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October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after voting against H. Res. 660, Democrats’ bill codifying their one-sided, secretive impeachment inquiry.

October 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –– U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today that Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) disbursed $101.3 million in Fiscal Year 2019 energy revenues to Louisiana. This represents an increase of $10.3 million from the previous year’s total.

October 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) recently introduced the bipartisan Fixing America’s Bridges Act, which reestablishes a federal funding program to help repair and replace structurally deficient bridges across the Un

October 2, 2019 Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Acadia Parish Fire District 7 and St. Martin Parish will receive more than $350,000 in federal funding from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

September 30, 2019 Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced today that Chennault International Airport will receive $202,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant will help reconstruct 750 feet of the existing taxiway pavement.

September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement today after the White House released a declassified, unredacted transcript of President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after Speaker Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump this afternoon.

September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced that the West Calcasieu Port in Sulphur, LA will receive a $4.2 million grant from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to make the facility and the regional economy more resilient to natural disasters.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against H.R. 205, H.R. 1941, and H.R. 1146, three bills that would ban oil and gas leasing, development, and production in the Atlantic and Pacific planning areas, the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico.


In The News

May 30, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins was in Carencro on Monday to participate in several Memorial Day ceremonies taking place across Acadiana.

Higgins spoke  to a group of veterans and local residents at Walters Funeral home. 

Owner Gene Walters, a U.S. Army Veteran and a three-time Purple Heart recipient, invited Higgins and others to honor those who died serving their country.

May 8, 2017 In The News

It will come as no shock to many of you reading this when I state that partisan divide in Washington has reached historic levels and is now spilling over into one arena where both parties have typically agreed … infrastructure.

April 23, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, said one of his biggest priorities is making sure the Calcasieu Ship Channel is dredged to its congressionally authorized depths so it can serve the megaprojects proposed for Southwest Louisiana that are relying on it.

April 21, 2017 In The News

Election to Congress was a step down from Sheriff's Office captain, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, told an Iota crowd last week.

Maybe he was kidding. But Higgins' schedule over Congress' Easter Recess wouldn't convince anyone he's a "fat cat" congressman yet.

April 19, 2017 In The News

RAYNE, LOUISIANA -- On Monday, Congressman Clay Higgins and his in-state staff met with the CEO's of three southwest Louisiana rice mills and USA Rice staff while he was in the district. Congressman Higgins said the goal of the meeting was "to listen and learn more about the Louisiana rice industry."

April 18, 2017 In The News

IOTA — Clay Higgins never forgot the rousing welcome this Acadia Parish town of 1,500 gave him during his 2016 congressional campaign.

April 17, 2017 In The News

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Congressman Clay Higgins hosted a town hall meeting in Iota on Monday night.

April 14, 2017 In The News

NEW IBERIA — This time, the Washington lawmaker didn't flee the room.

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, engaged with citizens for two hours Thursday night during a sometimes spirited town hall meeting — it was his first — that mostly used a question-and-answer format. He remained after the session ended, too, meeting crowd participants and taking questions from the news media.

April 12, 2017 In The News

ST. MARTINVILLE — U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, met with local ministers and others about re-entry into society by prisoners Tuesday afternoon in St. Martinville.