Coastal Restoration


  • Vitter: WRRDA Clears House With Overwhelming Support

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter, the lead Senate Republican negotiator for the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), said the overwhelming support in the U.S. House of Representatives signals smooth passage in the Senate too. A vote is expected in the Senate later this week. 

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  • Vitter Introduces Water Resources Development Act

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter top Republican on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today introduced S.601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), on the Senate floor. Vitter and EPW Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) are the lead sponsors of the bipartisan legislation.

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  • Vitter Statement on Transocean Settlement from BP Oil Spill

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter made the following statement regarding the $1.4 billion settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that caused the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Vitter Tells BP to Keep Word on Helping Louisiana Recover from Oil Spill

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today sent a letter to BP America Chairman and President, Lamar McKay telling them to make good on their agreement to help the Gulf Coast and Louisiana because of their failings with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. They are currently considering options for a project off of Louisiana’s coast, and Vitter is encouraging them to choose a Louisiana company. So far, all of their contracts have gone to European companies.

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  • Vitter, Sen. Environment Committee Oil Spill Clean-Up Briefing TODAY

    (Metairie, La.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on which he serves, are hosting an official committee briefing today Tuesday, October 2 in New Orleans on the status of BP's clean-up of the Gulf. The committee will take testimony from officials with the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and other officials from the area. BP officials have also been invited.


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  • Vitter Secures Senate Passage of Bipartisan Billfish Conservation Act

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) secured the U.S. Senate approval of his bipartisan Billfish Conservation Act over the weekend. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) was the lead cosponsor in the Senate, and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) sponsored of the same bill that also secured U.S. House approval recently.

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