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April 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement ahead of President Biden’s address to Congress. Due to restrictions on how many members of Congress are allowed to participate, Congressman Higgins will not be in attendance.

April 26, 2021 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today Conrad Shipyard and Bollinger Marine Fabricators will receive over $1.5 million for equipment and infrastructure upgrades at their facilities in Amelia, LA. The funds are made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grant Program.
 

April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, is introducing the Finish the Wall Act, which requires the Biden administration to resume construction of the border wall system. The bill has over 60 cosponsors and is one of House Republicans’ five pillars to address the Biden border crisis.

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April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against H.R. 51, which would grant statehood to Washington D.C., and spoke in opposition to the bill on the House floor.

 

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA will award $21,103,809.31 to the City of Lake Charles for debris removal operations in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 100% federal cost-share.
 
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April 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) led 11 other members of the House Freedom Caucus on an official letter to President Joe Biden defending law enforcement and countering leftist anti-police rhetoric.

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April 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement in response to the Seacor Power tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico.

April 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LADOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson announced today that the State is investing $29.4 million toward the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge project and $50 million toward the I-49 Connector project.

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April 18, 2021 Editorial

     Nearly eight months have passed since Hurricanes Laura and Delta devastated Southwest Louisiana. Two major hurricanes hitting the same parishes a month apart presented significant challenges and requires an extended, large-scale recovery effort.

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA will award $1,698,457.51 to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury for debris clearance from roads and emergency access routes in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 100% federal cost-share.
 
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April 30, 2018 In The News

Higgins spoke with KPLC to preview a meeting on school safety Tuesday in Lafayette.

"It's apart of the national narrative as it should be," Higgins said.

Higgins said he'll be taking a step back, and listening to school and law enforcement officials from throughout the state, getting ideas he can take back to Washington.

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April 23, 2018 In The News

Congressman Clay Higgins visited Lafayette to learn more about hunger affecting people in the district. 

He met with Second Harvest Food Bank staff and toured their facility.

April 23, 2018 In The News

For Louisiana’s Entergy customers, it’s going to be a very nice summer.

April 19, 2018 In The News

The corporate tax rate slashed from 35 percent to 21 percent, but are any of those tax savings businesses are getting being passed on to customers?

April 18, 2018 In The News

Homes that buy their electricity from Entergy Louisiana will see their monthly bills drop nearly 5 percent starting with the May invoice coming out in the next two weeks.

It’s part of a write-off of the savings the corporation received from the federal tax cut that was passed by Congress in December.

April 12, 2018 In The News

Lawmakers are calling for measures to combat foreign countries’ alleged theft of American universities’ research and scientific discoveries.

April 10, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins envisions a future with a new class of police officers working in the nation’s schools.

Higgins said these would be Tactical School Resource Officers, or TSROs. His idea is to place approximately 200,000 of them — two per school — on the job, at a potential cost of up to $10 billion per year.

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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 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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