LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement of support after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service announced that North Lake Charles and Opelousas have been selected for the Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) program.
LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to President Trump and congressional appropriators today, urging them to prioritize Southwest Louisiana’s infrastructure needs and funding for a new I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana is moving into a limited reopening.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has pushed several measures in recent weeks to protect U.S. interests and hold China accountable for its deception on the origin and spread of coronavirus.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after Governor John Bel Edwards announced plans to delay Louisiana’s severance tax until June 25.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to President Donald Trump, again requesting royalty relief for offshore energy production in the Gulf of Mexico.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards, again requesting a temporary reduction or suspension in Louisiana’s severance tax on oil and gas.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that 3rd District airports will receive over $21.2 million in supplemental Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has pushed several measures in recent weeks that would protect Louisiana oil and gas jobs against global market disruptions and the Coronavirus health challenge.
These actions include:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., (R-LA) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, requesting assistance in expanding COVID-19 testing for offshore oil and gas workers.
In The News
Along with agriculture and oil and gas, the seafood industry is an important economic driver for south Louisiana.
Border security, immigration and the effects of tariffs have been hot-button topics throughout the nation.
As far as U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is concerned, important details of those subjects are missed by merely looking at national headlines.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) said he was "surprised" and "disturbed" to see so many House Democrats decline to get behind legislation expressing support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The House passed a resolution Wednesday expressing support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, as a growing number of liberals in the Democratic Party has called to abolish the agency that enforces federal immigration laws.
Sportsmen’s groups and boating/fishing associations across the country celebrated last week’s U.S. House passage of H.R. 200, a bill entitled “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” or by the more popular “Modern Fish Act.”
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is pushing legislation that would protect Louisiana’s seafood producers by banning imports of foreign seafood that doesn’t meet federal standards for manufacturing, processing and holding.
Southwest Louisiana US Congressman Clay Higgins is introducing legislation that would require imported seafood be held to the same safety standards as American seafood. The Imported Seafood Safety Standards Act would beef up the number of inspections conducted on foreign fish. Higgins says US protecting US seafood isn’t just a Bayou issue.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.3 million grant to the Port of West St. Mary to help build an industrial training facility.
According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 120 jobs.
Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise was one of just 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to be rated a “Taxpayer Super Hero” by the government watchdog group the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste in its recently updated 2017 Congressional Ratings.
Dredging funds keep flowing in to the Port of Morgan City.
Just three months after learning that the port’s annual funds to dredge its waterways will double in 2019, port leaders learned they will get another $28 million in dredging funds to use during the next two years.
Had a great visit with the SWLA Economic Development Alliance. The economies of Calcasieu & Cameron are booming!
Congressman Higgins visited the I-10 Bridge in Lake Charles recently with DOTD. It's time for a new bridge!