WASHINGTON D.C. (WAFB) - The Department of Transportation has approved two grants to assist in rebuilding Louisiana.
The grants, totaling over $22 million dollars, will be used to rebuild infrastructure after severe storms wreaked havoc across the state in 2016.
In March, U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson testified before the House Appropriations Committee to stress the importance of investing in Louisiana's transportation infrastructure.
"Severe flooding and storms devastated much of the state last year, and in many areas have yet to be see any restoration," Congressman Johnson said.
Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation shares his concerns regarding the lack of funding.
"I am very pleased with this investment in our state and will continue to fight for additional improvements while in Congress," Johnson added.
Congressman Johnson was elected in December of 2016 and is currently serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives.