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December 20, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Lake Charles Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will be renamed in honor of Kinder, Louisiana, native Douglas Fournet, a U.S. Army first lieutenant who gave his life in the Vietnam War and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1970.

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December 20, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against the Senate amendment to the First Step Act, which makes reforms to America’s criminal justice system but lacks necessary accountability measures.
 
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

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December 12, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted in support of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report, which extends and improves Farm Bill provisions.

The 2018 Farm Bill:

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December 6, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced that Elliott Benoit, John Michael Weaver, and John Arceneaux won first place in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Louisiana’s 3rd District. The team’s app titled “Vo18” is designed to encourage youth involvement in local elections.

November 30, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to quickly address issues plaguing implementation of the Forever GI Bill.

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November 30, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted to pass a one-week extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which allows the Senate additional time to approve a longer extension this month. The program was set to expire on November 30, 2018.

The House has now passed eight short-term NFIP reauthorizations since the end of FY 2017.

November 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after it announced an additional $3.025 million in funding for the Port of Morgan City. The funds will be used to dredge the Atchafalaya River and Bayous Chene, Boeuf, and Black. 

October 31, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced two grants today from USDA Rural Development that will fund the expansion of telehealth services in South Louisiana.
 

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October 21, 2018 Blog Post

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has received a 100% voting score from the National Right to Life, America's oldest and largest pro-life organization.

Over the last 22 months, Congressman Higgins has supported and fought for pro-life legislation that includes:

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October 19, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.) issued the following statement this week after President Trump proposed an across-the-board spending cut of 5% to all federal agencies. 

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In The News

March 28, 2018 In The News

Congressman Clay Higgins was in town today, and stopped by KATC to talk about two bills he has introduced aimed at improving school security.

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March 28, 2018 In The News

Legislation that seeks to repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax on heavy-duty trucks will stimulate economic growth and put independent truckers back on the road, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins said during a stop in Lake Charles on Tuesday.

March 23, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins on Friday slammed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package that Congress passed and President Trump signed earlier in the day, along with the process by which Congress produced it.

March 23, 2018 In The News

Congressman Clay Higgins got a closer look at healthcare in Acadiana on Friday. Higgins toured Lafayette General Health and met with the hospital's administrators.    

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March 18, 2018 In The News

Construction on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in the Atchafalaya Basin will soon resume after a temporary stay that may have cost the company millions, officials said Thursday.

March 9, 2018 In The News

US Representative Clay Higgins is proposing two bills aimed at investigating and improving the quality of law enforcement protection at public schools. After the revelation that the school resource officer present at the Florida shooting fled, Higgins says it’s time to reevaluate just who is charged with protecting students.

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March 8, 2018 In The News

Existing LNG projects that are planned or under construction in Southwest Louisiana should be protected from any higher tariffs imposed on imported steel and aluminum, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins said Wednesday.

February 26, 2018 In The News

A Louisiana congressman is calling on his state’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to establish a “bounty” program for Asian carp, an invasive species fish he said threatens the state’s fishing industry.

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February 23, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins said he will “kick down any bureaucratic wall” to get a new Interstate 10 bridge built. But he said officials in Baton Rouge must agree on a plan that includes input from local residents and officials.

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February 21, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump and conservatives in Congress are helping the oil and gas industry make a comeback with increased drilling opportunities and fewer burdensome regulations, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins said Tuesday.

Higgins, R-Port Barre, spoke to the Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.

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