It's not every day that we get to cheer about major policy victories for Louisiana, but we won several this month.
In the Senate, we passed legislation known as the Highway Bill, which is a great bipartisan jobs bill. It's an infrastructure bill with zero earmarks!
I was fortunate to have a seat -- the only Louisianian -- at the table on the bipartisan conference committee to meld the House and Senate versions of the Highway Bill. As Louisiana's only representative, I made the case for several major priorities for our state. And now that the conference report is law, we have very good news for Louisiana. The Highway Bill included support for Louisiana infrastructure projects, the Restore Act, a five year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, and legislation supporting use of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for maintenance and dredging.
Please continue reading below to learn more about these victories and other ways that I've been working to bring Louisiana common-sense to Washington.
United States Senator