"A strong Gulf Coast is crucial to our nation’s economy and our identity as South Louisianans. Having witnessed first hand the damage brought on by Hurricanes Rita, Ike and Gustav, I saw to it the Federal Government quickly delivered much needed aid to coastal Louisianans. I will continue to work diligently in Washington to remind the nation of the importance of Louisiana’s coastline and wildlife."
Coastal Protection & RestorationInitiated and secured funding for the first ever comprehensive hurricane protection and coastal restoration study for Southwest Louisiana, and passed legislation to expedite the study and proposed projects.
Sponsored legislation to dedicate 80% of the Deepwater Horizon fines to coastal restoration and for Louisiana to get its fair share of funds.
Led the efforts in assisting the regions recovery and rebuilding after recent hurricanes and stores, including fighting to ensure that Rita is not “the forgotten storm”.