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David Vitter

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  • Senate delays vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure. The opponents, who have...
  • Cardin named top-ranking Democrat on Senate small biz committee

    Cardin named top-ranking Democrat on Senate small biz committee
    When the new Congress begins its work next month, Sen. Ben Cardin will become the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees government policy on small business, giving the Maryland lawmaker a new platform to influence a key sector of the economy....
  • John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks

    John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks
    Hoping to prevent a government shutdown by opponents of President Obama's immigration plan, House Speaker John A. Boehner floated a proposal Tuesday for funding most of the government — but not the immigration agencies — through the end of the...
  • The 'birthright citizenship' debate

     The 'birthright citizenship' debate
    Any child born in the United States is automatically a U.S. citizen, even if his or her parents are in the country temporarily or illegally. That long-standing guarantee has given rise to one of the many debates over immigration and citizenship that...
  • Chris Christie, George P. Bush: Sunday guests

    Chris Christie, George P. Bush: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning guest list: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The program also features former Ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra and Michael Leiter, former director, U.S....
  • Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies

    Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress has won some partial relief for lawmakers and their staffs from the "Obamacare" health reforms that it passed and subjected itself to three years ago. In a ruling issued on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers and their staffs will...
  • California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law

    California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law
    WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states. Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...
  • The four stupidest ideas for ending the shutdown

    The four stupidest ideas for ending the shutdown
    There are so many to choose from, but these four take the cake. In no particular order: 1. The Vitter amendment. Concocted by David Vitter (R-La.), this majestically cynical measure is based on the common misconception that members of Congress and their...
  • The stupidest idea for ending the shutdown is still stupid

    The stupidest idea for ending the shutdown is still stupid
    Among the proposals coming from House Republicans this morning to end the shutdown/debt limit standoff is a modified version of the Vitter amendment. I identified this measure Monday as one of the four stupidest proposals to end the crisis.  It's been...
  • Surviving scandal, or not

    Surviving scandal, or not
    A gaffe about his opponent's race, allegations that he is the backseat driver from hell and, most recently, an indelible photograph of him in the middle of a wild party of teenagers — is Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler having the...
  • Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee

    Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee
    WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...