|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|
|Posted on 3/2/2017 3:09:00 AM.|
Sources say Louisiana native Paul Rainwater is one of two candidates to become the next director of the Federal Disaster Management Agency. Rainwater has an extensive background when it comes to disaster recovery from his time as a city administrator in Lake Charles to when he was former Governor Bobby Jindal’s Chief of Staff. U.S Senator John Kennedy says Rainwater would be a great choice.
|Paul Rainwater, FEMA, John Kennedy|
|Posted on 2/25/2017 11:59:00 AM.|
Colonel Mike Edmonson has no plans to resign even though U.S. Senator John Kennedy is calling on the head of the LSP to step down as result of four troopers charging the state overtime and hotel expenses while taking a side trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Edmonson says Kennedy doesn't have the facts.
|John Kennedy, Mike Edmonson, resign, John Bel Edwards, side trips, San Diego|
|Posted on 1/30/2017 1:07:00 PM.|
A majority of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation supports President Donald Trump’s executive order placing travel bans on people from seven Middle Eastern countries. U.S. Senator John Kennedy supports the President’s order and says unlike former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration is enforcing America’s immigration laws.
|travel ban, Donald Trump, John Kennedy, Ralph Abraham|
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