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  1. To Do: Week of March 30, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | The Times

    Here are some off-the-beaten-path things readers can put on their calendars for this week in Shreveport-Bossier City. To Do: Week of March 30, 2015 Here are some off-the-beaten-path things readers can put on their calendars for this week in Shreveport-Bossier City.


  2. Vitter, Maness pop Gator Pac, Sasol breaks ground, Demos slam CaldwellRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 |

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal highlighted the start of construction for Sasol's $8.1 billion ethane cracker complex as company and regional officials gathered for groundbreaking at the Calcasieu Parish site. The world-scale petrochemical complex will include an ethane cracker and six chemical manufacturing plants, to be built near Sasol's existing Westlake, Louisiana, facilities.


  3. Another in-flight medical rescue by congressman and surprise visitor to Steve Scalise's Capitol office: On the HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 |

    Repubublican Ralph Abraham is the latest Louisiana congressman/doctor to administer emergency medical aid to a stricken passenger on a commercial flight. It's getting to the point that passengers with health concerns might want to check to see if one of the Louisiana's congressional delegation's three physicians is on their flight.


  4. How House GOP Medicare makeover could affect youRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 |

    Here's how it might affect you, though prospects for enactment in the Senate, even now that's it's under Republican control -- remain doubtful. For people, 55 and over, the plan wouldn't have any impact -- because the new Medicare rules would not take effect until 2024.


  5. House passes $3.8T budget with little-used 'queen' ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | UPI

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a massive budget near $4 trillion for the coming fiscal year by invoking a rarely used congressional tactic called the "queen of the hill" rule. Republican party leaders have been trying to come up with a budget that addresses concerns over deepening the deficit and overspending on defense.


  6. How Boehner got a much-needed win on the budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Washington Post

    House Speaker John A. Boehner racked up a much-needed political victory Wednesday when the House passed a budget proposal after a very rocky first three months of the new Congress in which unruly conservative members seriously complicated the Ohioan's efforts to govern. For Boehner, the passage of the measure with majority Republican support was a welcome departure from weeks of discord in the GOP ranks that started with a long-shot attempt to displace him as speaker and escalated in a protracted fight over immigration and homeland security funding that left conservatives disgruntled and gave Democrats exactly what they demanded.


  7. GOP-led House passes budget that slashes spending, repeals Obamacare...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 |

    The GOP-led House passed a budget Wednesday night that reflects their members' priorities. It imposes nearly $5 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years to eliminate the deficit, repeals the Affordable Care Act, and gives future seniors the option of choosing a private voucher system rather than traditional Medicare.


  8. Alford: Attorney generala s race may get politically crowdedRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Outside groups, think tanks, business interests, oil companies, elected officials and trial lawyers from around the state are being pulled into the orbit of the developing attorney general's race, says columnist Jeremy Alford. "It's unknown if there's enough political inertia to keep them around until the fall ballot, but their early presence-directly and indirectly-suggests, in terms more concrete than ever, that a major battle is brewing for incumbent Attorney General Buddy Caldwell," Alford writes.


  9. Boehner eyes 'doc fix' breakthroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Hill

    Facing little opposition so far, the proposal is bringing Boehner closer than ever to tackling his long-time goal of entitlement reform.a a "This could be one of the two or three accomplishments of the 114th Congress," said a GOP leadership aide. "It's a really big deal."


  10. Grover Norquist's no tax increase pledge generating heat on Capitol Hill, as well as LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 |

    How Gov. Bobby Jindal 's commitment to the no tax increase pledge he signed with Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform plays out as Louisiana deals with a $1.6 billion deficit is being watched carefully on Capitol Hill. That interest comes from Louisiana members who signed the pledge, and one who notably did not.


  11. House votes to kill federal rule to streamline union organizing -- Steve Scalise calls it 'ambush elections'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 |

    The Republican-controlled House Thursday approved legislation that would repeal a National Labor Relations Board rule to streamline union efforts to represent employees. The vote was 232-186 , with all 183 Democrats and three Republicans voting no.


  12. Conservatives Urge Jim Jordan to Challenge for Next SpeakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | News Max

    Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is being pushed by a platoon of conservatives to challenge for the next House speaker opening even though he maintains that he has zero interest in the job. They are hoping that Jordan will run against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California when Speaker John Boehner finally calls it a day, The Hill reported .


  13. DOD Chief: Defeat of ISIL Depends on Syrian Force We're 'Trying to Build'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Cybercast News Service

    The U.S. strategy to defeat the Islamic State depends on a fighting force that doesn't yet exist, the nation's top military leader and the nation's top defense official told Congress on Wednesday. "We are trying to create a modern Syrian force that will be able to defeat and own the future of Syria," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told the House Armed Services Committee.


  14. Could Jim Jordan be next Speaker?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Hill

    Rep. Jim Jordan says he has no desire to be the next Speaker of the House, but he might be drafted anyway. When fellow Ohio Republican John Boehner eventually decides to call it quits, Jordan - a former college wrestling champ who is beloved by conservatives - could be well-positioned to run against the current Speaker-in-waiting, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy .


  15. U.S. House leaders pursue lasting fix for doctors' Medicare payRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    ... source in the room. The doctors' caucus in the House is "delighted" with the emerging plan, said Representative John Fleming, a conservative Republican. He said the old repayment formula's uncertainty has "destroyed a number of practices." But ...


  16. Bipartisan Seniors Tax Simplification ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | WTVY Dothan

    Representatives John Fleming, M.D., and Gwen Graham have introduced H.R. 1397, the Seniors' Tax Simplification Act, to allow for a new simplified tax form for seniors. "Government should be in the businesses of helping people, not making their lives harder," Rep. Graham said.


  17. Louisiana Republican rants: Obama wants to use immigrants to build 'one-party state'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | The Raw Story

    Rep. John Fleming misrepresented President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration to paint it as a tool in an alleged plan for Democratic Party dominance, Buzzfeed reported. "Make no mistake about it, that this is a part of a grand plan for the Democrat Party to make this nation into a single party state, as they have already accomplished in California," Fleming told radio host John Fredericks. 3 comments

  18. Amtrak service from New Orleans to Orlando: Return possibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 |

    Congress will consider establishing a working group to examine the efficacy of restoring Amtrak passenger service between New Orleans and Orlando, Fla. Discontinued after Hurricane Katrina, Amtrak passenger trains could once again rumble along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Orlando, Fla.


  19. Speaker Boehner's $200 billion gamble will divide RepublicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | The Hill

    Speaker John Boehner is seeking to jump-start his legislative agenda with a bipartisan gamble: a $200 billion Medicare deal that's already dividing conservatives in his rowdy conference. The Ohio Republican sees the deal as a steppingstone to what could be a broader overhaul of the costly entitlement system.


  20. Republicans Open to Potential 'Doc Fix' DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Roll Call

    As Congress approaches another deadline, lawmakers seemed hopeful Monday evening they could do something increasingly rare: take off their can-kicking shoes and make a deal. Aides told CQ Roll Call that Speaker John A. Boehner was set to give the Republican Conference an update on the "bipartisan discussions" regarding the Sustainable Growth Rate during the GOP's weekly meeting Tuesday morning.