Congress has recessed for the summer & not much was accomplished says one lawmaker
Posted on 8/7/2017 11:07:00 AM.

Congress has recessed for the summer and many lawmakers are disappointed not much was accomplished. U.S Senator John Kennedy believes some good was done with the approval of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. But he says his biggest disappointment was the failing to repeal and replace Obamacare by one vote.
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US Rep Abraham supports proposal to allow congressmen to carry concealed weapons
Posted on 6/21/2017 4:41:00 AM.

After the shootout on members of congress at a Virginia ball park, a bill is expected to be filed that would allow congressmen to carry concealed weapons. Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham says he will the proposed law by his colleague Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks. He says while it’s important to protect members of congress, he also wants to keep bystanders safe.
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US Rep Richmond: 'Security for Congress is embarrassingly inadequate'
Posted on 6/16/2017 5:40:00 AM.

New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond says it is time to ramp up security for federal lawmakers, after a shootout at a baseball park in Virginia left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise seriously injured. Richmond says in these polarizing times, Congressional leaders need to be aware of the potential danger of their positions.
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U.S. Rep Mike Johnson is confident Congress will pass new healthcare bill
Posted on 4/23/2017 3:34:00 AM.

U.S. Representative Mike Johnson believes members of the House are moving closer to agreeing on a bill that would overhaul healthcare in the country. Johnson says many Congressmen were frustrated with the previous legislation that was pulled at the last minute but he’s hopeful new amendments will secure passage through the House and Senate.
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U.S. Senators Kennedy and Cassidy push for additional dollars for flood recovery
Posted on 4/21/2017 10:06:00 AM.

U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy met with a Trump administration official this week about providing Louisiana an additional $2-billion in federal flood aid. Kennedy says they asked the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, to include the $2 billion in a budget bill that needs to pass to keep the federal government running through September.
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Gov Edwards blames politics for attacks during Congressional hearng
Posted on 4/6/2017 6:18:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards believes partisan politics were behind the harsh questioning during a Congressional hearing examining the response to last year’s historic flooding. Republican lawmakers questioned why the state has yet to appropriate the $1.6 billion that Congress provided for flood recovery. In an interview on the Jim Engster Show, Edwards said the holdup is on the federal level.
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US Senator Kennedy says he'll vote for any healthcare plan that's better than Obamacare
Posted on 3/17/2017 12:12:00 PM.

US Senator John Kennedy says there are problems with the House Republican’s plan to overhaul the nation’s health care law, but he’s confident it will be improved as it moves through the legislative process. Kennedy likes that the House bill is not as generous with tax credits as Obamacare, but it’s not ungenerous either.
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Analyst: Hard to predict what President Trump will say to Congress tonight
Posted on 2/28/2017 10:51:00 AM.

Tonight President Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress, and even political experts don’t know what to expect. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says this address will be unlike any we’ve seen in a while, as a Republican president will go before a GOP dominated Congress. But he says that doesn’t mean either chamber will fully support the President’s proposals.
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Governor Edwards heads to D.C. to push for additional federal flood aid
Posted on 2/8/2017 4:09:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards travels to Washington D.C. today to push Congress for more federal flood aid. This is the governor’s 6th trip to the nation’s capital since the August flood. Edwards says we’ve received $1.6 billion in grant money so far but another two billion is necessary to get victims back in their homes..
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US Rep Higgins: 'It's a new day in America'
Posted on 1/20/2017 6:26:00 AM.

Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District is looking forward to the changes that will come under the new administration. He says his team has been hard at work in Washington, and the freshman Representative says he’s already learned a lot. He says in many ways, the nation’s capital is exactly what he expected.
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