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High school students invited to Service Academy Day at Federal City in Algiers
U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Reps. Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond will host a Service Academy Day on Aug. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Federal City Auditorium, 2845 Guadalcanal St., Algiers.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Liberal billionaires are - hijacking' EPA: report
Senate Republicans in a new report say they have uncovered troubling evidence of a complex money channel allowing billionaires to funnel money through charitable environmental groups to achieve their political agenda.
Republican report alleges 'billionaire's club' funding environmental...
An "elite" group of liberal "millionaires and billionaires" is pumping money into an elaborate network of environmental groups to influence EPA policies, even using "shady" donations from a foreign company to fund their efforts, according to a lengthy report by Senate Republicans.
Vitter announces $24,304 grant for Ruston Fire Department
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., announced Wednesday that the Ruston Fire Department will receive $24,304 through a federal grant to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies.
GOP: Green movement backed by cabal of billionaires, foreign funding
The environmentalist movement is a front for an exclusive club of shady, wealthy billionaires who get funding from foreign entities, Senate Republicans charged Wednesday in a 92-page report .
Congress eyes 'too big to fail,' CFPB discrimination claims
The first part of a GAO report a Senate Banking subcommittee reviewed in January.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
State lawmakers call for funds to finance oil-spill restoration
Louisiana lawmakers said federal agencies have been slow to act on a law that steers money to Gulf Coast states to help them recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Breast Cancer Awareness Has Bipartisan Appeal
It's difficult to find common ground on many major legislative topics between Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and David Vitter, R-La., and Reps.
Tony Perkins goes right, US Chamber left, in Louisiana US Senate Race
In political elections, endorsements often play a key role. Candidates frequently expend plenty of time and resources soliciting endorsements from major organizations and individuals.
'Military Mary' Is Best Choice For Louisiana
Re: Gary Kennedy, "Time for change in our choice for U.S. senator," July 26, 7A Gary Kennedy's July 26 letter to the editor criticizing Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is as full of holes as O.J. Simpson's alibi.
GOP: 'Impossible to Say Anything Good' About EPA Carbon Pollution Standards
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy vigorously defended the Obama administration's new carbon pollution standards for coal-fired power plants, insisting that the emissions reduction plan will provide important health benefits to the nation's most vulnerable citizens, including children.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
KPLC-TV Lake Charles
VA clinics in Lake Charles, Lafayette closer to a reality
While Congress must vote on the bill later this week, a major compromise was reached late Sunday night to fund the clinics and improve health care for veterans across the country.
Chamber backs Landrieu? BESE showdown; Edwards-Graves tweet trash, Vitter's border
In what could be a major surprise to some, assuming the accuracy, the US Chamber of Commerce is reportedly supporting Mary Landrieu in her re-election bid.
Ouachita River as an asset
Too often, like other things in our everyday landscape, we take the river for granted.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Senate Banking panel eyes 'too big to fail'
July 28, 2104 - NAFCU will monitor a Senate Banking subcommittee hearing on a Government Accountability Office report on "too big to fail" banks Thursday and a House committee mark-up tomorrow of several bills.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Cooler Heads Digest 25 July 2014
On Monday, July 28, from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM, the Heritage Foundation will host a panel on "Federal Overreach at the Environmental Protection Agency," moderated by Nicolas Loris, and featuring Rep. Mike Kelly , CEI's William Yeatman, and David Kreutzer from Heritage.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
American Legion Magazine
Boys Nation senators visit the Hill
The Hart, Dirksen and Russell senate office buildings witnessed a small army of teenagers wearing blue polos scurrying through halls, up and down stairwells, and into senators' offices on July 24. The 98 American Legion Boys Nation senators descended upon a center of political power on Capitol Hill, eager to meet their counterparts serving in the ... (more)
Cassidy: Sending a very clear message
Right now, parents are sending their unaccompanied children illegally across the borders because they are told that President Barack Obama will welcome them.
Vitter: Border Surge Has Impact on Louisiana
Having failed to get a response to a series of questions he posed recently to the nation's Secretary of Homeland Security, Senator David Vitter says he has had to "dig around" to find out how Louisiana is being impacted by the surge of children from Central America crossing the U.S. border.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
U.S. Senate panel to consider 'too big to fail' report
A U.S. Senate panel will meet next Thursday to discuss results of a much anticipated government study that looked at whether the biggest banks can borrow at lower interest rates because investors think they would be bailed out in a crisis.