|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.
|John Kennedy, Michael Harrison, crime, New Orleans|
|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.
|John Kennedy, US Senate, healthcare, Obamacare|
|Posted on 7/1/2017 9:56:00 AM.|
U.S. Senator John Kennedy is among 10 Senate Republicans calling for the cancellation of the August recess in order to address issues that demand immediate attention. Kennedy says the current Senate calendar shows only 33 potential working days remaining before the end of the fiscal year and they've yet to approve meaningful reforms.
"Tax reform, health care, fixing Dodd-Frank, getting a flood insurance bill passed, passing an infrastructure bill," Kennedy said.
|John Kennedy, U.S. Senator. August recess, health care reform, tax reform, National Flood Insurance Program|
|Posted on 6/14/2017 11:26:00 AM.|
New Orleans Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recovering from a gunshot wound to the hip, as he underwent surgery this morning. Scalise was shot at the practice for the Congressional Baseball Game in Alexandria, Va. US Senator John Kennedy says he wishes he understood why bad things happen to good people. He says he feels sad and mad that something like this happened.
|Steve Scalise, Clay Higgins, John Kennedy, Ralph Abraham|
|Posted on 6/8/2017 4:27:00 AM.|
Former-FBI Director James Comey is slated to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee today on his role in the investigation into possible Russian hacking in the presidential election. US Senator John Kennedy says he’s anxious to hear what Comey has to say. He says he was surprised the former FBI director agreed to testify at all.
|John Kennedy, James Comey, Russia, hacking, election|
|Posted on 6/7/2017 3:23:00 AM.|
U.S. Senator John Kennedy is backing legislation in Congress to support small breweries in Louisiana by reducing their federal excise taxes. Kennedy says the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 helps to grow jobs and the economy by creating a fair and comprehensive tax structure for small independent brewers.
|John Kennedy, small breweries, federal excise tax|
|Posted on 5/18/2017 2:52:00 AM.|
U.S. Senator John Kennedy spoke on the Senate floor touting a Medicaid reform bill that he has filed. Kennedy says it would require adults ages 18 to 55, that have no dependents and are not disabled, to work 20 hours a week, go to school or do community service to receive Medicaid.
|John Kennedy, U.S. Senate, Medicaid reform|
|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.
|John Kennedy, The Great Flood of 2016, Congress, flood recovery|
|Posted on 3/20/2017 3:37:00 PM.|
Confirmation hearings are underway for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, Neil Gorsuch. U.S. Senator John Kennedy supports the president’s pick and says Gorsuch is especially qualified to be a justice. He says he’s read a number of Gorsuch’s opinions on cases he’s ruled on as a federal appeals judge, and it’s apparent he is extremely intelligent.
|Neil Gorsuch, John Kennedy, supreme court|
|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.
|John Kennedy, Affordable Care Act, healthcare, Congress|
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