MONROE – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met yesterday with Mayors Friday Ellis and Staci Mitchell of Monroe and West Monroe, and members of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, regarding the senator’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Afterwards, the Senator addressed the Police Jury’s bi-monthly regular meeting.
“If you care about Louisiana, you should support this infrastructure bill,” said Dr. Cassidy. “It will build roads, dredge rivers, improve water and sewer systems, and give everyone high-speed Internet. I appreciate Mayor Ellis, Mayor Mitchell and the police jurors discussing this. They understand the great potential that benefits our state.”
During their meeting, Dr. Cassidy discussed with Mayors Ellis and Mitchell and other leaders how the bill can be used to build roads and bridges, create rail systems, extend broadband service and clean brownfields. They also discussed how this bill can attract new residents who want to live away from big cities but need essential services.
“I want to thank Senator Cassidy for taking the time to visit my staff and other area leaders so he might directly hear about the infrastructure needs facing the City of West Monroe and Ouachita Parish,” said Mayor Mitchell. “There are several federal programs that could provide financial assistance to communities such as West Monroe for much-needed infrastructure improvement projects. We appreciate the opportunity to work with Senator Cassidy’s staff as we explore these programs and the potential benefits they may provide.”