WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $5,457,474 in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants throughout Louisiana:

“Online learning and telemedicine appointments have become more common since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, and this announcement by USDA will help expand needed telemedicine and remote learning services throughout my district. I would like to thank the Trump Administration for awarding this important funding that will increase access to health care services and educational opportunities for families throughout Southeast Louisiana.”

Investments in Louisiana’s First Congressional District include:

LVMA, LLC – $999,904: 

Access Health Louisiana – $426,194:

Southeastern Louisiana University – $173,920:

Click here for a full list of Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants.