|Good news in fight for Louisiana fraud victims
January 06, 2012 at 10:52 am
For the past couple of years, I’ve been leading the fight for fair treatment for thousands of Louisianians who were victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme run by financier Allen Stanford.
|Vitter addresses Iraq war debate in session
September 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm
Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about his recent trip to Iraq and the upcoming U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on progress in Iraq. In his speech, Vitter called on his colleagues to take a moment and listen carefully to Gen. Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker as they testify before Congress this week.
|Vitter’s View: Reaching higher for our education system
August 02, 2007 at 3:37 pm
As August quickly approaches and the end of summer nears, students across Louisiana will prepare for their return to school in the fall.
|Defeating amnesty and securing on our borders
July 05, 2007 at 8:55 am
The U.S. Senate tried to revive the Kennedy immigration bill recently, even though we already defeated it numerous times. Thankfully, the proponents of the bill were again thwarted because of the large outcry and civic activity of concerned Louisianans and Americans across the country.
|Simplify the tax code and make EVERYBODY happy
May 02, 2007 at 2:23 pm
Tax day is always one of the most dreaded days of the year. And because of the increasing complexity of the current tax system, many of us find ourselves having to pay more of our hard-earned money just to comply with the multitude of rules dealing with deductions, exemptions and frustrating regulations.
|Protecting our right to bear arms - senator weighs in
March 28, 2007 at 4:17 pm
On March 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia overturned Washington D.C.’s long standing ban on firearms as a violation of the Constitutional rights of D.C. residents.
|Vitter wants your feedback on illegal immigration
February 21, 2007 at 1:37 pm
One pressing issue that will come before the U.S. Congress this year is immigration reform. Like many in Louisiana, I am very concerned about the influx of illegal immigrants and am firmly opposed to immigration policies that harm American workers and leave our citizens at risk.
|Iraq is a key battle in the global war
September 20, 2006 at 1:41 pm
I recently traveled to meet with our courageous Louisiana soldiers stationed in Iraq and survey the progress being made by the new Iraqi government. My trip was both productive and sobering. The trip provided me with vivid clarity of the great challenge we are facing defending our nation, as well as the progress we have made since September 11, 2001.
|Making progress towards reimportation of prescription drugs
July 19, 2006 at 1:05 pm
One of my top priorities when I came to the U.S. Senate in 2004 was to help lower the cost of prescription medications. As I hold town hall meetings across the state, many seniors recount stories of their struggles to afford the high price of prescription medications in our country.
|Time for tax cuts
May 24, 2006 at 12:28 pm
Louisiana families tell me time and again about their hard work to make ends meet. Between paying for groceries, gasoline for our cars and trucks and energy costs to cool our homes, it’s hard for many families to find enough each month to pay the bills, much less try to help kids through school or think about putting some away for a rainy day. Saving is difficult when taxes are high, but luckily tax relief is on its way for every income tax payer, and that means more money in the pockets of Louisiana families. Congress recently passed the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act, which will keep our taxes low and keep the economy growing.
|Vitter’s View: The path to louisiana’s recovery
February 22, 2006 at 1:46 pm
Like most in Louisiana, I’ve been very disappointed by the Bush administration’s recent statements about our hurricane recovery. National and Louisiana leaders seem to be talking past each other rather than finding and building on common ground.
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Library director steps down after 15 years, feels system will thrive in ‘younger’ hands - 682 views
After 15 years, Mary desBordes will step down as director of the St. Charles Parish Library system on Dec. 20. As director, desBordes has spearheaded the addition of two new branches, one in Destrehan and another in Paradis.