(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.
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(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter spoke on the Senate floor today and urged the Senate to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP is set to expire on May 31, 2012. Vitter supports a long-term five year extension and called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the extension for a vote as soon as possible. Additionally, Vitter and Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.) hosted a hearing in the Economic Policy Subcommittee of the Banking Committee today examining the need for long-term reauthorization and reform of the NFIP.Read More
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(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today gave his opening remarks at the inaugural meeting of the conference committee tasked with finalizing the Highway Bill between the U.S. House and Senate. Vitter stated that he’ll work to make sure the RESTORE Act and the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act will be included in the final version of the bill.Read More