Gulf Coast Congressman Calls on the President to Drill Now Amid Egyptian Crisis

NEW IBERIA, LA – Amid the continuing unrest in Egypt and the speculation of a Suez Canal shutdown – causing the largest single day increase in the price of crude oil since 2009, Congressman Jeff Landry (Republican, LA-03) has called on the President to allow domestic oil and gas drillers to get back to work…

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Vitter: End Automatic Pay Raises for Congress

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter this week reintroduced his bill to end automatic annual raises for members of Congress, so that any increase must be voted on. “Many employees in Louisiana and across the country have lost their jobs or been forced to accept pay freezes, and it makes no sense for Congress…

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Red River Tea Party Sends Message to Obama and Congress

By Robin Edwards Shreveport, La. – Just before President Obama’s State of the Union Address, a board member of the Red River Tea Party, Royal Alexander, addressed the president and Congress.  Speaking on behalf of his tea party group, he disagreed that the state of our union is sound. Alexander said that voters spoke quite…

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Vitter Presses Feinberg in Senate Hearing

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today, at the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, pressed oil-spill claims czar Kenneth Feinberg to commit publicly to not leaving his post until all claims have been completed. Feinberg has been rumored to be on a short list of candidates to oversee the duties established…

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Vitter Announces Committee Assignments for 112th Congress

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced his U.S. Senate committee assignments for the 112th Congress. Vitter will move up to the second-highest position among Republicans on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which has jurisdiction over the upcoming highway bill and the Water Resources Development Act – both bills are…

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Tea Party Hosts Health Care Summit with Congressman Bill Cassidy

DENHAM SPRINGS— The Tea Party Patriots of Livingston Parish will be holding a Healthcare Summit that is free to the public on February 3, 2011. The panel of confirmed speakers will include Congressman John Fleming, Congressman Bill Cassidy, and LAHU Lobbyist, B. Ronnell Nolan, HIA. They will give a unique presentation on the facts about…

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U.S. Sens. Vitter, Paul Introduce Birthright Citizenship Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) this week introduced a resolution that would amend the Constitution so that a person born in the United States to illegal aliens does not automatically gain citizenship unless at least one parent is a legal citizen, legal immigrant, active member of…

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Alexander Named Vice Chairman of Appropriations Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today announced that U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, will serve as Vice Chairman of Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee for the 112th Congress. “This new role on the LHHS Subcommittee of Appropriations is a great opportunity for me to serve the best interests of the…

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Alexander Applauds Efforts to Cut Uncle Sam’s Credit Cards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, issued the following remarks in response to House Republicans keeping their pledge to America by cutting spending: “Still in the early stages of the new Congress, House Republicans have already taken significant strides to kick the federal government’s nasty spending habit. “We immediately reduced Congress’ own budget…

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Senator Claitor to Address Pachyderms of GBR

Senator Dan Claitor, LA Senate District 16, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, January 27th Meeting of the Pachyderms of Greater Baton Rouge. The meeting will be at 6:30 at the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, 3084 College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, LA Senate District 16, will be the featured speaker at the…

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Vitter Reintroduces Repeal of Obamacare Today in Senate

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced he will re-introduce his legislation to fully repeal Obamacare today. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation to repeal the bill, but Vitter’s bill goes further and repeals the entire bill including the government takeover of student loans. Vitter will also cosponsor U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s…

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DCCC: “Will Representative Jeff Landry Follow Republican Leadership In Backing Controversial Budget That Hurts Seniors?”

On Meet the Press yesterday, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor called for Republicans to “embrace” the controversial budget ‘road map’, proposed by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, that would privatize Social Security and dismantle Medicare. Democrats demanded Representative Jeff Landry to come forward and oppose his party’s devastating budget proposal in advance of its author,…

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Vitter Urges March for Life Participants to Stand Firm

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today expressed his support for the hundreds of thousands of Americans – including many Louisianians – participating in the 38th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C, in remembrance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in every state. Vitter was…

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Mills, Bishop Easily Triumph

Two more candidates will join the Louisiana Legislature this spring as Fred “T-Fred” Mills, Jr. and Wesley T. Bishop walked away with enough votes in the primary to avoid a runoff. Mills, a Republican, increases the Republican count in the La. Senate to 19 seats. Fred Mills pulled in 60% of the vote in the…

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Alexander Issues Statement on House Passage of Health Care Repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, today issued the following remarks on the passage of H.R. 2, the Repealing the Job-Destroying Health Care Law Act: “Tonight, I cast my vote in favor of repealing the health care overhaul, which was enacted despite the loud outcry from the American public. “I opposed this massive…

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Vitter/Landry: Offshore Drilling Can Help Nation’s Fiscal Problem

Sends OMB letter asking for revenue projections from offshore drilling as well as renewable energy (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter and U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry (LA-3) this week sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew, asking for the administration’s projections for revenues from offshore energy production as well…

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Alexander Announces District Outreach Schedule for February

WASHINGTON, D.C. – District staff for U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, will hold satellite office hours in February to assist residents of the 5th Congressional District with casework matters. Staff members working in the district offices can act as a liaison between individuals and federal agencies, which include the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Internal…

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What Wonders Have They Wrought:

At more than 2,500 pages and 500,000 words long, the new health care law – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – is the most significant transformation of the American health care system since Medicare and Medicaid. The law’s complexity has created confusion, frustration, false expectations, and conflicts about its coverage and impact. Cato…

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LA’s Ruth Ulrich Elected Vice Chairman of the Republican National Committee

As an RNC Vice Chairman representing the Southern Region, Ruth Ulrich serves as a member of the RNC Executive Committee that conducts the administrative functions of the party between RNC meetings. “The next two years are critically important for the Republican National Committee as we prepare for the 2012 presidential election and I’m pleased to…

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