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May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to President Donald Trump today thanking him for his commitment to building a new I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge. The letter notes the economic benefits of LNG projects in Southwest Louisiana and stresses the need for strategic infrastructure investments.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA), top Republican on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, issued the following statement after President Trump’s remarks on overhauling America’s immigration system. Congressman Higgins joined President Trump and other members of Congress in the White House Rose Garden for the announcement.

May 13, 2019 Editorial

    Louisiana will soon welcome President Donald Trump for a visit to Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility. With over $100 billion in announced energy projects and $65 billion in projects already underway, Southwest Louisiana has a story worth sharing.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Lafayette Regional Airport will receive $10,526,064 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

May 6, 2019 Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released the following statement after the White House announced that President Trump will tour Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish on May 14.

May 3, 2019 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) joined Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to St. Landry Parish today. The Vice President visited Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, one of three historically black Baptist churches destroyed by an arsonist in late March and early April.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

April 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended the U.S.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized the Driftwood LNG and pipeline projects for construction.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and U.S.


In The News

August 8, 2018 In The News

Along with agriculture and oil and gas, the seafood industry is an important economic driver for south Louisiana. 

August 7, 2018 In The News

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.

July 19, 2018 In The News

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).

July 18, 2018 In The News

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.

July 14, 2018 In The News

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.”

June 30, 2018 In The News

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.

June 29, 2018 In The News

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.

June 27, 2018 In The News

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.

June 22, 2018 In The News

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.

May 9, 2018 In The News

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.


Photo Galleries

March 16, 2017 Photo Gallery

Had a great visit with the SWLA Economic Development Alliance. The economies of Calcasieu & Cameron are booming!

March 16, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Higgins visited the I-10 Bridge in Lake Charles recently with DOTD. It's time for a new bridge!

January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
Brigadier General Brito presents U.S. Army seal to Congressman Clay Higgins