Louisiana District 3 Congressman Clay Higgins sets the record straight on criticism of his work to help southwest Louisiana’s ongoing hurricane recovery….:
Cut 1 (34) “…I’m Kevin Gallagher.”
FEMA expects to lose more than a million policyholders due to an increase in flood insurance. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy says lawmakers are hoping to address the issue Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 2 (28) “….I’m Brooke Thorington.”
LSU head football Brian Kelly says he is adjusting rather well to life in the south. Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 3 (35) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”
Louisiana District 3 Congressman Clay Higgins sets the record straight on criticism of his work to help southwest Louisiana’s ongoing hurricane recovery. Higgins’ district was hit by Hurricane Laura on August 24th, 2020…then took another hit from Hurricane Delta just three weeks later. Higgins says coming back from that – even over two years – is no easy task…:
Cut 4 (11) “…takes time.”
Higgins says he has worked with House colleagues to deliver nearly $3.5-billion in recovery aid to southwest Louisiana. He says he’ll continue on that course in a third term in office…:
Cut 5 (12) “…since then every day.”
Some of Higgins’ seven challengers in the fall election have attacked what they call his inactivity in responding to his district’s storm response and recovery. He issued a multi-page press release this week; detailing the assistance he helped secure for cities and individuals affected by the 2020 hurricanes, and giving a chronological chain of events of every action taken before the storms hit, and afterward…:
Cut 6 (09) “…set the record straight.”
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy says infrastructure dollars are making their way to Louisiana. Cassidy says over the last several months it’s been announced that millions of dollars are coming to the Bayou State for a variety of infrastructure projects.
Cut 7 (13) “…months ahead.”
The state’s senior senator was among the group of ten bipartisan lawmakers who guided the infrastructure bill through congress last year.
Cassidy says the Baton Rouge Airport will receive $5.2-million and the Lake Charles Airport will receive $2.5 million from the American Rescue Plan.
Cut 8 (08) “…year 2022.”
Another issue Cassidy says he plans to support is legislation concerning the duplication of benefits from the 2016 flood. The bill has passed in the House and the new legislation will provide aid for remaining flood victims who were not previously helped.
Cut 9 (12) “…back home.”
The bill passed in the House and goes before the Senate for consideration.
Louisiana U.S. Senator John Kennedy rails on record-high energy costs and the White House policies that he says got us there. Kennedy says there has been a drastic turnaround in America’s energy sector and the economy in general under the current administration in Washington D.C….:
Cut 10 (13) “…have that again.”
Kennedy says the relative prosperity and low costs of fuel and utilities from just two years ago can return, but not if President Biden continues to (quoting) “double down on his bone-deep, down-to-the-marrow foolish energy policy”, which he sums up like this…:
Cut 11 (12) “…with wishful thinking.”
Kennedy says the run-up of gasoline, diesel fuel, and utility costs – and hence the costs of everything else – started after Biden entered office and enacted executive orders to impede domestic oil & gas production. He says the President could fix it by relenting on his policies. Kennedy says the American people cannot go on much longer with 40-year-high inflation and very high fuel costs…:
Cut 12 (10) “…would just listen.”
LSU head football coach Brian Kelly was able to show a bit of his personality when he addressed the Baton Rouge Rotary Club Wednesday. The Massachusetts native who’s spent the majority of his 32 years as a head coach in the Midwest says it’s been an easy adjustment for him and his family in the south.
Cut 13 (11) “…down here.”
Kelly says it doesn’t matter where you’re from to coach football, he says you just have to focus on your players. He says his purpose is to develop 18 to 21 one-year-olds on a day-to-day basis.
Cut 14 (12) “…(laughter).”
And while the new coach knows there are high expectations of him from such a passionate fan base Kelly says he’s going to use his tried-and-true methods of coaching the Tigers.
Cut 15 (12) “…(laughter).”
Kelly also praised LSU’s facilities and says he’s looking forward to his first Saturday Night in Death Valley.
Saints do not have to worry about wide receiver Michael Thomas being on the physically unable to perform list as he was on the practice field for the first day of training camp. Thomas who missed all of last season says it was great to be out on the field with his teammates…
Cut 16 (16) “…D-A win some games”
After batting an ankle injury for the last two seasons, can Thomas return to the level in 2019 that won him Offensive Player of the Year honors. Thomas says he’s ready to win some games for new head coach Dennis Allen…
Cut 17 (16) “…front of me.”
At Sun Belt Media Days, First year Ragin Cajuns Coach Michael Desormeaux is excited about the quarterback battle that will play out during preseason camp. Desormeaux says Chandler Fields and Ben Woolridge are looking to replace Levi Lewis…
Cut 18 (20) “ want to compete” …
ULM Coach Terry Bowden is entering his second season as head coach after a 4-and-8 season a year ago. Bowden says he has a more mature football team this year and better idea who will start against Texas in the season opener…
cut 19 (16) _“…and defensively”
At Conference USA Media Days, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Coach Sonny Cumbie is looking to get the program back on track again after a three and nine campaign last season…
Cut 20 (16) “ …practice one”