Kennedy: Now that healthcare is out of the way, time for Congress to focus on tax reform
Posted on 9/27/2017 2:37:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Now that Senate GOP leaders have decided not to vote on a bill that would repeal Obamacare, Louisiana's Junior Senator John Kennedy says it's time for Congress to focus on tax reform. He says cutting taxes is the only thing will get the economy moving again.

"We ought to be growing our economy at about 3% a year," said Kennedy. "Right now it's about half that. And in America today, government is growing faster than our economy."
John Kennedy, Tax Reform, Congress

Sen. Kennedy supports Cassidy's healthcare bill but says it needs improvement
Posted on 9/19/2017 11:55:00 AM.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy supports his fellow Louisiana lawmaker’s health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Kennedy says he plans to vote for U.S Senator Bill Cassidy’s measure but it can be better. He says for example, Cassidy’s legislation gives states the choice if they want to impose a work requirement.
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Affordable Care Act, John Kennedy, Bill Cassidy, reform

Louisiana Senators vote to approve Harvey recovery funding
Posted on 9/8/2017 5:21:00 AM.

Both of Louisiana’s US Senators voted to appropriate $15 billion in disaster aid for victims of Harvey, which nearly doubles what President Donald Trump requested. Junior Senator John Kennedy says this federal funding will help our neighbors grapple with the destruction Harvey left behind.
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John Kennedy, Hurricane Harvey, FEMA, disaster aid,

US Sen Kennedy ready to pass new flood insurance bill when Congress reconvenes
Posted on 8/31/2017 2:50:00 AM.

Congress will be tasked with reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program once lawmakers reconvene in September. This has become an even bigger priority as hundreds of thousands of homeowners cope with the flood waters left by Harvey.
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John Kennedy, NFIP, flood, insurance,

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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Congress, John Kennedy, Neil Gorsuch

Two years from qualifying, who will challenge Gov Edwards?
Posted on 8/6/2017 7:18:00 AM.

Two years from today, candidates will be qualifying for the governor’s race. So who will challenge Governor John Bel Edwards? Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Republicans are waiting to see what US Senator John Kennedy will do.
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Bernie Pinsonat, John Bel Edwards, John Kennedy, election

Legislative auditor launches investigation into BRAVE program spending
Posted on 8/5/2017 7:42:00 AM.

A letter US Senator John Kennedy sent to East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has sparked an investigation by the legislative auditor’s office. The probe comes amid allegations federal funds for the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program were not as they should be.
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John Kennedy, Sharon Weston Broome, BRAVE, legislative auditor

Sen Kennedy proposes work requirement for Medicaid recipients
Posted on 7/27/2017 4:04:00 AM.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy proposes a new federal health care law should require abled bodied adults without children to work in order to receive Medicaid. That’s one of several amendments Kennedy filed as the debate continues over an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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John Kennedy, Medicaid, healthcare, Affordable Care Act

US Sen Kennedy, NOPD chief have different ideas for addressing crime in NOLA
Posted on 7/14/2017 11:45:00 AM.

US Senator John Kennedy thinks he’s found the way to reduce crime in New Orleans, but the police chief has other ideas. Kennedy said in a news release this week that he secured a promise that the potential FBI director will help The Big Easy.
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John Kennedy, Michael Harrison, crime, New Orleans

US Senator Kennedy glad Senate delayed recess to work on healthcare bill
Posted on 7/12/2017 11:22:00 AM.

Senate leaders have delayed the August Congressional recess, and US Senator John Kennedy is thrilled lawmakers will work the first two weeks of next month. He says the Senate hasn’t accomplished as much as he would like, and he would feel guilty about taking an entire month off work.
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John Kennedy, US Senate, healthcare, Obamacare

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