(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to again grant an exemption for a repellent called AV-1011 that prevents migratory birds from consuming rice seed. Vitter has been working together with Louisiana farmers since 2013 to push the EPA to approve the use of the repellent to help fend off migratory birds, particularly blackbirds.Read More
(Metairie, La.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), along with the entire Louisiana Congressional delegation, wrote the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week regarding the increase in agriculture land usage for mitigation, which would have a negative impact on Louisiana’s agriculture production.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter today passed an amendment to the Farm Bill in the U.S. Senate that will prohibit convicted murderers, rapists, and pedophiles from receiving food stamps. The amendment was agreed to by unanimous consent.Read More
Excerpt: “Pronounced “werdah” on Capitol Hill, the Water Resources Development Act is a particularly vital piece of legislation for Louisiana.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter today made the following comments opposing the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today responded to remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday. Reid said that “the people of New Orleans and that area, they were hurt – but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New York and New Jersey.”Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will issue more alligator hunting tags in the Henderson area to help with overpopulation. The overpopulation of alligators has disrupted the local fishing industry as alligators have been destroying fishing traps to eat the bait.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today opposed legislation that would have not only increased taxes on small business owners and job creators, but also would have increased the death tax, impacting Louisiana farmers and other small businesses like seafood producers.