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  • 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 »
  • New bill to force BP's help with coastal restoration

    April 19, 2011 11:47 PM

    Senator David Vitter and Representative Jeff Landry are proposing legislation that would force BP to start paying-up for coastal restoration efforts. State officials say the Natural Resources Restoration Act would speed up the recovery process by almost a decade. Almost one year ago, the scene along the gulf shorelines... 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 »
  • On The Trail With Sen. David Vitter

    November 1, 2010 11:43 PM

    Tomorrow is Election Day, polls open in just eight hours. Tonight, we follow incumbent Senator David Vitter on the campaign trail. Last night, we followed his Democratic challenger Charlie Melancon who's trying to keep Vitter from a second term. Mike Magnoli spent some time with Senator Vitter. >>> ... more »
  • Senate Race Heats Up; Ad Wars Begin

    September 30, 2010 12:29 AM

    More than a month to go before the election, the race for the Louisiana U.S. Senate seat is heating up and the so-called "ad-wars" have begun. First up, a commercial already out by Senator David Vitter, which criticizes his opponent's response to the oil disaster in the Gulf. "Charlie Melancon... more »
  • Vitter Ethics Complaint

    September 22, 2010 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government watchdog group in Washington is seeking a Senate ethics committee investigation of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter. Complaints from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington center on Vitter's former aide, Brent Furer. Furer was arrested for an alleged knife attack on a girlfriend in... more »
  • Vitter and Melancon Report Fundraising Totals

    August 16, 2010 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter reports having nearly $5.4 million in his campaign coffers in advance of this month's primary election, twice as much as his main challenger Charlie Melancon. Melancon reported having $2.2 million on hand in the latest round of finance reports Monday that... more »
  • David Vitter And Charlie Melancon Both Signed Up For The Senate Race

    July 7, 2010 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Charlie Melancon, have both signed up for the Senate race on the opening day of qualifying. Vitter is seeking a second term, his first time facing voters after a 2007 prostitution scandal. Melancon is leaving a... more »
  • Vitter challenges NFL with "Who Dat" T-shirts

    February 11, 2010 12:37 PM

    In light of the recent "Who Dat" logo controversy, Senator David Vitter has printed up his own "Who Dat" shirt. To read Senator Vitter's original story CLICK HERE , to purchase the T-shirt CLICK HERE .
  • Senator Vitter Blocks Nominee For Baton Rouge Court

    January 7, 2010 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal judgeship in Baton Rouge remains unfilled because U.S. Sen. David Vitter hasn't given his support to the nominee. The nomination of former Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Jackson to become U.S. district judge in the Baton Rouge division of the U.S. Middle District of Louisiana is... more »
  • David Vitter's amendment to prevent restricting mammograms

    December 2, 2009 1:31 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today introduced an amendment to the Senate health care bill that would prevent the new United States Preventive Service Task Force recommendations from restricting mammograms for women. In November, the USPSTF released a series of recommendations that stand in stark contrast to common-held... more »
  • Coastal Impact Grant Awarded to Vermiliion Parish

    December 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the awarding of a $217,782 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant to Vermilion Parish for Shoreline Protection on Southwest Point at Southwest Pass. "This grant will add to the important coastal and wetlands restoration in Vermillion Parish, and - as all... more »
  • Vitter to appear on GMA / Health Care Roundtable

    November 23, 2009 1:48 PM

    Vitter to Health Care Roundtable in Lafayette Participants discuss the new Senate health care bill and its impact on Louisianians (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter will host a health care roundtable in Lafayette at the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (804 East Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette)... more »
  • Flood Walls for E. Broussard Elementary

    November 11, 2009 12:25 PM

    Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Randy Schexnayder is taking his mission to Washington DC. Today, he met with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter to try to get FEMA funds to build a flood wall for E. Broussard Elementary in Forked Island. After four years of no recess equipment for students,... more »
  • Vitter holds fund-raising lead

    October 16, 2009 12:08 PM

    Republican Sen. David Vitter raised more than $1.2 million for his 2010 re-election campaign from July through September, giving him a strong financial lead over his Democratic rival, Rep. Charlie Melancon (mel-AHN'-sohn), who raised just over $751,000. The figures are in campaign finance report summaries filed with the Federal... more »
  • Letterman threw spitballs from his own glass house

    October 7, 2009 9:38 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Turns out David Letterman doesn't just live on a TV show. He also lives in a glass house, where for years he's hurled comedy zingers at misbehaving politicians, even as he brashly engaged in hanky-panky of his own. In March 2008, Letterman was taking potshots at... more »
  • Vitter to Visit St. Martinville Factory

    September 28, 2009 8:03 AM

    Senator David Vitter will be in Acadiana today. He'll be visiting a factory in St. Martinville that's recognized by the state for building energy efficient homes. Vitter should arrive in St. Martinville at about 8:30 this morning (Monday, September 28).
  • Vitter Urges President to Open More Areas to Drilling

    September 22, 2009 8:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is urging the Obama administration not to delay opening up more offshore areas to oil and natural gas drilling. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is reviewing a sweeping blueprint for expanded offshore drilling proposed in the final days of the Bush administration. He... more »

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