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  • Landrieu names resiliency officer

    November 9, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed Jeff Hebert as New Orleans' first chief resiliency officer. Hebert currently leads the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. The New Orleans Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/1xcIs3w) the position of chief resiliency officer is being created in cities nationwide as part of the Rockefeller Foundation's... more »
  • Landrieu Meeting Focuses on Police Reforms

    March 25, 2013 8:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu will host a community meeting Monday night to discuss reform of the New Orleans Police Department, including concerns about racial profiling and efforts to violence in the city's neighborhoods. The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1829... more »
  • Landrieu announces $6M in FEMA grants

    February 21, 2013 6:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $6 million in disaster recovery grants related to Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina are heading to Louisiana. Landrieu says the funds are provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program. Landrieu said Wednesday that $3.7 million will go to... more »
  • Landrieu: $1.4M for Louisiana homeless vets

    July 18, 2012 7:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $1.4 million in grants has been set aside for Louisiana organizations to prevent homelessness among veterans. Landrieu said Tuesday the money was awarded through the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program, which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs'... more »
  • Landrieu: Coast Guard needs more money

    May 10, 2012 6:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is criticizing the White House for submitting a Coast Guard budget for 2013 that she says is more than 3 percent smaller than what the search and rescue agency now has. The White House has requested $8.4 billion for the Coast Guard... more »
  • Landrieu: Coast Guard needs more money

    May 10, 2012 6:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is criticizing the White House for submitting a Coast Guard budget for 2013 that she says is more than 3 percent smaller than what the search and rescue agency now has. The White House has requested $8.4 billion for the Coast Guard... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Fights for Post Office Reform Bill

    May 4, 2012 8:59 PM

    The financial woes of the US Postal Service hit home in Lafayette Friday, with a visit from US Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu toured the Moss Street Post Office and Processing Center as part of her drive to halt the closing of thousands of post offices. Right now a moratorium... more »
  • Landrieu: La. get $63.5M for hurricane recovery

    March 22, 2012 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Louisiana is getting about $63.5 million in hurricane recovery funds that will be spent on levees, the Port of New Orleans, raising homes and to fix other damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Landrieu said Wednesday that $55 million will go... more »
  • Landrieu says she's 'definitely' in for 2014 race

    March 6, 2012 6:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says she "definitely" plans to run for a fourth term in two years. The Democrat from New Orleans tossed aside speculation that she was going to end her congressional career after 18 years in the Senate. Landrieu wouldn't comment specifically Monday... more »
  • Landrieu announces meetings on Orleans zoning

    September 12, 2011 6:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says a proposed comprehensive zoning ordinance will play an important role as the city rebuilds, and he has announced a series of public meetings throughout the city to get residents' opinions about the document. The meetings start Monday and will be... more »
  • Landrieu: New Orleans to crack down on litter

    September 1, 2011 5:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says New Orleans is about to begin stepped up enforcement of laws against littering, illegal dumping and illegal signs or posters. The move comes as the city prepares to host major sporting events over the next 18 months. The stepped up enforcement officially... more »
  • Landrieu Reacts to Bin Laden Death

    May 2, 2011 12:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., tonight made the following statement about breaking news that the U.S. military has killed and captured terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Sen. Landrieu said: "I am proud of our men and women in uniform for this enormous achievement. This is... more »
  • Landrieu Opposes UNO-SUNO Merger

    March 27, 2011 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu has joined the ranks of those opposed to merging Southern University at New Orleans and the University of New Orleans. In an article for publication in The Louisiana Weekly's April 4 issue, Landrieu says Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to combine the universities was... 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 »
  • Mayor Landrieu leads with optimism, realism

    January 3, 2011 9:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mitch Landrieu faced tough problems when he was elected mayor of New Orleans in a landslide last February. They got even tougher as he prepared to take office in May. There was the prolonged recovery from Hurricane Katrina, widespread blight, violent crime and police department scandals.... more »
  • Landrieu: City's disaster loans will be forgiven

    November 8, 2010 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The City of New Orleans has received word that the federal government is forgiving its $240 million in disaster loans received after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Monday. Storm-ravaged local government agencies across Louisiana - sheriffs, school boards, parish councils, fire districts and... more »
  • Landrieu, Grassley Discuss Foster Care on TV

    September 30, 2010 8:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, is joining a Republican colleague in a national television appearance to promote better foster care for children. Landrieu and Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, are to appear Friday on the Dr. Phil show to discuss foster care and adoption.... more »
  • Landrieu Will Block Senate Vote to Protest Moratorium

    September 23, 2010 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday she will block a Senate vote to confirm the nominee to a key White House economic office to protest the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. Landrieu, a Democrat, said she will object to a vote... more »
  • Senator Landrieu to speak at Black Farmers Summit

    August 24, 2010 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., will speak at the Fairness Now for Black Farmers Summit in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, August 24, at 1 p.m.The summit will be hosted by the National Black Farmers Association. Sen. Landrieu will join the National Black Farmers Association in... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Holds Field Hearing on the Impact of Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling

