Charles Boustany

Charles Boustany

LOUISIANA's 3rd DISTRICT

Boustany Votes Against Tax Increases on American Families and Businesses

2010/12/17

"While this bill is not perfect, I strongly believe that it is critically important that this Congress... Read More

Boustany Applauds the 256th on its Return to Louisiana

2010/12/17

"I am proud to represent so many of these troops, and I welcome them home after their tour of duty... Read More

Boustany Speaks Against Tax Increases on American Families and Businesses

2010/12/16

"American families and businesses have had uncertainty hanging over their heads for months and we've... Read More

Boustany Applauds Judge's Ruling on Unconstitutionality of Health Care Law

2010/12/13

"This ruling clearly demonstrates one of the most significant problems with the legislation, which... Read More

Boustany Comments on Decision to Halt Further Energy Production in the Gulf of Mexico

2010/12/02

"This decision not only damages the trust of energy producers across the country, but it comes at a... Read More

USDA Releases Emergency Information for Disaster Designated Parishes

2010/12/01

"The Department of Agriculture declared on November 30 several parishes in Southwest Louisiana disaster... Read More

Reps. Green, Boustany Lead Meeting with Director Bromwich

2010/11/30

"American energy producers remain committed to safety, but have still not received clear guidelines... Read More

Boustany Applauds FEMA's Efforts to Assist Hurricane Rita Survivors with Long-Term Housing

2010/11/23

"FEMA has worked closely with residents and communities to find new housing for the displaced residents.... Read More

Boustany Congratulates Rep. John Boehner on His Nomination for Speaker of the House

2010/11/17

"I want to commend Leader Boehner on his selection by fellow Republicans for Speaker of the House.... Read More

Boustany Responds to Lifting of Deepwater Moratorium

2010/10/15

"While the lifting of this moratorium is long overdue, the real proof will be how quickly drilling... Read More

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Contact Information

1431 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2031
Fax 202-225-5724
boustany.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Ways and Means

Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr., M.D., a cardiovascular surgeon with more than 30 years of clinical experience, was first elected to Congress in 2004.  Boustany represents Louisiana’s Third Congressional District, covering South Louisiana.  Boustany has championed health care reform, international trade, and sound energy policy with a keen awareness of providing solutions for all Americans.

Serving as a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Congressman Boustany plays a pivotal role in protecting taxpayers’ dollars by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in federal government programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and in entities such as the Internal Revenue Service. Boustany has been regularly recognized by his House Republican colleagues for his strong conservative leadership on these issues.

Additionally, Boustany sits on the Ways and Means subcommittees for Trade and Human Resources. Boustany’s focus on international economic affairs allows him to be a strong voice on matters of foreign and domestic trade to expand markets and business opportunities for U.S. produced goods and services. Coupling his interest in revising the federal tax code to make it easier for American businesses to compete, Boustany seeks to promote an atmosphere of job creation while maintaining American competitiveness.

With much of America’s energy flowing through South Louisiana, Congressman Boustany promotes responsible American energy production to help the American economy prosper. Boustany remains a leading proponent of natural gas production and liquefied natural gas exportation, these opportunities are enhanced by advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. Boustany continues to support expanding American oil and gas production, both onshore and offshore.

As a heart surgeon, Congressman Boustany understands the importance of healthcare and is at the forefront of health care policy in Congress.  He believes the patient-doctor relationship is the most critical component of healthcare and has worked to implement patient-centered health care solutions.  Increased access to tax-free health savings accounts (HSAs) represent one opportunity for patients to strengthen their control over their health care decisions, and Boustany introduced legislation allowing seniors and veterans to participate.

Congressman Boustany was raised in Lafayette and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1978. He graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1982.  He returned to Lafayette in 1990 and began a successful medical practice.  For fourteen years, he ran a small business and was committed to helping others by providing the highest quality healthcare to his patients and the community.  In Congress, Congressman Boustany is committed to serving the people of South Louisiana with the same dedication and care that he provided as a surgeon and community leader.

Charles and his wife Bridget reside in Lafayette and have two adult children.


Serving With

Steve Scalise

LOUISIANA's 1st DISTRICT

John Fleming

LOUISIANA's 4th DISTRICT

Vance McAllister

LOUISIANA's 5th DISTRICT

Bill Cassidy

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