(Metairie, La.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today sent a letter to Theodore G. Osius III, nominee to be ambassador to Vietnam, addressing issues of concern to Louisiana’s seafood industries. In particular, Vitter is concerned about the safety of seafood from Vietnam and the illegal trade practice of seafood dumping which negatively affects the market value of Louisiana seafood. Vitter is holding the nomination until these issues are resolved.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement regarding the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s (FMC) meeting today to debate and modify their allocations for red snapper quota. The allocation between commercial and recreational fishing sectors has not been updated since 1990.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, made the following statement regarding the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s vote to move forward on Amendment 28, which for the first time since 1990 would reallocate red snapper quotas.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today introduced the Offshore Fairness Act, which would extend the offshore jurisdiction for states from Louisiana to Virginia from three miles to ten miles.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today made the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to allow the expiration of the operating permit for Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Point Reyes, Calif.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. 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
As a father of four, teaching our children the satisfaction of good old hard work is tough sometimes, especially with the constant barrage of technology making our daily lives easier. Chores, summer jobs, or after school jobs still help keep our next generation grounded and teach them a strong work ethic.
For many Louisianians, chores and jobs happen to be done on family farms. But recently, these hard working family farmers are under attack by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Labor recently proposed a new farm labor policy that would have prohibited youth from doing a number of farming activities. The federal government was planning to put normal everyday farm activities like handling livestock, milking cows or operating farm equipment completely off limits for children.
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today was named the “Conservationist of the Year” by the Center for Coastal Conservation (CCC). CCC noted Vitter’s efforts on fighting for sound science for marine fisheries, his Billfish Conservation Act and Rigs to Reefs.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter spoke on the U.S. Senate floor this week regarding the two year anniversary of the BP oil spill. On April 20, 2010 the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon caused the loss of life, economic devastation, and environmental damage.Read More