“Bill Cassidy is leading the charge to get Louisiana her fair share of offshore oil revenue to protect us from hurricanes and rebuild our coast. Louisiana needs Senator Casssidy in the Senate to continue championing for our coast.”
— Rep. Tanner Magee, Speaker Pro Tempore (Houma, LA)
The bayou region is on the front lines of the fight to protect Louisiana’s coastline. Senator Cassidy has been diligent in ensuring this fight is won for our unique ecosystem, securing crucial funding for programs like the National Estuary Program (NEP) and initiatives that are protecting our local communities and industries from the rapidly dissolving coastline. Cassidy’s legislation expanding Louisiana’s share of GOMESA revenue that our state uses to fund coastal restoration projects has been passed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee. Cassidy is working to get this legislation signed into law, bolstering this important effort.
Cassidy worked directly with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to secure funding for numerous crucial infrastructure projects in the Bayou region, such as dredging of the Southwest Pass, updating the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, shipyard grants, and improvements to Port Fourchon, an invaluable port for the oil and gas industry in the Gulf. Projects like these ensure greater efficiency of trade and commerce to grow the region’s economy and create a better quality of life for the community.
Supporting Louisiana Workers
Louisiana’s robust system of ports and waterways make it critical for there to be an advocate for the state’s shipping and fishing industry in Washington. Cassidy has led the fight in ensuring the Trump administration protects the jobs of workers in these industries. He met with President Trump on behalf of shipbuilders to prevent waivers of the Jones Act, which maintains that US trade and commerce be done on American-made ships and operated by Americans. He also has been fighting staunchly to protect the fishing industry from economic damage suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.