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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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • BP Claims Czar: "new rules to deal particularly with Louisiana shrimpers."

    October 28, 2011 12:40 AM

    Congressman Jeff Landry laid the heat on BP Claims Czar Kenneth Feinberg at a hearing in Washington. "I agree with you, Congressman," Feinberg replied to Landry's ideas. "I appreciate that," Congressman Landry said. "The question is, what are you going to do about it?" "In the next... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Landry Calls Corps of Eng. "Inept" in Case of Sitting Barge

    March 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    It's been almost a year since an oil rig barge capsized in the Charenton Canal in St. Mary Parish, and today it's still there. Now parish and state leaders say they're fed up with the problem. The enormous 2,000 ton vessel has sat on it's side right in the... more »
  • Cong. Landry on Gulf Energy Production

    March 14, 2011 2:54 PM

    Following a Sunday interview on the Fox News Channel where he cited the need to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, Congressman Jeff Landry (Republican, New Iberia) is pushing legislation to get oil and gas production back in the Gulf of Mexico. "At a time when our families and... more »
  • Landry Responds to President's Budget

    February 14, 2011 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Jeff Landry (Republican, New Iberia) released the following statement in response to President Obama's proposed 2012 budget submitted to Congress today: "Once again, the President has failed to listen to the American people. We cannot afford his reckless $3.8 trillion spending of our hard-earned money.... 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 »
  • Uprising Egypt on the brink of uprising costs

    January 31, 2011 11:13 PM

    The political unrest in Egypt is already being felt right here in Acadiana Oil prices are on the rise and experts say a coup would only raise those prices more. Egypt produces around 600-thousand barrels of oil every day- compare that to the near 10-million barrels Saudi Arabia puts-out and... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Republicans Get Ready to Take Over House

    January 4, 2011 10:12 PM

    On Wednesday, Jan. 5, our nation's capitol will undergo a massive change as 96 new members of Congress will be sworn-in. And an overwhelming 87 of those new lawmakers are Republican. Louisiana's own Jeff Landry will be representing District 3, and is one of those freshman Republicans. Sent by... more »
  • LA Rep. joins Committee to fight drilling ban

    December 21, 2010 7:43 PM

    "Anytime that we can put people back to work is a positive step in the right direction and will be something that can be supported across the nation." That's newly elected Congressman, Jeff Landry. He won't take office in Washington for another two weeks but he's already taking a stance... more »
  • Jeff Landry Checks In From Washington

    November 14, 2010 7:28 PM

    "I will go to Washington and fight for you," that was Jeff Landry on Election night earlier this month-- after a landslide victory in the 3rd congressional district, Landry now finds himself in the nation's capitol. "The weather here is beautiful." Landry and all newcomers are staying at the L'enfant... more »
  • Landry Declared Winner of 3rd Congressional District

    October 2, 2010 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry has handily won the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional District and heads to the November general election. Landry defeated former state House Speaker Hunt Downer in Saturday's GOP runoff election after a months-long, attack-laden battle. Landry will face Democrat... more »

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