Louisiana State Society of Washington, D.C.
Connecting Louisianians in our nation's capital!
Meet and learn more about the members of Louisiana's Congressional Delegation below:
Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. – First elected in 2014, Bill Cassidy is the senior U.S. Senator from Louisiana. Prior to being elected to the Senate, he served in Congress since 2009 and he began his political career in the Louisiana State Senate. A native of Baton Rouge, Cassidy has provided care for uninsured patients and taught doctors in training at Earl K. Long Hospital for over twenty years.
Senator John Kennedy – Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, John Kennedy has built a career as a dedicated watchdog of Louisiana taxpayers' money. Prior to his election to the Senate, Kennedy served five terms as State Treasurer of Louisiana. Mr. Kennedy has been an adjunct professor at LSU Law School and a volunteer substitute teacher for public schools. He resides in Madisonville, Louisiana, with his wife Becky and their son.
Congressman Steve Scalise – Representing Louisiana's First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Steve Scalise was first elected to Congress in 2008. Scalise is the House Majority Whip, the third-most senior leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Scalise's commitment to public service began early as he was elected as a member of the Louisiana House and then the Louisiana Senate from 1996 to 2008.
Congressman Cedric Richmond – First elected in 2011, Cedric Richmond serves the citizens of Louisiana's Second Congressional District. He serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security, which is responsible for overseeing the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). Born and raised in New Orleans, Richmond is a strong believer in the value of mentorship in his hometown. Richmond is the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Congressman Clay Higgins – From Morgan City to the Texas line, Captain Clay Higgins has sworn an oath to protect and serve the people of Louisiana’s Third Congressional District. After graduating from Covington High School, he attended LSU and then went on to serve in the United States Army/Louisiana National Guard as a Military Police Officer where he attained the rank of E-6, Staff Sergeant. He is a veteran and highly decorated law enforcement officer. Higgins is a member of the House Committee Science and Space Technology, Veterans’ Affairs, and Homeland Security Committees.
Congressman Mike Johnson – First elected in 2016, Mike Johnson represents Louisiana’s Fourth District. He was appointed to the powerful House Judiciary Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee, which oversees American energy production, mineral issues, fisheries, and several other key contributors to Louisiana’s thriving economy. He is vice chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. – Ralph Abraham was first elected to represent Louisiana's Fifth District in December 2015. This is his first publicly held office after spending most of his life as a practicing physician and veterinarian. Abraham serves on the Agriculture Committee and the Veterans Affairs Committee, where he is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, a position rarely achieved by freshmen members of Congress.
Congressman Garret Graves – Currently serving his first term in Congress, Garret Graves is proud to represent the people of Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District. Graves' positions on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Committee on Natural Resources have significant authority and oversight over a number of interests economically vital Louisiana and to the Sixth District.