BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans congressman is asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to reconsider his plans to close two ferries in south Louisiana. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond sent a letter to Jindal on Monday criticizing the shut-down of ferries at Edgard and White Castle. Jindal recommended their closure... more »
BENTON, La. (AP) - Republican Congressmen Bill Cassidy will deliver the spring commencement address to graduates of the Bossier Parish Community College. Friday's ceremony will be at the college in the Health and Physical Education Complex in Bossier City. The address will begin at 9:30 a.m. CDT. Officials say Cassidy... more »
LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - Country music icon Willie Nelson has come to Ohio to sing out in support of an old friend, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich Nelson performed a sold-out benefit for the congressman on Sunday in Lorain, about 25 miles west of Cleveland. The star previously campaigned for Kucinich... more »
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 »
"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 »
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 »
An Arizona sheriff's official says surveillance video shows 22-year-old Jared Loughner shooting a congresswoman in the face.
Pima County Sheriff's Chief Rick Kastigar says Loughner then fires indiscriminately at a group of people sitting in chairs. He then shoots Ron Barber, and U.S. District Judge John Roll gets on... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman convicted of corruption has lost his bid for a new trial in federal court. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., denied a request by former Rep. William Jefferson on Friday for another trial. Jefferson was convicted Aug. 5 on 11... more »