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December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019. The bill would effectively grant amnesty and a path to citizenship to over one million currently illegal immigrants.

More specifically, the bill would:

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee released draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Clay Higgins’ (R-LA) H.R. 4761, the DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2019, in a 393 - 1 vote.
 

December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department’s Inspector General today released a report on the review of four FISA applications and the origins of the FBI investigation into President Trump’s 2016 campaign. 

In a statement issued today, Attorney General William P. Barr noted:

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December 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is introducing H. Res. 736, the “Stand for Something Resolution,” which eliminates the option to vote “present” and forces members of the U.S. House of Representatives to take a “yes” or “no” stance on legislation.

November 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended President Trump and his administration for actions this week that would promote royalty relief and eliminate unnecessary regulatory burdens on offshore energy producers in the Gulf of Mexico.
 

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Lafayette Regional Airport will receive an additional $5.5 million in supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of Transporation as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The grant will support the ongoing construction of the new terminal.

November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) supported the passage of three bills this week to help Veterans start small businesses and access resources within the Small Business Administration (SBA).  

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November 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) calling for the full and immediate release of transcripts from the secret impeachment inquiry depositions.

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August 2, 2017 In The News

Louisiana senators and representatives have introduced companion legislation in Congress that would give states management authority of red snapper out to 25 miles or 25 fathoms, whichever is greater, off their coastlines. Currently, states control red snapper out to nine nautical miles.

July 31, 2017 In The News

Congressional lawmakers and federal agencies are reevaluating the federal government’s relationship with Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab over concerns about the company’s ties with Russian intelligence services.

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July 21, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, says his legislation to authorize the Department of Homeland Security will give Congress needed oversight powers that may yet trim the department's size and cost while improving its work product.

July 21, 2017 In The News

China has agreed to allow U.S. rice imports for the first time ever, opening a "massive market" for Louisiana farmers.

"It's huge," Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said in an interview with USA Today Network. "This opens up a massive market for us."

July 18, 2017 In The News

Barksdale's B-52s would keep flying, Fort Polk's troops would earn raises and fighter jets in Belle Chasse would remain action ready in a bulked up defense budget bill passed by the House.

"This can put us back on the path to American military superiority," said 5th District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, in an interview with USA Today Network.

June 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins wants to support Louisiana tourism and economic development with "common sense legislation," which could mean rolling back regulations that are hurting the industry.

June 12, 2017 In The News

The artery of the area’s lifeline for industry — the Calcasieu Ship Channel — is getting a little less unclogged because of efforts by Rep. Clay Higgins. 

Last week, the congressman announced he had succeeded in getting an additional $10 million from the Army Corps of Engineers’ discretionary fund for dredging of the channel.

That’s no small feat. 

June 6, 2017 In The News

Rep. Clay Higgins visited the Port of Lake Charles Monday to announce that, after rigorously lobbying in Washington to secure more funds for dredging the Calcasieu Ship Channel, he succeeded in getting an additional $10 million from the Army Corps of Engineers’ discretionary fund.

June 2, 2017 In The News

CROWLEY, LA -- Yesterday, USA Rice staff from Louisiana organized a tour of the Louisiana rice industry for Congressman Clay Higgins.  Higgins was accompanied by in-state and Washington, DC staff because he felt it was important for him and his staff to learn first-hand about Louisiana rice.  In his introductory comments, Higgins said, "I'm interested in serving Louisiana and what I don't

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