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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Johnson, others want to extend Interstate 14 into Louisiana

April 10, 2019
In The News

U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) joined Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) in reintroducing the I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2019 today. This legislation, also referred to as the “Forts to Ports” bill, will extend the future I-14 interstate highway to additional areas in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. This bill will further connect key military installations, like Fort Polk, to strategic seaports, enhancing their readiness as well as America’s national security.

The I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act authorizes most of this new interstate route using the general pattern of existing roads and highways, while leaving the final determination about the exact interstate path up to state and local officials who know their communities best.

Other original cosponsors include Mike Conaway (TX-11), Randy Weber (TX-14), John Carter (TX-31), Roger Williams (TX-25), Kevin Brady (TX-08), Bill Flores (TX-17), Ralph Abraham (LA-05), Michael Guest (MS-03) and Steven Palazzo (MS-04).

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