717-billion dollar defense spending bill to boost investments in Louisiana military bases
Posted on 8/13/2018 1:03:00 PM.

President Trump has signed the 717-billion dollar defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade.

“A well-deserved raise, 2.6 percent, actually the second raise in the last couple years but this is the biggest in I think eight years.”
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Governor Edwards to meet with President Trump to discuss criminal justice reforms
Posted on 8/7/2018 7:39:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards will travel to New Jersey on Thursday to discuss criminal justice reform with President Donald Trump. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo says the invite comes a year after statewide reforms led to a promising reduction in prison population.
 
"They obviously have a plan to pursue some form of criminal justice reform on the national level and with Louisiana having been one of the most recent to enact these reforms, just want to get an idea on how we did it," Carbo said. 
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President Trump pushes through new tariffs on China; House Majority Whip Steve Scalise reacts
Posted on 6/15/2018 3:18:00 PM.

Louisiana could feel the pinch as President Donald Trump issued a new round of tariffs today on China, worth 40 to 55 billion dollars in new penalties, and the Chinese responded with a threat of 50 billion in retaliatory tariffs.

The escalating trade dispute could damage the Bayou State economy that relies on shipping, but US Congressman Steve Scalise says the People’s Republic needs to be pushed to trade fairly.
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Senator Kennedy asks President Trump to hike tariffs on China's crawfish & shrimp
Posted on 4/20/2018 11:47:00 AM.
United States Senator John Kennedy is asking President Trump to put even higher tariffs on Chinese Crawfish and Shrimp. In a letter to the White House, Kennedy accused the Chinese of not trading fairly with the U S.

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Cajun Navy to be honored at the State of the Union
Posted on 1/30/2018 5:13:00 AM.
President Donald Trump invited a very special guest to his first State of the Union address tonight. Cajun Navy founder Jon Bridgers will be in attendance along with a section of 15 other special guests. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says Bridgers’ volunteer group has been credited with rescuing thousands of people during the 2016 and Hurricane Harvey floods.
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Trump tops Oprah in statewide poll
Posted on 1/17/2018 1:42:00 AM.
A statewide poll by UNO shows President Donald Trump beating Oprah Winfrey by double digits in a hypothetical general election matchup. Trump gathered 60 percent of support in the poll of 722 Louisiana voters, with the results slip sharply along racial and gender lines. Pollster Ed Chervenak says part of the reason is the president’s high approval rating in the bayou
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La. man facing five years in prison for trying to use Trump's SSN to get tax info
Posted on 12/11/2017 5:23:00 PM.

A 32-year-old Lafayette man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to using President Donald Trump’s social security number to try and obtain a copy of the president’s federal tax information. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says Jordan Hamlett will likely get probation or very little time. He says no harm was done by Hamlett’s actions.
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Payton and Brees respond to President Trump's harsh remarks about national anthem protests
Posted on 9/25/2017 8:33:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Following the Panthers game Sunday, Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and Coach Sean Payton each responded to President Donald Trump’s comments regarding players who do not stand during the national anthem. The President said owners should, “get that son of a b” off the field, and fire those who protest racial inequality in that way. Payton says he is disappointed in Mr. Trump’s position.
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Congressman Abraham reacts to rising tensions between US, North Korea
Posted on 8/10/2017 3:48:00 AM.

As tensions run high between the US and North Korea, some are concerned a nuclear war could be in the making. President Donald Trump recently said North Korea will be met with fire, fury, and power if threats persist against the US.
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U.S. Rep Abraham supports Trump's stance on transgenders in the military
Posted on 7/26/2017 11:22:00 AM.

President Donald Trump announces transgendered individuals are no longer allowed to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity. Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham, who serves on the House Armed Forces Committee, says this change makes sense. He says if someone decides to undergo a gender transformation surgery while enlisted, it could hinder their service to the military.
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