Mary Landrieu

WRKF
4:51 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal

Sen. Mary Landrieu spoke at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

Senator Mary Landrieu says a lawsuit against oil and gas companies is not the answer to renewing Louisiana’s gulf coast.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at an Oct. 2013 news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Landrieu's support for the Affordable Care Act is center stage in her campaign for a fourth Senate term.
Evan Vucci AP

With only four days left before the March 31 enrollment deadline, the White House is kicking into high gear trying to round up more Affordable Care Act enrollees – and Louisiana got special attention Thursday.

Why? Enrollment in the federal healthcare exchange there has lagged behind other states and, perhaps as important, citizens are getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads as Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu gears up for a tight race in November.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Senator Landrieu Among Those Banned From Russia

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu has tangled with the Russian government in the past.

The Russian government has not released its reason for banning Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu and eight other officials from the country. But there are at least two possibilities: orphans and energy.

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Politics
2:37 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Democratic Sen. Landrieu Walks A Fine Line In Red Louisiana

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has won some conservative supporters in her state, but her support for Obamacare is putting her re-election at risk.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

If Democrats are going to keep their majority in the Senate, they'll need to hang on to a few critical seats they hold in conservative states.

Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has one of those, and like some of her colleagues up for re-election, her support of the Affordable Care Act could be the mountain to overcome this fall.

The question for Landrieu is: Will Louisiana voters define her by Obamacare, or judge her on the entire record she's built over nearly two decades as a senator?

For Some, Obamacare's A Dealbreaker

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Politics
7:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Senator Vitter Announces Run For Governor's Office; Mary Landrieu Reacts

Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
Kevin Dietsch UPI / Landov

Senator Mary Landrieu on the Louisiana governor's race.

Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter has announced he’ll be running for governor next year. He’s telling supporters he can have a bigger impact in Baton Rouge than in Washington.

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WRKF
12:18 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

US Senate Committee Reconsiders Flood Insurance Hikes

Louisianians may find solace from impending increases in flood insurance rates as Sen. Mary Landrieu’s bill to prevent those hikes heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration at its Thursday meeting.

Landrieu chairs the Homeland Security Subcommittee of Appropriations, which passed the bill to the larger body Tuesday.

The measures are included in the Homeland Security Appropriations bill for next fiscal year. Called the Strengthen, Modernize and Reform the National Flood Insurance Program, or SMART NFIP, the bill would postpone parts of last year’s Biggert-Waters Act.

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Arts & Culture
10:47 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Sen. Landrieu Introduces Adoption Documentary

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is promoting a documentary about international adoption.

The Louisiana Democrat is the mother of two adopted children and the wife of a man adopted from overseas. She says many American families are willing to open their hearts and homes to children needing families all over the world, but the international adoption system "is broken and failing."

Landrieu introduced the film titled "Stuck" in Harahan on Monday night. She says it's about overseas children who are "stuck in orphanages, stuck in a system that doesn't work."

Politics
12:47 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Sen. Landrieu Reports $2.5M in Campaign Account

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is heading to her 2014 re-election bid with $2.5 million in her campaign account, more than twice what she had at this point in her last campaign.

The figure was disclosed in campaign documents filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission detailing money raised and spent through the end of 2012.

But a possible Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, isn't far behind. Cassidy, a Baton Rouge doctor who hasn't said whether he'll seek the Senate seat, reported to the FEC that he has $2 million in his campaign account.

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BP Oil Spill
4:04 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Landrieu presses Coast Guard on BP spill cleanup

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is asking the Coast Guard to force BP PLC to clean up oil and equipment used in the response buried in the waters and mud along the coast.

In a letter, Landrieu asked the Coast Guard to figure out where oil remains along the coast — both in remote marshes and under the water along the coast — and to make sure large mats of buried oil from the 2010 BP spill are removed.

State officials say there are methods for removing the mats of oil but the Coast Guard has not said whether it will require BP to remove them.

Gulf Oil Spill Fines
10:31 am
Thu June 28, 2012

BP Fines for Gulf States Included in Highway Bill

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says a transportation bill that Congress is close to approving includes a provision to steer 80 percent of the fines BP PLC is expected to pay in water pollution penalties stemming from the Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states. 

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