| Jun 15, 2010
Louisiana has two new federal district judges.
The U.S. Senate late Monday confirmed Brian Jackson to a U.S. District Court post in the Baton Rouge-based Middle District. Elizabeth Erny Foote was confirmed as a district judge in the Western District,...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:01 AM
Huzzah! After a last-minute vote in the wee hours of Monday morning, one that followed the last-minute appeal of Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that God smite some Democratic senator, so they wouldn’t have the 60 votes they needed, the Senate voted to...
| Nov 3, 2010
Next week, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will lead a third congressional delegation to the Netherlands to study coastal restoration and flood control efforts in that country.
State officials also will join her Nov. 9-12 as the group studies the Netherlands'...
| Nov 18, 2010
Good news for people who grow things like fish, alligators and even seaweed: They will be able to apply for disaster aid in the future.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says the Small Business Administration is now permitting aquaculture operations to apply for...
| Dec 14, 2010
This afternoon undocumented students brought an education appeal to City Hall in New Orleans. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has their story.
19-year-old Yadira remembers, "I was just 13 years old, I didn't make my own decisions, so I had to come."...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Long before the BP oil spill, marshes and barrier islands throughout the Gulf Coast were losing ground. Since the 1930s, hurricanes and developers chipped away at this region, leaving many areas vulnerable and defenseless.
"Using the resources of the...
| Jan 1, 2011
It's time for the freshman to get to work. The start to 2011 means New Orleans politician Cedric Richmond will be a congressman now.
Young Congressman-elect Cedric Richmond is getting ready to assume his new role in the House of Representatives, when the...
| Jul 12, 2010
National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon is holding it's first meeting. The Commission is hearing testimony from Gulf Coast Citizens, from BP, and from leading federal government officials like United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu.
| Jul 13, 2010
In the worst economic blow for the New Orleans region since Hurricane Katrina, Northrop Grumman Corp. said Tuesday that it will shut its Avondale shipbuilding yard in 2013, wiping out up to 5,000 jobs.
The Los Angeles-based company said it would...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:20 AM
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says FEMA needs to be
fair as it tries to recoup potentially hundreds of millions of
dollars in improper payments to thousands of victims of hurricanes
Katrina and Rita.
An audit by the Department of Homeland Security's...
| Jan 27, 2011
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu again is urging the Obama administration to issue deepwater drilling permits.
The Louisiana Democrat called on the administration to approve new permits at a Senate Energy Committee meeting Wednesday.
Landrieu says that deepwater...