(Washington, D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement in response to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) decision to accept the request to investigate the use of federal funding allocated to Planned Parenthood and other specific organizations. In February, Vitter along with Reps. Diane Black (R-TN) and Pete Olson (R-TX) wrote a letter to the GAO asking for this investigation.Read More
Congressman John Fleming, M.D., and Senator David Vitter released the following statement as they issued a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, calling on the Department of Justice to end its religious censorship of the Bossier Parish Young Marines’ Program.Read More
(Metairie, La.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today responded to a decision made by a Brooklyn, New York judge to mandate that the “morning after” birth control pill be made available over-the-counter to girls under the age of 17. This decision overturns the 2011 ruling by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that requires girls under the age of 17 to have a prescription for the pill.Read More
Excerpt: “This week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. That tragic decision -- with no act of Congress or vote of the American people -- made it the law of the land that all life is not created equal. Since its issuance, we've lost more than 55 million innocent lives…Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today commended the hundreds of thousands of participants in the 40th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., including many Louisianians who traveled to speak out in defense of the right to life on the National Mall and in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Vitter spoke to a group of nearly 400 Louisianians, including one of his daughters in high school, yesterday and also addressed the Louisiana Life March on January 13th in Baton Rouge.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today voted in support of an amendment by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would that would preserve conscience rights for religious institutions who would otherwise be required under Obamacare to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.
“I certainly hope that the free exercise of religion is not now a partisan issue. Because what this really comes down to is the fundamental rights of conscience guaranteed under the First Amendment, and not merely a debate over policy,” said Vitter. “While the issues here specifically involve abortion-inducing drugs and contraceptives, the real issue at hand is whether government is willing to trample on these first principles that we cherish so much as Americans.”Read More