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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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  • Vitter to LTG Bostick with Corps: Morganza Delays are Beyond Frustrating

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) met with Lieutenant General Tom Bostick, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday, to discuss repeated delays and a path forward on the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection project for Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Terrebonne and Lafourche parish experienced significant damage from past hurricanes that could have been prevented had the Morganza levee system been in place. Vitter has asked the Corps to put forth an viable, cost-effective project that would provide an adequate level of flood protection for that region.

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  • Vitter: Corps Agrees to Independent Review of Post-Katrina Flood Protection System

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to conduct an independent analysis and review as to whether, and to what extent, the post-Katrina system contributed to flooding in areas like Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes because of a funneling effect or similar impact. The review will be done by the Louisiana Water Resources Council, an entity created by language Vitter authored in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007.

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