Landrieu, Cassidy, others qualify on opening day
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, traded jabs over leadership and effectiveness as they signed up for the November election.
Our view: Max out Conservation FundOur view: Max out Conservation...
Our view: Max out Conservation Fund Louisiana has a big stake in the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1oSFG25 Fifty years ago, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve and protect our natural national treasures.
Rep. Cedric Richmond qualifies to run for his seat again in 2nd Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond qualified Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, to run again for his seat in the 2nd Congressional District.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
US Senate race in Louisiana presents risk for Bobby Jindal: Jeremy Alford
Even though Gov. Bobby Jindal 's name won't appear on the November and December ballots, he may very well be judged anyway come the end of this current election cycle.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Honor Flights, EXACTO program updates
The House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 4812, the Honor Flight Act. The bill would codify the process by which the Transportation Security Administration provides expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service in Washington D.C. "The 'Honor ... (more)
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes to share 7 percent of RESTORE Act money
Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes will share 7 percent of BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill fine money to be distributed among Gulf Coast states under the federal Restore Act, according to new rules issued by the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Lawmakers step up social media to reach constituents
Lawmakers step up social media to reach constituents Lawmakers are turning more to social media to deliver messages to constituents and voters.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Conservation Fund preserves natural treasures
Projects throughout Louisiana's Sportsman's Paradise -- from Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge to Bernstein Park in Monroe -- have benefited from financial support through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for 50 years.
AWO Praises Simplification of TWIC Process
Last week, the Transportation Security Administration began nationwide implementation of a program that reforms the burdensome process by which mariners and other transportation workers receive required Transportation Worker Identification Credentials .
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Vitter, Scalise, Richmond to host Service Academy
U.S. Sen. David Vitter and two Louisiana congressmen, Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond , will host a Service Day Academy, giving military representatives an opportunity to explain the nomination and application process to prospective students.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
House passes tough immigration bills that President Obama calls 'extreme and unworkable'
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., left, walks with Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-Fla., from a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, to discuss the border crisis.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
House failure to pass immigration bill a setback for Steve Scalise and new GOP leadership team
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the incoming House GOP whip, walks between tourists and reporters in Statuary Hall on the way to the House chamber, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
'Do Nothing' Congress Gets Busy - Raising Campaign Cash
If you're looking for a senator or member of Congress this week, you may have better luck at The Capital Grille than the Capitol.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
New legislative proposal would turn the post office into a bank
It's been rumored and discussed for months, but now it's one step closer to actually happening.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
notes concerns over USPS banking bill
July 25, 2014 - NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler wrote Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., to express concerns that Richmond's bill to allow the U.S. Postal Service to provide financial services could have unintended consequences for credit unions.