WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they will award grant funding to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and several local airports in Louisiana’s First Congressional District in response to COVID-19:

“This $43 million grant is welcome news for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and our local economy. Congress provided this relief in the CARES Act to help airports get through this pandemic and ensure critical infrastructure needs are met during a time of financial strain. I am glad to see this funding being invested wisely in Louisiana.”

Background:

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $83,752,300 in CARES Act funding to 55 airports in Louisiana in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Airports in Louisiana’s First Congressional District will receive:

Click here for more information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.