Three Baton Rouge residents are asking U.S. District Judge Shelly D....
Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District looks like a wind-ruffled ribbon that curls from the eastern shore of Lake Pontchartrain through New Orleans, then up the Mississippi River to northern Baton Rouge.
Lawmakers seeking delay in flood insurance premium hikes lose one legislative vehicle
It appears that one vehicle for members of Congress seeking to delay flood insurance premium hikes -- adding an amendment to a pending defense authorization bill -- is now off the table.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Suit challenges Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District
Congressional District 2, as redrawn by the Legislature in 2011, looks like a wind-ruffled ribbon that curls from the eastern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, through New Orleans, then up the Mississippi River to northern Baton Rouge.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
White House: 30,000 La. residents could lose unemployment insurance in 2014 if Congress doesn't continue extended benefits
The Obama administration Thursday stepped up efforts to convince Congress to continue extended unemployment benefits, now scheduled to end in January.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
La. ranks 44th in survey of 'best-run states' and bill delaying flood ...
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., center, says Louisiana and other coastal states get a bad deal with off-shore oil and gas revenue sharing.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Obama defends interim Iranian accord, but Louisiana congressional members say it's too favorable for Iranians
President Barack Obama Monday defended an interim agreement with Iran that freezes the nation's nuclear program as the best way to bring stability to the Middle East without military force.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Don't Mess With Taxes
Senate tax reform proposal supports IRS oversight of tax pros
The Democrat from Montana heads the Senate Finance Committee. Baucus also has partnered with his House counterpart, Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Dave Camp , to push for tax reform .
McAllister sworn in as newest House member
Political newcomer Vance McAllister was sworn in Thursday as the newest U.S. House member after an upset victory in Louisiana that he said should send a message to establishment GOP candidates and incumbents.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Senators seek to add measure delaying flood insurance hikes to pending defense bill
Senate backers of legislation to delay flood insurance premium increases for four years Tuesday announced a new strategy: They'll try to add their legislation to a pending defense authorization bill.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Lawmakers offer legislative fixes to the Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON The U.S. House easily passed legislation Friday that would allow companies to continue selling insurance policies that don't meet the standards set under the Affordable Care Act.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Port of New Orleans continues to strengthen with energy boom, cruise ships and exports, official says
Taking a tour of the Port of New Orleans from left: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President Barack Obama, Congressman Cedric Richmond, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Keith Palmisano, GM of Ports America, Chris Hammond, a longshoreman and LA.
Obamacare Website Targeted by Cyber Attacks
The troubled Affordable Care Act website has been subject to "a handful" of hacking attempts, including at least one intended to bring the site down, a Department of Homeland Security official told lawmakers Wednesday.