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 outlines priorities as he's officially sworn in to US Senate
Posted on 1/3/2017 3:24:00 AM.
Tuesday in Washington D.C, John Kennedy will be sworn into the 115th Congress of the United States as Louisiana's newest Senator. The former state treasurer says he intends to hit the ground running.

"We'll be dealing with issues like flood control, flood relief for Louisiana," said Kennedy. "We'll be dealing with issues for America like tax reform and lowering taxes."
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Sen Vitter proud of his work in Congress
Posted on 12/19/2016 4:58:00 AM.

US Senator David Vitter has just two weeks left in office before Senator-elect John Kennedy is sworn in on January 3. Vitter says representing and serving the people of Louisiana has been the greatest honor of his professional life. He says he’s most proud of his work in the post-Katrina recovery, as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the coast just months after Vitter was sworn in as a Senator.
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Vitter gives farewell speech before leaving office in January
Posted on 12/5/2016 4:56:00 PM.

Senator David Vitter gave his farewell speech on the Senate floor Monday, as he will leave the office he’s held since January 2005. Vitter says as a Louisiana state legislator he worked to impose term limits here, as well as authoring the leading term limits measure for Congress. He says that’s why he’s imposing one on himself.
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New Tulane poll finds Kennedy with comfortable lead in US Senate runoff
Posted on 12/5/2016 1:10:00 PM.
A new survey out of Tulane reveals US Senate candidate Republican John Kennedy has a healthy lead in the race against Democrat Foster Campbell in the runoff. Brian Brox, associate professor of Political Science, says they found 59% of respondents said they would vote for Kennedy, while 40% said Campbell is their choice.
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Democrats in US Senate race speak out their campaign
Posted on 7/14/2016 2:36:00 AM.

The two major democrats in the U.S. Senate race are laying out their ideas about what they will do if elected to the seat being vacated by David Vitter. Attorney Caroline Fayard, who is the youngest candidate in the race, says she’s trying to outwork the other candidates. She says she will bring a fresh voice and a new message to D.C.
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Vitter working to block new overtime rule
Posted on 6/9/2016 10:56:00 AM.

US Senator David Vitter has joined 44 other Senators in an attempt to block implementation of the Obama Administration’s overtime rule, which doubles the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime pay. Vitter says this will drastically impact small businesses, particularly in Louisiana, as well as employees.
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U.S. Senate candidate Campbell talks campaign priorities
Posted on 5/18/2016 12:44:00 PM.

Democratic US Senate candidate Foster Campbell held a press conference today in Baton Rouge to discuss what he would do if elected as our U.S. Senator. Campbell says we need to address coastal restoration in Louisiana.
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Analyst: Slow start to US Senate race
Posted on 5/8/2016 2:21:00 AM.

We’re six months away from Louisiana’s U.S. Senate election and it’s been a slow race so far. That’s the opinion of ULM Political Science Professor, Dr. Joshua Stockley, who says we haven’t seen or heard much from the nine declared candidates. He says this election is very similar to last year’s governor’s election.
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US Senate candidates gather in Shreveport
Posted on 3/4/2016 1:27:00 PM.

The major candidates running for US Senate in Louisiana in 2016 will appear tomorrow at the annual Police Jury Association meeting in Shreveport. Political Analyst Elliot Stonecipher says eight months before the primary, Republican John Kennedy is the frontrunner.
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