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  1. Dispute over EPA's cost of overseeing Camp Minden cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... a 'last-minute demand' for millions of dollars. U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana and U.S. Representative John Fleming, M.D. of Louisiana's 4th Congressional District both released statements this week claiming the EPA's demand threatens to ...


  2. Louisiana jobs depend on Export-Import Bank: A letter to the editorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    When I joined AFGlobal Corp., I expected to spend my time growing the business and ensuring that we were operating as efficiently as possible at our facilities in Louisiana and throughout the country. But I never imagined I would spend so much of my time, and that so much of my company's future success, would be focused on Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, a critical tool for helping businesses sell their goods overseas is at risk, and it's under attack not from foreign competitors, but from a small group of politicians.


  3. Jindal, Louisiana GOP congressional members, want revamp of U.S. response to Islamic militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 |

    The weekend loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to Islamic militants is prompting criticism of President Barack Obama and calls for major changes in U.S. strategy from Louisiana congressional Republicans and Gov. Bobby Jindal . Most aren't offering specific policy recommendations.


  4. Scalise says GOP bill targets wasteful studies, but Dems say real target is climate change workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Times-Picayune

    Hundreds of thousands of taxpayer funds have been wasted on research studying human set fires in New Zealand in the 1800s, civil lawsuits in Peru and production of a musical on climate change, says House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-Jefferson. Scalise said that Republicans intend to end funding on "programs that don't meet the national interests" with legislation, passed Wednesday 217-205 , that would focus federal research in biology, chemistry, math and computer science.


  5. Congress likely to insure no summer stoppage of highway workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Times-Picayune

    Without a consensus on a long-time funding source, Congress is likely to pass a two-month extension of current federal highway and transportation funding to the states. It would be the 12th temporary spending bill over the last six years -- reflecting the inability of Republicans and Democrats to reach a long-term funding compromise.


  6. Conservatives confident they can kill Ex-Im BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Denver Post

    Conservatives dominating the GOP-controlled House said Tuesday that they are increasingly confident of killing a little-known federal agency that subsidizes overseas purchases of U.S. exports. They say they'll work to make sure that the Export-Import Bank, whose charter expires at the end of June, won't be reauthorized.


  7. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/18Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Swing State Project

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  8. House strips immigration language from defense billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Politico

    The House on Thursday voted to strip out language in a must-pass defense authorization bill that would have encouraged the Pentagon to study whether young undocumented immigrants should be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. On a 221-202 vote, the Republican-controlled chamber reversed the move made by the House Armed Services Committee last month that called for a review of whether immigrants who have qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be allowed to enlist.


  9. Rank-and-file House GOP to leaders: We want to be heardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Hill

    Rank-and-file House Republicans have a new complaint: GOP leaders have cut back on open-mic time in private conference meetings, preventing members from airing grievances or asking questions. Rep. Mick Mulvaney complained about the cutbacks near the end of the House GOP's closed-door meeting on Wednesday, arguing the sessions are focused too much on presentations by GOP leaders and should allow for more give-and-take with members.


  10. Rep. Fleming casts lone Louisiana vote against Iran billRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 |

    Rep. John Fleming , R-Minden, was the only Louisiana member of Congress, and one of only 25 in the 435-member House, to vote against legislation to give Congress authority to review and potentially reject any nuclear deal with Iran. Fleming, a likely candidate for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican David Vitter, the frontrunner in the current race for governor, said "with or without" the legislation, Congress "retains the prerogative" to review any nuclear deal with Iran.


  11. House votes to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 |

    The House of Representatives Wednesday approved legislation that would bar most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The vote was 242-184, with four Democrats voting yes and four Republicans voting no.


  12. House votes changes in government's access to phone recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2013 |

    The Louisiana delegation split on legislation passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's collection of bulk phone records. Instead, the legislation, approved 338-88 , would establish a system in which the phone companies hold on to the records and the NSA could seek a court order to access specific phone data based on national security grounds.


  13. Weed the peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Best of New Orleans

    As national opinion about marijuana use trends from a shrug to "why not," Louisiana is considering a measure that would allow medical marijuana use in the state. Senate Bill 143 by state Sen. Fred Mills , R-New Iberia, passed the Louisiana Senate on May 4. The bill outlines to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners the rules and regulations for "marijuana for therapeutic uses." 1 comment

  14. Bill banning abortions after 20 weeks nears House vote with support...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 |

    The House of Representatives is slated to vote this week on legislation to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A similar bill was pulled from the House in late January, after some Republican women lawmakers objected to language that allowed exceptions for rape victims and minors who were victims of incest only if they reported the crimes to law enforcement.


  15. Republican Claims Pot Enhances Psychosis And SchizophreniaRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | BioSpace

    Last week, the Republicans flexed their muscle when it comes to marijuana. The Equal Access Amendment to the Veterans Appropriations bill that would have made it easier for veterans to get medical marijuana was defeated on April 29 by a vote of 210-213.


  16. Committee rejects red snapper proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | National Fisherman

    Freshman Rep. Garret Graves proposed an amendment in a House Natural Resources Committee meeting last week that would have transferred red-snapper management authority from the federal government to the states. To the chagrin of recreational-fishing industry leaders, the proposal failed, which means the chief fisheries biologists from each of the five Gulf states won't get what they want, and any significant change in red-snapper management is unlikely for the 2015 season.


  17. Reefer madness: GOP congressman warns pot is making our veterans psychoticRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | The Raw Story

    In a debate on the House floor over the Department of Veterans Affairs' policies on medical marijuana, Representative John Fleming warned colleagues that allowing veterans to smoke pot could turn them psychotic or schizophrenic. "As a practicing physician and a veteran myself," Fleming stated during the April 29 legislative proceedings, "the way we approach health care is not to just allow any healthcare provider to do whatever he or she wants to do at the time.


  18. Fleming: Congress not going to gut red-snapper management for benefit of recreational anglersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 |

    Avid saltwater angler Sam Davis caught this chunky red snapper on a soft-plastic lure while fishing platforms in West Delta last autumn. NOAA Fisheries announced last week that private-boat recreational anglers will have only a 10-day federal season this year.


  19. GOP scrambling to limit defections on tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | The Hill

    House Republican opposition to sweeping trade legislation isn't breaking down along traditional Tea Party-GOP establishment fault lines. But the pockets of GOP defections will give President Obama and Republican leaders little wiggle room to muscle a bill through the lower chamber.


  20. Jindal finds friendship on road, hostility at homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | The Times

    Jindal finds friendship on road, hostility at home Jindal made two Washington appearences this week after events in Iowa last week. Check out this story on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25. The governor then made a stop in Washington last week.