NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to visit Louisiana next week to highlight job growth related to energy.

The White House said Monday that Trump is scheduled to travel May 14 to Hackberry, an unincorporated Louisiana community on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Houston. The president plans to tour a shipping facility that uses trains to bring in liquefied natural gas for export overseas.

The White House says Trump will discuss how energy infrastructure projects such as Sempra's Cameron LNG Export Facility in Louisiana are creating American jobs.

The visit will be Trump's third trip to Louisiana since he took office in 2017.


Sen. John Kennedy and President Donald Trump, Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today on President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Louisiana:

“I am thrilled that President Trump is coming to Louisiana and visiting Sempra Energy’s LNG facility in Cameron Parish.  Liquefied natural gas is a booming industry in Louisiana that’s creating countless jobs and meeting energy demands around the world.  We have an exciting story to tell.  Cameron Parish cannot wait to welcome President Trump to Louisiana.”

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released the following statement after the White House announced that President Trump will tour Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish on May 14.

"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.”