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Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD serves Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District as a leader in Washington, DC, with a proven conservative record of accomplishments, common-sense solutions, and honest leadership. Congressman Boustany, a heart surgeon with 30 years of experience, is a dedicated leader in Congress on tax policy, energy, health care, fiscal discipline, Medicare, and expanding opportunities for Louisiana businesses to succeed.

Boustany leads Louisiana by sitting on the House Ways and Means Committee and is Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee.  Boustany is the only Louisiana member serving on a tax-writing committee. His insight and understanding of the value of the agriculture, oil and gas, maritime, and healthcare industries are critical as Congress addresses our nation’s challenges. From supporting Louisiana’s manufacturers, service industry, and agriculture producers, to promoting exports along the coast from Morgan City to Lake Charles, the Congressman tackles the issues important to us and all Americans.

As a physician, husband, and father, Congressman Boustany understands the complexity of healthcare issues and is at the forefront of the debate in Congress to stop the devastating effects the President’s healthcare law will have on families, small businesses, and our nation.  Dr. Boustany has voted over thirty times to repeal Obamacare and continues to work tirelessly to replace it with a conservative plan that truly lowers costs, supports the doctor-patient relationship, and gets the government out of the way as individuals and families find solutions that best fit their needs.

America depends on the energy Louisiana produces and Congressman Boustany is the most respected advocate in Congress for promoting Louisiana’s energy resources. He is leading the fight to return drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to pre-moratorium levels, to gain approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and to promote the development and use of the natural resources in our country. Safe and responsible energy production creates tens of thousands of jobs in Louisiana and Boustany is a leading proponent of American energy production. The ingenuity and dedication shown by Louisiana’s employees and businesses are critical to finding the best innovations and technologies to solve our nation’s energy needs.

Congressman Boustany, the son of Mrs. Madlyn Hilliard and the late Dr. Charles Boustany, Sr., is the oldest of ten children and was raised in Lafayette, where he graduated from Cathedral Carmel High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and Doctorate of Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. After a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Rochester, NY, he returned to Lafayette and began a successful medical practice, committed to helping others by providing the highest quality health care to his patients and the community.

Charles is married to the former Bridget Edwards of Crowley and they have two children, their son Erik, married to the former Caree Robin of Breaux Bridge, and their daughter Ashley, married to Jacques Dugal of Sunset.


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