percent.
 

September 4, 2020 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) recently sent a letter to Governor Edwards, calling for an emergency election plan that ensures voters in areas devastated by Hurricane Laura are able to participate in the November 3, 2020 election. 

August 31, 2020 Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today the commencement of Operation Blue Roof in areas impacted by Hurricane Laura. The program, which is run through the Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with FEMA, covers the acquisition and installation of temporary blue tarp roof coverings for damages to residential properties, at no cost to homeowners. 

August 31, 2020 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Lafayette Regional Airport will receive $9,421,816 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding and CARES Act assistance. The grant will help finance reconstruction of the airport apron. 
 
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

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August 30, 2020 Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter today to Governor Edwards urging him to waive restrictions and allow community and faith-based shelters to open in response to Hurricane Laura. 

August 28, 2020 Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and members of the Louisiana congressional delegation sent a letter to President Trump today, urging him to declare a major disaster in the wake of Hurricane Laura. 
 

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