WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the White House announced that former New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, will be tapped to coordinate implementation of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
“Mitch Landrieu knows firsthand the devastation Hurricane Katrina caused on the Gulf Coast, and in turn, this devastation shows the importance, for Louisiana and the United States, of the investments the IIJA makes in coastal restoration, hardening the electrical grid and flood mitigation,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Having a Louisianan head this for the White House can only benefit our state.”