Washington, DC -

U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana) issued the following statement regarding the proposed delay of Congressional redistricting until 2012.

“I have always supported completing the redistricting process in this special session,” Boustany said. “Voters across Louisiana need the clarity and certainty from our legislature, and at the end of the day, this is a process controlled by the state legislature and not the Congressional delegation.
“From day one, I supported the five principles we laid out as guidance to the state legislature as they undertook this difficult task. Leaders and residents in every parish in Southwest Coastal Louisiana have vocally expressed their desire to protect the integrity of the Lafayette-Calcasieu Corridor. The economic and cultural ties in this region are strong, and I will keep fighting so this region remains together. My job is to represent my constituents by working with the delegation and the legislature to ensure fair and equitable representation for all Louisianians, as expressed in public hearings across the state.”