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Sen. David Vitter and TracFone Wireless, a pre-paid cellphone carrier, are hurling accusations at each other over a federal phone subsidy program for the poor.
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Many of the nation's poorest citizens will not receive access to health insurance under President Obama's health care laws because about half the states refuse to expand Medicaid, Robert Pear reports.
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A month after Louisiana Sen. David Vitter introduced legislation that would end subsidized mobile phone service, one company that provides the cell phones sought to defend it.
People wait peacefully outside the Alario Center in Westwego for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program center to begin operations Wednesday.
In a sleepy moment on the Senate floor Wednesday, Senate Democrats accepted an amendment to the long-delayed farm bill that, if passed in its current form, would represent another step in turning previously incarcerated Americans into a permanent underclass.
Sen. Mary Landrieu , D-La., is tweeting about her unhappiness with Sen. Pat Toomey , R-Pa. "Last week @SenToomey blocked a vote to keep flood insurance affordable; this week his anti-sugar amendment could cost Louisiana 27,000 jobs," Landrieu tweeted.
It is the latest attempt to overhaul the antiquated and ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act .
Who knew that the U.S. Senate could still agree on things? An amendment to the current version of the farm bill caught my eye earlier today, when someone tweeted a link to a Huffington Post entry entitled " Senator Vitter Offers - and Senate Democrats Accept - Stunning Amendment With Racially Tinged Impacts ," by Center on Budget and Policy ... (more)
A Houma towing and tugboat magnate was charged in federal court Thursday with making false statements related to illegal contributions to the campaigns of Democratic Sen.
The U.S. law on chemical safety is 37 years old, riddled with exceptions and widely considered ineffective - so much so that the government hasn't even tried to restrict an unsafe chemical since courts overturned its asbestos ban in 1991.
The crisis that engulfed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and threatened to tip the scales on the Yucca Mountain project last year is in the past, if the bipartisan nods of reserved approval that new chairwoman Allison MacFarlane received at her reconfirmation Thursday are any indicator.
Mark Sanford was elected this month to Congress after admitting an extra-marital affair while governor and disappearing from office.
This May 15, 2013 file photo shows stacks of paperwork awaiting members of the House Agriculture Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, as it met to consider proposals to the 2013 Farm Bill.
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter will spend several days this fall raising money for an outside group set up to support him in both state and federal elections, fueling speculation that the Republican may be preparing to run for governor in 2015.
In today's Senate debate on the farm bill, Senator David Vitter offered -- and Senate Democrats accepted -- an amendment that would increase hardship and will likely have strongly racially discriminatory effects.