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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
H.R. 6 would:
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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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!