Vitter Comments on Obama Budget Proposal

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following comments in response to the release of President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget: “The new budget proposal misses the mark in two big ways, by locking in current unsustainable spending levels for at least five years and failing to make serious progress toward balancing the…

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Stiles to address Ascension GOP Round Table

Wilbur “Bill” Stiles, District Director for Congressman Jeff Landry, will be the keynote speaker at the Ascension GOP Round table, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Round table is scheduled for Thursday, February 17 at NOON at Kamal’s Kafe, 13091 Airline Hwy. in Gonzales. (11:30 to 12:00 – Socializing; Noon –Meeting) Stiles, a former Assistant…

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Vitter: Geithner Out of Touch on Moratorium’s Cost to Louisianians

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David today issued the following statement in reaction to Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner’s remarks at an economic development luncheon with members of the Louisiana delegation and other Louisiana officials and business owners. “I was frankly stunned by President Obama’s Treasury Secretary’s opening remarks that claimed that the state of…

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Vitter Secures Ranking Membership of Key Subcommittee

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced that he will serve as ranking member on the subcommittee for Transportation and Infrastructure of the Environment and Public Works Committee in the 112th Congress. “With my leadership position on the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, I’ll be an influential voice for Louisiana priorities in the new…

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Alexander Wins “True Blue” Award from FRCAction and CitizenLink for Unwavering Support of the Family

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, has been recognized as a “True Blue” Member of Congress by the Family Research Council Action (FRCAction) and CitizenLink for his unwavering commitment and consistent support in defense of the family. The award honors Members of Congress who have exhibited extraordinary leadership and commitment to the defense…

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Combating the Jihadist Influence in America

by Robin Edwards The Greater New Orleans Tea Party hosted a lecture Tuesday evening with Christopher Holton of the Center for Security Policy.  The CSP is a Washington DC based think tank organization that believes “international peace is most likely achieved, and America most secure, when our nation is strong and engaged with our key…

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Vitter Works to Protect Social Security During Debt Limit Debate

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter recently introduced legislation that would require that if the U.S. reaches its debt limit, Social Security benefits for seniors and debt commitments will be the top priorities to be paid before paying any other obligations. The Senate is expected to begin debate on raising the debt ceiling in…

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Vitter: Drilling Moratorium Contributing to National Deficit Increase

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) today sent a letter to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior, David Hayes, demanding answers on possible breach of contract with an offshore company’s lease. Vitter has filed an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill and is pursuing legislation that would make the Office of…

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Vitter Votes to Repeal Obamacare

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today joined 46 other senators in supporting an amendment that would have repealed Obamacare. “Although the repeal amendment didn’t pass today, the fight is not over, and I will continue to push my own repeal legislation in the Senate,” said Vitter. “Obamacare is unconstitutional, raises taxes and premiums,…

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Stuart Smith: “Who Gets Final BP Payments?”

Gulf Coast Claims Facility releases framework for deciding who gets final settlements for oil spill damages and how payments for future losses will be determined STATEMENT FROM NEW ORLEANS ATTORNEY STUART H. SMITH FROM STUART H. SMITH, who is representing a range of clients from the United Commercial Fisherman’s Association to the Louisiana Environmental Action…

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Tea Party of Louisiana Endorses Jonathan Perry for State Senate

(Baton Rouge) The Tea Party of Louisiana today announced its endorsement of Jonathan Perry in the upcoming special election on February 19th for State Senate in District 26 (Vermillion/Acadia/Lafayette Parishes). “The Tea Party of Louisiana is pleased to endorse Jonathan Perry,” Tea Party of Louisiana Spokesman Bob Reid said. “Perry’s conservative voting record in the…

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Vitter Urges Louisiana Officials to Investigate Baton Rouge Abortion Clinic

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today sent a letter to Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein and Governor Bobby Jindal urging an investigation and appropriate action against the abortion facility known as the Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “Recent news reports connecting the Delta Clinic to the allegations being…

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LA GOP Names New Interim Executive Director & Deputy Chairman

Baton Rouge, LA – Today, Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere announced the appointments of Jason Doré as Interim Executive Director and Jay Batt as Deputy Chairman. In making the announcement Chairman Villere said: “The Republican Party of Louisiana is pleased to add such distinguished and seasoned political professionals to our team as we…

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Vitter Introduces Bill to Prevent State Bailouts

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter this week introduced the State Bailout Prevention Act, which would prohibit the use of federal funds to bail out state budgets. The intent of the bill has been supported by Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve. “The Federal Reserve has already put taxpayers at serious risk in…

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DCCC: “Health Care Hypocrite Representative Jeff Landry’s Government Funded Care Starts Today”

Despite running a campaign largely focused on repealing government funded health care, today Representative Jeff Landry’s government funded health care benefits go into effect. Representative Jeff Landry opposed an effort to make sure that repeal of health insurance reform would only move forward if a majority of Members of Congress gave up their own government…

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A.G. Buddy Caldwell To Switch To GOP

(Baton Rouge) – Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell was the only Democratic State Attorney General to join the lawsuit contesting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Now, Buddy Caldwell will be another Republican Attorney General involved in the lawsuit. As one of the listed plaintiffs, Caldwell received a favorable opinion in the suit against…

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Vitter Commends Latest Federal Court Ruling Against Obamacare

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following comments after a federal judge in Florida struck down the Obama administration’s health care law as unconstitutional: “This ruling, coupled with the prior court decision in Virginia, is further confirmation of what I and so many others have been saying all along about Obamacare:…

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One Louisiana Announces Bold Reforms to Save Higher Education

BATON ROUGE – Today, Louisiana Grassroots Network announces the kick-off of One Louisiana – a common sense campaign to reform Louisiana higher education. At the top of the One Louisiana list of reforms is ridding the state of the many independent higher education system boards. A constitutional amendment consolidating Louisiana’s five boards of higher education…

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Vitter Introduces Bills to Combat Voter Fraud, Restrict ACORN-related Organizations

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter last week introduced the Voter Fraud Prevention Act and the Protect Taxpayers from ACORN Act, which seek to protect taxpayers and the democratic process itself from the type of systemic fraud perpetrated by ACORN and related organizations in recent years. The Voter Fraud Prevention Act, which seeks to…

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