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Former President George H.W. Bush is being honored with funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

The 41st president will be eulogized by his son, former President George W. Bush, as well as a former U.S. senator and a former Canadian prime minister.

Dozens of U.S. and world leaders are expected to attend the service.

Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Commission

Legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through Central Louisiana and into Mississippi has been introduced in Washington, D.C. The highway would link numerous military bases.

The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham.

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Congressman Ralph Abraham says he ready to get back to work in Washington in 2018. One of the first issues to be tackled will be funding the government when Congress returns from the holiday break. 

"When we get back Monday that's going to be hitting us broadside" said Abraham. 

The bill to fund the government will include reauthorizing the C.H.I.P. program. The program provides healthcare assistance for children. Funding for terrorism surveillance programs will also be discussed next week. 

Low Participation In Voting

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The first two days of early voting for the November 18 election shows numbers remain dismal with just under 26-thousand voters participating.  Secretary of State Tom Schedler says even though they are getting the word out to encourage voters, not many took the advice.

 

Schedler blames the turbulence in Washington D.C. as the main driving force behind voter apathy.  He says voters are just sick and tired of a system that seems dysfunctional.