|Posted on 8/6/2018 7:04:00 AM.|
With the November 6th election three months away, the campaigns of those on the ballot are doing their best to find funding. LaPolitics.com Publisher Jeremy Alford says it’s still early, but the six Congressmen running for re-election have seen solid collections.
"Collectively, they've raised 9.7 million dollars in addition to the related PAC's in those districts, by far the most money is flowing through Congressional District One," Alford said.
|Steve Scalise, Julie Stokes, Clay Higgins, A.G. Crowe, Josh Guillory|
|Posted on 7/22/2018 10:49:00 AM.|
Five men and one woman have signed up to challenge Acadiana Congressman Clay Higgins on the November sixth ballot. Lafayette attorney Josh Guillory is the lone Republican challenger. Guillory says Higgins has voted three times to raise our debt.
"He's made no efforts to shrink the size of the federal government," said Guillory. "As our Congressman, I'll fight to do that. It's too big that's not the intent of our fathers."
|Clay Higgins, Mimi Methvin, Josh Guillory, 3rd Congressional District|
|Posted on 6/29/2018 3:43:00 PM.|
Southwest Louisiana US Congressman Clay Higgins is introducing legislation that would require imported seafood be held to the same safety standards as American seafood. The Imported Seafood Safety Standards Act would beef up the number of inspections conducted on foreign fish. Higgins says US protecting US seafood isn’t just a Bayou issue.
“It’s not just important for Louisiana, it’s important for our nation. American farmers, American fishermen, shrimp, crawfish. All we need is a level playing field.”
|Clay Higgins, US seafood, FDA|
|Posted on 6/25/2018 2:59:00 AM.|
President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is in Lafayette today to host a fundraiser for Republican Congressional candidate Josh Guillory, who is seeking to unseat GOP Representative Clay Higgins this fall. Meanwhile, President Trump endorsed Higgins. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says it’s a bizarre circumstance.
“It is a weird political set of circumstances, to say the least. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that, or heard anything like that.”
|President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Josh Guillory, Clay Higgins|
|Posted on 3/9/2018 2:35:00 AM.|
US Representative Clay Higgins is proposing two bills aimed at investigating and improving the quality of law enforcement protection at public schools. After the revelation that the school resource officer present at the Florida shooting fled, Higgins says it’s time to reevaluate just who is charged with protecting students.
|Clay Higgins, schools, shootings, safety|
|Posted on 2/4/2018 5:00:00 PM.|
3rd District Congressman Clay Higgins has just over $50,000 in the bank for a re-election bid and still needs to repay some $7,000 in debt from his 2016 campaign. Political analyst Bernie Pinosnat says even though Higgins is well liked in southwest Louisiana, he'll a lot more money to get re-elected.
"You never know who's going to run to you. You could have someone jump up and run and if they have enough money to write a check out of their back pocket, you really got to work hard."
|Clay Higgins, Bernie Pinsonat, 2018 midterm elections|
|Posted on 1/31/2018 5:00:00 AM.|
A 14-year-old Lafayette girl who is battling cystic fibrosis got the thrill of a lifetime, being a special guest in attendance at the State of the Union address last night. Bella Reed was a guest of St. Landry Parish Congressman Clay Higgins. He says having Bella in attendance hopefully will bring more awareness to the disease as he introduces legislation supporting ongoing research.
|Bella Reed, Clay Higgins, President Donald Trump|
|Posted on 12/3/2017 4:34:00 PM.|
Both the U.S. House and Senate have approved separate tax reform bills and will now come together in a committee to iron out the differences. U.S. Representative Clay Higgins of St. Landry Parish says the economy will sky rocket once they pass a bill that cuts corporate and personal income taxes.
|Clay Higgins, Congress, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act|
|Posted on 11/2/2017 4:35:00 PM.|
The House GOP tax reform plan announced Thursday would consolidate the current seven tax brackets into four and would double the standard deduction, giving an average family of four nearly 12-hundred-dollars more income per year. But Jan Moller with the Louisiana Budget Project says the one-and-a-half-trillion-dollar cuts in the package over ten years will affect services many rely on.
|GOP tax plan, tax reform, Garret Graves, Jan Moller, Clay Higgins|
|Posted on 10/22/2017 4:21:00 AM.|
The Louisiana Republican congressional delegation believes tax reform legislation can be passed this year. U.S. Senator John Kennedy says a bill has yet to be drafted, but he supports an across the board personal income tax cut, starting with the middle class.
"If we do this right and let people keep more of their money, people will see higher take home pay, we'll have more jobs, we'll have productivity go up, which will cause wages to go up," Kennedy said.
|tax reform, President Trump, Clay Higgins, John Kennedy|
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