METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy was in Metairie Thursday morning ahead of talks on infrastructure on Lake Pontchartrain in southeast Louisiana.

At 10:45 a.m., Cassidy held a press conference regarding how to use funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to improve Lake Pontchartrain.

Those in attendance include:

  • The Executive Committee of the Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program
  • Representatives from the University of New Orleans’ Research and Technology Foundation
  • Local elected officials