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Friday Apr 18 | The Times-Picayune

On the Hill: Landrieu and Cassidy denounce Keystone delay and Hollis...

Sen. Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy, the two leading Senate candidates in the fall election, both criticized the Obama administration's decision Friday to delay a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline linking Alberta, Canada, and Gulf Coast refineries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Steve Scalise, Canada, World News, Representative Cedric Richmond

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

AP

After legislation controlling privately funded travel for members of Congress was passed in 2007, in the wake of an influence-peddling scandal, the number of such trips dropped by two-thirds.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Representative Steve Scalise, Non-Profit, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NOLA.com

Another flight, another Louisiana congressman/doctor provides emergency medical care

Three days after Rep. Bill Cassidy , R-Baton Rouge, treated a sick airline passenger, his House colleague, John Fleming , R-Minden, did the same thing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Erik Paulsen

Politico

Sebelius steps down - OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to...

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as HHS secretary, after four years of overseeing the Affordable Care Act's implementation and presiding over its disastrous marketplace rollout last fall.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Apr 10, 2014

National Journal

The Heat Increases for Rep. McAllister to Resign

Four days after a video emerged of Republican Rep. Vance McAllister canoodling with a member of his staff, the Louisiana freshman has finally gotten in touch with House Speaker John Boehner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Bobby Jindal, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Governors

Wed Apr 09, 2014

TheCourier.com

Faith-touting congressman seeks privacy after kiss

This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Monroe, LA, John Boehner

The Times

Lawmakers: Vance McAllister must answer to constituents for conduct with staffer

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana lawmakers say Republican Rep. Vance McAllister must decide for himself what's best for his family and his constituents as he grapples with a scandal that has put him in the national spotlight.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Steve Scalise, Washington, LA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Louisiana Republicans want specifics on the characteristics of those who signed up for Obamacare

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, are among the Louisiana Republicans who wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Thursday for more enrollment information for the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Charles Boustany, Representative Bill Cassidy, David Vitter, US Senate, Representative Cedric Richmond, Democrat

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Roll Call

Conservatives Still Fuming Over Secret 'Doc Fix' Voice Vote

Conservative House members confronted Speaker John A. Boehner at a private Wednesday morning meeting, fuming that last week's secret deal to pass the "doc fix" violated the trust between leaders and their rank and file.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers, Steve King, Eric Cantor, Representative Matt Salmon

The Hill

Republicans: GOP leaders 'deceived' us

House Republican leaders got an earful in two separate private meetings Wednesday from conservatives fuming over their move last week to pass a Medicare payment fix without a full House vote.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mick Mulvaney, Representative Thomas Massie, Eric Cantor, Representative Matt Salmon

BayouBuzz.com

Landrieu's Rookie Week in Energy Committee; Presidential Vacations

Energy chair's agenda Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, the state's senior senator, is now in full command of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a key post for the Pelican state's oil and gas industry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Rodney Alexander, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Steve Scalise

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Washington Times

Congressional-forced minimum wage increase hurt economies in U.S. islands

The minimum wage hike that Congress imposed on two U.S. territories in 2007 has harmed their economies, according to a government audit released this week that shows more money for workers is more than canceled out by inflation and job losses.

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Related Topix: US News, Oceania, Northern Mariana Islands, World News, American Samoa, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Hill

A vote of confidence for Sebelius

A White House spokesman on Tuesday said President Obama still had confidence in Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius following the tumultuous rollout of the president's signature healthcare law.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Pat Roberts

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Fox News

STARNES: Air Force pulls Bible from POW-MIA display

On March 14 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh told members of the House Armed Services committee that there was no war on religious liberty.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Patrick Air Force Base, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Sat Mar 29, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Privately funded trips common for legislators

Members of Congress, including some from Louisiana, took more than $3.7 million worth of free trips last year -- the highest price tag for privately funded travel in more than a decade, new data show.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Representative Steve Scalise, Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel

Thu Mar 27, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Real life House of Cards in House of Representatives

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Related Topix: House of Cards, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Louie Gohmert, Republican

Local NEWS 8

Real life House of Cards in House of Representatives

What happened in the House Thursday was something out of an episode of the television series "House of Cards," a show about intrigue and sneaky deals in the nation's capital.

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Related Topix: House of Cards, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Louie Gohmert, Republican

Roll Call

Secret 'Doc Fix' Deal Angers Rank and File

It was clear that a bill to avert a pay hike for doctors was short on support, so Republican leaders struck a closed-door agreement with Democrats to pass the bill by voice vote while members were not yet in the chamber, according to members and aides from both parties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lynn Westmoreland, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Eric Cantor, Representative Steve Womack

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Roll Call

'Doc Fix' Deal in Doubt

The fate of a temporary "doc fix" remains uncertain, with leading House Republicans and Senate Democrats pushing back against a deal Speaker John A. Boehner announced heading into a planned Thursday morning vote.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Roe, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Ron Wyden

The Times

Sen. Mary Landrieu: Increase U.S. natural gas exports to compete with Russia

The United States should expand natural gas exports to become more energy independent and to use as a "geopolitical tool" against Russia, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Steve Scalise, David Vitter

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