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Edwin W. Edwards, next United States Rep. from Louisiana's 6th Congressional District?
If the "old sly gray Fox" has his way, that will be his name and title should the 86-year-old former Congressman and former four-term-ex-governor pulls off the totally unexpected.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Our Views: A huge win in House
With a tremendous victory for the Louisiana delegation in the U.S. House, a new bill would repeal the drastic and unaffordable increases in costs for the National Flood Insurance Program.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Sen. Landrieu cheers decision to allow Americans to keep previous health coverage for 2 more years
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., reacted differently to new Obama administraton waiver allowing people to keep health care policies that don't meet minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
House gives flood policyholders relief from excessive increases; now back to Senate: Editorial
The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday evening that will bring flood insurance rate relief to beleaguered homeowners in Louisiana and across the nation.
House to vote on flood-insurance bill from Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm on Tuesday
The House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a flood-insurance bill sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm , Grimm's office said.
House votes to curtail flood insurance rate hikes
The bill must still pass the Senate or be reconciled with a version of flood insurance legislation that the chamber approved in January.
With vote nearing on flood insurance bill, conservative groups and Wall Street Journal editorial urges 'no' vote
With a vote slated as early as Tuesday night on a bill averting most large increases in flood insurance premiums, conservative groups, joined by the Wall Street Journal editorial board, are pushing hard for no votes.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Nationwide coalition backing revised House flood insurance bill
A coalition of nearly 200 civic, business and political groups and individuals is endorsing a House bill designed to block larger increases in flood insurance premiums resulting from a 2012 law.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Advocate staff photo by Matthew Hinton-- Stephanie Grace
The interest group, closely aligned with the Tea Party, backed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers and free from the pesky limits that restrict donations to individual candidates in order to prevent any one faction from amassing too much influence, has already spent a reported $2.6 million on ads attacking Sen. Mary Landrieu for ... (more)
Fri Feb 28, 2014
On the Hill: Senate can't pass bill helping veterans, flood insurance ...
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, are running against each other in the Louisiana Senate race while working on legislation to block big flood insurance premium increases.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Congressman: Maritime Can Help Steer Economic Turnaround
Demonstrating both his sense of humor and his very serious commitment to the American maritime industry, Congressman Michael Grimm reaffirmed that support Feb. 27 during an address to the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States.
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House delays vote on flood insurance bill
House GOP leaders delayed a vote this week on legislation that would delay increases in some flood insurance premiums, raising questions about whether there's enough support to pass it.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Fate Uncertain for House Flood Insurance Bill
The House is poised to vote this week on legislation to ease the burden on homeowners seeking affordable flood insurance, but the bill might not have the votes - on either side of the aisle.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
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As he took the floor at Friday's Jefferson Chamber cocktail party, one of many such gatherings during the annual Washington Mardi Gras festivities, Jefferson Parish President John Young thanked the members of Congress in the group's midst for tackling the devastating side effects of the Biggert-Waters flood insurance bill in a bipartisan manner.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
GOP introduces bill to reduce costs to homeowners and businesses of Biggert-Waters flood insurance reforms
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, speaks to constituents on Jan. 13. Cassidy is a co-sponsor of new legislation that will repeal provisions of the Biggert-Waters Act that will cause flood insurance rates to increase dramatically for some homeowners and businesses.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
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Congressmen concerned about TSAa s Abu Dhabi pre-clearance
Two key Democrats this week raised concerns about a federal program that allows passengers to bypass screening at U.S. airports after arriving from the United Arab Emirates' Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
House approves debt limit extension without conditions -- angering conservatives
The House voted Tuesday to approve a debt limit extension without any conditions, angering many members of the House GOP majority who wanted to win policy concessions from the Obama administration.
House now has more than half its members sponsoring bill to delay flood insurance hikes for 4 years
Reps. Cedric Richmond, left, and Steve Scalise discuss latest development on the fight to prevent unaffordable increases in flood insurance premiums.
House passes debt ceiling increase
The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
Internet safety is the focus of Google's Good to Know Roadshow at Dr. King Charter in New Orleans
Google's Good to Know Roadshow recently made a stop at Dr. King Charter School in New Orleans to teach students the importance of Internet safety and being smart about what they share online.