Members of the press are invited to join U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and the Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), tomorrow as they tour the flood-impacted areas in Livingston, Ascension, and East Baton Rouge parishes.

At 1:45pm CST tomorrow, Senator Vitter and Administrator Contreras-Sweet will host a Media Availability outside of Mason’s Grill, located at 13556 Jefferson Hwy in Baton Rouge.

Chairman Vitter also spoke with Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last night, and Secretary Castro will be joining Vitter and Administrator Contreras-Sweet for a portion of the day. Additionally, members of Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation will join Vitter and the SBA Administrator at various events throughout the day.

RSVP to if you plan to attend tomorrow’s Media Availability, and include any logistical accommodation requests (i.e. power source, etc.).

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Schedule for Chairman Vitter and SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet
9:30 AM Visit SBA Business Recovery Center, located at Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane on the corner of I-12 and Essen Lane in Baton Rouge

10:45 AM Tour of damage in Ascension Parish with Sheriff Jeffrey Wiley, starting at The Venue, 13475 Hwy 431 in St. Amant

1:45 PM Press Availability, located at Mason’s Grill, 13556 Jefferson Hwy in Baton Rouge

2:30 PM Tour of Denham Springs damage with Mayor Gerard Landry and Parish President Layton Ricks, starting at Old Town Hall, 115 Mattie St. in Denham Springs

3:45 PM Roundtable to discuss recovery efforts with Rick Ramsey – Mayor for the City of Walker, and various business owners, located at Southeastern LA University Literacy and Technology Center, Room 119, 9261 Florida Blvd. in Walker