Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District is looking forward to the changes that will come under the new administration. He says his team has been hard at work in Washington, and the freshman Representative says he’s already learned a lot. He says in many ways, the nation’s capital is exactly what he expected.

“But what I did not expect was the level of comradery and esprit de corps and enthusiasm here in D.C. like it’s a new day. It’s a new day in America, man,” Higgins said.

Higgins says Congress has been meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence throughout the transition, and he was encouraged by those conversations. He says voters sent a clear message last November and now it’s time to deliver.

“We have the duty and the obligation to respond to that in a meaningful way, of course via civility and decorum and statesmanship, but founded upon passion and faith and the belief in a better day,” Higgins said.

Higgins sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, and Science and Space Technology Committee. He says improving infrastructure in his district will be a top priority including fighting for a new I-10 bridge in Lake Charles. But he says he’s also concerned about taking care of our veterans.

“I’ve been meeting with many veterans groups to put the right kind of ideas on the table that we can enact and move through legislation and with cooperation from the executive branch to really get things done for our veterans,” Higgins said.

Higgins says he's been hard at work since day one, even sleeping on an air mattress in his office.

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