HOUMA – In a speech Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-Chackbay, highlighted recent occurrences on the national level; some spelling good news for all while others hint at future challenges for Louisiana and the rest of America.
Tauzin spoke during a joint membership luncheon sponsored by the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Lafourche and the Bayou Region at the Cypress Columns in Gray.
The congressman, who is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, told the crowd of nearly 400 chamber members that he and other representatives are working on an energy bill that will have extraordinary implications for Louisiana.
“America depends on Louisiana for so much of its energy, and we depend so much on the production and use of energy in Louisiana for our economy,” Tauzin said.
On Tuesday, he met with Dow Chemical and other representatives of the chemical industries along the Mississippi River to discuss an impending crisis to the state.
At the chambers’ luncheon, he said this crisis …Read more