congress http://wwno.org en Louisiana Delegation Split on Fiscal Cliff Vote http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-delegation-split-fiscal-cliff-vote <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's delegation was divided as Congress agreed to a compromise to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">While Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Sen. David Vitter supported the legislation, most of the state's U.S. House delegation opposed it.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:06:08 +0000 The Associated Press 26165 at http://wwno.org Hurricane Isaac rescuers nominated for award http://wwno.org/post/hurricane-isaac-rescuers-nominated-award <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Sen. Mary Landrieu has nominated a father and son credited with rescuing dozens of neighbors from Hurricane Isaac's floodwaters for an award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:06:33 +0000 The Associated Press 20192 at http://wwno.org Congress Bets On Post-Election Edge, Delaying Action http://wwno.org/post/congress-bets-post-election-edge-delaying-action Congress roared into town last week after a five-week break. Lawmakers will be heading back home just as quickly this week. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:21:00 +0000 David Welna 20088 at http://wwno.org Congressmen sign up for races as qualifying opens http://wwno.org/post/congressmen-sign-races-qualifying-opens <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">All of Louisiana's incumbent congressmen signed up for their re-election bids on the opening day of qualifying.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:44:00 +0000 MELINDA DESLATTE | The Associated Press 18068 at http://wwno.org Ex-Rep. Bob Livingston donates papers to Tulane http://wwno.org/post/ex-rep-bob-livingston-donates-papers-tulane <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Former U.S. Rep. Bob Livingston, who spent 22 years in Congress, has donated his congressional papers to the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University, his alma mater.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:44:18 +0000 The Associated Press 16592 at http://wwno.org House Investigator Issa Has Faced Allegations As Well http://wwno.org/post/house-investigator-issa-has-faced-allegations-well The man driving the investigation into the General Services Administration, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, took the top seat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after the GOP won a majority in 2010.<p>Issa has led several splashy investigations since. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:55:00 +0000 Andrea Seabrook 8858 at http://wwno.org Profile of Congressman-elect Joseph Cao http://wwno.org/post/profile-congressman-elect-joseph-cao <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d197558db10-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d197558db10-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d197558db10-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-802931.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>For the first time in over a hundred years, New Orleans has elected a non-Democrat to represent Louisiana's Second Congressional District in the U.S. Congress. But Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao breaks more records than this. Mr. Cao is the first Vietnamese-American to serve in the House of Representatives, and he joins just over a dozen Congressman who were born outside of the United States.</p> Tue, 09 Dec 2008 09:59:02 +0000 Eve Abrams 1522 at http://wwno.org 2nd Congressional District Candidates http://wwno.org/post/2nd-congressional-district-candidates <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d175f8977d9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d175f8977d9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d175f8977d9-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-800863.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>On Saturday's election for Representative of Louisiana's Second Congressional District, three men hope to unseat 18-year incumbent William Jefferson: Libertarian Gregory Kahn, Republican Ahn 'Joseph' Cao, and Green Party candidate Malik Rahim.</p> Fri, 05 Dec 2008 15:54:14 +0000 Eve Abrams 1519 at http://wwno.org Democratic Voters to Choose Second District Candidate http://wwno.org/post/democratic-voters-choose-second-district-candidate <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d175f89413b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d175f89413b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d175f89413b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-784959.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Democratic voters will be choosing a candidate in the Second District to face off next month in a general election.</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:02:58 +0000 Eileen Fleming 1506 at http://wwno.org