LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Congressman Charles Boustany joined representatives from IBERIABANK and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) today in presenting a $287,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to Goodwill Industries of Acadiana Housing Corp.
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The AHP grant will allow the nonprofit to rehabilitate the Maison de Goodwill Apartments, a popular senior living apartment complex in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Congressman Boustany applauded the revitalization project.
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."
The 2012 Louisiana election season for the most part is a ho-hum, but, there is one election that is humming.
It is a foregone conclusion that Republican Mitt Romney will capture Louisiana’s eight electoral votes. States get one electoral vote for each U.S. House District, plus two for the U.S. senators from the state.
I guess we can put the newspaper battles being raged between The Advocate and the Times Picayune into the area of politics since, in reality, to some extent, the futures of South Louisiana, New Orleans area and Baton Rouge could be shaped by the paper war.
As usual in these kinds of cases, the reason for the intensity of Louisiana’s Third House District contest between U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry is because they are so similar on the issues – which produces an opportunity actually to dissect and discuss the issues.
Trying for his fifth term, Boustany, from an old-line political family in Lafayette, got matched with freshman Landry, with a much newer political pedigree, because of redistricting brought about by Louisiana’s failure to grow much in population in the last decade. Both being Republicans in an area that has evolved into a solidly conservative national electoral district, one will win.