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President Trump to tour facility in Cameron Parish

Posted at 4:25 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 17:50:45-04

President Trump is traveling to Louisiana this month, touring a facility in Cameron Parish.

According to Senator Bill Cassidy, President Trump will be touring the Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility on May 14, 2019.

“I thank President Trump for his commitment to unleashing American energy and supporting Louisiana energy workers,” said Cassidy. “Under Republicans’ watch, we’ve seen new investment in projects from the wellhead to the export facility—bringing billions to our state and creating good-paying jobs for Louisiana workers.”

According to The Advocate, the trip coincides with a high-dollar fundraiser that Trump will attend in New Orleans that evening.

The paper says that the visit follows Trump’s April executive orders on energy infrastructure. Sempra CEO Jeff Martin also has attributed the Cameron Parish project to benefits under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

“Under President Trump’s leadership, we are ushering in a new era of American energy dominance. LNG projects in our region are fueling job creation and historic economic growth. We have worked closely with the Administration to drive these projects toward completion, and I look forward to welcoming President Trump to Southwest Louisiana next week,” Congressman Clay Higgins said in a statement.