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July 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) introduced and passed legislation that includes his request for the University Avenue Corridor project in Lafayette.
 

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July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies introduced and passed legislation that includes his funding requests for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana hurricane protection project and the Port of Iberia.
 
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July 9, 2021 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $56,766,773.29 to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) for non-congregate sheltering in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement brings the federal cost-share to 90% for the project.
 

July 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) delivered an official letter today to the U.S. State Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor calling for increased assistance in securing U.S. rice and other food shipments in Haiti.

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July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the House-passed surface transportation bill includes his member-designated project funding requests for the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge and the I-49 Lafayette Connector. 
 

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June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) questioned FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell on the status of hurricane recovery efforts during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing this week. Congressman Higgins also asked Administrator Criswell to amplify Louisiana’s request for supplemental disaster relief with President Biden.

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) reintroduced the CBP Workload Staffing Model Act, to help Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determine its staffing needs. This bill would require CBP to develop a comprehensive staffing model that addresses hiring and retention challenges.

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June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) joined Representative Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and other Republican colleagues in a press conference to address the Biden border crisis and affirm states’ rights to protect their citizens from the cartel-facilitated border invasion.
 

June 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) introduced today the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Consultant Accountability Act of 2021 to protect Louisiana homeowners from bad-faith actors who mishandle claims to lower insurance reimbursements following a disaster. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) is leading companion legislation in the United States Senate.

June 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) questioned U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Admiral Karl Schultz today during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing and requested further investigatory actions concerning the SEACOR Power tragedy.

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April 9, 2019 In The News

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) vowed on Tuesday to catch those responsible for burning three African-American churches in his home district. 

"We intend to catch those responsible," Higgins told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.

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February 28, 2019 In The News

Louisiana Republican Clay Higgins introduced a resolution this week that would subject all sitting members of the House and Senate to random drug testing.

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February 27, 2019 In The News

A former longtime Louisiana lawman who is now a Republican congressman told former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that he "reminds" him of some of the "several thousand men" he's arrested.

January 30, 2019 In The News

Louisiana GOP U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins' committee assignments have landed him on the front lines of the border wall controversy and potential investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration.

January 29, 2019 In The News

Even as Democrats move into leadership positions of the House of Representatives, Republicans are announcing committee appointments to fight an expected deluge of investigations and questions for the current administration.

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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