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July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – House Homeland Security Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Subcommittee Ranking Member Clay Higgins (R-La.) today introduced H.R. 3719, the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Reauthorization Act of 2019 to update Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) flagship international supply chain security program.

July 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Chennault International, Lake Charles Regional, and Southland Field airports will receive over $1.4 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Senate’s bipartisan border aid bill.

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June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against House Democrats’ border appropriations bill, which underfunded necessary operations and included provisions that would exacerbate the border crisis.

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June 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the DeQuincy Industrial Airpark Airport will receive $150,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. The grant will be used to reconstruct 17,519 feet of existing perimeter fencing.
 

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after U.S. Central Command released details of the Iranian attack on a U.S. drone that was flying over international waters. 

June 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Polish President Andrzej Duda for their visit to Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal on Friday.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will award funding to the Eunice Airport and the Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport in Patterson, LA.

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June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against Democrats’ bill to provide millions of illegal immigrants with amnesty. The bill restricts law enforcement’s vetting authority and does nothing to address the national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border.

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May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) will introduce legislation to prohibit the early release of U.S. citizens who are convicted of terrorist acts against the United States.
 

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In The News

January 11, 2019 In The News

Four Louisiana congressmen are joining the federal employees that are working without pay during the government shutdown as it enters its third week.

The Advocate reports Republican representatives Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are asking that their paychecks be withheld until the government reopens.

December 20, 2018 In The News

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Community-Based Outpatient Clinic will be renamed in honor of Douglas Fournet, of Kinder.

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November 9, 2018 In The News

It's no secret there have been some issues for folks trying to board early morning flights at Lafayette Regional Airport lately. Those not making their flights despite arriving hours early have vented their frustrations on social media.

November 8, 2018 In The News

Lafayette Regional Airport is moving forward with plans for an expansion.

November 8, 2018 In The News

Folks "flying Lafayette" could be going through a brand-new, 120,000-square foot terminal in just two years.

Construction on the more than $80 million project is estimated to be complete in 24 months or just after, Lafayette Regional Airport Executive Director Steven Picou said Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony. 

September 17, 2018 In The News

Legislation to rename the Lake Charles Community-Based Outpatient Clinic after a U.S. Army first lieutenant from Kinder has been introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, John Kennedy, and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins.

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September 14, 2018 In The News

Rep. Clay Higgins has an idea for how to get Congress to clean up its act: random drug screenings.

“I have observed some behavior that would cause one to wonder,” the Louisiana Republican told the USA Today Network in an interview, apparently joking.

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August 24, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is aware of the upcoming Nov. 6 election to retain his 3rd District seat, but he said he remains focused on “working and serving.”

August 22, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins said the majority of Louisiana workers and businessmen and women are pledging patience during the trade wars because they believe President Donald Trump and America will ultimately prevail.

The Republican congressman also said the state's oil and gas industry's comeback has lagged behind other sectors here because of federal and state impediments.  

August 10, 2018 In The News

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.

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April 24, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Higgins recently returned from a nine-day, nine-parish tour of Louisiana's Third Congressional District. The tour included numerous meetings and site visits to brief Congressman Higgins on issues facing Southwest Louisiana. Included in the schedule were two well-advertised and well-attended town hall meetings in New Iberia and Iota.

April 3, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Higgins recently returned from a congressional trip to the United States’ southern border with colleagues from a bipartisan anti-terrorism Task Force.

March 16, 2017 Photo Gallery

We had a beautiful visit at the new Veteran's Hospital in Lafayette.

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