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27 min ago | NOLA.com

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, US Senate, Representative Cedric Richmond, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Cathy McMorris

4 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Sen. Vitter scheduled to speak at Crimefighters meeting in Harahan

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., speaks to the press Nov. 22, 2010, at Gulf Island Fabrication in Houma.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Harahan, LA, Construction, Oil & Gas, Gulf Island Fabrication, Energy, Houma, LA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Senate passes VA reform bill for clinics in Lafayette, Lake Charles

Traffic was the hot topic at Westlake City Hall Thursday as the Westlake Police Department informed citizens on changes to cope with the massive expansion of Sasol.

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Related Topix: Lake Charles, LA, Westlake, LA, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

Switched

Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared

Sen. Sherrod Brown and Sen. David Vitter arrive for a press conference announcing the details of 'Too Big to Fail' legislation April 24, 2013, in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Republican, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Madoff

American Banker

All Sides Claim Victory in Wake of GAO Report on TBTF

"A lot of folks led by the megabanks were denying any funding advantage, any 'too big to fail' subsidies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, SourceMedia, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The News-Star

Landrieu, other senators spent $1M on charter flights

WASHINGTON Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu was among two dozen U.S. senators who flew taxpayer-funded charter airplanes to, from or around their home state last year at a total cost of just under $1 million, according to a USA Today analysis of Senate spending records compiled by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation.

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Related Topix: Washington, LA, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, us Travel, Travel, Republican, Senator Mark Warner

The Advocate

Jindal to White House: Details needed on immigrant children in La.

Gov. Bobby Jindal demanded further details from the White House Thursday about 1,071 unaccompanied immigrant children placed in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

Safehaven

Sens. Brown and Vitter on GAO: 'Too Big To Fail Is Not Dead and Gone At All'

Senators Sherrod Brown and David Vitter spoke with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook about a Government Accountability Office report on bank subsidies, financial regulation, and proposed legislation impose a 15 percent capital requirement on the largest banks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sherrod Brown, Democrat, US House of Representatives

Switched

GOP Congressman Suggests Obama Should 'Send A Boat' To Pick Up Immigrant Children

Rep. Michael Burgess suggested Thursday that if President Barack Obama is concerned about the well-being of thousands of unaccompanied children who have fled violence in their home countries in Central America, then perhaps he should "send a boat down to pick them up."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Burgess, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US Senate

American Banker

GAO Report Finds Large Bank Subsidy Diminished

A highly anticipated report by the Government Accountability Office has found that the subsidy the largest banks receive from the perception that they will be bailed out by the government has been reduced or even eliminated.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican

The Times-Picayune

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Washington Times

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Non-Profit

Fox News

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

The News-Star

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.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, FEMA

The Hill

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 .

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

NAFCU

Congress eyes 'too big to fail,' CFPB discrimination claims

The first part of a GAO report a Senate Banking subcommittee reviewed in January.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Republican

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The News-Star

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Steve Scalise, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Oil Spill

Roll Call

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers

BayouBuzz.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Ron Paul

The Times

'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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, us Travel, Travel, Senator Ben Nelson

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