(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) sent a letter to Tamara Gray, the Director of the Special Applications Center for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), asking HUD to respond to a request from the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO). HANO submitted an application to HUD in September of 2013 asking to sell its excess properties but has not received a response.Read More
Vitter Amendment to Veterans’ Cost of Living Adjustment would Authorize Lafayette, Lake Charles VA Clinics
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter introduced an amendment to legislation before the U.S. Senate to fund a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for veterans. Vitter’s amendment would authorize the completion of veterans affairs (VA) clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles that have been bogged down and halted by bureaucratic delays.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent a bipartisan letter urging Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to increase the capital requirements of megabanks.
“Placing higher capital requirements on megabanks is a common sense way to fix the dangers of too-big-to-fail, and Chairman Bernanke has even said this would make our financial system safer with limited impact on the economy,” said Vitter. “The megabanks should bear their own risks so that taxpayers won’t get hung out to dry with another Wall Street bailout.”
(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.
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following statement after President Obama’s announcement to increase taxes. At a press conference today, President Obama announced his plan to let some of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire, resulting in a $850 billion tax increase.
(Washington, D.C.) - United States Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today sent a letter urging U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to end the Supplemental Directive on the Making Home Affordable Program and return that taxpayer money to the Treasury. An estimated $41 billion is sitting unused for the program, which could be returned. U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) joined Vitter’s letter.
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter made the following statement after a vote on a resolution to block an increase of the debt ceiling.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following statement after the White House announced that President Obama would use a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray to serve as “credit czar,” or head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“This is an unprecedented move, and frankly, it’s pretty troubling. No president from either party in recent memory has made a recess appointment when Congress is not truly in recess – until today.Read More