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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Wealth Gap

    September 22, 2011 7:11 PM

    Nation wide statistics show the net wealth of white households is 20 times more than black households and 18 times more than hispanic households. Senator Mary Landrieu held a hearing Thursday in Washington D.C. to address this problem. She says the key to fixing this issue is to create more... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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