Alexander Issues Statement on CR

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, today issued the following remarks in support of H.R. 1, the Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011: “As President’s Day weekend is upon us, I cannot think of a better gift to celebrate Washington’s Birthday. After four…

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Vitter Applauds Passage of House Planned Parenthood Amendment

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter yesterday applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing an amendment that would prevent any funds made available under the continuing resolution from being provided to Planned Parenthood. “I’ve long fought to end the flow of federal tax dollars to pay for abortions, and I’m completely focused on…

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Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser Calls on Louisiana Legislature to “Do the Right Thing” and Create a United Coastal Congressional District for South Louisiana

Belle Chasse, LA – A man the nation came to know as a hero during the gulf spill for his work advocating for the protection of Louisiana’s coast, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser has called upon the Louisiana Legislature in Baton Rouge to create a true coastal Congressional District in the upcoming special session on…

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Cassidy, Louisiana Delegation Request Meeting With Obama On Ending Moratorium

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy and other members of the Louisiana Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Obama and his Chief of Staff, William Daley, asking for a meeting to discuss the ongoing de facto moratorium on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to…

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Boustany, Ways and Means Committee Approve 1099 Repeal Legislation

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana) today voted with the House Ways and Means Committee to approve two pieces of legislation to repeal the 1099 small business reporting provisions of President Obama’s health-care law. The committee approved H.R. 4, the “Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011,” and H.R.…

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Scalise passes amendment to sack czars

Washington, DC — An amendment by Congressman Steve Scalise that defunds many of President Obama’s radical czars was just approved by the House of Representatives on a roll call vote and attached to the Continuing Resolution (CR). The CR would fund the government through September and would cut at least $100 billion in federal spending.…

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Alexander Introduces Fair Treatment of Levees Act of 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, today introduced legislation to ensure the fair treatment of existing levees and flood control structures under the national flood insurance program. Alexander’s bill says FEMA may not use the assumption that an existing levee or flood control structure does not exist to designate an area as having…

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Vitter Comments on Latest Feldman Ruling

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement in response to federal judge Martin Feldman’s ruling that the Obama administration must decide within 30 days whether to grant a set of five deepwater drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico. “I applaud this ruling today. It confirms what Sen. Landrieu and…

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LATIFPA and the National Insurance Crime Bureau Honor Baton Rouge Police Department and Mayor Kip Holden for Success of License Plate Recognition and Bait Vehicle Programs

At a press conference held at the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) today, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon recognized Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, Baton Rouge Interim Chief of Police Charles Mondrick, and Lieutenant John Murnane and Corporal Duane Cothren of the Baton Rouge Police Department for the great success of the license plate recognition (LPR)…

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Vitter Letter to Feinberg: Fulfill Promises or Remit Payment

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today sent a letter to oil spill claims czar Kenneth Feinberg calling on him to follow through on prior commitments to provide detailed information about the claims process, or else return a portion of the compensation he and his firm have received for working on Louisiana claims. “I…

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Boustany Emphasizes Importance of Harbor Maintenance with OMB Director Lew

(Video at end) Washington, DC – US Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-Southwest Louisiana) today questioned Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jacob Lew during a Ways and Means Committee hearing on the President’s FY2012 Budget. Boustany criticized the administration for not maintaining ports and harbors, and stressed the importance of exports for Louisiana…

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Boustany Attacks CLASS Act in Ways and Means Hearing with HHS Secretary Sebelius

(Video at bottom) Washington, DC – US Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-Southwest Louisiana), a leading opponent of President Obama’s health-care law, today questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at a Ways and Means hearing. The hearing was held to discuss President Obama’s FY2012 budget, and its impact on the health-care law…

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Vitter Meets with BOEMRE Director Bromwich about Drilling Permit Impasse

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter met today with Michael Bromwich, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (formerly MMS). The two discussed the current drilling permit impasse in the Gulf as well as Vitter’s holds on two Obama administration nominees in light of that impasse: NOAA chief scientist nominee…

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Iraq Veteran Joins Alexander’s Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, is pleased to announce that Chris Sullivan has joined his district staff as a Wound Warrior Fellow. The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create fellowships that will provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within the U.S. House of Representatives. Sullivan, a veteran of Operation…

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Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser Calls on Louisiana Legislature to “Do the Right Thing”

Belle Chasse, LA – A man the nation came to know as a hero during the gulf spill for his work advocating for the protection of Louisiana’s coast, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser has called upon the Louisiana Legislature in Baton Rouge to create a true coastal Congressional District in the upcoming special session on…

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Jindal Re-Elect Campaign Raises Additional $3.4 Million

Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Bobby Jindal Campaign Committee submitted its campaign finance report to the Louisiana Ethics Administration reporting a total of $3.4 million raised for the Governor’s reelection campaign during the 2010 calendar year. Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere responded to the report saying: “Just 8 months out from this…

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Vitter to Block Interior Department Nominee Until Drilling Permits Issued

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced a hold on Dan Ashe, President Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior, until the department issues at least fifteen deepwater exploration well permits and complies with his other previous requests for answers on the permitting process.…

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Alexander Issues Statement on President’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, issued the following remarks regarding the President’s fiscal year 2012 Budget request, which was released today: “This Valentine’s Day, President Obama gave America a bitter treat – his FY2012 Budget, which still reflects a heavy tax-and-spend governing agenda. “The president’s rhetoric may suggest he understands it is…

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BLUEPRINT Releases Policy Recommendations For FY 2012

Blueprint Louisiana today released a list of policy recommendations focused on Louisiana’s budget challenges for the upcoming fiscal year. Building on Blueprint’s commitment to state government reform, the organization prepared a list of research-driven recommendations that deliver substantive budget solutions for Fiscal Year 2012 and provide real reforms to address long-standing issues facing Louisiana. The…

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