BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) stopped in Grand Isle to view the damage from Hurricane Ida and to understand what is needed on the island to begin recovery.
“Good tour of Grand Isle. We saw what works and what needs to be worked on,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Areas of the island with breakwaters, beach restoration, and housing built to code survived. Those areas of the island without those things did extremely poorly. We have to build resiliency.”
On Wednesday, Cassidy spoke on the Senate floor about the need to pass disaster supplemental aid and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Cassidy called for disaster supplemental relief for those affected by Hurricane Ida. He called for assistance for those affected by the hurricanes of 2020, including Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
On Sept. 3, Cassidy met with President Biden in St. John Parish and asked him to support disaster supplemental aid for those affected by the hurricanes of 2020. The White House Budget Office later issued a formal request asking Congress for that support.
Cassidy and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation pushed to add Hurricane Ida to the list of natural disasters from which Louisiana needs assistance.