| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Obama administration plans to offer more than 20 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leases, the first such sale since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill....
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:36 PM
On one of the busiest travel days of the year, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is pitching legislation that would allow airline passengers to check a bag for free...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 4:34 PM
With the busy holiday travel season in full swing, federal lawmakers, passenger rights advocates and airlines are squaring off in Congress over one of the thorniest issues in flying today: baggage fees. But the bottom line is that you will......
| 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...
| 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."...
| Sep 13, 2010
A bright spot to BP's oil spill. The company may end up saving our dwindling wetlands. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano explains how.
"There's an opportunity now presenting itself in Washington to push our agenda further," Says Senator Mary Landrieu....
| Sep 30, 2010
Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, is joining a Republican colleague in a national television appearance to promote better foster care for children.
Landrieu and Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, are to appear Friday on the Dr. Phil show to...
| Oct 7, 2010
A pair of Louisiana transit projects are getting more than $8 million in federal grant money.
An announcement Wednesday by Sen. Mary Landrieu says Jefferson Parish will receive more than $1.1 million for replacing transit vehicles.
Meanwhile, the New...
| 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...
| 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...