    August 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Today, August 17, 2010, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will hold a field hearing on the impact of the deepwater drilling moratorium on small businesses in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. The field hearing entitled... more »
  • Mary L. Landrieu Statement on Capping of Oil Well

    July 15, 2010 6:26 PM

    United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today made the following statement upon learning that BP's new cap has stopped all oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. Sen. Landrieu said: "The reports that BP's new cap has stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf is the first piece... more »
  • Landrieu, Business Group Backs Lifting Moratorium

    July 3, 2010 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have filed court papers in support of lifting the moratorium. In this case, Landrieu and the Chamber of Commerce are supporting U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling that shot down the Obama administration's decision to put... more »
  • Judge Chides Landrieu Office Caper Suspects

    May 20, 2010 9:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that misdemeanor charges against four conservative activists who initially were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office can be resolved in front of a magistrate instead of a judge. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval... more »
  • New Orleans to Return to 5 day Work Week

    May 7, 2010 7:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says City Hall will return to a five-day work schedule starting June 1, reversing a policy established by his predecessor, Ray Nagin. Nagin established a four-day week for city offices to cut electricity costs and help offset a... more »
  • Landrieu has Appointed an Interim Police Chief for New Orleans

    May 3, 2010 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed an interim police chief. Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo is the interim Superintendent of Police until a new police superintendent can take over. Landrieu said Monday that two people remain under consideration for the top post. He hopes to have... more »
  • New Orleans' New Mayor: Mitch Landrieu

    May 3, 2010 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cathedral bells in the French Quarter marked the start of inauguration festivities for New Orleans' new mayor. Mitch Landrieu arrived Monday at St. Louis Cathedral, followed by more than a dozen religious leaders, for an interfaith service preceding his swearing in. Landrieu, who is vacating the... more »
  • Update to Senator Landrieu Phone Tampering Case

    March 26, 2010 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors filed reduced charges Friday against conservative activist James O'Keefe and three others who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office. The new charges are contained in a bill of information, which can only be filed... more »
  • Landrieu to support Louisiana judicial nominees

    February 24, 2010 7:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says she'll be speaking in support of two judicial nominees for federal courts in Louisiana. Landrieu says she will introduce Brian Jackson and Elizabeth Erny Foote at their confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Landrieu recommended both nominees. Jackson... more »
  • Mary Landrieu Reacts After Arrests Made

    January 26, 2010 8:20 PM

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., today commented on the arrest of four individuals charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony. The incident occurred in Sen. Landrieu’s New Orleans office on Monday. Sen. Landrieu said: ... more »
  • 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 »
  • Letters ask Landrieu to oppose Senate bill

    December 17, 2009 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - One day after U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu committed to supporting the Senate health-care bill, 14 Louisiana chambers of commerce and trade associations sent her a letter Wednesday asking her to change her mind. Meanwhile, the White House and U.S. Senate Democrats are continuing to try to woo... more »
  • Landrieu Secures $1M for Hospital in New Orleans East

    December 13, 2009 7:23 PM

    Landrieu Secures $1M for Hospital in New Orleans East Funds included in omnibus appropriations bill passed by the Senate. WASHINGTON - Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that $1 million for a hospital in New Orleans East was included in the... more »
  • Landrieu Secures $487k for Alexandria Rail Spur Project

    December 13, 2009 7:18 PM

    Landrieu Secures $487k for Alexandria Rail Spur Project Funding included in the omnibus appropriations bill passed by the Senate today. WASHINGTON -United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that $487,000 to the City of Alexandriafor the Rail Spur... more »
  • Mitch Landrieu Planning Run For New Orleans Mayor Job

    December 8, 2009 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Will the third time be the charm for Mitch Landrieu? Five months after saying he had no plans to run for New Orleans' mayor and one day before qualifying opens for the Feb. 6 primary, Landrieu said Tuesday that he's in. The announcement follows weeks of... more »
  • Louisiana Senator On Healthcare Overhaul

    November 20, 2009 4:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Suitably opaque, Section 2006 takes up only a few dozen lines in a sweeping health care bill that runs to 2,074 pages and mentions neither Sen. Mary Landrieu nor her state of Louisiana. But the section's purpose is indisputable: to deliver $100 million or more in federal... more »
  • Landrieu Commemorates Veterans Day

    November 11, 2009 1:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - On Veterans Day, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., commemorated the brave men and women who served their country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Sen. Landrieu said: "Throughout our nation's history, our soldiers, sailors and airmen have stood up and beaten back the advances of tyranny... 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 »
  • Senator Landrieu secures $29 million

    October 7, 2009 1:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States Senate late yesterday, by a vote of 93-7, approved its annual Department of Defense appropriations bill, which included key provisions sponsored by United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. These Landrieu requests strengthen the country's national defense, while providing funding for important military projects and... more »

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