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December 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Zarie Shelvin, Damarkus Webster, Dontaye Washington, and Rena Celestine are the overall winners of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for Louisiana’s 3rd District. The students attend Lafayette High, Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy, David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, and Edward J.

October 30, 2020 Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that President Trump approved the Louisiana delegation’s request for a 100% federal cost-share for FEMA Public Assistance programs in response to Hurricane Laura.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter today to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor requesting immediate action to expedite the delivery and installation of temporary housing units in areas impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
 

October 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) sent a letter today to Administrator Jovita Carranza requesting a 30-day extension for Hurricane Laura survivors to seek U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance.

October 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is introducing a bill that would include utility line technicians under the Department of Homeland Security’s definition of “emergency response providers.” Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate earlier this month.
 

October 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced tonight that President Trump has approved Louisiana’s request for a major disaster declaration in response to Hurricane Delta.

The declaration includes both individual and public assistance for Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vermilion parishes.

October 16, 2020 Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) met with officials at the Port of Lake Charles today to discuss the Port’s state of emergency and hurricane-related navigation closures on the Calcasieu Ship Channel. 

October 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter today to President Trump urging him to approve Louisiana’s request for a major disaster declaration following Hurricane Delta.
 

October 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter today to Governor John Bel Edwards offering assistance in securing supplemental mosquito abatement spraying through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Air Force in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
 

October 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and members of the Louisiana congressional delegation sent a letter to President Trump today requesting a larger share of federal funding to help Louisiana participate in FEMA’s disaster recovery programs.
 

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