Thursday Dec 5
House GOP Looking at Plan B on the Budget
While leaders in both parties have attempted to allow budget negotiators enough space to strike a deal-and optimism has abounded all week-House Republicans aren't taking any chances.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Rep. Vance McAllister denied seat on Appropriations Committee
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Vance McAllister was denied the seat he wanted on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, but landed spots on two panels important to Louisiana -- the Agriculture Committee and Natural Resources Committee.
Paul Broun speaks about Obamacare on FOX Business
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
The Town Talk
McAllister: Election sends message to incumbents
The fact that Vance McAllister is now a sitting member of Congress should, he said, send a message to his new colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Washington Post
Atheists in the military need chaplains, too
This summer the House finally passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, catapulting military issues to the forefront of public debate.
Vance McAllister becomes newest House member
WASHINGTON - 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.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Huelskamp hits Medicaid expansion
Should another continuing resolution be needed in January, Rep. Tim Huelskamp said some conservative lawmakers want to include a provision to eliminate the Medicaid expansion funding that was added in the Affordable Care Act.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
McConnell meets with House GOP, urges unity in budget talks
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell addressed a private meeting of the House GOP on Tuesday in an effort to make sure the party is united as they prepare for the next round of budget fights.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Mr. McAllister goes to Washington
Congressman-elect Vance McAllister is flying here Wednesday for his first ever visit to the nation's capital before he is sworn in on Thursday to represent Louisiana's 5th congressional district.
Congressman Fleming needs to get his facts straight
At a recent town hall in Bossier, I heard some very strange claims from Congressman John Fleming about the Affordable Care Act, in particular its impact on local hospitals.
The Affordable Care Act is not 'Incomprehensible'
Fresh off her recent column lionizing Chris Christie, Peggy Noonan turns to making excuses in her Wall Street Journal column for Democrats who voted for ObamaCare because, well, it's just too darn complicated: More and more it seems obvious that the vast majority of the politicians who pushed the bill in the House and Senate never read it.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Gohmert: Republicans Must Unite, Reshape Better Healthcare Alternative
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert called on his fellow Republicans to eschew political fallout and come together to reshape the existing Obama healthcare law, noting that they must show leadership and unite to alleviate "suffering" for the American people.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
In the Crossfire: Obama rejected by the House
The GOP-controlled House approved legislation that gives health insurance companies the option of extending plans through 2014 that would otherwise be canceled for not complying with the Affordable Care Act standards.
Stephanie Grace: Race reveals split on health care
Well into last week's televised 5th District congressional debate , Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Shauna Sanford went straight to the most obvious contrast between the two contenders in Saturday's all-Republican runoff.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Many House Republicans say: What GOP crisis?
As a Republican, freshman Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida cares about the Republican Party's image and fate.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Why Sebelius should step down, and why it probably won't happen
By all accounts, the Health and Human Services secretary is smart, tough and hard working.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Riser in runoff for 5th District seat
It was 1985 and young Neil Riser had recently graduated from college and was working in the logging business when his father died suddenly.