WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved a $2.75 million grant for McNeese State University Foundation to construct an LNG Center of Excellence. The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $41,523,929.59 for Hurricane Laura recovery efforts in South Louisiana.
The grants include:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released the following statement after U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty issued a preliminary injunction, halting the Biden Administration's ban on oil lease sales on public lands.
LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA will award $46,498,869.63 to the City of Lake Charles for debris removal operations in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) delivered a letter to mayors, parish presidents, and police juries across Louisiana’s 3rd District informing of federal grant opportunities that are available to address flood and disaster mitigation.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) delivered a letter today to President Joe Biden, urging the approval of Louisiana’s request for a major disaster declaration in response to recent severe weather and flooding.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY 22 Civil Works Budget includes $50 million for spot dredging of the Vermilion River. The announcement of federal funding for this project follows the Lafayette City Council’s recent approval of $5 million in local funding to remove obstructions from the Vermilion River.
LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA will award $3,472,704.27 to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury for Hurricane Laura recovery efforts. The grant will cover management costs related to the parish’s utilization of FEMA public assistance programs.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA will award two grants totaling $6,219,955 for flood mitigation efforts in Lafayette Parish.
The hazard mitigation grants include:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released a public service announcement today asking Louisiana citizens to report flood and other weather-related losses at DAMAGE.LA.GOV. This will help state and local officials as they prepare a formal disaster request for this week’s severe weather.
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It's no secret there have been some issues for folks trying to board early morning flights at Lafayette Regional Airport lately. Those not making their flights despite arriving hours early have vented their frustrations on social media.
Lafayette Regional Airport is moving forward with plans for an expansion.
Folks "flying Lafayette" could be going through a brand-new, 120,000-square foot terminal in just two years.
Construction on the more than $80 million project is estimated to be complete in 24 months or just after, Lafayette Regional Airport Executive Director Steven Picou said Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony.
Legislation to rename the Lake Charles Community-Based Outpatient Clinic after a U.S. Army first lieutenant from Kinder has been introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, John Kennedy, and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins.
Rep. Clay Higgins has an idea for how to get Congress to clean up its act: random drug screenings.
“I have observed some behavior that would cause one to wonder,” the Louisiana Republican told the USA Today Network in an interview, apparently joking.
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is aware of the upcoming Nov. 6 election to retain his 3rd District seat, but he said he remains focused on “working and serving.”
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins said the majority of Louisiana workers and businessmen and women are pledging patience during the trade wars because they believe President Donald Trump and America will ultimately prevail.
The Republican congressman also said the state's oil and gas industry's comeback has lagged behind other sectors here because of federal and state impediments.
Given the rate at which oil prices have risen over the last year, economic theory tells us that Louisiana’s oil and gas industry should be rising as well. However, this has not been the case. Other energy-producing states like Texas are booming, while oilfield jobs and field service companies in Louisiana continue to struggle as a result of our state’s toxic legal and business climate.
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.