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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Gov. Edwards to go back to Washington next month seeking more flood recovery dollars
Posted on 1/9/2017 10:15:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces he plans to go back to Washington in February to secure more federal funds for flood recovery. He says since the August flood, he has visited Washington 5 times to advocate for flood recovery dollars, but Louisiana is still $2 billion short for a full, robust recovery.
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White House asks Congress to approve $3.1B disaster aid package
Posted on 11/23/2016 3:51:00 AM.

The White House has urged Congress to approve a 3.1 billion dollar aid package for Louisiana and states impacted by Hurricane Matthew. U.S. Representative Garret Graves of Baton Rouge says Louisiana’s Congressional delegation continues to lobby federal lawmakers about the need for assistance.
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Restore Louisiana Task Force meets to discuss disaster aid distribution
Posted on 11/18/2016 1:37:00 AM.

The Restore Louisiana Task force meets today to discuss how they will distribute the first round of federal disaster aid for flood victims. Congress approved 438 million dollars worth of assistance for Louisiana.
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Restore Louisiana Taskforce, disaster aid, Congress, Julie Baxter Payer

Angelle and Higgins gearing up for runoff in 3rd Congressional race
Posted on 11/14/2016 6:58:00 AM.

Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle is up against fellow GOP contender Capt. Clay Higgins in the runoff for the 3rd Congressional District seat.
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Louisiana congressional delegation continues fight for more flood recovery funds
Posted on 11/14/2016 6:20:00 AM.

Congress will reconvene today now that the election is over, which means Louisiana’s congressional delegation will resume their efforts to get more federal funds appropriated for flood recovery. Baton Rouge Congressman Garrett Graves says right now the state still needs to come up with a plan for spending the $438 million they’ve already received.
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Garret Graves, flood recovery, Congress

Gov. Edwards requests an additional $800 million in federal disaster aid
Posted on 9/12/2016 6:33:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has requested an additional $800 million in federal dollars for disaster relief. The now $2.8 billion request will be considered by Congress in the coming weeks. Edwards says the extra money will go towards flood control projects, instead of requiring flood victims to elevate their homes.
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