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La. House members offer bill to delay flood insurance premium hikes
Louisiana House members Thursday proposed legislation that would delay key provisions of a 2012 federal flood insurance reform bill that, if unchanged, will lead to substantial premium hikes for tens of thousands of state policyholders.
Wed May 22, 2013
House approves Keystone pipeline
The House approved legislation Wednesday to green-light the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving Republicans a messaging victory heading into the Memorial Day recess.
Tue May 21, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Sales tax holiday to extend to computers, tablets, e-readers
Anyone in the market for a tablet, laptop, e-reader or non-recreational software might want to wait a few months.
Mon May 20, 2013
Bill would suspend IRS audits for six months
Rep. John Fleming, Louisiana Republican, has introduced a bill that would prohibit the IRS from initiating any new audits for 180 days in the wake of the recent disclosure that the agency employed heightened scrutiny on certain conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
Thu May 16, 2013
Congressional Republicans to vote for 37th time on repeal of Affordable Care Act
Reps. Cedric Richmond, left, and Steve Scalise, have different views on whether the House is wasting time by holding another repeal, or defund vote on the Affordable Care Act.
National Review Online
Strong: House GOP Faces the Debt Ceiling
That's what yesterday's House Republican conference meeting was like, Roe said, with Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders declining to give any suggestion about which direction they would like to go on the debt ceiling.
Wed May 15, 2013
OurFuture.org's Jeff Bryant: " the resistance to top-down education mandates is building.
The Washington Post
At the same time, however, Republicans are set to vote today for the 37th time to repeal Obamacare, and House conservatives are set to demand a balanced budget in 10 years in exchange for any debt limit hike.
Louisiana congressional Republicans rallying around Cassidy
In a sign that the GOP is rallying around Rep. Bill Cassidy as its choice for the 2014 Senate race, all of the Republicans in the state's congressional delegation are supporting Cassidy at a June fundraiser in Washington.
Tue May 14, 2013
Senate Panel Rejects Plan to Restrict Immigration
Senate Judiciary Committee members overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to limit the flow of immigrants to the U.S. offered by a leading opponent of a broad revision of immigration law.
Conservatives Seek More Spending Cuts in Debt Limit Strategy
Fleming said that, for him and many members of the conservative Republican Study Committee, any deal to raise the debt ceiling would have to be tied to a budget that would balance in 10 years 'at a minimum.' Looking to up the ante on debt limit negotiations, House conservatives will push to enact spending changes included in the House-passed budget ... (more)
House conservatives bash reform
A group of six House conservatives loudly bashed the Senate Gang of Eight's immigration bill on Tuesday, contending that enacting it would mean Republicans never won another national election.
Mon May 13, 2013
59 Congress Members Demand Hagel Explain Meeting with Anti-Christian Extremist
Monday morning, Congressmen Steve Scalise and John Fleming-both Republicans representing districts in Louisiana-sent a letter signed by 59 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon, demanding answers regarding Pentagon officials meeting with an anti-Christian extremist.
Sun May 12, 2013
Around Washington for May 13, 2013
This week is expected to represent a big week for south Louisiana in the Senate, with votes anticipated on fixes and funding to the National Flood Insurance Program and to waterway infrastructure and flood protection.
Thu May 09, 2013
The Congressional Gaming Caucus makes a comeback
With more casinos sprouting up across the country and online gambling measures on the rise, U.S. Reps.
Sat May 04, 2013
Push is on to collect sales taxes on online purchases
Ashley Morris straightens stock on the shelves Friday afternoon at Cozy Corner in downtown Gainesville.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Territorial sea, Rota Park bills move in Congress
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee approved by unanimous consent Friday legislation conveying submerged lands to the Northern Mariana Islands and authorizing a study of the feasibility and suitability of a national park on Rota.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Washington Watch: Part of sequester fixed in time flights home
Shortly before getting on airplanes to fly back to their home states, members of Congress took steps to fix one of the across-the-board, federal sequester budget cuts that went into effect in March A - flight delays.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
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Central and southwestern Louisiana community leaders spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon making the case with the U.S. Army for the sustained viability of Fort Polk and its multibillion-dollar annual impact in the state.