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  • Fact-Check: Did Paul Ryan Endorse Congressman Boustany?

    November 2, 2012 2:27 AM

    At Wednesday night's debate among the front-runners in the district 3 congressional race, U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, mentioned an endorsement he says he received from Wisconsin Rep. and GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan. "I have a consistent, conservative voting record on all major issues, it's exactly the same... more »
  • Veterans Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Today

    October 10, 2012 9:44 AM

    A town hall meeting is scheduled today for veterans looking to get answers as to when a VA Clinic could open in Lafayette. "The VA has been very difficult to work with. It's one of the most bureaucratic and incompetent departments," said Congressman Doctor Charles Boustany. Since 2008... more »
  • T. Boone Pickens Endorses U.S. Rep. Boustany

    October 8, 2012 11:45 PM

    Energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens was in Lafayette Monday talking alternative energy and playing his hand at politics. Pickens endorsed U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, in the district 3 race. Pickens offered the following statement: "Rep. Boustany is Louisiana's leader in fighting for the oil and gas industry.... more »
  • Runoff Likely in District 3 Congressional Race

    September 26, 2012 10:08 PM

    The candidates for Congressional House District 3 all spoke at a forum Wednesday night in Crowley. It's one of the most interesting and hotly contested races Louisiana has seen, with two Republican incumbents and a Democrat entering late in the race to mix things up. KATC's Political Analyst Dr. Pearson... more »
  • Rep. Landry Announces Re-Election Campaign, Will Face Rep. Boustany

    May 14, 2012 11:21 PM

    Congressman Jeff Landry announced his campaign for re-election Monday night in Youngsville. He will now face fellow Congressman, Dr. Charles Boustany in an election this fall. The political battle is due to redistricting, after Boustany's and Landry's individual districts were combined to form the new District 3. "If you're... more »
  • Reps. Landry & Boustany Disagree Over Proposed Offshore Safety Reforms

    December 6, 2011 12:05 AM

    The United States Senate is considering a bill, which involves offshore safety reforms proposed by Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia. In the wake of recent fatalities offshore, most will agree safety should be a priority in the Gulf, but not everyone is onboard with Landry's ideas. H.R. 2838, also... more »
  • Boustany, Landry Differ on Debt Deal

    August 1, 2011 11:45 PM

    Even though congressmen Jeff Landry (R-LA 03) and Charles Boustany (R-LA 07) share the same political party, they don't share the same feelings on the recent debt deal. And that could have implications in 2012. "When you look at the vote on the debt ceiling and you look at... more »
  • Congressional Redistricting: What it Means for Acadiana

    April 14, 2011 12:02 AM

    With a few hours to spare in the special session, state lawmakers reached a compromise on congressional redistricting that would shrink the state's seven districts down to six. "It's probably not the best situation, but knowing that we were going down to the number six, the most important and... more »
  • Boustany on Agreement to Fund Government, Cut Spending

    April 9, 2011 10:30 AM

    "Avoiding a government shutdown was important for the sake of our troops and our national security, as well as our economic recovery," Boustany said. "At the same time, it was important to make fiscally responsible cuts in spending because of the massive debt. By dealing with the unfinished business left... more »
  • Boustany Introduces LEASE Act to Extend Gulf Leases for 12-Month Period

    March 10, 2011 4:08 PM

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Congressmen Charles Boustany (R-Southwest Louisiana), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Dan Boren (D-Okla.) and Gene Green (D-Texas) introduced legislation today calling for expanded and expedited domestic energy production in light of the spike in U.S. gas prices and the growing uncertainty and unrest in the Middle East. A... more »
  • Boustany Blasts Call to Tap Strategic Oil Reserves Pushes for More American Energy Production

    March 9, 2011 2:06 PM

    US Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-Southwest Louisiana) today condemned suggestions to tap into the strategic oil reserves as a temporary and short-sighted solution to the rising price of oil. He advocated for the hard working men and women of Louisiana, whose livelihoods have been in jeopardy since the Obama Administration... more »
  • Boustany, Green Introduce Offshore Permitting Resolution

    March 3, 2011 11:22 AM

    According to a press release from the office of US Congressmen Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-Southwest Louisiana), Boustany says he and Gene Green (TX-29) today introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of shallow and deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to the nation's economy and security. In the resolution,... more »
  • Boustany Questions Administrators About Health Care Law

    February 10, 2011 5:52 PM

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today raised serious questions to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Richard Foster, Chief Actuary for the Centers for CMS, concerning the health-care law's impact on seniors and federal entitlement programs... more »
  • Boustany Speaks Out on Health Care Repeal

    January 19, 2011 6:37 PM

    Representative Charles Boustany today vote to repeal the Health Care law passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010. "This vote is the first step to dismantling the damage caused by President Obama's health care law, which passed last year despite objections from most Americans," Boustany said. "I hope that my... more »
  • LA Congressional Delegation Reacts to AZ Rampage

    January 10, 2011 11:49 PM

    The attempted assassination of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords has raised security concerns among lawmakers across the country. The Arizona Democrat was shot in the head over the weekend while meeting with constituents outside of a supermarket in Tucson. The public event was very similar to events attended everyday by politicians... more »
  • Internships Available in Congressman's Office

    January 7, 2011 4:32 PM

    U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., announced that summer intern positions available in his Washington office for students or recent graduates. Interns conduct a variety of tasks including conducting legislative research, attending Congressional hearings, assisting with press relations and interacting with constituents. Interested students and recent graduates should submit a... more »
  • Boustany Named Chair of Subcommittee

    January 6, 2011 3:48 PM

    U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today was officially named chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight in the House tax writing Ways and Means Committee. "We are facing a long list of issues that we must tackle in order to rebuild our fragile economy, and I plan on... more »
  • Boustany Holding Health Care Meeting Right Now

    April 1, 2010 12:27 PM

    Right now, U.S. Representative Charles Boustany is holding a roundtable meeting with home health and other medical providers to discuss affects of the new health care law on Acadiana. KATC's Sarah Rosario is there and will have more tonight at 5:00.
  • Boustany part of health summit

    February 25, 2010 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana Republican will be among dozens of Congress members attending the White House health care summit. Rep. Charles Boustany, a physician from southwestern Louisiana, opposes the plan backed by President Obama and Democratic members of Congress. Among Boustany's proposals is a plan to allow individuals... more »
  • U.S. Rep. Boustany announces grant to Vermilion coastal protection

    December 1, 2009 1:36 PM

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today announced the Minerals Management Service awarded a $217,782 grant to construct coastal protections in Vermilion Parish. "Rebuilding our coast throughout Southwest Louisiana is a monumental project, but we are making progress," Boustany said. "With the end of... more »
  • First Annual Bodacious Christmas Bash to Benefit St. Joseph Diner

    November 23, 2009 2:01 PM

    Lafayette Catholic Service Centers and Bodacious Productions are kicking off the holidays with the first annual Bodacious Christmas Bash, a fundraiser and goods drive benefiting St. Joseph Diner and Toys for Tots. St. Joseph Diner serves lunch to those in need 364 days a year, providing an average of 60,000... more »
  • Boustany Asks President to Include Cameron Parish

    October 2, 2009 1:24 PM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is asking President Obama to include southwest Louisiana on his upcoming trip to the Gulf Coast. The president said this week that he will visit the coast by the middle of October, thereby keeping a campaign pledge to do so within a... more »

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