2 hrs ago
Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
7 hrs ago
Cassidy can distinguish from Landrieu by ending welfare to big business
If Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy wishes to confirm his conservative credentials in his contest to knock off Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu, he should vote to end welfare to big businesses and discrimination against private banks, and not become what fellow Republican Rep. Charles Boustany has on the issue of reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import ... (more)
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Federal undercover investigation signs up fake applicants for ACA coverage, subsidies
In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings to be disclosed to Congress on Wednesday.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The veteran care crisis
U.S. veterans are some of our country's most treasured hero's. Whether they fought in WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam or the Gulf War, they have made sacrifices that many of will never know.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Town Talk
Louisiana lawmakers divided on Export-Import Bank
With only weeks left before summer recess, Louisiana lawmakers are divided over whether Congress should reauthorize the Export-Import Bank that helps companies in Louisiana and across the country export products overseas.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Congress Probes Legitimacy of ACA Premium Tax Credits
Congress is planning a hearing next week on the integrity of the Affordable Care Act's Premium Tax Credit program as the Internal Revenue Service is cautioning taxpayers to make sure they are receiving the appropriate level of tax credits to help them pay for health insurance.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
If you've got a small business, odds are the Export-Import Bank isn't helping you
Insider lobbying groups like the Chamber of Commerce claim the Ex-Im Bank is about small business and jobs .
Sen. Landrieu and Rep. Boustany push for keeping Export-Import Bank...
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Charles Boustany , R-Lafayette, are offering bipartisan support for legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
House subcommittee to hold hearing on possibility of fraud in ACA tax credits
Rep. Charles Boustany , , announced the hearing, saying its goal is to explore the likelihood of fraud and waste in the system.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
VA clinics in Acadiana are nearing congressional approval
Long awaited veterans' clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles could receive federal authorization within the next couple weeks, the head of the state Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday.
Justice Department To Investigate Missing IRS Emails
The Justice Department said Wednesday that it was investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from a former senior Internal Revenue Service official, part of a broader criminal inquiry into whether the agency had targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
House Republicans Seek Lois Lerner Emails on Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS Group
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany, Jr., R-La., have written a letter to the advocacy group Democracy 21 asking it to provide all communications with the former director of the Internal Revenue Service's Exempt Organizations unit, Lois Lerner, including ... (more)
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Don't Mess With Taxes
IRS employee suspended for Obama reelection effort
First, it was revealed that one of the tax agency's workers faced disciplinary action for improper political activitieswhile on the job.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Pay up: House GOP cash woes prompt dues crackdown
House Republicans, so worried that a swelling cash deficit will keep them from making big gains this November, have begun cracking down on dozens of lawmakers who haven't paid dues crucial to the party's campaign accounts.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
House approves water bill with amendments to boost Corps of Engineers funding
The House late Thursday approved a $34 billion spending bill for the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation with several amendments offered by Louisiana lawmakers.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Republicans Accuse Lois Lerner Of Deliberately Trying To Hide Information
Congressional Republicans asserted on Wednesday that new emails show a former Internal Revenue Service official deliberately sought to hide information from Congress, opening a new chapter in a probe of IRS treatment of conservative groups.
Hard-right House lawmakers oppose Obama impeachment
They argue an impeachment trial would be a doomed effort in a Democratic Senate that could hurt Republicans in the midterm elections.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Renewing U.S. Export-Import Bank divides House GOP
Associated Press photo by J. Scott Applewhite -- Secretary of State John Kerry addresses an April 24 gathering of the Export-Import Bank at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Washington Watch: Bank causing split in the GOP
In the Regency Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel on June 21, the hundreds of diners attending the Faith and Freedom Foundation's conference were treated to a video tribute to conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly and a keynote speech by Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
McAllister will run for re-election
Fifth District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister will seek re-election, reversing course after previously saying he wouldn't be a candidate.