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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 »
  • Landry Disputes Attack Ad on Taxes, Boustany Camp Defends Claims

    September 14, 2012 11:17 PM

    Representative Jeff Landry is calling out his opponent, Representative Charles Boustany, Jr., for a campaign ad over taxes. The ad claims Landry did not pay property taxes on time; a claim Landry said is a lie. But Boustany's camp is sticking by its guns, saying there is documentation to prove... more »
  • Hurricane Conference Held in Lafayette

    June 11, 2012 1:56 PM

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting at least nine to fifteen named storms, four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane and one to three of those storms is expected to become a major hurricane this season. A forum was held at Abdalla hall on UL's campus to... 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 »
  • Lafayette VA Clinic on hold due to "clerical errors"

    March 16, 2012 10:58 PM

    For years, veterans have asked for a larger VA Clinic in Lafayette and many thought they would get one when Washington approved construction last year but now the project is suddenly cancelled. The delay is not only frustrating veterans but some members of congress as well. Veterans currently have... more »
  • Oil execs: restrictions are coming too fast

    January 6, 2012 10:48 PM

    "We don't have a problem with complying." Lawrence Svedson says, "it's just sometimes we don't know what we're supposed to comply with." Offshore oil companies say they're losing thousands of barrels a day and they're blaming government red tape. Some of the region's biggest names in offshore drilling... 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 Weigh In On Debt Reduction Committee

    August 10, 2011 11:14 PM

    Congressional leadership is rounding up the 12 member Super Committee being put together to reduce the nation's debt. On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner named his picks, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to name hers in the next few days. But after bitter bipartisan battles over... more »
  • Boustany calls federal debt, priority one

    June 6, 2011 11:26 PM

    With the national debt capped at just over $14-trillion, House republicans are moving toward spending reductions. But how will the national debt affect us? We brought that question to Congressman Charles Boustany. "The debt that we have today, this $14.3-trillion- it equates to $45,000 for every man, woman and... more »
  • Committee looking at problems in BP fund

    April 18, 2011 7:17 PM

    Washington's Committee on Natural Resources was in southern Louisiana today hearing complaints on BP's disaster claims fund. Some of those affected by the spill calling BP and the Gulf Coast Compensation Fund "incompetent." "It's disheartening to know that GCCF can be so incompetent." Kimberly Chauvin is one furious... 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 Comments on Pres. Obama's Budget

    February 14, 2011 6:11 PM

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana) today commented on the FY2012 Budget released by the White House. Boustany expressed his displeasure at the massive spending outlined in the budget and its lack of attention to Louisiana. "The President's budget emphasizes more of the same... more »
  • Acadiana Representatives Divided Over Redistricting

    February 7, 2011 11:20 PM

    The two U.S. Congressmen representing Acadiana are on opposing sides when it comes to the upcoming redistricting session. Louisiana is about to lose one of its congressional seats after the 2010 census, which means rearranging seven congressional districts into six. "The key is to make sure that coastal Louisiana... more »
  • Coastal Congressional District gaining momentum

    January 26, 2011 11:38 PM

    Several Acadiana Parishes are pushing for one person to represent Louisiana's coast. It's part of the redistricting process coming up in March and supporters say it could give Gulf industries a louder voice in Washington. Supporters are traveling around the state to gather support for a coastal congressional district. Wednesday... more »
  • Boustany Announces Grants for Vermilion Parish

    January 14, 2011 5:28 PM

    Representative Charles Boustany (R-Southwest Louisiana) today announced two grants from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) awarded to the Vermilion Parish Police Jury. The first grant, totaling more than $441,000, is for improvements to the Henry Hub Access and Charlie Field Roads in Vermilion and Iberia... 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 »
  • 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 »

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