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December 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a 3-page, detailed letter to Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other members of the conference committee on tax reform, urging them to include several key provisions in the final legislative text of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

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December 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of his work on the Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States, Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced H.R. 4564, the Post-Caliphate Threat Assessment Act of 2017, which would help with identification and response to regions displaying a high level of terrorist activity.

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December 6, 2017 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, today in a 231-198 vote. The bill allows qualified, law-abiding individuals to carry a concealed handgun outside their state of residence.
 
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December 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released the following statement in response to the acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate for the murder of Kate Steinle in June 2015.
 

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November 29, 2017 Press Release
Pictured (L-R): Marjorie Hooper, Deonta Trim, Jeremiah Willis, David Calais, and group mentor Timothy Andries of CGI.

Today, Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced that David Calais and Deonta Trim of Carencro High School, Jeremiah Willis of Acadiana High School, and Marjorie Hooper of David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy won first place in the Congressional App Challenge. The team’s app titled “Rescue Me” helps connect volunteers with victims in the wake of a natural disaster.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act today, which would be the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986. The bill passed by a 227-205 vote and will deliver tax relief for earners in all income categories according to independent analysis.
 

November 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a fact sheet today, showing the positive impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on Louisiana’s third congressional district.

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November 6, 2017 Press Release
Bill gains full, bipartisan support from committee members

Members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN), introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline VA’s community care accounts into one veteran-centric program that replaces the Choice Program, removing the current 30-day, 40-mile requirement to give veterans more timely access to community care.

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November 3, 2017 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act, which extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years. The bill also extends funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers and other public health programs for two years.

Congressman Clay Higgins issued the following statement:

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November 3, 2017 Press Release

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Wednesday that it would not finalize a rule that would have jeopardized delivery of home health services nationwide.

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