- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is in Washington to meet with colleagues from other states and to speak about protections on domestic shrimp.

Nungesser’s office said Tuesday the Republican lieutenant governor is attending the National Lieutenant Governors Association conference this week.

While there, he’ll spend Thursday night at the White House St. Patrick’s Day reception with President Donald Trump and Ireland’s prime minister, Enda Kenny.

Nungesser also will testify before the U.S. International Trade Commission, urging the commission to maintain regulations aimed at keeping some shrimp from Vietnam, China and other countries out of the United States. Such imports can drive down the cost of domestically-produced shrimp from states like Louisiana.

On Monday, Nungesser was at a travel showcase in Branson, Missouri, speaking with tour operators and travel writers about Louisiana.

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