Who leads in Louisiana Senate, Congress campaign cash race?
A U.S. Senate seat and all U.S. House members are up for re-election in 2014. Here is a look at those races pertaining to our area and a recap of how much money the incumbents have.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
'Doc Fix' Puts Republicans in Election-Year Bind
Majority Leader Eric Cantor is dithering about bringing up legislation to stave off massive pay cuts for doctors set to begin at the end the month, as he worries about political consequences should hospital and nursing home budgets be slashed to pay for the costly bill.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Should House Republicans Draft a Budget At All This Year?
With President Obama set to unveil his fiscal 2015 budget next week, Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that House Republicans, led by Rep. Paul Ryan, will produce their own complete, balanced spending plan later this year.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
FDA nutrition rules released - Negotiated SGR bill gets scored -...
The agency released two major proposed rules yesterday, one to overhaul the Nutrition Facts panel and another to update serving sizes.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Does a Republican Budget Put Paul Ryan in a Jam?
With President Obama set to unveil his fiscal 2015 budget next week, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Thursday that House Republicans, led by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, will produce their own complete, balanced spending plan later this year.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
The Town Talk
Lawmakers celebrate Mardi Gras in D.C.
There will be Gulf Coast oysters, colorful costumes, dishes from a Monroe restaurant and even a jazz band from New Orleans.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
No benefits for La. to legalize marijuana
Re: "Time right for La. to move on marijuana," Feb. 2, 2C Your editorial talks about several benefits that marijuana legalization can bring to Louisianans.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Washington Mardi Gras 2014 -- serious theme, but organizers promise usual fun
Organizers of the Washington Mardi Gras celebration that starts Thursday and runs through Sunday are promising the usual over-the-top celebration, though they've come up with a serious theme -- recognizing Louisiana's long tradition of military service.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
On the Hill: New GOP flood insurance bill unlikely to include caps on premiums; and Koch brothers target Landrieu again
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., at podium, and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., left, join a group of senators urging a four-year delay in flood insurance premium increases during a 2013 news conference.
How Congress Came to Love the Thing It Hated Most
It was supposed to be impossible. The assumption by the president and by members themselves was that the abominable, indiscriminate spending cuts known as "sequestration" would never become a reality.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Snow derails vote on controversial Obama Interior nominee
A foot of snow kept most senators away from the Capitol Thursday -- leaving the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee without a quorum to vote on two nominations, including one that had become contentious among Louisiana lawmakers.
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.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
House GOP's Debt Limit Plan Is Slap in the Face to Paul Ryan
House Republicans agreed on a plan Monday to increase the debt ceiling, weeks before Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has indicated the U.S. will default.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
Thu Feb 06, 2014
House Republicans Get Debt Ceiling Giggles
How to raise the debt ceiling became a source of black humor for House Republicans Thursday, with proposals floated by leadership rising and falling while time ticks down toward a month's-end deadline.