U.S. Sen. Kennedy meets with President Trump to discuss Duplication of Benefits

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) met with President Donald Trump April 12 to discuss a solution to the ongoing duplication of benefits' issue affecting thousands of Louisiana families impacted by the 2016 floods.

"I had lunch with the president today to talk about the duplication of benefits' issue that is impacting so many Louisiana families," said Sen. Kennedy. "We talked for an hour and a half. President Trump loves Louisiana, and he wants to help. I'm hopeful that the president is going to take steps to resolve this problem. In the end, if it's not the answer I want, then I intend to join as a plaintiff in the litigation against the federal government for violating Congress' legislative intent in producing a solution. The people of Louisiana deserve the disaster relief they were promised."

Contributed by the Office of U.S. Senator John Kennedy