Tonight Rep. Charles Boustany was at the South Regional Library in Lafayette, speaking to the Veterans' Action Coalition of Southwest Louisiana. The Congressman gave the group an update on the progress of bringing a VA Clinic to Lafayette.
Following tonight's meeting Boustany released the following statement:
"Tonight, I was fortunate enough to attend a meeting with a local coalition group composed of veterans to discuss the latest on the VA clinics in South Louisiana. Here in South Louisiana, there continues to be a great need for a full-service clinic, and I wanted to give these brave veterans an update on the latest news from Washington regarding the VA's actions. While we continue making strides toward turning the clinic into a reality, there is much work left to finish. However, the most recent news regarding funding was a step in the right direction and one I was proud to relay back home to the Lafayette coalition group in person. As I stated in the meeting, I'll continue to fight on behalf of South Louisiana's veterans on Capitol Hill to ensure we receive our clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles."
WASHINGTON - Here's the roll-call for the House and Senate votes Wednesday to reopen the government and insure that the United States does not default on its debts: